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U.Va. Law Professor Jeffrey O’Connell Is Named Among Century’s Influential Lawyers

February 10, 2000 -- University of Virginia law professor Jeffrey O’Connell was recently named as one of "The Lawyers of the Century" in an article in The American Lawyer magazine. O’Connell was cited along with his co-author and former Harvard University law professor Robert Keeton, for their research and writings in the area of tort reform. "As academics, they invented no-fault auto insurance," the magazine noted.

"Professor O’Connell’s name came up several times as my staff researched the issue," said Aric Press, editor of The American Lawyer. The tort reform work "was too important to ignore," he said.

Because there are no lawyers, judges or juries involved, no-fault insurance has been credited with both simplifying the insurance claims process, and with relieving taxpayers and the court system from being bogged down with auto insurance claims.

O’Connell is the Samuel H. McCoy II Professor of Law, and has taught at the University of Virginia since 1980.

He was the recipient of Guggenheim fellowships in 1973 and 1979. In 1992 he received the Robert B. McKay Award for Tort and Insurance Scholarship from the American Bar Association.

Since 1966 he has written or co-written 12 books dealing with accident law, published dozens of articles on tort and insurance law, and lectured extensively throughout the United States and the world.

For more information, O’Connell may be reached at (804) 924-7809.

Contact: Denise Forster, (804) 924-4678

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: please contact the Office of University Relations at (804) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (804) 924-7550.
SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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