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Matthew C. O’Connor

Phone: 215) 963-2487


Matthew C. O’Connor is a member of the Pennsylvania and New Jersey bars. He focuses his practice on premises liability, product liability, and professional liability matters and general litigaton. Prior to joining Sweeney & Sheehan, Matthew worked at a New Jersey based defense firm where he handled professional liability lawsuits, primarily defending medical professionals in malpractice actions. After graduating from Rutgers Law School in 2015, Matthew clerked for the Honorable Louis R. Meloni, J.S.C. (Ret.) in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Camden County.


Rutgers University — B.S., Political Science, 2011
Rutgers University School of Law — – Camden – J.D., 2015

Bar Admission

  • Pennsylvania — 2015
  • New Jersey — 2015
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey – 2017

Donald J. P. Sweeney, Esquire


Sweeney & Sheehan mourns the loss of its founder, Donald J.P. Sweeney, Esquire, on June 8, 2021. He was a proud graduate of St. Athanasius Catholic School, St. Joseph's Preparatory School, Villanova University and Temple Law School. He practiced law for nearly 40 years, and founded Sweeney & Sheehan in 1971. He was active litigator and he specialized in catastrophic product liability cases. Don supported his children's activities, serving as soccer coach at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church and President of the CYO. He was a lector for nearly 48 years and a member of the choir. He was an active supporter of St. Joseph's Prep and was awarded the Alumnus of the Year Award in 1999 and the Rev. Charles Schnorr, SJ '37 Service Award in 2005. He retired from the practice of law in 2004.

Don is survived by his wife of 59 years, Ann, his children, Shannon, Patrick, Daniel, Gerard and Suzanne, and ten grandchildren.

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