Andrew M. O’Connell concentrates his practice in the area of workers’ compensation defense. Mr. O’Connell regularly represents employers, insurers, self-insureds and servicing agents in workers’ compensation claims in Georgia. He represents employers in a variety of industries including construction, manufacturing, staffing, retail and hospitality, pest control, landscaping and plumbing. Prior to joining Swift Currie in 2015, he practiced workers’ compensation insurance defense at another Atlanta law firm.
Mr. O’Connell received his B.A. in History and Political Science, magna cum laude, from the University of Georgia where he was a member of the Honors Program and Phi Beta Kappa honor society. Mr. O’Connell received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Georgia School of Law. During law school he served as a Note Editor for the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law.
Outside of work, Mr. O'Connell enjoys spending his free time with his wife, who is also an attorney, and their (soon-to-be) two children. He grew up in Decatur, Georgia, where he currently resides.