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Attorney Michael R. O’Connell is a personal injury attorney practicing in Colorado with offices in Denver and Breckenridge.  His firm, The O’Connell Law Firm, P.C., has successfully handled hundreds of cases for injured people throughout the State.  Prior to attending law school, Mr. O’Connell served in the United States Army, and was a research fellow at the National Institutes of Health.


He is a member of Colorado Bar Association, the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (member, Auto Litigation Committee), American Association for Justice, Denver Bar Association, and the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.



Mr. O’Connell is licensed to practice in all jurisdictions in the State of Colorado, as well as in the Federal District Court for Colorado.  He frequently lectures physicians and healthcare practitioners on the finer points of personal injury law, claims, and litigation.  Mr. O’Connell frequently posts articles and comments on the firm’s website at


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 60%
    15 years, 700 cases
  2. Wrongful Death: 25%
    15 years, 40 cases
  3. Slip and Fall: 15%
    15 years, 200 cases



Contingent (33-35%)

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  • Judd S Nemiro

    I endorse this lawyer for always putting the clients needs first.


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  • Richard Gerard Gama

    I worked with Mike on a big personal injury and wrongful death case. He is an intelligent and honest lawyer who is also a great litigator. I've seen him in trial and he has a very commanding presence in the courtroom. I'd highly recommend him for any personal injury matter.


    Richard Gama Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

The O'Connell Law Firm, P.C.

1777 South Harrison Street
Suite 801
Denver, CO, 80210


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerThe O'Connell Law Firm, PC2003 - Present
Board of Directors - Alumni AssociationTrial Lawyers College2011 - 2014
Association namePosition nameDuration
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeBoard of Directors - Alumni2011 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Garcia v Schneider EnergyLarge verdict for the Plaintiff
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Publication nameTitleDate
Speaker Media PressColorado Injury Law: A Reference for Accident Vivtims2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Maryland, College ParkN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1985
University of Maryland School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Annual Retreat - F-WarriorsFocus Groups and Electronic Media2014
Colorado Bar Association - YLDJury Trials - Juries2011