BRIAN J. CONNELLY
Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer
Brian J. Connelly dedicates his service to obtaining fair and just compensation for clients who have suffered injury through the negligence of others. Born in Vero Beach, he returned to his hometown to practice personal injury and civil trial law in 1995.
After attending the College of the Holy Cross and earning his law degree from Stetson University College of Law, Mr. Connelly began his career as a trial lawyer. Prior to launching his own law practice, Mr. Connelly practiced for 18 years with Vero Beach firm Gould Cooksey Fennell focusing his practice in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, product liability, medical malpractice, social security disability and insurance litigation. He is Board Certified by the Florida Bar as a specialist in Civil Trial Law. Mr. Connelly also maintains an “AV” rating, the highest conferred for legal ability and ethics, from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.
Mr. Connelly’s trial advocacy skills resulted in the largest verdict in Indian River County history for a non-surgical automobile accident case. Working as co-counsel he obtained a jury verdict, which ranked among the highest awards in personal injury cases in the history of our community. Florida Lawyer magazine covering legal matters throughout the state profiled the case.
Mr. Connelly is commitment to the community and is an active volunteer with a number of non-profit organizations. He spent three years as the Indian River County Pro Bono Liaison for the Nineteenth Judicial Circuits, was the past President for the Indian River County Bar Association, and previously served on the Board of Directors for the Mental Health Association and The ARC of Indian River County.
College of Holy Cross (B.A., 1987)
Stetson University, College of Law (J.D., 1995)
Indian River County Bar Association (past President)
The Florida Bar
Florida Justice Association
The American Association for Justice (AAJ)
AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell (click to view)
Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney (click to view)
Board Certified Specialist in Civil Trial by The Florida Bar
Recipient of the L.B. Vocelle Pro Bono Service Award
Youth Guidance, Volunteer, Mentor for 2 children, and Fundraiser
Indian River Lacrosse Association, Chairman of the Board
The ARC of Indian River County, Board Member (Past)
Mental Health Association of Indian River County, Board Member (Past)
Indian River County Pro Bono Liaison for the Nineteenth Judicial Circuits (Past)
"Very helpful and professional. Brian and his Paralegal Amy go out of their way to make sure the client is taken care of. Highly recommend!"
- Kenny Cooks
Amy Cone comes to The Law Office of Brian J. Connelly with over five years of experience as a Paralegal. She specializes in all types of personal injury claims. Amy has experience in all aspects of the litigation process, including preparing pleadings and court applications, trial preparation, the discovery process, working with medical Providers and communicating with clients.
B.S., University of Central Florida, 2000
Paralegal Certificate, U.S. Career Institute, 2015
Florida Notary Public