Jennifer O'Connell

Associate
Location:
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Phone:
225-387-9888
877-850-1047 (Toll Free)
Fax:
225-387-9886
Email:

Jen was born and raised in Mandeville, Louisiana where she grew up practicing ballet and playing sports. She attended Southeastern Louisiana University and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Political Science in 2009. Jen then received her Juris Doctorate from the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 2012, where she graduated on the Chancellor's List.

During law school, Jen received the Cali Award for Advanced Appellate Advocacy. She also received a "Best Oral Advocate" at the American Bar Association Moot Court Competition two years in a row.

In her current practice, Jen primarily handles workers' compensation and general liability. She has successfully defended her clients through trial and appeal. Jen also assists clients with educational seminars and keeping them updated on the current law in Louisiana.

Outside of work, Jen is an active member of the Baton Rouge Community. She is on the leadership council for Boys and Girls Club of Baton Rouge and is the 2019 chair the organization's annual black tie gala. Jen volunteers at LSU Law with their annual moot court and trial advocacy competitions. She also helps her old moot court team prepare for their annual competitions. Lastly, Jen is also a local fitness instructor and avid rock climber.

Areas of Practice

  • Workers' Compensation
  • Insurance Defense
  • General Liability

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Louisiana

Education

  • Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • Juris Doctorate - 2012
  • Southeastern Louisiana University, Louisiana
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 2009
    • Major: Political Science
  • Fontainebleau High School, Mandeville, Louisiana - 2005

Honors and Awards

  • Cali Award for Advanced Appellate Advocacy
  • "Best Oral Advocate" award at the American Bar Association Moot Court Competition

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Baton Rouge Bar Association, Member
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteers to judge LSU Law’s annual moot court and trial advocacy competitions
  • Volunteers to assist the LSU Law ABA Moot Court Team prepare for competitions
  • Boys and Girls Club Leadership Council, Volunteer Chair, 2016 - 2017
  • Boys and Girls Club Leadership Council, Volunteer Chair and Gala Co-Chair, 2017 - 2018
  • Boys and Girls Club Leadership Council and Gala, Chair, 2018 - 2019
  • Volunteer, with Girls’ on the Run, 2014 - 2015