John T O'Connell

John T O'Connell

Justice by the People
  • Maritime Law, Personal Injury
  • Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Massachusetts
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John O’Connell is a lawyer, Commercial Pilot (Single-Multi Engine Land and Sea with Instrument Rating) and an experienced scuba diver (certified advanced open water) who has been litigating general aviation cases, scuba diving, personal injury and complex product liability cases for the past thirty five years. He is a passionate advocate and nationally recognized as a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys, Lawyers of Distinction, Top American Lawyers, The National Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Trial Masters, Keenan Trial Institute – Master’s Graduate, and is a verified Multi-Million Dollar Advocate.

He is admitted to practice law in Colorado, Florida, Hawaii and Massachusetts and is also a member of the Federal Bar for the 1st (District of Massachusetts), 9th (District of Hawaii), 10th (Colorado), and 11th (S.D. Florida) Federal Circuit Courts. In addition to multiple state and federal admissions he is also licensed as a patent attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

John is a member of the American Bar Association, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, Hawai’i Association of Justice, the Lawyer-Pilot Bar Association, American Association of Justice and a member of the state bar associations of Colorado, Hawaii, Florida and Massachusetts.

In addition to his undergraduate training at Salem State University, he was a chemistry major at Oregon State University, studied physics at UMass Boston, and has taken master’s level courses in computer systems design and analysis at Boston University. Mr. O’Connell now restricts his practice to the preparation and trial of personal injury cases.

Practice Areas
    Maritime Law
    Personal Injury
    Premises Liability, Wrongful Death
Additional Practice Area
  • Aviation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Colorado Supreme Court
ID Number: 42248
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The Florida Bar
ID Number: 732451
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Hawaii State Bar Association
ID Number: 10715
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Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers
ID Number: 376525
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Syracuse University College of Law
J.D. (1981)
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Massachusetts
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Websites & Blogs
OConnell and Associates
John OConnell
Scuba Diving Attorney
Admiralty and Maritime Attorneys
Aviation Crash Litigation
Contact & Map
OConnell and Associates
Maritime and Personal Injury Attorneys
1003 Bishop Street
Suite 2700
Honolulul, HI 96813
Telephone: (808) 800-0050
Fax: (954) 252-3818
Lee, Myers and OConnell, LLP
40 Grove Street
Suite 390
Wellesley, MA 02482
Telephone: (617) 716-7700
Fax: (954) 252-3818
Lee, Myers and OConnell, LLP
One Marina Park Drive
Suite 1410
Bostonq, MA 02210
Telephone: (617) 996-2500