Pappas O'Connor P.C.

John C. O'Connor

John C. O'Connor

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John is a principal of Pappas O’Connor P.C.


Employment litigation, counseling of employers on employment law issues and policies, executive compensation, contract negotiation.  He is a recognized professional who is awarded the highest rating (AV) from Martindale-Hubbell for legal ability and ethics.


  • Extensive trial and litigation practice in federal and state courts and administrative agencies on employment cases including employment discrimination, breach of contract, ERISA, wage and hour, defamation, class actions and other employment issues
  • Counseling of employers on employment policies, compensation issues, terminations and reductions in force, regulatory compliance and litigation
  • Drafting and negotiation of employment contracts, severance agreements and restrictive covenants on behalf of employers and employees
  • Commercial contract support for business and handles major projects and business-critical contracts for companies

Bar Admissions

State Courts

  • Illinois

Federal Courts

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois


  • Indiana University, J.D., cum laude
  • University of Illinois, B.A.


  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • National Employment Lawyers Association



  • Basic Wage and Hour Law in Illinois, NBI, November, 2000
  • School Law in Illinois, NBI, 2001
  • Human Resource Law from A to Z, NBI, 2014.

Quad Cities Office

1617 Second Avenue
Suite 300
Rock Island, Illinois 61201

(309) 788-7110
(309) 788-2773

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Alert: Summer 2018 Labor and Employment Update

Justice Kennedy's retirement will create ideological consequences, but what about in the Labor and Employment arena? How have the recent Supreme Court decisions - Janus & Epic changed the landscape in employment law? Has the NLRB changed its tune regarding handbook policies? These questions and more are in Pappas & O’Connor’s 2018 Summer Labor & Employment Update.

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Chicago Office

900 West Jackson Boulevard
Six West
Chicago, Illinois 60607

(312) 421-5960
(312) 421-5310

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©2016 PappasO'Connor P.C. - The law offices of Pappas O'Connor P.C. are located in Quad Cities Davenport & Bettendorf, Iowa & Rock Island, Moline & East Moline, Illinois as well as in downtown Chicago, Illinois