Mariana A. McConnell
Mariana (Aroditis) 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 Counsel in the SoCalGas Leak Cases (Porter Ranch) JCCP and class counsel for beneficiaries of the AFM and SAG-AFTRA Intellectual Property Rights Distribution Fund. Ms. McConnell has a strong foundation in complex civil litigation and a solid track record in representing Plaintiffs in all sorts of matters. Ms. McConnell has tried several personal injury trials to verdict in courts across the state. During law school, Ms. McConnell externed for the Honorable S. James Otero of the U.S. District Court, Central District. Ms. McConnell has been recognized as a Southern California Rising Star every year since 2015.
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 and the State of Texas.
Ms. McConnell is a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California, the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles and previously held a variety of leadership positions in the LACBA Barristers (Young Lawyers) Section and CAOC in addition to the Junior Leagues of Los Angeles and Dallas.
Mariana Aroditis, The Benefits of a Judicial Council Coordination Proceeding, Los Angeles Lawyer, October 2016 at 10.
Presenter, Social Media Evidence in Complex Personal Injury Cases, Thompson Reuters CLE, December 2015;
Presenter, Harris Martin MDL Conference, Seattle, WA, July 2016;
Moderator, Consumer Attorneys of California Annual Seminar, Complex Litigation Panel, San Francisco, CA, November 2016;
Presenter, E-Discovery: Understand eDiscovery Protocols, the Plus and Minuses, and Strategies to Consider When Negotiating, West LegalEdcenter, June 2018.
Presenter, The ABC’s of JCCPs, Consumer Attorneys of California Hawaii Travel Seminar, Maui, HI, December 2019.