Christine M. O’Connell

Christine M. O’Connell

Although Christine O’Connell┬ájust earned her Juris Doctor from the State University of New York, Buffalo School of Law in 2014, she had the honor of clerking for Erie County Supreme Court Justice Patrick H. NeMoyer and interning with the Erie County District Attorney’s office while in law school. She also traveled around the country with the University of Buffalo Trial Team and was a semi-finalist in the Seventh Annual National Ethics Trial Competition, held at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California in Sacramento.

Ms. O’Connell graduated cum laude as an undergraduate from the State University of New York at Buffalo, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Sciences Interdisciplinary, with a concentration in Legal Studies and a minor in Political Science. In college, she served on the Executive Board of her sorority, Phi Sigma Sigma, and occupied the position of Member at Large as the leader of the Judicial Board. In law school, Ms. O’Connell served as a Clerk for the Buffalo Human Rights Law Review. She also volunteered her time at a local low-income charter high school, teaching and coaching students for mock trial competitions and leading a team of high school students to victory.

Year Joined Firm

  • 2014

Areas of Practice

  • Plaintiff’s Personal Injury
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Construction Accidents
  • Product Liability
  • Wrongful Death

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2015

Education

  • State University of New York, Buffalo School of Law, Buffalo, New York
    • Law Review: Buffalo Human Rights Law Review, Clerk
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: Social Sciences Interdisciplinary, Concentration in Legal Studies

Honors and Awards

  • Semi-finalist in 7th Annual National Ethics Trial Competition (UB Law School Trial Team)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • NYS Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • WNY Affiliate of NYSTLA, Member
  • Bar Association of Erie County, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Erie County District Attorney, Intern for Felony Trials Bureau
  • New York State Supreme Court, Erie County, Judicial Intern for Hon. Patrick NeMoyer

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Sigma Sigma
  • Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity