Derrick R. Connell

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Melbourne, FL

Morgan & Morgan PA
 | 940 S Harbor City Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32901
Phone: 321-802-5038
Fax: 321-802-5034
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Workers' Compensation (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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (70%): Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense

Personal Injury - Products (10%): Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (10%): Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis

Workers' Compensation (10%)

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, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability, Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 5 years

Rising Stars: 2015 - 2019

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About Derrick Connell

Admitted: 2010, Florida

Professional Webpage: http://www.forthepeople.com/attorneys/derrick-connell/

Honors/Awards:

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Educational Background:

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

940 S Harbor City Blvd
Melbourne, FL 32901

Phone: 321-802-5038

Fax: 321-802-5034

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Last Updated: 2/21/2019

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