Our Team


Kevin McConnell, Esq.

Santa Rosa Personal Injury Lawyer

First licensed to practice law in 1984, Kevin has devoted his career to representing accident victims and their families. A veteran trial attorney, he is despised by the insurance companies and trusted and respected by his clients and colleagues.

Kevin has spent nearly all his life in the San Francisco Bay Area. He attended Sonoma State University, graduating in 1981 with a bachelor’s degree in Management and a second degree in Economics, awarded “With Distinction.”

He went on to study law at Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco, earning his Juris Doctor degree, with honors in 1984. Kevin is licensed to practice in the California State Courts and the Northern and Eastern District Federal Courts and has handled countless personal injury cases in these jurisdictions over the last four decades.

Kevin is devoted to his clients and provides his very best representation to every person, in every case. His dedication to his work and his clients has produced a long history of successful case verdicts and settlements and many satisfied clients.  Together with his team, Kevin is dedicated to achieving the best possible result in every case, large or small.


Of Counsel

Santa Rosa Personal Injury Lawyer

A native of Santa Rosa, Chris attended the California Maritime Academy where he earned a  Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation.  He was a licensed merchant marine officer and travel the world before returning to his home in Santa Rosa.  Chris was also an Army National Guard Staff Sergeant and was honorably discharged from the service.

Chris was also a decorated police officer with the Santa Rosa Police Department then as a Sheriff's Deputy with the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office.  Chris' experience includes work as a violent crime’s detective, crisis negotiator, patrol officer, lead homicide investigator.

While still a law student, Chris worked in the Sonoma Civil Courts as a Bailiff with the Sheriff's Office.  In this role, he observed countless civil and family law trials, motions, and proceedings in the Sonoma County Superior Courts.

Chris holds a Master of Legal Studies, a Juris Doctorate, and is a member in good standing of the California State Bar Association.  He is a talented negotiator and widely regarded as a talented and ethical litigator and a fearless legal warrior on behalf of our personal injury clients.



Zack Agil, Esq.

Of Counsel

Santa Rosa Personal Injury Lawyer

Zack is a California native and has made his home in Santa Rosa for fifteen years.  He is a successful businessman having started and operated multiple successful local businesses and deepening his ties to our community.  He decided to study law and become a Santa Rosa Personal injury lawyer to further serve the Sonoma County.

Zack's commitment to our community includes extensive volunteer work including four years with Legal Aid of Sonoma County under the umbrella of the State Bar of California’s Practical Training program.  Given his talent and ability to ease tense situations, he was selected to work in the Domestic Violence division in which he worked in countless Domestic Violence cases. Zack was also worked with the  Sonoma District Attorney’s Family Justice Center division, where he assessed clients, gathered evidence, prepared documents and court filings, represented clients in court, and led countless mediations and settlements.

In 2013, Zack was honored at the Sonoma County Bar Association’s Pro Bono Awards Luncheon and “recognized for being a ‘master of all trades’ for Legal Aid of Sonoma County.”

Zack’s has a particular talent for negotiating and prosecuting personal injury cases producing favorable results for our clients. In his role as a Santa Rosa personal injury lawyer, his experience as a successful businessman is particularly helpful to our clients.

Zack earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, a Master of Legal Studies, a Juris Doctorate, and is a member in good standing of the California State Bar Association.


Shannon Escobar

Personal Injury Legal Assistant

Shannon is a Santa Rosa native and a graduate of El Molino High School.  She earned her Paralegal Certification from Empire College and has worked in the Santa Rosa personal injury community since 1993.

It is easy to say that Shannon is an expert in handling personal injury matters.  Shannon has worked exclusively on personal injury cases for her entire career, handling cases for thousands of clients from our community.  She is instrumental in handling cases for our injury clients from beginning to end, and all phases in between.  Our clients learn that they can depend upon Shannon to take or promptly return their calls and always treat them with respect and kindness.  To say that our clients love Shannon is an understatement.  She is truly the backbone or our success.

Shannon has worked with Kevin McConnell since 1998.  In 2014 Kevin formed his own personal injury practice and Shannon followed soon after.  We have worked as a team for almost twenty-five years.


John Garretson

Baker Street Investigations

John grew up in Sonoma County and followed in his father's footsteps by enrolling in the Police Academy at Santa Rosa Junior College.  He graduated from the 153rd Basic Law Enforcement Course in 2006 and started work in law enforcement. He worked for twelve years in local law enforcement honing his investigative skills in criminal cases and  vehicular collisions and reconstruction.  His immersion in law and procedure resulted in a skill set including excellent courtroom testimony, in-field evidence collection and preservation, all of which he brings to bear on behalf of our clients in Santa Rosa personal injury cases.

Notably, when John moved to the private sector, he worked under experienced Private Investigator Jim Baker of J. Baker and Associates. Mr. Baker mentored and  guided him through the transition to civilian investigations.  After numerous victories for local personal injury attorneys and their grateful clients, Mr. Baker took his well-earned leave from investigations and John carried on using the lessons learned from Jim Baker.

So why "Baker Street" Investigations ?  In the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes became the world's best known "consulting detective" and kept his office at 221 B Baker Street in London.  It was only too fitting that I name my investigations business with a nod to the most famous consulting detective of all time and my friend and mentor, Jim Baker, without whom I would not have had the opportunity to serve our community and its personal injury lawyers.


Law Offices of Kevin McConnell
700 College Ave. Santa Rosa, CA

Phone: 707.696.8800

Fax: 707-293-9125


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