More than 25 years ago, six attorneys, led by Barry G. Bollinger, started a law firm which quickly developed a national reputation as a preeminent litigation law firm.
Catastrophic tort claims
Property damage claims
Products liability defense
Nursing home care
Construction and environmental defense
Excess risk exposure consultation
DePaul Law School, JD, 1979
Loyola University, BA, 1976
Illinois State Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
Mr. Connolly enjoys sailing.
Jeremiah P. Connolly
Mr. Connolly has over 30 years of trial experience. He has successfully defended numerous clients in high exposure lawsuits, including wrongful death cases, transportation claims, property damage claims, products liability claims, Director and Officer liability claims, and class actions. Recently, Mr. Connolly has obtained four defense verdicts on cases where plaintiffs asked the jury for $1.5 million, $13.5 million, $850,000 and $16.2 million, respectively.
Mr. Connolly recently defended and successfully resolved a group of catastrophic trucking claims, involving three deaths and multiple injuries, arising out of a North Carolina accident. He also recently took over and successfully resolved an eighty-eight plaintiff lawsuit involving twenty-one deaths arising out of the E2 Nightclub tragedy in Chicago.
Mr. Connolly was recognized by the Illinois Jury Verdict Reporter at their 50th Year Anniversary Celebration as having obtained the Best Defense Verdict of 2010.
In a recent Leading Lawyers edition, MR. CONNOLLY WAS SELECTED BY HIS PEERS AS ONE OF THE TOP TEN PERSONAL INJURY DEFENSE ATTORNEYS IN ILLINOIS.
Additionally, along with eighteen other firms, he resolved one of the largest class environmental claims ever brought in the State of Illinois. Mr. Connolly also defends insurers through arbitration in defense of uninsured/underinsured motorist claims.
Mr. Connolly has also lectured on the trial of large exposure cases, has counseled excess carriers on risk exposure, and assisted in the supervision and direction of defense counsel.
Mr. Connolly is a member of the Society of Trial Lawyers and has consistently been named by Law & Politics magazine as an ILLINOIS SUPER LAWYER. Jerry has also been featured in Chicago Magazine as a Top Lawyer and has been recognized as a Leading Lawyer.
For the past 20 years, Mr. Connolly has received an AV Peer Review rating for ethical standards and legal ability by Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating awarded. A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating attests to a lawyer's ability and professional ethics, and reflects the confidential opinions of the Bar and the judiciary.