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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Jack McConnell Confirmed by U.S. Senate as US District Court Judge


We are proud to announce that our national asbestos co-counsel, John J. McConnell, Jr., has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee following his nomination by President Obama to serve on the federal bench in Rhode Island. If selected, he will replace retiring U.S. District Judge Ernest C. Torres in the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island.  

For over a quarter of a century, Jack has worked with our office in handling many cases, including asbestos litigation matters. His legal brilliance and insight as a trial attorney resulted in a verdict of $5.8 Million in a Federal court trial against Keene Corp., an asbestos producer. It was the largest single damage verdict in the US at the time. His superior negotiation ability coupled with his endless compassion for the victims of asbestos related illnesses, and their families, has resulted in the favorable resolution of hundreds of claims.

Read more about Jack McConnell’s experience and his long history of community involvement and commitment to the pursuit of justice.