Kip O’Connor was raised in a military family with a strong tradition of military service. Both of Kip’s grandfathers, his father and two uncles were all career Naval Officers.

Kip graduated from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland in 1989 and was commissioned an Officer in the United States Navy.  He served in the United States Navy as a Naval Warfare Officer for seven years.  After leaving the Navy, Kip worked in the chemical engineering and sales field, where he developed an interest in the study of law.

In 2000, Kip graduated from University of Baltimore School of Law with honors (cum laude).  After graduating from law school, he was admitted to practice law in Maryland and worked for a private law firm with a concentration in criminal defense and civil law.  Kip handled hundreds of felony and misdemeanor criminal cases, personal injury case and divorce and child custody cases.

In 2004, Kip moved to Redstone, Colorado where he has significant family ties to the area. He was admitted to practice law in Colorado in 2005 and began his legal career in the Roaring Fork Valley.  Kip worked for the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office as a prosecutor in Glenwood Springs and Aspen.  As a Deputy District Attorney, he gained valuable experience and insight into how cases are prosecuted.  He prosecuted hundreds of criminal cases, including DUI cases, domestic violence cases, drug cases, assault and harassment cases and many others.  In the private sector, Kip has worked for several private law firms in the area, handling DUIs, criminal cases, divorce and child custody cases and personal injury cases and has litigated case in County Court, District Court and Colorado’s Appellate Court.

Kip is a member of the Colorado Bar Association, the Maryland Bar Association, the 9th Judicial District Bar Association and the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association.  Kip has 12 years of legal experience and a proven track record of winning cases.

In his spare time Kip enjoys hiking, backpacking, skiing, rafting and spending time with his fiancé and family.

Areas of Practice

Criminal Defense

DUI, DWAI & DUID

Traffic Offenses

Family Law

Litigation Percentage

80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

Maryland, 2001

Colorado, 2005

U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 2004

Education

The University of Baltimore School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland

J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence (cum lauda), 2000

The United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland

B.S., General Science, 1989

Professional Associations and Memberships

Maryland State Bar Association

Colorado State Bar Association

Colorado Criminal Defense Bar

The 9th Judicial District Bar Association