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Christopher J. O’Connell

Phone: (856) 671-6402


Christopher J. O’Connell serves on the Firm’s Management Committee. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, a highly respected national advocacy group dedicated to the preservation of the right to trial by jury. He has been certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney, a distinction enjoyed by less than five percent of New Jersey attorneys. He was a National Semi-Finalist in the 1993-1994 Widener University Corporate Moot Court Competition. Mr. O’Connell is an executive committee member and counsel to the Southern New Jersey Insurance Claims Association. He is a faculty member of the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education specializing in civil trial practice and the Charitable Immunity Act. He is also a past Trustee to the Trial Attorneys of New Jersey organization.

Mr. O’Connell practices in the areas of complex civil litigation, governmental and charitable immunity matters, trial consulting, premises liability and insurance coverage. He also defends contractors in a variety of trades in commercial and residential construction defect cases.


Seton Hall Preparatory School – 1983
Fairfield University – B.A., English, 1987
Seton Hall University — J.D., 1994

Bar Admission

  • Pennsylvania — 1994
  • New Jersey — 1995
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania — 2003
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey — 1994