Andres K. O'Connell
Andres K. O’Connell
Over the course of his career, Andres K. O’Connell has tried to verdict well over one hundred civil jury or bench trials in State and Federal courts and, along the way, he has developed vast and varied litigation experience handling a diverse collection of civil matters, including personal injuries, wrongful death, premises liability, pharmaceutical errors, large property damage claims and business disputes. Mr. O’Connell has also successfully represented a multitude of clients in private mediations, binding arbitration hearings and in administrative proceedings before various agencies in Maryland and in the District of Columbia. In addition, Mr. O’Connell has handled an array of juvenile, domestic, traffic and criminal matters and he has a lengthy and proven track record of achieving positive and favorable results for his clients, no matter the type of case. Mr. O’Connell, a proficient Spanish speaker, is committed to practicing law with the highest degree of professionalism and integrity and he is dedicated to passionately and uncompromisingly protecting and representing each of his clients and all of their interests. Mr. O’Connell’s principal practice area with Walker, Murphy & Nelson, LLP is commercial and personal injury defense litigation.
Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil to a Colombian mother and an Irish-American father, Mr. O’Connell and his family moved to the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area in 1975. Following the completion of his secondary education in Maryland, Mr. O’Connell received his B.A., cum laude, in Political Science from Gettysburg College in 1997. He then earned his law degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law in May of 2001, and, in August of 2001, he began serving a one-year term as a Judicial Clerk for the Honorable John H. Bayly, Jr., of the District of Columbia Superior Court. Mr. O’Connell has been admitted to practice law in the State of Maryland since November of 2001 and in the District of Columbia since August of 2004. He is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland and the District of Columbia and he is a member of the American Bar Association, the Maryland State Bar Association, the Prince George’s County Bar Association, the District of Columbia Bar Association and the Montgomery County Bar Association. Mr. O’Connell’s reported decisions include Questar Homes of Avalon, LLC v. Pillar Construction, Inc., et al., 388 Md. 675, 882 A.2d 288 (2005), Fran M. Hisler v. D.C. Dep’t of Employment Servs., et al., 2008 D.C. App. LEXIS 272.
Admitted: Maryland and District of Columbia
- Juris Doctor, University of Baltimore School of Law, 2001
- Bachelor of Science in Political Science, cum laude, Gettysburg College, 1997
- American Bar Association
- Maryland State Bar Association
- Prince George’s County Bar Association
- District of Columbia Bar Association
- Montgomery County Bar Association
- Questar Homes of Avalon, LLC v. Pillar Construction, Inc., et al., 388 Md. 675, 882 A.2d 288 (2005)
- Fran M. Hisler v. D.C. Dep’t of Employment Servs., et al., 2008 D.C. App. LEXIS 272.