Emily C. O’Connor

Location: Belleville, Illinois
Phone: 618-277-9000 (Ext. 2219)
Fax: 618-277-4594
Email: eoconnor@rhpfirm.com



Emily is an associate in the firm’s Belleville Office. Emily concentrates her practice in the areas of Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) cases, Medical Malpractice Litigation and Long Term Care Litigation.

While in law school, Emily dedicated her time and talents to the law review, where she served as the External Article Editor and was one of four student contributors to establishing the NIU College of Law Health Advocacy Clinic, which is medical-legal partnership that helps individuals receiving medical care with socio-environmental barriers affecting their health and stability. Emily is actively involved in St. Clair County’s Bar Association, serving on the Board of Directors. Emily volunteers at her local church and is part of the youth mentoring leadership team. Emily is passionate about being involved in her community and spending time with her family and friends.

Areas of Practice:

  • Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA)
  • Medical Malpractice Litigation
  • Toxic Tort Defense
  • Long Term Care Litigation

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois, 2014
  • Missouri, 2015
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri


  • Northern Illinois University College of Law, DeKalb, Illinois
    • J.D. – 2014 Cum Laude
  • Baylor University, Waco, Texas
    • B.A. – 2011
    • Major: Psychology

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • The Illinois State Bar Association
  • The St. Clair County Bar Association