Elizabeth (Libby) O’Conor joined Patrick Malone & Associates as an intern while she was still a law student in June 2018. While at George Mason School of Law, she was on law review as a research editor, and wrote articles on HIPAA/HITECH and the legality of block chain contracts.
Before law school, from the time she was 16, Ms. O’Conor knew that medicine and helping people was what she wanted to do. She became a first responder at the Kensington fire station during high school. She served in one of the first aid tents during President Obama’s first inauguration. She then attended the Catholic University of America and obtained her bachelor’s degree in nursing science. Ms. O’Conor passed the nursing boards and became a registered nurse. She worked for three years in an Ortho Neuro Trauma unit. She became well versed in post-operative complications, injuries occurring from a slip and fall, minor car crash, major multi-car crashes on the highway, and everything else in between. She left trauma to assist in the OR with a plastic surgeon, where she learned further nuances of anesthesia and surgical care.
Based on her grandfather’s advice, she applied to law school. On the first day of law school, she discovered a new passion and recognized a new tool she could use to help the patients she has always sought to protect.
The work she does at Patrick Malone and Associates is simply an extension of her nursing career. A nurse must care, treat, defend, and more importantly advocate for her patients/clients. Patrick Malone and Associates takes nothing more seriously than advocating on behalf of its clients. Ms. O’Conor believes that every patient/client deserves appropriate medical treatment and care. While no longer working as a nurse, Ms. O’Conor remains a staunch advocate for her patients/clients and in general patient safety.