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Jeffrey Connelly

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Austin, TX

Cofer & Connelly, PLLC
602 W 11th St
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512-856-9154
Selected to Rising Stars: 2022
Licensed in Texas Since: 2018
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%), Family Law (20%), Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%), Criminal Defense (10%), Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (10%), Criminal Defense: White Collar (10%)
Attorney Profile

With extensive knowledge in personal injury, Jeffrey Connelly is an Austin, Texas, lawyer with a strong trial background. He is a partner at the law firm of Cofer & Connelly, PLLC, and comes from a family of many lawyers. His work involves representing clients who are victims of:

·       Car, truck and motorcycle accidents

·       Slip-and-fall accidents

·       Sexual assault and rape

·       Negligent security

·       Criminal shootings

·       Domestic violence

Apart from personal injury, Mr. Connelly’s experience has extended to family law. He handles cases related to divorce, child custody and support, spousal maintenance, high-asset divorce and complex property division. 

Mr. Connelly began his higher education by earning his Bachelor of Arts in philosophy and French from The University of the South in 2008. He later pursued his legal education at the Georgia State University College of Law and obtained his Juris Doctor in 2012. He participated in the Linz Austin Summer Program in commercial arbitration at Johannes Kepler University Linz.

An erstwhile prosecutor of the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office, Mr. Connelly is licensed to practice in all the state courts of Texas and Georgia. His other professional admissions include the Supreme Court of Texas, the Supreme Court of Georgia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, and the U.S. District Courts for the North and Middle Districts of Georgia.

The National Trial Lawyers recognized Mr. Connelly’s contributions by naming him in the Top 40 Under 40 Civil Plaintiff Lawyers list in 2020. He also won The Austin Chronicle's “Best of Austin” Award. He won the Avvo Clients’ Choice Award and was named in the Georgia Trend's Legal Elite for 2015.

Mr. Connelly is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Austin Bar Association, the State Bar of Georgia, the American Bar Association, the Austin Young Lawyers Association, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association, the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.

Focusing his efforts on serving the community, Mr. Connelly frequently volunteers to provide services to the people in need. He is a part of the Hill Country Conservancy’s Violet Crown Trail Committee, a nonprofit that preserves vital natural resources.

Practice Areas
  • 30%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20%Family Law
  • 20%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
  • 10%Criminal Defense
  • 10%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 10%Criminal Defense: White Collar
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal


1 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2022

About Jeffrey Connelly

First Admitted: 2012, Georgia

Professional Webpage:


  • Choice Award, Avvo Client's
  • Georgia Trend Legal Elite, 2015
  • As a prosecutor with the Fulton County DA's office, I tried a case before a jury that returned a guilty on all count verdict in under 30 minutes. The DA gave me a "Clock Award" for the accomplishment, Clock Award - Jury Verdict Returned Under 30 Minutes, 2016
  • The District Attorney awarded me with a Trial Division Leadership Award, Trial Division Leadership Award, 2017
  • National Trial Lawyers 40 under 40 in Civil Plaintiff Litigation, 2020, 2020

Pro bono/Community Service

  • I am a board member of the Hill Country Conservancy Violet Crown Trail Committee. 
  • Member, Shoal Creek Conversancy Headwaters Circle (2021-Present)
  • Fellow of Texas Bar Foundation
  • I serve as the Governance Chair of the Violet Crown Trail Stewardship Council, a group of governmental and private partners tasked with creating and maintaining an approximately 30-mile multijurisdictional trail that will ultimately extend from Barton Springs in Austin south into Hays County. 

Educational Background

  • Johannes Kepler University in Linz Austin Summer Program in Commercial Arbitration, 2010
  • IAU Aix-en-Provence, France School of Humanities
  • Sewanee: The University of the South, BA with Honors (Philosophy and French), 2008

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Admitted to State Bar of Georgia, 2012
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • United States District Court for the North District of Georgia
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Texas
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association
  • Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Texas Bar College
  • Admitted to State Bar of Texas, 2018
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Office Location for Jeffrey Connelly

602 W 11th St
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: 512-856-9154

Last Updated: 11/25/2021

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