As the son of an educator, the need to give back to the community was a belief that was instilled in Danny O’Connor from a young age. It was this belief that led Danny O’Connor to serve in the poorest neighborhoods of the United States, to become politically active in the Democratic Party, and now, to run for Franklin County Recorder.
A native of Sidney, Ohio, Danny graduated from Lehman Catholic High School, Wright State University, where he was President of the College Democrats and where his mother served as a professor from 1996 until her recent retirement, and The Syracuse University College of Law, where he was a law alumni scholarship recipient, member of the Dean’s List, Vice President of the Student Body, and recipient of the General Electric Student Leadership Award.
In between his undergraduate studies and law school, Danny served in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps as a legal advocate at Part of the Solution Legal Clinic in The Bronx, New York. In this capacity, Danny worked with veterans, immigrants, homeless individuals, and individuals stricken by poverty.
After graduating law school and passing the Ohio Bar exam, Danny worked in the Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office in the juvenile division. In 2014, Danny joined his current law firm of Weis and O’Connor, where he is a partner and specializes in family law. In 2015, Danny and his partner, Amy Weis, were honored to contribute to the American Association of Matrimonial Lawyer’s Amicus Brief, which asked the Supreme Court of the United States to rule in favor of marriage equality.
Danny is the son of Dr. Richele O’Connor and Daniel O’Connor Sr. of Upper Arlington, Ohio. He has one sister, Caley, who resides in Virginia and is a speech pathologist. He resides in Clintonville.