Andrew P. Connors is the managing partner of Darkhorse Attorneys. He focuses his law practice on business law, intellectual property law, contracts, civil litigation, and mediation. He also serves as an adjunct law professor and heads the intellectual property program at Liberty University School of Law, where he teaches intellectual property, trademarks, and the school's USPTO certified Intellectual Property Clinic.
Super Lawyers Magazine named him a Rising Star for Appeals, Business Litigation, and Intellectual Property from 2012-2023. He was also named as part of the "Legal Elite" for Intellectual Property law by Virginia Business Magazine. He has previously served as the Vice President of the Montgomery-Radford Bar Association, and was a member of the Board of Governors of the Virginia State Bar Litigation Section. He is also a Barrister in the Ted Dalton Inns of Court in Roanoke. Before entering private practice, he served two years as a law clerk to William G. Petty at the Court of Appeals of Virginia. He was a Managing Editor of the Liberty University Law Review.
As a litigator, he has represented clients in all state trial courts in Virginia, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, the Court of Appeals of Virginia, including the full Court of Appeals sitting en banc, and the Supreme Court of Virginia. He has handled cases involving all kinds of intellectual property matters, including trademark, trade dress, trade secret, patent, and copyright suits or potential suits. His business counseling practice focuses on business formation, intellectual property protection, intellectual property licensing, and contract drafting, including technology-related contract and licensing agreements. As a former software developer and business consultant on government contracts, Mr. Connors understands the particular needs of technology-related businesses.