Ann O’Connell

Attorney

Ann O’Connell is a legal editor at Nolo specializing in landlord-tenant and real estate law. She writes for Nolo.com, Lawyers.com, and Avvo. Ann is a coauthor of Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home, which won a silver Benjamin Franklin Award from the Independent Book Publishers Association in 2020, and Nolo’s Every Landlord’s Legal Guide.

Legal career. Before joining Nolo as an editor, Ann was a freelance writer for Nolo as well as other publications and law firms. Ann practiced civil litigation in California and Colorado, and had her own firm in Colorado. At her firm, she focused on real estate, landlord-tenant, and small business cases. 

Credentials. Ann earned her B.A. from Boston College and her J.D. from UC Berkeley Law. She has passed the bar exams in California, Nevada, and Colorado, where she is both an active attorney and a real estate broker.

Landlord-tenant law. Ann’s favorite part of writing about landlord-tenant matters is the opportunity to help tenants—who often find it difficult to afford or hire a lawyer to represent them—understand and assert their rights. Ann’s research and writing on coronavirus-related eviction bans and tenant rights has been cited by numerous news outlets and government agencies, including Yahoo Finance, CNET, Fannie Mae, and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).


Articles By Ann O’Connell

How Do I File for Divorce in South Dakota?
Learn how to file a no-fault or fault-based divorce in South Dakota.
How Do I File for Divorce in Montana?
Learn about how having an agreement with your spouse—or not having one—can affect how you file for divorce in Montana.
Should You Move Out of the Family Home During a Divorce?
You might want to move out of the family house when you’re in the middle of a divorce, but make sure you know the pros and cons of a move before packing your bags.
How Do I File for Divorce in Rhode Island?
From preparing your documents to to serving your spouse, learn more about the divorce filing process in Rhode Island.
How Do I File for Divorce in Oregon?
Even though you don’t have to prove your spouse’s fault to get a divorce in Oregon, you’ll still need to follow the state’s and court’s procedures when you file for divorce.
How Do I File for Divorce in Idaho?
Learn about the types of divorce in Idaho and how to file them.
How Do I File for Divorce in West Virginia?
Information about West Virginia divorce, including where to file, what to file, and how to serve your spouse.
How to File for Divorce Online
Using an online divorce service can save you time and money and keep you out of court. Find out if an online divorce is right for you.
How Do I File for Divorce in Michigan?
Even though you don’t have to prove your spouse’s fault to get a divorce in Michigan, you’ll still need to follow the state’s and court’s procedures when you file for divorce.
How Do I File for Divorce in Pennsylvania?
Learn how the reason for your divorce can affect how you file for divorce in Pennsylvania.