David M. O’Connell

Bank of America Plaza
800 Market Street
Suite 1100
St. Louis, MO 63101-2501

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David O’Connell started as an associate at Brown & James in 2019. David focuses his practice area on insurance law, automobile liability, and product liability. David is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Law where he served as a member and associate editor of the Missouri Law Review. While in law school, David represented indigent clients through the Family Violence Clinic as a Rule 13 certified law student.

As an undergraduate, David attended four week-long service trips to La Gonave, Haiti. David was on the leadership team for the fourth service trip to Haiti. These trips involved assisting with nutrition programs, education, a youth program, and construction projects.

Prior Legal Experience

Brown Willbrand, P.C., law clerk
Missouri Attorney General, intern
Family Violence Clinic – Rule 13 certified law student
Supreme Court of Missouri, judicial extern
South Africa Refugee Appeal Board, intern

Academic Honors and Activities

Missouri Law Review, associate editor, associate member
Guy A. Thompson Award, Best Online Content for Missouri Law Review

More About David


  • University of Missouri School of Law (J.D., 2019)
  • University of Missouri (B.A., Biological Sciences, 2015)

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri

Professional Affiliations

  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis