Andrew K. O’Connell
Areas of Practice
- Civil Litigation
- Construction Defect Claims
- Real Estate Litigation
- General Corporate Litigation
- Personal Injury Claims
- Civil Rights Claims
Education and Bar Admissions
- Providence College (B.A., cum laude, 1996)
- University of Maryland School of Law (J.D., 2000,)
- Maryland Court of Appeals, 2001
- U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, 2006
In 2012, Mr. O’Connell won a $3.5 million jury verdict in a wrongful death action against a Baltimore City Police Officer following an unauthorized, high-speed chase.
In 2013, Mr. O’Connell successfully defended one of world’s largest software companies after an email hacking scandal, allowing the client to avoid a judgment in a $100 million lawsuit.
In 2014, Mr. O’Connell obtained a $3 million settlement on behalf of his client in a strongly contested negligent security/premises liability case involving a shooting at a tavern.
In 2016, Mr. O’Connell obtained a pre-answer dismissal of a lawsuit filed against a closely held LLC and its members sued for breaching an agreement to purchase a retail business, allowing the client to avoid further costly legal expenses.
Mr. O’Connell has appealed cases before Maryland’s Court of Appeals and Court of Special Appeals. Notable appellate work includes Beall v. Holloway-Johnson (wrongful death action) and Whitaker v. Whitaker (operation of a land installment contract under Title 10 of Maryland’s Real Property Article).
Prior to his tenure at this firm, Mr. O’Connell was an associate at the Baltimore-based Murphy, Falcon & Murphy, where his practice focused on environmental torts, negligent security and wrongful death cases. Before Murphy, Falcon & Murphy, he was a senior associate attorney at Cowie and Mott, P.A., where he litigated construction defect claims on behalf of condominium associations, commercial property owners, and home owners located in the greater Baltimore-Washington area.
Mr. O’Connell lives with his wife and three children in the Baltimore area. Mr. O’Connell enjoys renovating his home, coaching baseball and mountain biking.