Michael Connelly has experience in representing clients in a wide range of litigation that includes litigation arising from a variety of commercial disputes, including oil and gas, breach of contract, construction, products liability, international sale of goods, securities, tax shelters, and corporate divestitures. Mr. Connelly has considerable trial experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in suits involving partnerships, fraud and negligent misrepresentation, tortious interference, professional liability and indemnity claims.
Michael Connelly’s representation in major industrial accidents has included conducting and managing accident response teams, OSHA and MHSA investigations, and litigation resulting from major industrial accidents, (including plant upset, explosion, pipeline rupture, or other type of catastrophic accident). Mr. Connelly has been involved in coordinating the investigation, claims, third-party litigation and environmental response to major accidents by handling cause and origin investigations, regulatory interaction, hazardous material response and defense of claims arising out of such incidents.
Michael Connelly has had experience handling a variety of insurance matters. Those matters include rendering coverage opinions for insurers, and defending claims for insurers and insureds. He has tried cases that included coverage issues involving manuscript, umbrella and commercial general liability policies.
Mr. Connelly’s career experience as an attorney also includes a variety of professional liability claims, including defending law firms, physicians, hospitals and healthcare providers.
Michael Connelly has extensive experience serving as counsel in a wide variety of mediations, arbitrations and jury focus groups. He has received a certificate in mediation training from the University of Houston Law Center and A.A. White Dispute Resolution Center. He has received a certificate in commercial arbitration (domestic and international) from the University of Houston Law Center and A.A. White Dispute Resolution Center. He is listed on the American Arbitration Association Commercial Litigation Panel.
Mr. Connelly serves as a mediator in various cases, respecting the importance of his role as a neutral to facilitate the parties making their own decisions about settlement. When called to decide disputes as an arbitrator, he brings over four decades of experience and sound judgment as a neutral to the process.