Attorney J. Benjamin Connell

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J. Benjamin Connell

Attorney

Previous Professional Experience
  • Associate attorney with Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, South Carolina, 2011-13.
  • Summer Associate, King & Spalding LLP, New York City, 2009
  • Summer Associate, Bland Richter LLP, South Carolina, 2009
  • Handled federal jury trial regarding Constitutional violations under the Eigth Amendment.
  • Obtained summary judgement for luxury home builder in state court action involving catastropic roof fall.
  • Has experience defending multinational recreational vehicle manufacturrer regarding products liability claims.
  • Has business experience, having engaged in multiple entrepreneurial ventures.
Clerkship
  • Judicial extern for the Honorable W. Earl Britt, U.S. District Judge, Eastern District of North Carolina in Raleigh, N.C. (Spring 2010).
Awards and Honors
  • Recipient, Kehaya leadership award
  • Team Captain, Wrestling, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • National Wrestling Hall of Fame
Community Involvement
  • Kershaw County Councilman District Three
  • Past President, Kershaw County Bar Association
  • Board Member, Kershaw County Public Facilites Corporation
  • Charleston School of Law, Adjunct Professor - Legal Research, Writing & Analysis, 2013
  • Past Performer, Charleston Men's Chorus
  • Performer, Renaissance Vocal Group
  • Performs solo patriotic pieces for various events throughout South Carolina
  • Served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Boston, Massachusetts
Admissions
  • South Carolina
  • United States Count of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States District Court, South Carolina
Education
  • University of North Carolina School of Law at Chapel Hill, N.C., Juris Doctor (2010)
  • Managing Editor, North Carolina First Amendment Law Review
  • Served as a Defense Counsel on the UNC Honor Court
  • LEAP Honors Scholar
  • Received the Gressman-Politt Award for Outstanding Oral Advocacy, Best Overall; an Honor Certificate for Highest Grade in Legal Writing and Oral Advocacy; and the James E., JR., and Carolyn B. Davis scholarship.
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Economics (double major, 2007)
  • Received Jimm Garrell-Tabor City Award for Excellence in Community Service.
Areas of Law
  • Business Law & Defense
  • Workers Compensation
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Auto, Motorcycles, and Trucking Accidents
  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Litigation
  • Products Liability & Defense
Awards & Accolades
  • Star of the Quarter - South Carolina Bar - Young Lawyers Division
  • Selected to participate in South Carolina Bar Leadership Academy for Young Lawyers Division 2014-2015