David J. O’Connell

Goldberg Segalla, LLP

David O’Connell is a proven trial lawyer whose practice focuses on product liability, personal injury, toxic torts, and professional liability defense. He has extensive experience defending high-exposure product liability actions and appeals in state and federal courts across the United States, including cases involving fires and explosions, as well as a number of significant cases that are often cited by courts on topics such as product design defects, spoliation of evidence, and testimony of expert witnesses.

With a background in mechanical engineering, he brings exceptional scientific and technical understanding to his defense of product liability actions and professional liability cases involving architects, engineers, surveyors, and other design professionals.

David has acted as national counsel for a number of product manufacturers throughout the United States and Canada. He currently serves as national counsel for a defendant in toxic tort litigation throughout the United States, handling asbestos exposure related to contact with industrial furnaces and household appliances.

David has additional experience in national uniform discovery compliance, maintaining databases of information, presenting corporate witnesses, and depositions of plaintiffs and other fact witnesses.

David is an author and lecturer on product liability issues. He has written for a number of publications, including the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel’s IDC Quarterly, and he has presented at the Defense Research Institute’s Fire Science and Litigation Seminar, the premier annual conference on that topic.

Professional Affiliations:

  • Defense Research Institute


  • St. Louis University School of Law, J.D., 1988
  • Marquette University, B.S., M.E., 1985


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