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Heyl Royster attorney Brian Connolly named Rising Star


By Carrie Salls | Dec 19, 2018


ST. LOUIS – Brian Connolly of Heyl Royster credits “the excellent results our St. Louis office has achieved, and continues to achieve,” as the basis for his recent recognition as a Rising Star in the 2018 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers listings.

This is the third straight year that Connolly has been recognized in the Super Lawyers list.

“Of course, (I am) grateful for the recognition because it serves as a testament to the quality work our St. Louis team does,” Connolly told the Madison County Record.

Connolly has been named to the Rising Star list in the category of "Personal Injury – General, Personal Injury – Products, Business Litigation.”

Connolly said his practice focuses “on the defense of product liability and premises liability actions as well as business and commercial litigation, representing companies engaged in wide array of industry sectors, including construction, energy, insurance and transportation, among others.”

Connolly moved to Heyl Royster’s St. Louis office when it opened in April 2018 and “is involved in all aspects of the defense of his client’s cases, including pre-trial motion practice, all stages of fact and expert discovery and preparation for trial in state and federal courts in Missouri and Illinois.”

Connolly began practicing law at a small firm in St. Louis that mostly worked on agrichemical class actions and toxic torts, then moved on to a mid-sized St. Louis firm, where he concentrated on toxic tort matters, commercial litigation and general insurance defense litigation.

He obtained his bachelor of arts in political science from the University of Dayton and his J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law.

Connolly is one of 24 Heyl Royster attorneys recognized as 2018 Super Lawyers or Rising Stars.

The firm stated in a press release that Super Lawyers selections are based on peer recognition and professional accomplishments.

“The Super Lawyers Rising Stars list represents no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in the state from the pool of lawyers who are 40 years old or younger, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less,” the press release stated.

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