Andrew P. Connors

Andrew P. Connors

Intellectual property (trademark + copyright), business, and contracts.
  • Intellectual Property, Business Law, Trademarks ...
  • Virginia
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Andrew P. Connors is a law professor at Liberty University School of Law and principal attorney at Darkhorse Law. He focuses his law practice on business law, intellectual property law, contracts, civil litigation, and mediation. He heads the intellectual property program at Liberty University School of Law and serves as the Director of the Legal Writing Center. He teaches courses on intellectual property, trademarks, mediation, and legal research and writing.

Super Lawyers Magazine named him a Rising Star for Appeals, Business Litigation, and Intellectual Property from 2012-2020. 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. He is a Barrister in the Ted Dalton Inns of Court and a member of the Board of Governors of the Virginia State Bar Litigation Section. 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 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.

Liberty University School of Law
J.D. (2010) | Law
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University of Virginia
B.S. (2005) | Applied Mathematics
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Professional Experience
Darkhorse Attorneys
- Current
Connors and Brenke PLLC
The Creekmore Law Firm P.C.
Judicial Law Clerk
Court of Appeals of Virginia
Law Clerk to the Honorable William G. Petty.
Law School Clinical Director
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
for Intellectual Property
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Rising Star for Business Litigation
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Legal Elite
Virginia Business Magazine
Legal Elite for Intellectual Property Law
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
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Rising Star
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Professional Associations
Virginia State Bar  # 80248
- Current
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Montgomery-Radford Bar Association  # 80248
Vice President
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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4th Circuit
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  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
    Intellectual Property
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
  • English: Spoken, Written
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Darkhorse Attorneys
Contact & Map
Darkhorse Law
Intellectual Property Attorneys
7331 Timberlake Rd
Suite 201A
Lynchburg, VA 24502
Toll-Free: (800) 279-4292
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: By appointment only