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 and Criminal Law.
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.
- Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal
- National Defense Service Medal
- Distinguished Oral Advocate, Suffolk University Law School
- Obtained defense verdict following a 16-day 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 in 2008.
- Successfully represented a chemical company in the civil litigation arising from the explosion that occurred in November 2006 in Danversport, Massachusetts.
- Boston Bar Association
- Massachusetts Bar Association
- Rhode Island Bar Association
- Boston College Veterans Alumni Network
- Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce
- Defense Research Institute
- BBA Military and Veterans Committee
- Instructor, Criminal Law and Trial Advocacy, Naval Justice School, Newport, Rhode Island (2000-2003)
- Former Instructor, Defense Institute for International Legal Studies
- Former Adjunct Faculty Member, Trial Advocacy, Roger Williams School of Law
- Guest Lecturer, Suffolk University Law School
- Adjunct Professor, Family Law and Criminal Law, Boston College, 2016-present