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William Connelly

William Connelly: civil litigation specialist


William Connelly has been a devoted trial lawyer for 29 years and exclusively handles plaintiffs’ representation in civil litigation.  He is licensed to practice law in the states of Arizona, Illinois, Missouri, South Carolina, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin and has been admitted pro hac vice in the other 50 states to assist in trials in state and federal courts.


Background and Experience

Mr. Connelly has primarily focused on jury trials involving asbestos litigation and mesothelioma victims over the past 15 years.  He has represented mesothelioma victims against the largest corporations and defense law firms in the nation.  Mr. Connelly has multiple jury verdicts now well in excess of $100,000,000.  Additionally, he has been involved in asbestos-related settlements well in excess of $500,000,000.  He was a litigation partner at the law firm of Ness Motley and was a founding litigation partner of the law firm of Richardson Patrick.  At both of those law firms he was involved in several types of civil litigation cases including mesothelioma, tobacco, lead, phen-fen and numerous other toxic torts with multimillion dollar verdicts and settlements.

Prior to his work in asbestos litigation, Mr. Connelly prosecuted criminal cases for 10 years at the Cook County Court House where he tried over 50 murder jury trials and well over 50 jury trials involving other serious class-x felonies.  William is available to consult with individual mesothelioma victims.