The Law Offices of Garry F. Connell, P.A., is a full-service personal injury law firm dedicated to providing exceptional services to its clients since 2008.
Mr. Garry F. Connell was born in Miami Beach, Florida. He attended St. Mary's Cathedral Elementary School and then Miami Archbishop Curley High School. During his senior year at Curley High, Garry lettered in varsity football, varsity basketball, and varsity baseball, one of only two students to do so. He then attended Florida International University, where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice in 1984 and a Master of Public Administration degree in 1995.
Mr. Connell earned his Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Miami Law School in December 2000. He earned his law degree attending evening classes for three and a half years while working full time during the day. His efforts paid off when he graduated Cum Laude and was the commencement speaker at his classes' graduation ceremony. Mr. Connell was admitted to the Florida Bar in April 2001 and the United States Southern District of Florida in November 2006.
Mr. Connell has tried cases to jury verdicts in both Dade and Broward Counties. In 2001, Mr. Connell went to work for the Insurance Defense Law Firm of Conroy Simberg and Ganon, P.A. After spending two and half years as an associate attorney for one of Florida's largest Insurance Defense Firms, Mr. Connell went to work for the Law Offices of Roland Gomez, P.A. After a year as an associate attorney with Roland Gomez's office, Mr. Connell spent the next four years with the statewide Insurance Defense Law Firm of Cole Scott & Kissane, in Plantation, Florida. In July 2008, Mr. Connell went into private practice establishing the Law Offices Of Garry F. Connell, P.A. The firm's main area of focus is personal injury law.
While in private practice, Mr. Connell prevailed in a three-week arbitration where he represented a Plantation, Florida medical coding company against a New York City hospital. In addition, Mr. Connell's hard work helped settle an electrical shock case for the amount of a limited liability policy, saving his client from an excess settlement exposure. Mr. Connell has taken hundreds of depositions and well over 1000 examinations under oath on fraud cases for local insurance companies.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Connell was a State Criminal Investigator with both the Auditor General's Office and Florida Secretary of State's Office. He has also held professional positions in security and loss prevention management and owned a private investigative company. In addition, Mr. Connell has eleven years of bodily injury claims to adjust experience, including tenures with the Traveler's Insurance Company, U.S. Security Insurance Company, Corporate Claim Services, and Florida Intracoastal Underwriters, Ltd.
Mr. Connell resides adjacent to the beautiful Jacaranda Country Club, in Plantation, Florida. When he is not busy representing accident victims, Garry enjoys golf, boating, weightlifting, and attending local sporting events.
State Bar of Florida, 2001
United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 2006
J.D. - University of Miami School of Law, Dec. 2000
Master of Public Administration - Florida International University, 1995
B.A. - Florida International University, 1984
Presented the commencement address at the University of Miami School of Law graduation
Appeared in court before Judge and jury trials on more than 100 occasions
Speaker for organizations, civic groups, leads groups, and congregations on personal injury law
Insurance Adjuster for 12 years
Senior Attorney with Florida's largest Insurance Defense firm
Former Criminal Investigator
Current Licensed Private Investigator