Caitlin O'Connell

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Caitlin E. O’Connell is a Madison Fellow at Americans United for Separation of Church and State. She litigates church-state cases at trial and on appeal.

Ms. O’Connell received her J.D., magna cum laude, from Washington University School of Law in 2010. She was a Notes Editor on the Washington University Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. After law school, Ms. O'Connell clerked for Judge Julia Smith Gibbons on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and spent a year as a litigation associate with Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP.

Ms. O'Connell received her B.A., cum laude, in English and Psychology, from Georgetown University in 2005 and won the Annabelle Bonner prize for creative writing. She then served as an AmeriCorps Volunteer in Service to America (VISTA) at the Greater Homewood Community Corporation in Baltimore.