KEVIN J. CONNOLLY
Kevin J. Connolly, the firm’s founder, lives and dies by his firm’s creed – No Gimmicks, Just Results. He is an experienced trial lawyer who spent many years law working for some of the best and biggest law firms in the country representing large companies against catastrophic personal injury lawsuits, primarily including cases involving serious injuries and deaths, oilfield injuries and deaths, 18-wheeler, automobile accidents, and motorcycle accidents, premises and products liability cases, and mass casualty lawsuits. He has also litigated numerous construction defect cases, chemical exposure cases, and class action lawsuits.
However, after years defending multi-billion dollar companies, Mr. Connolly became seriously disillusioned with the approach both businesses (and insurance companies) take when their employees or insured’s negligently cause accidents that kill, hurt, maim, cripple, or otherwise inflict permanent and lifelong injuries on hard working Texans. Make no mistake about it – when you’ve been injured, the goal of any company or insurance company (including your own) is to pay you as little as possible on your claim. To them its business – insurance companies make billions of dollars each and every year by collecting premiums on the policies they sell, but when it comes time for the insurance company to protect their insured and pay out for a legitimate claim they will use every trick in the book to delay, stall, wear you down, and ultimately pay you as little as possible for your injuries.
Mr. Connolly has the unique advantage though, of having a vast amount of experience on both sides of the equation. This gives him a competitive advantage both in and out of the court room. His background working for a large law firm has given Mr. Connolly the skills to cut through the delays and other obstructionist tactics that large corporations and insurance companies use to delay paying settlements. Thus, Mr. Connolly is able to get his clients the best possible award by understanding how to craft an effective case and advocate zealously on behalf of his clients.
Mr. Connolly, however, is not just versed in the law. Mr. Connolly graduated magna cum laude from Texas Tech University in 1997, going to work as a software and business consultant for Fortune 100 and FORTUNE 500 companies for many years. Through this business experience, Kevin developed an expertise for using technology to discover information that is beneficial to each client’s case.
Mr. Connolly then went on to attending South Texas School of Law, which is one of the most best law schools for training actual litigators. Not only did he completed his doctorate degree graduating Magna Cum Lade, but he did so while working full time for a major oil and gas company in Houston. He also served as an editor on the South Texas Law Review, and was named to the Order of the Lytae, which recognizes outstanding academic achievement.
Mr. Connolly is also a firm believer in giving back to the community. In addition to his legal work, Kevin is committed to the Houston community. He volunteers with the YES Prep Public Schools where he serves on committees and boards, and also routinely fosters and places abused and abandoned dogs through two non-profit shelters. He has also represented many pro-bono clients, and worked with several organizations attempting to gain justice and safety for Houston’s children that far too often fall through the cracks.
In his spare time, Mr. Connolly is an avid Harley guy, world traveler, skier, and outdoorsman. He was born in Texas, but spent a significant time living overseas in countries such as Saudi Arabia, Japan, Holland, and Singapore before coming back to Texas for his high school years where he was not only a national scholar, but also highly competitive swimmer and debater in high school and college.
Mr. Connolly has been honored and distinguished by receiving Congressman Bill Archer’s primary nomination to the United States Naval Academy.