Derrick Connell is the managing partner of the Melbourne, Florida office of Morgan & Morgan, P.A. Derrick’s practice focuses on representing clients injured in serious automobile accidents, wrongful death, premises liability, general personal injury cases and other forms of negligence. Derrick believes that everyone deserves the best possible representation no matter how big or small their case.
Over the years, Derrick has obtained millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for his clients. He is no stranger in the courtroom. Some of Derrick’s recent verdicts include: $1.14 million (motor vehicle crash), $150,000 (trip and fall), $327,000 (auto negligence), $106,000 (motor vehicle crash), $75,000 (pedestrian accident), and $550,000 (auto negligence).
Additionally, in what was said to be the first successful trial of its nature, Derrick helped his client prevail in a multi-week complex product liability trial against a major corporation. Derrick has secured excess verdicts in numerous motor vehicle collision trials. In addition to trial victories, Derrick has recovered millions of dollars in settlements for his deserving clients.
Derrick is a member of the Brevard County Bar Association and the Florida Justice Association. He is a recipient of the Bronze Eagle Award, presented by the FJA; recipient of the Judge T. Mitchell Barlow Young Lawyer Professionalism Award; and is a past BCBA Young Lawyers Board Member.
Mr. Connell was a Judicial Intern to the Honorable Judge D. Horrox and the Honorable Judge D. Demers, a Certified Legal Intern in The Sixth Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s Office and a Legal Intern for the United States Attorney’s Office, Middle District of Florida. Derrick is married to Kelly R. Connell and together they have a son and daughter.
- Stetson University College of Law, Juris Doctor
- Valdosta State University, Bachelor of Arts – Political Science
- The Order of Barristers
- Florida Justice Association
- American Association for Justice
- American Bar Association
- Brevard County Bar Association
- The Stetson Lawyers Association
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