I had the good fortune to have a friend recommend this law firm to me, and the even better fortune to have Michael O'Connor represent me in a recent personal injury case. I couldn't have been placed in better hands. In the long and arduous process of legal proceedings here in California, Michael had my back every step of the way, guiding me through the meetings, depositions, etc., explaining every phase of the process, and even showing up to support me at doctors' appointments. He and his excellent assistant, Norma Gaffney, communicated with me constantly and made sure all of my needs or concerns were addressed. Most importantly, he listened, and acted as an ally as well as a highly skilled counselor. He negotiated a very favorable settlement that left me impressed and very grateful. If you need a highly professional, extremely ethical, experienced and gifted attorney who cares and actually makes you feel like a friend, I highly recommend Michael O'Connor and Thon Beck Vanni Callahan & Powell.