Kris J. O’Connell is a veteran of the United States Air Force. While serving in the Air Force he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Technical Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. After completing his enlistment he worked as an electronics technician repairing oil tankers up and down the west coast of the United States and Canada.
Mr. O’Connell graduated with honors from Western State University School of Law in December 2013 and was admitted to the California State Bar in May 2014. Prior to his employment at Russell & Lazarus, he was house counsel for one of the world’s largest insurance carriers. As house counsel he handled over a hundred personal injury claims, this experience allowed him to learn the insurance companies’ defensive strategies and tactics. His understanding of the insurance companies procedures has allowed him to successfully litigate and settle claims on behalf of our clients.
Mr. O’Connell spends his spare time with his family coaching his son’s football team, watching his daughter play softball, and playing ice hockey.