Mariana McConnell joined Kiesel Law LLP in 2013 and her practice focuses on complex litigation, consumer class actions, and catastrophic personal injury cases. Currently, Ms. McConnell assists the firm in serving as Liaison and Co-Lead Counsel in matters such as the SoCalGas Leak Cases (Porter Ranch) and the FedEx Freight Bus Crash Cases. Ms. McConnell has a strong foundation in litigation and a solid track record in representing Plaintiffs in all sorts of matters. During law school, Ms. McConnell externed for the Honorable S. James Otero of the U.S. District Court, Central District.
Ms. McConnell earned her B.A. in Political Science from Pepperdine University and served as President of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority. She then earned her J.D. from Southwestern Law School, cum laude. While in law school, Ms. McConnell was a member of the Southwestern Law Review.
Ms. McConnell is licensed to practice before all the courts of the State of California as well as the United States District Courts of the Central District, Southern District, Northern District and Eastern District.
Ms. McConnell currently serves as the President-Elect of the Barristers Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. In addition, Ms. McConnell is a member of the Junior League of Los Angeles and represents the League in the State Public Affairs Committee, advocating on issues affecting women and children. Ms. McConnell also serves on the Board of the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC).