John P. O’Connell, J.D.
Bankruptcy Attorney, Business Law, Estate Planning, Personal Injury
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John P. O’Connell, J.D.,
Attorney At Law

John P. O’Connell, J.D., Attorney at Law is an attorney practicing Personal Injury, Business Law, Tax Law, Real Estate Law, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning (Wills and Trusts), in Temecula, California.

We work in the following areas of law:

  • Personal Injury law
  • Business Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Bankruptcy

My Mission:

John P. O’Connell, J.D., is committed to providing quality legal services for his clients at a reasonable fee. His commitment is to return every phone call within one business day, either by the attorney working on your matter, or by an associate. Clients are kept advised of all case developments and status.

Firm Profile:

John has a wealth of practical knowledge that he brings to his practice from past business and personal experiences. He has witnessed the pain and frustration that so many people have encountered in the course of personal and business investment, and has developed strategies to effectively represent business and consumers in resolving Business, Tax, and Real Estate issues.

John P. O’Connell, J.D., is licensed to practice law before the following Courts:

  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • United States Bankruptcy Court
  • United States Tax Court
  • Supreme Court of the State of California

Professional Affiliation:

  • California Bar Association
  • South West Riverside County Bar Association


Attended Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Received a B.S. and J.D. degrees from Western State University School of Law and was admitted to the California Bar in 1983.

Professional Career:

After admission to the California Bar in 1983, John P. O’Connell went into private Civil Law Practice in Newport Beach, CA with a focus on Personal Injury and Business Law.

In 1987, John P. O’Connell became CEO and “in house” Counsel of a Southern California Floral Company developing Floral Marketing and Retail Operations for the Western United State’s Supermarket Industry. During the period of 1989 to 1999, John P. O’Connell introduced Cut Flower Supply Channels from Columbia and Ecuador to the Western United States Mass Market. In 1992, John P. O’Connell formed and headed up a Mexican Maquiladora Company, with operations in Tecate, Mexico under the United States/Mexico NAFTA Accord. The Tecate based Maquiladora imported cut flowers from Central and South America in to Mexico under bond for processing, finishing and shipment to the United States markets.

From 1992 to 1997, John P. O’Connell served on the Board of Directors of the Southern California Fresh Produce and Floral Council, a Southern California based trade Association. In 1996 to 1997, he served as President of the Association.

In 1997 to 1998, John P. O’Connell chaired a Political Action Committee to oppose and defeat Federal Legislation designed to impose an industry surcharge on all cut flower products imported and sold in the United States.

Besides the practice of Administrative law relevant to John P. O’Connell’s business and development projects, John P. O’Connell has represented other investment and business groups through the administrative law process of TUPS, CUPS, administration hearings and appeals.

From 1999-2005, John P. O’Connell acted as in-house counsel and principal in various commercial projects including real estate development and construction in Orange County, Riverside County, Kern County, San Diego County and Mexico. Other business projects during this period include development of an Automotive Center and Retail Operations throughout Southern California.

In 2005, John P. O’Connell went back into private law practice with the opening of offices in South Orange County and Temecula. John P. O’Connell’s practice today is a business law practice with emphasis on Business and Real Estate litigation, Business and Real Estate transactions, Bankruptcy, Tax, and Administrative law. John P. O’Connell’s client representation is strengthened and enhanced by 30 years of professional, business and investment experience.

John P. O’Connell lives in Murrieta with his wife Kathleen. They have 4 children and 3 grandchildren.


Areas of Practice

Personal Injury

For nearly 35 years The Law Offices of John P. O’Connell has represented victims of car crashes and other auto accidents throughout Southern California. Our personal injury law firm works hard to make sure our clients receive the compensation they deserve.

Business Law

Small businesses are often times family run organizations. Unfortunately, many businesses will shut down or need to be sold when the founder of the business dies! Why is that? Poor business succession planning. Often, the tax liabilities upon death or family squabbles will be too much for the business to support, and the business dies along with the founder. This can be resolved with sound business succession planning. No one wants to talk about the inevitable, but unfortunately, we all will die sometime. Now is the time to plan for the succession of your business.

Real Estate Law

Real estate is more than buying and selling homes. There are obviously situations that occur when buying and selling, but there are dozens of other areas where professional help could be valuable.

Tax Law

We Can Help With: Offers in Compromise, Wage and Bank Levies, Tax Audits, Un-filed Tax Returns, Tax Liens & More…

Estate Planning

An Estate plan is more than a will, it is making all of the plans necessary for the orderly transfer of your assets to your loved ones, to whom you intend to go. A good estate plan also helps to provide for you if you are incapacitated or in need of medical decisions when you are unable to make those decisions by yourself.

Bankruptcy Law

The US Bankruptcy Code was designed to help people and businesses that have been hit with financial difficulties to have a “New Start”…


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