Since joining Stris & Maher in 2012, Mr. O’Connell has litigated over a dozen significant cases in state and federal trial courts, co-authored briefs filed in six federal courts of appeal, and appeared on the merits five times before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Mr. O’Connell’s practice is notable for its breadth. He has represented a wide range of clients including Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, executives, investors, and employees. The disputes he has litigated cover a wide range of subjects including copyright, business torts, employment, healthcare, insurance coverage, pensions, and securities law.
Mr. O’Connell regularly takes a leading role in many of the firm’s cases. He has briefed and argued dispositive motions, taken and defended significant depositions, led mediations and settlement negotiations, and spearheaded fact investigations associated with the filing of multi-million dollar cases.
Mr. O’Connell received his J.D. from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif and was an editor of the Southern California Law Review. He received his B.S., cum laude, from California State University Long Beach.