Edward O’Connell has a civil trial and appellate litigation practice, focusing on real estate disputes, planning and zoning matters, municipal and commercial disputes, probate litigation and eminent domain. Attorney O’Connell also represents individuals and businesses in commercial real estate transactions.
Edward O’Connell has served as a Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Court Judge from the Tribal Court’s inception in 1992 and has authored several groundbreaking judicial decisions during his judicial tenure.
Attorney O’Connell has also served as Town Attorney for the Town of East Lyme from 1998 to the present, has served as Lebanon Town Attorney from 2009 to the present and, also, provides legal representation to other southeastern Connecticut municipalities. Attorney O’Connell frequently serves as a private arbitrator and as a trial court referee in litigation disputes.
Attorney O’Connell has an active appellate practice and successfully represented the New London Development Corporation before the Connecticut Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court in the eminent domain case of Kelo v. City of New London.
Attorney O’Connell is a long-time and active resident of the Town of East Lyme.
- Civil litigation, including real estate disputes
- Municipal law
- Planning and zoning matters
- Probate litigation
- Eminent domain
- Commercial contract disputes
- Foreclosure actions
- General municipal and government matters
- Commercial and residential transactions
- Town Attorney, Town of East Lyme, 1998-present
- Town Attorney, Town of Lebanon, 2009-present
- Vice Chairman, Connecticut Legal Services, Inc., 1978-81
- Judge, Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Court, 1992-present
- Superior Court Attorney Trial Referee, 1986-present
- College of the Holy Cross (B.S.)
- University of Connecticut (J.D.)
- U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut
- U.S. Supreme Court