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Andrew R. McConvillePartner

Practice Areas:

Bar Admissions:

  • Massachusetts, 1996
  • Rhode Island, 2009
  • United States Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals, 2001
  • 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

Education:

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

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With over 24 years of litigation experience, Andrew McConville has focused his practice on the defense of toxic tort, complex product liability, property damage, and personal injury claims. Mr. McConville appears regularly before the Superior Courts and the United States District Courts in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Mr. McConville is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Rhode Island consolidated asbestos docket in the Firm’s role as court appointed Defense Liaison Counsel and works extensively with the Court and defense counsel in the coordination of pretrial schedules, depositions, trial settings, and docket management. Mr. McConville handles all aspects of litigation including drafting and responding to discovery, taking and defending depositions, serving and responding to subpoenas, writing and arguing dispositive motions, and preparing cases for mediation and trial.

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 prosecutor and then as a criminal defense attorney. As a trial attorney in one of the busiest law centers in the Department of Defense, Mr. McConville engaged in extensive motion practice, trial preparation, and contested bench and jury trials involving major complex crimes. He was then selected to serve as an instructor at the Naval Justice School in Newport, Rhode Island, where he taught criminal law and trial advocacy to military attorneys and conducted seminars on evidentiary and administrative matters for senior officers. 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 has taught Family Law, Criminal Law, White Collar Crimes, Negotiation Skills and Conflict Resolution.

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

Mr. McConville also serves on the Firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee and the Rhode Island Bar Association’s Superior Court Bench/Bar Committee and Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion.

 

Honors & Awards

  • Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, (gold star in lieu of second award)
  • National Defense Service Medal, (bronze star in lieu of second award)
  • Distinguished Oral Advocate, Legal Practice Skills, Suffolk University Law School

Representative Cases

  • Secured a defense verdict as lead defense counsel in a traumatic brain injury case tried before a jury in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Plaintiff claimed that he was permanently disabled as a result of injuries sustained in an altercation that occurred outside of a popular Boston restaurant. Plaintiff asserted claims for negligent security against the defendant restaurant and conspiracy and negligence against three individual defendants, which included Mr. McConville’s client. After a sixteen-day trial, the jury returned a defense verdict, on all counts, in favor of Mr. McConville’s client, while awarding the plaintiff $4.5 million on his claims against the defendant restaurant.
  • Secured multi-million dollar recovery in property damage and business interruption claim following explosion and resultant damage to industrial equipment.
  • Negotiated favorable resolution in a highly publicized chemical explosion case after defeating plaintiffs’ motion for class certification.
  • While serving as criminal defense counsel in the Marine Corps, secured a complete acquittal for a Marine client charged with rape in a five-day jury trial involving cutting edge expert testimony in false confessions.
  • Obtained an acquittal for a Marine client charged with riot and aggravated assault in a week-long jury trial.

Community Involvement

  • Boston Bar Association’s Active Duty Military & Veterans Forum Mentoring Program, Mentor
  • Boston College Veteran Alumni Network, Member

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • Defense Research Institute, Member
  • Boston Bar Association, Mentor, Active Duty Military & Veterans Forum Mentoring Program
  • Rhode Island Bar Association, Member of Superior Court Bench/Bar Committee and Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion
  • Boston College Veterans Alumni Network

Authorships

  • Bargaining, Bottom Lines, and BATNA: Re-Learning the Skill of Negotiation, The Federal Lawyer Magazine, July/August 2020.

Presentations, Classes & Seminars Taught

  • Closing the Deal: Bargaining Strategies for Best Results in Asbestos Litigation, DALS, Featured Panelist, (September 17, 2020)
  • Vaping & E-Cigarettes: A 21st Century Epidemic, Perrin Conference Webinar, Featured Panelist (November 19, 2019)
  • Conflict Resolution: Negotiation Skills, Boston College, Adjunct Professor (2019, 2020)
  • Criminal Law, Boston College, Adjunct Professor (2017, 2018, 2019)
  • Professional Criminals (White Collar Crimes), Boston College, Adjunct Professor (2019)
  • Family Law, Boston College, Adjunct Professor, (2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Military Criminal Justice, Suffolk University Law School, Guest Speaker (2003-2010)
  • Trial Advocacy, Roger Williams School of Law, Adjunct Faculty (2002, 2003)
  • Criminal Law / Trial Advocacy, Naval Justice School, Instructor (2000-2003)
  • Executive Seminar on Operational Law/Law of the Sea, United States Defense Institute for International Legal Studies, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea , Instructor (September 2002)
  • Careers in Military Law Forum, Boston College Law School, Guest Speaker (2001)
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