Johannah O’Connell

A Massachusetts native, Johannah moved to Nashville in 2010. Shortly thereafter, she began working as a legal assistant at McCarter Beauchamp. During her nearly three-year tenure in that position, Johannah was exposed to the complex personal and legal issues that can arise in divorce cases, and she developed a desire to assist clients in navigating these issues with patience, forethought, and attention to detail. Johannah also developed an understanding of the importance of mitigating conflict between parties in divorce cases, particularly those who have minor children.

In 2013, Johannah began attending the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. While at McKinney, Johannah served on the Indiana Law Review for two years, one as a Note Candidate and one as a Note Development Editor. Having been exposed to the benefits of using collaborative law to resolve family law issues while working at McCarter Beauchamp, Johannah chose to write her law review note on the possibility of using collaborative law to resolve employment disputes. Her law review note, Don’t Settle for “The Devil You Know”: The Benefits of Using Collaborative Law Rather Than Litigation to Resolve Employment Disputes, was published in Volume 49 of the Indiana Law Review. Johannah also served on the Dean's Tutorial Society for two years, during which time she tutored fellow law students in legal writing and analysis.

Johannah worked as a Summer Associate at McCarter Beauchamp while she was in law school, and upon graduating cum laude from McKinney in May 2016, Johannah permanently returned to McCarter Beauchamp as an Associate Attorney. She was admitted to the Tennessee bar in 2016.


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