Andrew P. Connors

Andrew P. Connors

Intellectual Property and Business Litigator
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Andrew P. Connors is the managing partner of Darkhorse Attorneys. He focuses his law practice on business law, intellectual property law, contracts, civil litigation, and mediation. He also serves as an adjunct law professor and heads the intellectual property program at Liberty University School of Law, where he teaches intellectual property, trademarks, and the school's USPTO certified Intellectual Property Clinic.

Super Lawyers Magazine named him a Rising Star for Appeals, Business Litigation, and Intellectual Property from 2012-2023. He was also named as part of the "Legal Elite" for Intellectual Property law by Virginia Business Magazine. He has previously served as the Vice President of the Montgomery-Radford Bar Association, and was a member of the Board of Governors of the Virginia State Bar Litigation Section. He is also a Barrister in the Ted Dalton Inns of Court in Roanoke. Before entering private practice, he served two years as a law clerk to William G. Petty at the Court of Appeals of Virginia. He was a Managing Editor of the Liberty University Law Review.

As a litigator, he has represented clients in all state trial courts in Virginia, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, the Court of Appeals of Virginia, including the full Court of Appeals sitting en banc, and the Supreme Court of Virginia. He has handled cases involving all kinds of intellectual property matters, including trademark, trade dress, trade secret, patent, and copyright suits or potential suits. His business counseling practice focuses on business formation, intellectual property protection, intellectual property licensing, and contract drafting, including technology-related contract and licensing agreements. As a former software developer and business consultant on government contracts, Mr. Connors understands the particular needs of technology-related businesses.

Practice Areas
    Intellectual Property
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Trademarks
    Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Virginia
Virginia State Bar
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4th Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
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United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
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United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
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United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
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United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Principal
Darkhorse Attorneys
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Partner
Connors and Brenke PLLC
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Attorney
The Creekmore Law Firm P.C.
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Judicial Law Clerk
Court of Appeals of Virginia
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Law Clerk to the Honorable William G. Petty.
Education
Liberty University School of Law
J.D. (2010) | Law
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University of Virginia
B.S. (2005) | Applied Mathematics
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Awards
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
for Intellectual Property
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Rising Star for Business Litigation
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Legal Elite
Virginia Business Magazine
Legal Elite for Intellectual Property Law
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
Ted Dalton American Inns of Court
Barrister
- Current
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Virginia State Bar
Member
- Current
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Virginia State Bar Litigation Section
Board of Governors, Newsletter Editor
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Montgomery-Radford Bar Association
Vice President
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Certifications
Law School Clinical Director
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Websites & Blogs
Website
Darkhorse Attorneys
Contact & Map
Darkhorse Law
Intellectual Property Attorneys
7331 Timberlake Rd
Suite 201A
Lynchburg, VA 24502
Toll-Free: (800) 279-4292
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: By appointment only