Andrew R. McConville focuses on the defense of toxic tort claims, complex product liability claims, and class actions. Mr. McConville has extensive experience defending personal injury and property damage claims in Massachusetts and Rhode Island and appears regularly before the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Superior Courts and the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Mr. McConville also assists in the day-to-day management of the firm’s role as court appointed Defense Liaison Counsel in the Rhode Island consolidated asbestos docket, where he works extensively with the court and defense counsel in the coordination of pretrial schedules, depositions, trial settings, and docket management.
Mr. McConville recently secured a defense verdict for the firm’s client in a traumatic brain injury case that was tried before a jury in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. The plaintiff claimed that he was permanently disabled as a result of injuries he sustained in an altercation that occurred outside of a popular Boston restaurant in June 2008. The plaintiff asserted claims for negligent security against the defendant restaurant, and conspiracy and negligence against three individual defendants, which included Cetrulo LLP’s client. After a 16-day trial, the jury returned a defense verdict, on all counts, in favor of Cetrulo LLP’s client, while awarding the plaintiff $4.5 million on his claims against the restaurant.
Before entering private practice, Mr. McConville served as an officer and judge advocate in the United States Marine Corps. He was stationed at Camp Pendleton, California where he served as a prosecuting attorney and then as a criminal defense attorney. As a trial attorney, Mr. McConville engaged in extensive motions practice, trial preparation, and presentation of complex cases at contested jury and bench trials. He then served as an instructor at the Naval Justice School in Newport, Rhode Island, where he taught criminal law and trial advocacy. Mr. McConville also participated in training overseas as an instructor with the Defense Institute for International Legal Studies.
Away from the office, Andrew enjoys spending time with his wife and their three daughters.