Matthew C. O’Connell
Matt O’Connell has over 30 years of experience representing the interests of manufacturers in products liability cases involving a wide variety of products, materials and systems. As the Chair of Sutter O’Connell’s Environmental and Toxic Torts practice group, O’Connell has tried or handled cases involving asbestos, silica, benzene, lead, vinyl chloride, wood products and welding rods.
A veteran of over 35 trials, O’Connell’s clients have included the manufacturers of automobiles, railroad cars, recreational boats, industrial boilers, fluid sealing products, plastic food wrap, machine tools, as well as one of the nation’s largest processor of scrap metals. His diverse non-products practice includes cases of employment discrimination, insurance coverage, legal professional liability, transportation and consumer sales practices. Currently, Matt is defending a nationally known fashion products manufacturer in class action litigation. Fluent in Spanish, Matt has defended a major Latin American insurer in numerous insurance coverage cases.