Thomas O’Connell was born and raised in Ohio and has been practicing law in the state since 1985.
Thomas has devoted nearly his entire professional career to representing the rights of individuals who have been harmed by negligent or wrongful conduct. Thomas is listed as one of the top plaintiff’s lawyers in Ohio by Ohio Super Lawyers. Thomas collaborated with his partner, Lawrence Abramson, in winning a $17.8 million verdict in Hayes vs. Children’s Hospital, the largest medical malpractice verdict ever obtained in Franklin County. Thomas has a wide scope of experience in the field of personal injury law. He has undertaken complex medical negligence cases such as those involving birth injury, surgical errors, and delay in diagnosis. Thomas has also been entrusted with representing the victims of serious automobile collisions, defective products and unsafe premises. In all such cases, Thomas provides his extensive knowledge of personal injury law, thorough preparation and commitment to trial advocacy.
Thomas has lectured on trial advocacy and served for several years as the Chairman of the Franklin County Trial Lawyers Medical Negligence Committee. In addition to his professional commitments, Thomas has served as a volunteer for Hospice of Columbus and Big Brother Big Sister.
Mr. O’Connell received his Bachelor of Science degree from the Ohio State University in 1982 and is a 1985 graduate of the University of Dayton School of Law.
During law school, Mr. O’Connell was appointed as an editor of the University of Dayton Law Review and was a judicial clerk for the Honorable William McMillian, Jr., in the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas.
Mr. O’Connell began his professional career as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Ohio. He practiced in the Attorney General’s Federal Litigation Section for five years. In this position, Mr. O’Connell was trial counsel in civil cases before federal district courts throughout Ohio.
He also served as appellate counsel in cases before the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Mr. O’Connell is a partner in the Columbus, Ohio personal injury law practice, of Abramson & O’Connell, LLC.
Professional Memberships and Associations
- Columbus Bar Association
- Central Ohio Attorneys for Justice
- Ohio Association for Justice
- American Association for Justice
- 1985, State of Ohio
- 1986, U.S. District Court, Southern and Northern Districts of Ohio and U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured due to the negligence of someone else, you need the help of an experienced Columbus, Ohio personal injury lawyer. Please contact Abramson & O’Connell, LLC to schedule a no-cost initial telephone consultation with Mr. Thomas O’Connell or Mr. Lawrence Abramson today. We understand this is a trying time and we will discuss your case with the care and respect you deserve.