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Andrew P. Connors

Intellectual property Attorney at Lynchburg, VA

5.0   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2010
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About Andrew

Learn Andrew’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Business
    25%
    I help both new and established businesses with their legal needs. Technology companies, software firms, restaurants, auto shops, creative firms, and small and medium sized businesses are just some of the kinds of companies I help.

    13 years

  2. Contracts and agreements
    25%
    I review and draft contracts of all kinds: sales contracts, service agreements, commercial leases, intellectual property licenses, software end user license agreement, website terms of use, privacy policies, non-disclosure agreements, and more.

    13 years

  3. Intellectual property
    25%
    Intellectual property: copyrights, patents, trademarks, and trade secrets, are some of the most valuable assets your company has. I have experiencing with registration, licensing, and infringement.

    13 years

  4. Litigation
    25%
    I've litigated business and personal civil disputes in state and federal court. I also have a vibrant appeals practice, and have handled cases before the Court of Appeals of Virginia and the Supreme Court of Virginia.

    13 years

Andrew P. Connors is an experienced business and intellectual property law attorney. He has represented clients in both state and federal court in the Commonwealth of Virginia, including before the Supreme Court of Virginia.  Super Lawyers Magazine named him a Rising Star in Virginia ten years in a row, from 2012-2022. Virginia Business Magazine has also named him a member of its "Legal Elite" in intellectual property law. He is presently on the Board of Governors for the Virginia State Bar Litigation Section. He is also a barrister in the Ted Dalton Inn of Court in Roanoke, Virginia. He previously served as the Vice President of the Montgomery-Radford Bar Association. Before practice, he clerked for two years for Judge William G. Petty at the Court of Appeals of Virginia. In law school, he won several moot court awards and was on the editorial board of the Liberty University Law Review.

In addition to his practice, Mr. Connors is a law professor at Liberty University School of Law, where he teaches courses in intellectual property, trademarks, legal research and writing, and mediation. He is also the director of the Intellectual Property Clinic at the school.

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Location

Darkhorse Law PLLC
7331 Timberlake Rd.
Ste 201A
Lynchburg, VA, 24502

Reviews

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Posted by Yvette | April 9, 2019
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Best Attorney I Have Ever Had
I have hired Andrew Connors for a business contract dispute. Mr. Connors has exceeded my expectations. He is knowledgable, kind, considerate, empathetic and just a pleasure to have as an attorney. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Bradley | October 24, 2017
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Fights fornhis clients!
I had the privilege of having Andrew represent me in a dispute with a former employer. Andrew explained the process i was going to be enduring, what I should expect and the outcomes that were possible. He went to battle for me, the dispute was handled swiftly and in a very professional manner! I have and will continue to have complete trust in Andrew!
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Posted by Valerie | October 7, 2016
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Intellectual Property Litigation Representation
Andrew Connors has a keen knowledge of Intellectual Property and represents me in IP litigation. Andrew is always respectful and patience even with not so patient clients like me. He responds to questions and concerns quickly. He explains the litigation process and what to expect. He is good at brainstorming options for you. He is highly ethical and realistic in his advice. Andrew listens to his clients and is a good communicator. He doesn't promise the moon but he delivers trust and confidence easing the anxiety that comes with litigation. Billing is always fair.
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Posted by Thomas | August 7, 2016
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A Mere 'Thank you' Falls Short
I trust Andrew Conners. He skillfully guided me through a serious and delicate legal entanglement which might have cost me a great deal had I attempted it alone. I found him to be an intelligent and moral attorney who went above and beyond to meet my needs.
Posted by anonymous | May 7, 2016
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Andrew Connors is a great lawyer.
Andrew was so professional in helping me with my legal matter. I was scared, he gave me reason to be calm. I had so many questions about what could happen, and he helped me find answers to these questions with a plan to move forward after the legal matter was settled. I would consider no other lawyer other than Andrew.
Posted by Brian | May 3, 2016
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General legal help for business and patent search.
Andrew has been excellent at responding quickly to legal matters that require immediate attention. This includes threatening letters from a previous supplier, breach of contract with my existing print-vendor, lease arrangements, and other general issues. He has also provided good and accurate opinions on two previous patent searches. The one issue that I would complain about is that we filed a patent in the 11th-hour (literally on the last day possible), which was cutting things a little close.
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Posted by Joseph | May 2, 2016
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Andrew P. Connors - Work Review
"Mr. Andrew Connors represented my family concerning a hard fought legal debate in court. This 'civil law' matter was complex. Only after he completed a thorough study did Mr. Connors clarify the facts for us so that we could make informed decisions on legal options open to us. His research of the issue gave us a solid legal basis for pursuing the matter in court. He ably represented my family throughout the appellate process at the level of the Virginia Supreme Court. Key in all of this was Mr. Connors' familiarity with the process/requirements that were required. His background and experience was the foundation of an effective advocacy of our position before the judges that heard our case. Mr. Connors was a consummate professional in working for us... respectful and understanding throughout the prosecution of our case. He had a knack for describing legal points in an uncomplicated manner that kept us informed. He made certain that we knew what we needed to know to clearly understand all options and to make important decisions. Finally, Mr. Connors was always accessible when we needed to talk. I recommend him without reservation as an honest and capable attorney with the highest integrity."
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Posted by Nolan | April 23, 2016
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Professional and Personalized Service: Intellectual Property & Business Law
Andrew has been extremely helpful in providing legal guidance & services for my startup business. He has taken the time to get to know the intricacies of my business and made sure to talk through all potential "gotchas" and risks up front. This allowed him to create appropriate legal documents and filings to minimize my risk. He has also been able to add crucial insight into how potential business decisions could have legal implications, which helps me steer clear of potential obstacles down the road. Andrew is very professional, capable, and, on top of all that, a compassionate and caring human being. He is a great asset to my business, and I'm very happy to have his level of skill & expertise in a legal partner.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor of Law
  • Liberty University School of Law
  • 2017 - Present
  • Partner
  • Connors & Brenke
  • 2016 - Present
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law
  • Liberty University School of Law
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • The Creekmore Law Firm PC
  • 2012 - 2016
  • Law Clerk to the Hon. William G. Petty
  • Court of Appeals of Virginia
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Technical Adviser
  • Rossi, Kimms & McDowell
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Technology Associate
  • Sapient Corporation
  • 2005 - 2006
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Education

  • Liberty University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of Virginia
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Garner v. Higgins
  • KEPA, Inc. dba She-Sha Cafe and Hookah Lounge v. Va. Dept. of Health
  • Garner v. Republican Party of Virginia, Inc.

Associations

  • Montgomery-Radford Bar Association
  • Vice President (Montgomery)
  • 2016 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Legal Elite
  • Virginia Business Magazine
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Champion, 2L/3L Moot Court Tournament
  • Liberty University School of Law
  • 2010
  • Best Brief, 2L/3L Moot Court Tournament
  • Liberty University School of Law
  • 2010
  • Best Advocate (4th), Nat'l Appellate Adv. Comp. (D.C. Region)
  • American Bar Association
  • 2010
  • Editorial Board
  • Liberty University Law Review
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Liberty Law Business Planning Class
  • Intellectual Property and Business Planning
  • 2016
  • Dublin Middle School Civics Class
  • Understand the Justice System and Due Process
  • 2016
  • Liberty Law Business Planning Class
  • Intellectual Property and Business Planning
  • 2015
  • Liberty Law Legal Research and Writing Class
  • Real World Law
  • 2014
  • Liberty Law Business Planning Class
  • Intellectual Property and Business Planning
  • 2014
  • Montgomery-Radford Bar Association 20th Annual Family Law Seminar
  • Making Your Case at the Court of Appeals of Virginia
  • 2013
  • Liberty Law Legal Research and Writing Class
  • Real World Law
  • 2013
  • The Business of Filmmaking (college class)
  • Copyright and Trademark Issues in Film
  • 2012
  • Liberty University School of Law CLE Seminar
  • Making Your Criminal Case to the Court of Appeals of Virginia
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (9)
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Intellectual property Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Andrew - he is an excellent lawyer and intellectual property expert."
Intellectual property Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've worked with Andrew (on both sides of the aisle) for a number of years, and he's consistently been a credit to the bar - extremely ethical, and always prepared. He's extraordinarily knowledgeable on matters of intellectual property, trademark, copyright, and so forth. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking such services."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Connors has a high ethical standard and commendable involvement within the community. I would be pleased to have him handle my business litigation needs."
Intellectual property Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Recently collaborated with Andrew on an intellectual property case for one of my clients. Andrew has handled the matter thoughtfully and with a great deal of expertise. He communicates well with clients and clearly works hard to get a good result for his clients. I highly recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If your business needs legal services, you can do no better than Andrew Connors. While he is a tremendous writer and litigant, he is also a man of integrity and honesty. I strongly endorse his lawyer."
Intellectual property Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Andrew for a long time. He an intelligent attorney and an expert in intellectual property matters. Over the years, I've referred clients to Andrew and received nothing but positive responses about Andrew's services. He is a master of his craft. I endorse this lawyer."
Intellectual property Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Friend
"I went to law school with Andrew and I can confidently say that he is one of the finest legal minds I know. He has personally helped me tackle some of my more difficult legal issues. You can be confident that by hiring him you have hired one of the best."
Appeals Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Andrew is an incredibly skilled lawyer. I have had the privilege to know him for several years and I am always impressed with his knowledge, ability to reason through legal and practical issues, and his skill dealing with those issues. Andrew has mastered the craft of communication through the written and spoken word."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andrew Connors is an outstanding attorney and talented advocate. His practice focuses on criminal defense, civil litigation, and IP/trademark matters. He began his legal career as a law clerk for the Court of Appeals of Virginia, and through that experience, he has developed a strong reputation for handling tough, complex matters - especially in the area of criminal defense. I would not hesitate to contact him if I needed help."
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Lynchburg Intellectual property Lawyer Andrew P. Connors
Andrew P. Connors
Intellectual property Attorney
Lynchburg, VA
Licensed for 13 years