Tracy O’Connell
Partner

Ms. O’Connell is a partner of the firm practicing in the area of civil litigation.  She graduated from Boston College and cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law.  Ms. O’Connell has been engaged in a civil litigation practice encompassing insurance defense, business litigation and family law.  She has served as lead counsel in jury and bench trials in the state and federal court, handling cases involving construction defects, premises liability, automobile accidents, professional negligence, and contract disputes. Ms. O’Connell has a large family law practice including divorce, mediation, contempt and legitimation.

Education

  • University of Georgia School of Law (J.D. 1993, cum laude)
    • Awarded Tuition Equalization Scholarship
    • Served as Honor Court Justice all three years (Chief Justice – 3L)
  • Boston College, Bachelor of Science, Business/Economics, May 1990

Membership

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Savannah Bar Association
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
  • Georgia Association of Women Lawyers
  • American Board of Trial Advocates

Court Admissions

  • Georgia State and Superior Courts
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Court of Appeals of Georgia
  • United States District Court, Southern, Middle and Northern Districts
  • All Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Community and Bar Activities

  • State Bar of Georgia – District Representative to Executive Council, Younger Lawyer’s Division and CLE Presenter (Family Law Section – Jurisdiction Webinar (2015) and Case Law Update at Nuts and Bolts (2015))
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association – Member
  • Savannah Bar Association – Chairman, CLE Seminar Committee; Member of Younger Lawyer Executive Board; Volunteer Student Coach for High School Mock Trial Competition
  • Georgia Association of Woman Lawyers – Past President, Savannah Chapter; Recipient of Georgia Woman of Achievement Award 2000
  • National Association of Women in Construction
  • Leadership Savannah Graduate
  • Senior Citizens, Inc. – Member, Board of Directors (Chair 2013-2017)
  • St. Mary’s Home for Children – Member, Board of Directors
  • Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia – Member, Board of Directors
  • United Way Cabinet Member – Co-Chair of Attorney’s Division 2002-2003 campaigns
  • Junior League of Savannah – President 2005 – 2006

Additional Related Experience

  • Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, Georgia; 1999 to Present
  • Instructor: Teach continuing legal education courses to legal assistants including Tort Law, Civil Litigation, Advanced Civil Litigation and Practical Litigation Techniques