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Brian J. Connelly

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Vero Beach, FL

The Law Office of Brian J. Connelly
1201 19th Place, Suite B-200
Vero Beach, FL 32960
Phone: 772-999-2061
Fax: 772-492-9159
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
Licensed in Florida Since: 1995
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
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Attorney Profile

Attorney Brian J. Connelly is the founder and owner of The Law Office of Brian J. Connelly in Vero Beach, Florida. A nationally ranked trial lawyer with more than 25 years of total legal experience, Mr. Connelly focuses his practice primarily on personal injury claims, and he provides unmatched counsel, advocacy and support to clients across his region who have suffered a serious injury or lost a loved one as a result of someone else's negligence or wrongdoing.

Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Connelly has achieved considerable success fighting for the rights and entitlements of his plaintiff clients, and he helped secure one of the largest jury verdicts ever awarded in the state for a personal injury claim. 

Board-certified as a specialist in Civil Trial by The Florida Bar, Mr. Connelly has invaluable knowledge and insight for helping his clients make the best-informed decisions, and he has become known for his compassion and integrity as well as his unwavering commitment to helping his clients obtain the justice they deserve.

In honor of his remarkable professionalism and outstanding client service, Mr. Connelly has earned an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell and consistent recognition from his peers as being among the top 5% of lawyers in his region. He has also received the L. B. Vocelle Pro Bono Service Award along with countless testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.

A 1987 graduate of the College of the Holy Cross, Mr. Connelly obtained his Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law in 1995. A leader in his legal community, he has served as president of the Indian River County Bar Association, and he is an active member of The Florida Bar, the Florida Justice Association and the American Association for Justice.

In his local community, Mr. Connelly serves as chairman of the board for the Indian River Lacrosse Association, and he is past board member of the Arc of Indian River County. He has also served on the board of the Mental Health Association in Indian River County, and he volunteers his time and services with Youth Guidance.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices


3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022

Certificates and Credentials

About Brian J. Connelly

First Admitted: 1995, Florida

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Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Board Certified Specialist in Civil Trial by The Florida Bar


  • Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney
  • Recipient of the L.B. Vocelle Pro Bono Service Award
  • Mr. Connelly maintains an “AV” rating, the highest conferred for legal ability and ethics, from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Youth Guidance, Volunteer, Mentor for 2 children, and Fundraiser
  • Indian River County Pro Bono Liaison for the Nineteenth Judicial Circuits (Past)
  • Mental Health Association of Indian River County, Board Member (Past)
  • The ARC of Indian River County, Board Member (Past)
  • Indian River Lacrosse Association, Chairman of the Board

Bar/Professional Activity

  • The Florida Bar
  • The American Association for Justice (AAJ)
  • Florida Justice Association
  • President Indian River County Bar Association, 2008
  • Vice President Indian River County Bar Association, 2007

Educational Background

  • College of Holy Cross, B.A., 1987

Industry Groups

  • Civil Trial Practice
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Office Location for Brian J. Connelly

1201 19th Place
Suite B-200
Vero Beach, FL 32960

Phone: 772-999-2061

Fax: 772-492-9159

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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