Managing Advocate, General Counsel & Co-Founder
Chris oversees client advocacy at Citizens Disability. Chris has been a trial advocate for 20 years, having tried cases in all levels of state court and represented thousands of injured people before various administrative agencies that assess disability, including the Social Security Administration.
Chris came to Citizens Disability from Rainer & O’Connor, LLP, a medium-sized personal injury, workers’ compensation and Social Security Disability Firm outside of Boston. In 2010, O’Connor founded Social Security Lawyers of America focusing entirely on representing SSDI and SSI claimants throughout New England and the United States.
Chris received a JD from Quinnipiac University School of Law and a BA from Bates College. He has been admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts since December 1994 and in the Federal District Court of Massachusetts since 1996. He is a member of the National Association of Disability Representatives (NADR) and the National Organization of Social Security Claimant Representatives (NOSSCR).