Newsmaker: Edward G. O'Connor

| Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, 8:54 p.m.

Noteworthy: Received the 2012 Allegheny County Bar Foundation Presidential Merit Award for his longtime support of the foundation and contributions to its pro bono and public service efforts

Age: 72

Residence: Hampton

Family: Wife, Janet, and two adult children, Mark O'Connor and Susan Rothmeyer

Occupation: Senior counsel in Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC's litigation division

Education: Bachelor of Arts in English from Duquesne University, juris doctor from Duquesne University School of Law

Background: Served on Hampton's planning commission and zoning hearing board and on the boards of Duquesne University, the St. Francis Health System and St. Francis Plaza Inc., a government-subsidized high-rise for elderly and low-income people. Has received several awards from the Catholic community in Pittsburgh and serves as counsel for the Sisters of St. Francis of Millvale

Quote: “I have a strong feeling of obligation to pay back to the profession and the public.”

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