​Connell is a member of Butler Snow’s litigation department and practices within the Tort, Transportation and Specialized Litigation Group. He focuses his practice on defending commercial insurers (trucking accidents), construction litigation, and legal and professional malpractice.

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Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1990
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Louisiana: Eastern, Middle, Western
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • 5th Circuit

Civic Involvement

  • Red Stick Kiwanis, Former President
  • Bocage Racquet Club, Former President
  • Renew Church of Baton Rouge, Member


  • Martindale-Hubbell®
    • AV® – Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
  • Louisiana Army National Guard
    • Colonel
    • State Judge Advocate
    • Formerly Military Judge for the State of Louisiana
    • Deployed to Iraq in 2009 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Commercial Litigation, 2022

Education & Honors

  • Louisiana State University, J.D., 1990
    • Order of the Coif
  • Louisiana State University, B.M.Ed., magna cum laude, 1985


  • Connell serves as first chair counsel for clients and has tried cases in state and federal court involving trucking accidents and legal malpractice claims. He also advises attorneys and law firms on ethical and professional duties and responsibilities.