Gene M. Connell, Jr.

Gene M. Connell, Jr.: Attorney with Kelaher, Connell & Connor, P.C. AV stamp icon
  • Member at Kelaher, Connell & Connor, P.C. (4 Attorneys)
  • Suite 209, The Courtyard, 1500 U.S. Highway 17 North, P.O. Drawer 14547, Surfside Beach, SC 29587
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Gene M. Connell, Jr. has been a member of the Kelaher, Connell and Conner PC since 1983. With his vast experience in many legal areas, he has received an “AV” rating with Martindale Hubbell, the most prestigious lawyer rating service in the country.

He has been involved in some of the largest class action suits ever brought in South Carolina, one of which (Bass v. State of South Carolina) went all the way to the United States Supreme Court before it was successfully settled. He has also argued numerous appeals before the South Carolina Supreme Court, the South Carolina Court of Appeals, the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission Appellate Division, the United States District Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Additionally, he has served as an expert witness in class actions on the issue of attorneys’ fees in both state and federal courts.

Mr. Connell’s trial practice has included being a Mediator for other lawyers and being appointed by the Circuit Court as a Special Referee (Special Judge) to hear cases. He was also selected as the “National Trial Lawyers Top 100” in 2014 and chosen ” Best of The Beach” Lawyer.

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Areas of Practice (45)

  • Personal Injury
  • Consumer Law
  • Public Contract Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Civil Rights
  • Health Insurance
  • Property Rights
  • Social Security
  • Social Security Disability
  • Social Security Disability Insurance
  • Workers Compensation
  • Health Insurance Coverage
  • Health Insurance Defense
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Accident Insurance
  • Automobile Insurance
  • Automobile Insurance Coverage
  • Casualty Insurance
  • Casualty Insurance Subrogation
  • Commercial Insurance
  • Commercial Property Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Fire Insurance
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Insurance Arbitration
  • Insurance Collection
  • Insurance Contracts
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Insurance Premium Fraud
  • Life Insurance
  • Life and Health Insurance
  • Property Insurance
  • Property Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Defense
  • Automobile Insurance Fraud Defense
  • Casualty Insurance Defense
  • Commercial Insurance Defense
  • Disability Insurance Defense
  • Workers Compensation Self Insurance
  • Real Estate Title Insurance
  • Professional Liability Insurance Coverage
  • Directors and Officers Insurance Coverage
  • Products Liability Insurance Coverage
  • Mortgage Insurance

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
843-238-5648  Phone
University Attended:
College of Charleston, B.A., 1980; University of South Carolina, Public Administration, 1982
Law School Attended:
University of South Carolina, J.D., 1983
Year of First Admission:
1983, South Carolina

South Carolina State Bar; Georgetown County Bar; Horry County Bar; United States Federal Court Bar; United States Court of Appeals (Fourth Circuit); United States Supreme Court; United States Court of Appeals Federal Circuit; United States Federal Court of Claims
Birth Information:
Washington, D.C., July 5, 1958
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Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
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