COL (ret) Doug O’Connell is an experienced litigator with more than 100 jury trials in state and federal courts across multiple states. He is known as a dedicated defender of his clients, vigorously representing their interests with both deep research and investigation into the issues or charges involved, and with forceful advocacy in court or negotiations.
Mr. O’Connell represents companies and individuals under investigation or charged with administrative failures, regulatory violations, and white-collar crimes. He has more than two decades of experience with grand jury subpoenas, civil investigative demands, and federal “target letters.”
Mr. O’Connell also assists individuals and corporations with security clearance issues world wide, including Austin, TX, Army Futures Command, Dallas, TX, San Antonio, TX, Fort Sam Houston, Lackland Air Force Base, Brooks-City Base, Randolph Air Force Base, Joint Base San Antonio, El Paso, TX, Fort Bliss, Del Rio, TX, Laughlin Air Force Base, Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi Naval Air Station, Houston, TX, Coast Guard Air Station Houston, San Angelo, TX, Goodfellow Air Force Base, Washington, DC, Northern Virginia.
In addition, Mr. O’Connell handles select civil law matters, including defending collateral civil actions, representing whistle blowers, and bringing lawsuits on behalf of plaintiffs seeking justice. He regularly represents military service members and veterans caught in the legal system, including security clearances, administrative separations, and petitions for the correction of military records. Mr. O’Connell also defends service members subjected to courts martial.
Mr. O’Connell also serves Of Counsel to Fluet, Huber & Hoang law firm in Washington, DC.
Areas of Practice
Selective Civil Law
Security Clearance Issues
Defense Contractor Representation
Law Enforcement Officers
"Doug represented me in an extremely difficult and emotionally challenging case in Federal Court. The Government accused me of fraud and other white collar crimes. Doug O’Connell’s tenacious defense ultimately cause the federal prosecutors to buckle and dismiss the case. I will forever be grateful to this excellent attorney and fine human being. I can’t thank him enough!"
"Preliminary Advocacy On My Behalf. I just talked to Mr. O’Connell today, and I’ve never been more impressed with an attorney. I’ve never been so confident in any other professional. My case hasn’t even gone to court yet, but I’m very optimistic in the results. Just don’t bullshit the guy."
"Excellent Experience with Consultation. Doug is very responsive, knowledgeable, and trustworthy. He has an attention to detail that I really appreciated. I highly recommend working with him."
"Doug represented me for an expunction proceeding in 2014. His knowledge of the process and people involved gave me a great deal of confidence from the beginning. Doug kept me informed throughout the process and was able to successfully have all records of the event expunged. He is an excellent attorney who can definitely be trusted to represent you fairly and honestly."
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