Derrick R. Connell

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Melbourne, FL

Morgan & Morgan
940 S Harbor City Blvd
Melbourne, FL 32901
Phone: 855-719-1863
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%), Workers' Compensation (10%), Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%), Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Derrick R. Connell is an attorney at the law firm of Morgan & Morgan and manager of the firm's Melbourne, Florida, office. Mr. Connell devotes his practice to personal injury law, representing the injured and their families in Melbourne and the surrounding areas in cases involving car accidents, product liability, medical malpractice and other issues.

After earning a bachelor's degree in political science from Valdosta State University in Georgia, Mr. Connell earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Stetson University in Gulfport, Florida. He went on to earn his law degree from Stetson University College of Law.

While attending law school Mr. Connell earned a certificate of concentration in advocacy and a certificate in leadership development. He also served as an associate judge for the moot court board, as well as on the trial team. He has been admitted to practice law in the state of Florida since 2010.

Honors that Mr. Connell has received include being listed by The National Trial Lawyers to its list of the top 40 attorneys under the age of 40. The National Association of Distinguished Counsel named him to its list of the top 1 percent of lawyers. He has also won several other awards from various legal organizations for his trial advocacy and pro bono service, including the Victor O. Wehle Trial Advocacy award and the William F. Blews pro bono service award.

Mr. Connell is a member of organizations including the Brevard County Bar Association, the Stetson Lawyers Association and the Florida Justice Association. He also belongs to national organizations such as the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice and The Order of Barristers honor society.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%Workers' Compensation
  • 10%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 10%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense, Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability


6 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2015 - 2020

About Derrick R. Connell

Admitted: 2010, Florida

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • Board Member, Broward County Bar Association Young Lawyers
  • American Bar Association
  • Florida Justice Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Brevard County Bar Association
  • Student Bar Association Member, Stetson University College of Law
  • The Stetson Lawyers Association


  • Recipient, Judge T. Mitchell Barlow Young Lawyer Professionalism Award, 2014
  • National Civil Trial Competition, National Champion & Overall Best Advocate, 2009
  • Recipient, Edward D. Foreman Most Distinguished Student Award
  • Champion, E. Earle Zehmer Moot Court Competition, 2009
  • Named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40
  • Recipient, Victor O. Wehle Trial Advocacy Award
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel, Top One Percent, 2015
  • Recipient, Lawyer to Legacy Bronze Eagle Award, Florida Justice Association, 2011 
  • Recipient, William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award, Stetson University College of Law
  • The National Order of Barristers
  • AAJ Student Trial Advocacy Competition, National Champion, 2009

Educational Background

  • Stetson University, Master of Business Administration, 2009
  • Valdosta State University, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Honors Program, 2004
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Office Location for Derrick R. Connell

940 S Harbor City Blvd
Melbourne, FL 32901

Phone: 855-719-1863

Last Updated: 4/23/2021

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