About the Recorder
Daniel J. O'Connor Jr. is Franklin County's 30th Recorder. He was elected in November, 2016 to his first four year term.
As the son of an educator, the need to give back to the community was a belief that was instilled in Danny from a young age. It was this belief that led Danny to serve in the poorest neighborhoods of the United States, to become politically active in the Democratic Party, and now, to serve as Franklin County Recorder. Danny is committed to public service, justice for all, and good government and emphasizes these values every single day as Franklin County Recorder.
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.
Danny graduated from Wright State University, where he was President of the College Democrats 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.
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 resides in Clintonville and loves enjoying all that the great city of Columbus has to offer.