Derrick R. Connell

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Melbourne, Florida

Morgan & Morgan
Derrick R. Connell
Morgan & Morgan

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability; view more

Licensed in Florida since: 2010

Education: Stetson University College of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2020

Morgan & Morgan

940 S Harbor City Blvd
Melbourne, FL 32901 Visit website


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

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff, Workers' Compensation: Claimant

Focus areas

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

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

First 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
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Morgan & Morgan Secures $7.1 Million Verdict on Behalf of Man Injured at Orlando Home Depot: On May 25, 2017, Milton Wilson was pulling a cart into the Pro Desk area at the Home Depot store located on West Colonial Drive in Orlando, FL when the large sliding door at the entrance was closed on top of him, causing severe injuries including three herniated discs and post-traumatic arthritis in his hips. In the years following this crushing impact from the heavy steel door, Mr. Wilson required two back surgeries and had both hips replaced, and will need a fusion surgery in the future.  Morgan & Morgan attorneys Alicia Smith, Rick Block, Derrick Connell, and S. Max Karrick achieved the $7.1 million verdict, which covers Mr. Wilson’s past and future medical bills and pain and suffering, after a 10-day-long trial that featured a three-day jury selection process., 2022

Office location for Derrick R. Connell

940 S Harbor City Blvd
Melbourne, FL 32901

Phone: 321-802-5038


6 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2015 - 2020

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