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Andrew R. McConvillePartner

Practice Areas:

Bar Admissions:

  • Massachusetts, 1996
  • Rhode Island, 2009
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, 2004
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island, 2010
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 2004
  • Supreme Court of the United States, 2007
  • United States Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals, 2001

Education:

  • J.D., Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts, 1996
  • B.A., Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, 1993

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Andrew 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 and appears regularly before the Superior Courts and the United States District Courts in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  Mr. McConville also coordinates 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’s trial accomplishments include securing a defense verdict in a traumatic brain injury case that was tried before a jury in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. In that case, 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. Mr. McConville was stationed at Camp Pendleton, California where he served as a prosecuting attorney and then as a criminal defense attorney. As a trial attorney in the Marines, Mr. McConville engaged in extensive motion practice, trial preparation, and contested jury and bench trials involving major complex crimes. He then went on to serve 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.
 
Mr. McConville serves as an adjunct professor at Boston College where he teaches Family Law, Criminal Law, White Collar Crimes and Negotiations.

Mr. McConville also volunteers as a mentor with the Boston Bar Association’s Military & Veterans Mentoring Program, which assists veterans transition to the civilian legal profession.

 

Honors & Awards

  • Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Distinguished Oral Advocate, Suffolk University Law School

Representative Cases

  • Obtained a defense verdict following a 16-day jury trial in the United Stated District Court for the District of Massachusetts, in which the plaintiff alleged traumatic brain injury sustained in an altercation occurring outside of a popular Boston restaurant.
  • Successfully represented a chemical company in the civil litigation arising from the explosion that occurred in November 2006 in Danversport, Massachusetts.

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

  • Boston Bar Association
  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Boston College Veterans Alumni Network
  • Defense Research Institute
  • BBA Military and Veterans Committee

Presentations, Classes & Seminars Taught

  • Featured Panelist, Vaping & E-Cigarettes: A 21st Century Epidemic, Perrin Conference Webinar (November 19, 2019 )
  • Adjunct Professor, Conflict Resolution: Negotiation Skills, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts (2019 to present)
  • Adjunct Professor, Criminal Law, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts (2017 to present )
  • Adjunct Professor, Professional Criminals (White Collar Crimes), Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts (2019)
  • Adjunct Professor, Family Law, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts (2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Guest Lecturer, Military Criminal Justice, Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts (2003-2010)
  • Former Adjunct Faculty Member, Trial Advocacy, Roger Williams School of Law, Bristol, Rhode Island (2002-2003)
  • Guest Speaker, Careers in Military Law Forum, Boston College Law School, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts (2001)
  • Instructor, Executive Seminar on Operational Law/Law of the Sea, United States Defense Institute for International Legal Studies, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (2002)
  • Instructor, Criminal Law / Trial Advocacy, Naval Justice School, Newport, Rhode Island (2000-2003)
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