Attorney Kathleen O'Connor Acton MA

Kathleen M. O’Connor, J.D., LL.M., Partner


Kathleen (Kitty) M. O’Connor is a founding partner of Eckel, Hoag & O’Connor.  Kitty received her Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Southern Connecticut State University, her J.D. degree from New England School of Law, and her Masters of Law in Taxation (LLM) from Boston University School of Law.  She was a member of the New England Law Review and named a New England Scholar.  She wrote Marital Property Reform in Massachusetts: A Choice for the New Millennium, an article analyzing the spousal elective share in Massachusetts, which appeared in the Fall 1999 New England Law Review.  Before receiving her J.D. degree, Kitty was a Contract Manager at Yale University School of Medicine.  Prior to joining Eckel, Morgan, and O’Connor LLC (now Eckel, Hoag & O’Connor), she was associated with the Law Office of William J. Brisk in Newton.

Kitty’s practice focuses on estate planning, probate and trust administration, elder law, including Medicaid and long term care planning, and guardianships/conservatorships.

Kitty served for a number of years on the Board of Directors of the Women’s Bar Association and on the Board of Trustees of the Women’s Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the WBA.  She also served as President of the WBA from 2006 to 2007.  She is a member of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (MANAELA) and the WBA.

Kitty is admitted to the Massachusetts Bar and qualified to practice before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and the Massachusetts Federal District Court.

Kitty is married and resides in Littleton, Massachusetts.  She serves as the Treasurer of the Littleton Country Gardeners and is a member of the Littleton Zoning Board of Appeals.  She and her husband have five children and seven grandchildren.  She enjoys traveling, gardening, cooking, reading, and exercising.

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