Savannah partner Patrick Connell was interviewed by Savannah TV News WTOC on October 10 in regard to continuing efforts by the Savannah City Council to change the licensing and regulation of quadricycles. Patrick serves as General Counsel for the Tourism Leadership Council, the leading trade organization for the tourism industry in the Savannah area. Click on the link to view the video and read the full article titled, “Savannah City Council considering quadricycle change.”
Mr. Connell is also quoted in a August 29 article in Savannah Now titled, “State Commission OKs New Savannah Charter School.” As a board member of Savannah Exploratory Charter Academy, Mr. Connell is quoted as saying, “We’ve got the breadth of knowledge on this board and a willingness to make this school a success and to put out children who are successful.” Click on the link to read the full article
About Patrick Connell:
Patrick Connell has successfully litigated a wide range of cases involving catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, professional malpractice, products liability and premises liability. He has significant experience handling trucking and automobile accidents, fire investigations, and natural gas claims.
Land use planning and zoning law is another area of focus for Mr. Connell. He assists clients with government permitting issues at the state, local and municipal levels. Mr. Connell’s practical knowledge of land use law began with his study of landscape architecture at the University of Georgia and his work as a city planner for Athens-Clarke County prior to entering law school.
Mr. Connell has significant experience representing clients in the tourism and hospitality industry and serves as General Counsel for the Tourism Leadership Council, the leading trade organization for the tourism industry in the Savannah area.
He is an active supporter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, having served as Co-chair of the Leadership Committee for Savannah LLS’s Man and Woman of the Year campaigns for 2015 and 2016. He began supporting LLS in 2014 when he was nominated and competed as a candidate for Man of the Year. From 2013 to 2018, Savannah’s annual Man and Woman of the Year campaigns have raised approximately $3 million to fund blood cancer research and patient assistance programs.
Mr. Connell is admitted in Georgia and the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Georgia. He was selected to Super Lawyers Rising Stars for 2012 to 2017, and was a member of Leadership Savannah, Class of 2013-2014.