"Solutions are not always found in the law, but rather by focusing on the people we represent and their particular situation." — Patrick Melendy

Bryan C. O’Connell

  • Associate, 2022


Springfield, OR





Bryan was raised in Newberg, Oregon and earned his undergraduate degree in English from Portland State University. After spending several years recruiting for Community Health Centers, Bryan was inspired to return to school and earn his law degree at the University of Oregon. In law school, Bryan served as an Executive Editor for the Oregon Review of International Law, worked as a Business Law Fellow, and was the recipient of the Ibrahim Gassama Award for Editorial Excellence.

After law school, Bryan worked as a Judicial Clerk for the Honorable R. Curtis Conover at the Lane County Circuit Court before joining the firm in April of 2022. Bryan's practice focuses on Criminal Prosecution and Family Law. He takes a practical, solution-oriented approach to cases, and endeavors to assure his clients feel heard and respected during a difficult time in their lives.

Outside of work, Bryan enjoys reading, running, travel, and sampling the Pacific Northwest's many "must eat" meals with his wife, Amber, and their four-legged friends.

Areas Of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Criminal Prosecution

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon, 2021


  • University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene, Oregon
    • J.D. - 2021
  • Portland State University, Portland, Oregon
    • B.A. - 2012
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: English

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Oregon State Bar, Member
  • Lane County Bar Association, Member