Jeffrey Connelly

Jeffrey ConnellyJeffrey Connelly

Trial Lawyer

Jeffrey Scott Connelly is a trial lawyer with deep roots in Georgia’s legal community. As a third generation lawyer in his family, over the years he witnessed first-hand the many way in which a lawyer can truly make a difference in the life of an individual and, moreover, obtain justice for a client at trial. Jury trial outcomes are the best litmus test for the effectiveness of a lawyer advocating for a represented client.

After clerking for a prestigious criminal law firm in Atlanta throughout law school, upon earning his law degree Jeffrey joined the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office where he was an Assistant District Attorney for three years. While there, Jeffrey represented the State of Georgia in the Complex Trial Division, where he handled hundreds of serious violent felonies ranging from Armed Robbery to Kidnapping. He was first chair attorney on multiple jury trials, argued nearly every type of criminal law hearing and motion, and amassed countless hours in the courtroom. In 2015, he was awarded a “Clock Award” from Fulton County District Attorney Paul L. Howard Jr., for securing a guilty on all counts verdict returned in a mere 17 minutes. He was also voted by his peers to be among the “Legal Elite” in Georgia Trend Magazine for 2015.

In early 2016, Jeffrey transitioned into civil law, joining Terry D. Jackson, P.C. He is excited to bring his trial experience to the civil justice system, where he will continue to fight for the rights of individuals who have been wronged. Jeffrey, his wife, and young daughter are avid outdoors people. While not working, they are likely out hiking and camping somewhere in the wilderness.

Education

  • Georgia State University College of Law - Atlanta, Ga
    • Doctor of Law (J.D.), 2012
  • The University of the South - Sewanee, TN
    • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, 2008