Michael R. O’Connell

Our Denver Personal Injury Lawyer

Attorney Michael R. O’Connell practices law in Colorado with an office in Golden. At The O’Connell Law Firm, P.C, he has successfully handled hundreds of cases for severely injured people throughout the state.

To learn more about how our personal injury practice at The O’Connell Law Firm, P.C. can help you, contact us online today.

Background & Professional Associations

Prior to attending law school, Mr. O’Connell attended the University of Maryland and majored in biology, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree, and was a research fellow at the National Institutes of Health in the National Cancer Institute.

He served in The United States Army with the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) before being honorably discharged and heading off to law school at the University of Maryland. Attorney O’Connell is also a graduate of the prestigious Trial Lawyers College run by Gerry Spence, and currently sits of the Board of Directors of the Alumni Association.

He is a proud member of the following professional organizations:

  • The Colorado Bar Association
  • The Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (member, Auto Litigation and Premises Liability Committees)
  • The American Association for Justice
  • The Denver Bar Association
  • The National Institute for Trial Advocacy

Mr. O’Connell choose to practice law to have an opportunity to make a positive difference—no matter how great or small—in people’s lives. He realizes that sometimes the “deck is stacked against” his clients, especially when locked in a dispute with insurance companies. That is why his firm is dedicated to fighting for clients when they find themselves against such odds and holding those in the wrong accountable.

His commitment to personal injury law in particular was forged through personal experience. In high school, Mr. O’Connell had a friend who was badly injured when a driver ran a red light and collided with his car. Mr. O’Connell was later visiting his injured friend at his home when insurance agents arrived and offered compensation to the friend: $500. The minimal offering made Mr. O’Connell question our insurance system and sparked an interest in the legal effort to make sure that accident victims receive the relief they deserve.

Additional Experience

Michael O’Connell is licensed to practice in all jurisdictions in the State of Colorado, as well as in the Federal District Court for Colorado, Federal Bankruptcy Court of Colorado, and the Federal Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit.

He frequently lectures physicians, law students, and healthcare practitioners on the finer points of personal injury law, claims, and litigation. He mentors law students at the University of Denver School of Law, the Colorado Young Lawyers Division, and the Colorado Chiropractic Association, while frequently posting articles and comments of the firm’s blog and website.

To schedule your free initial consultation after you’ve been injured, call Denver personal injury attorney Michael O’Connell at (303) 759-4000​.