Commitment to Service
Jason Weber and Ryan O’Connor both decided to attend Notre Dame Law School because they shared Notre Dame’s commitment to public service. They became friends at Notre Dame because of this shared commitment and their connection to the Pacific Northwest . While at Notre Dame, Jason and Ryan used their training and running of the Rome, Italy marathon to raise money for orphanages in Bangladesh. While in law school, Ryan worked as a public defender extern in South Bend, Indiana, and volunteered as reading tutor at a local elementary school. Jason taught constitutional law to high school seniors through Notre Dame’s Street Law program and worked at the Notre Dame legal aid clinic. After graduating from Notre Dame Law School, Jason and Ryan separately pursued legal jobs in public service. Jason worked for the State of Oregon as a prosecutor while Ryan worked for the State of Oregon as a public defender. They remained friends and gained valuable experience toward achieving their goal of opening a practice focused on serving people and businesses in the Pacific Northwest.
In 2012, Jason and Ryan opened O’Connor Weber. All of the lawyers at O’Connor Weber are committed to public service. They accept some cases pro bono and they volunteer with organizations within the legal profession and in the broader community.