Andrew P. O'Shea

Andrew P. O'Shea
(860) 522-7000 x107
(860) 522-7001 fax

In addition to representing individuals arrested or convicted of serious criminal offenses, Andrew O’Shea assists families with planning for and minimizing the costs of elder care.

Since joining Kirschbaum Law Firm, LLC in 2014, Andrew has litigated numerous matters, including Nabeel Kaddah v. Commissioner of Correction, 324 Conn. 548 (2017), in which the Connecticut Supreme Court reversed the lower court’s dismissal of Mr. Kaddah’s claims for post-conviction relief.

Prior to joining Kirschbaum Law Firm, LLC, Andrew served as a law clerk for the Honorable Richard N. Palmer of the Connecticut Supreme Court.

While attending law school, Andrew obtained exceptional experience and high achievements. He participated in his school's criminal law clinic and was an intern with the Committee for Public Counsel Services, the Massachusetts public defender organization, where he represented clients on a variety of criminal matters. He also worked at the Immigration Legal Services Clinic within the Jerome N. Frank Yale Legal Services Organization and had an externship with the Honorable U.S. Magistrate Judge Kenneth P. Neiman in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. In addition, Andrew received the Norman Prance Award for Academic Excellence, the Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Scholarship, and CALI Excellence Awards in thirteen topics, including Gender and Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure: Adjudication, Criminal Procedure: Investigation, and Criminal Procedure: Simulation.

Before attending law school, Andrew obtained a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Upon graduation, he served a year in AmeriCorps, where he assisted with natural disaster relief. He then returned to Massachusetts and worked in the information technology field for four years as a system administrator and web application developer.


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Bar Admissions

  • State of Connecticut
  • State of Massachusetts

Professional Associations

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Connecticut Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association


  • Western New England University School of Law, J.D., 2013, summa cum laude
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, B.A., Computer Science, 2005, summa cum laude