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Jeffrey Scott Connelly

Family Attorney at Austin, TX

4.9   29 reviews
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  • State Years
    Texas - TX 6 years
    Georgia - GA 11 years
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2018
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Jeffrey

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Jeffrey is a third generation trial lawyer who brings diverse experiences and a unique perspective to complex legal issues. He leads Cofer & Connelly’s civil litigation practice with a focus on Family Law and Personal Injury cases. Jeffrey begins each case with amicable diplomacy, but understands the litmus test of a great lawyer is trial skill – no settlement, dismissal, or successful case resolution is possible unless the other side knows you are prepared to take a case to trial, and win it. With this understanding in mind, Jeffrey has successfully tried cases to a jury in multiple states, helping individuals get justice.

Jeffrey earned his B.A. in Philosophy from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee in 2008 and his J.D. from Georgia State University College of Law in 2012. He is licensed to practice law in Texas and Georgia. Jeffrey began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in Atlanta, where he was a member of the Complex Trial Division and gained substantial courtroom experience. In 2015, Jeffrey transitioned to private practice and joined a prominent Atlanta firm representing plaintiffs in civil actions as well as defending individuals charged with serious crimes. After Jeffrey and his wife, Angelica, had their second daughter, the pull to Angelica’s native Austin to be closer to family was strong. In the fall of 2017, Jeffrey became a member of the Texas State Bar and accepted a position with a well established Austin law firm. Not long after moving to Austin, Jeffrey met Rick Cofer and the two co-counseled on many cases. They would often discuss their notions of the ideal, modern law practice – a firm that was tech forward, client focused, and built on the premise that results come from thorough preparation and courtroom experience. In the spring of 2020, Jeffrey and Rick turned those discussions into reality and co-founded Cofer & Connelly, PLLC.

Jeffrey is active in the Austin community and serves on the Hill Country Conservancy Violet Crown Trail Committee, The Violet Crown Trail Stewardship Counsel, and is a member of the Hill Country Conservancy’s EPIC program. When not trying cases or working in environmental conservation, Jeffrey, Angelica, Fiona, and June are usually biking, hiking, paddling and exploring beautiful wild places.

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2024,2021,2019
Client's Choice
2024 2021 2019

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Location

Cofer & Connelly, PLLC
602 W. 11th Street
Austin, TX, 78701

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  29 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2024
Client's Choice
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Posted by Marshall | May 10, 2024
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Agreed Order for Partition of Real Property
Working with Jeffrey and his staff was great, and complete success was achieved for final settlement of my case. Professional, polite, knowledgeable, and fair.
Posted by Kevin | April 30, 2024
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Divorce, custody, meditation
I hired Jeffrey Connelly to assist me with my divorce, custody arrangements, and division of assets. Overall, the mediation process was straightforward, and Jeffrey made everything relatively easy to navigate. He was patient and understanding throughout the process, which I appreciated. One notable aspect was his willingness to continue working with me even after the divorce was finalized, showing a commitment to ensuring everything was settled properly. The experience was positive and the outcomes were satisfactory.
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Posted by Roisin | April 1, 2024
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Exceptional and Methodical Execution
For context, I was referred to Jeffrey after nearly two and a half years of no representation for my custody case. He came highly recommended by my daughter's court ordered supervisor, with full knowledge of the complexities of my case. I am eternally grateful for the recommendation. At first glance, Jeffrey was shocked by the minimal amount of time I had access to my daughter and immediately set out to change that. He immediately and successfully engineered a plan that would give me additional time, my daughter time to adjust to the changing custody and time to prove to the court that I deserved equal parental rights and custody. Jeffrey held a firm stance in numerous situations that I otherwise would have been defenseless against, and he and his team were beyond supportive of the work they saw that I was doing. I could not say enough kind words about Jeffrey, but what impressed me the most was his genuine care about doing what was in the best interest of my daughter with as little residual parental mess as possible. I now have equal rights and can say without Jeffrey and his team facilitating and executing the process, I'm not sure it would have happened! Highly recommend!
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Posted by Daniel | February 1, 2024
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Consistency and Execution
Jeffrey has been a great help in what seems like a never ending court battle. You can tell he truly puts people first, and it speaks volumes, at least it did to me. I’ve had legal representation once before which caused me to really be skeptical when finding one to trust, I’m glad I made the right decision by choosing him to help guide me along the way.
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Posted by Chad | January 24, 2024
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Astute & Exceptional - Highly Recommend
To preface, upon meeting Jeffrey, every attorney I consulted with up to this point, in short, said I held no chance of obtaining a 50/50 possession and access schedule of a child under the age of 2 years old. During our initial consultation, Jeffrey thoroughly read through my case documentation and made it a point to understand everything up to the present time and my objectives and noted more or less that "while I can't guarantee 50/50, there is a chance and it's something we can fight for". Shortly after retaining Jeffrey, his team swiftly emailed opposing counsel and, after a couple of days, helped me regain possession and access (which was initially not being honored by opposing counsel). My case suffered from multiple failed mediations, pushed court dates, and difficulties with opposing counsel, but Jeffrey and his team prepared me for all of it. They helped me take all of the necessary steps to increase my chances of acquiring a 50/50 in my case and leveraged nearly, if not a year's worth of text and pictures I provided as exhibits for when we went to court. Jeffrey exhibited astuteness and prowess during litigation, exposing holes in the opposing counsel's case, leading to no reason why there shouldn't be a 50/50 custody order. With the utmost confidence, if it weren't for Jeffrey and his team, I wouldn't have received an order by a judge for 50/50 possession and access of a child under the age of 2 years old. All of this is to say that Jeffrey is exceptional and is someone that I'll hire again for all of my family law needs.
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Posted by Adam | June 20, 2023
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Highly Recommended
I hired Jeffrey for a personal legal matter that I needed some help with. He was very professional and responsive throughout the process. Jeffrey and his team helped me resolve the matter quickly and acted with my best interest in mind.
Posted by Adam | June 6, 2023
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Fantastic Representation
I was hit by an SUV in downtown Austin, while on my motorcycle and the driver was certainly at fault. Reginia, along with attorney Rick Coffer, was incredibly helpful/successful in my receiving compensation for hospital treatment, income lost and destroyed equipment. Highly recommended.
Posted by Richard | February 25, 2023
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Divorce Settlement
Jeffrey was a tremendous help throughout the Divorce procedure. From Day 1 he took the time to explain the process, identified what was important to me, and ensured those items were addressed. He and his firm drove the process to an effective resolution while dealing with an uncommunicative opposing counsel. There are no winners when it comes to a divorce but I can say I am pleased with the final resolution and thankful I had Jeffrey representing me.
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Posted by Laura | February 12, 2023
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Jeffrey and his team were such a help for me in a hard emotional time.
Jeffrey and his team made moving through my divorce as smooth as possible. He explained the process step by step and helped me make the best decisions for my children and I. I was easily able to contact him when needed and was always kept in the loop with the status of how things were going. I highly recommend Jeffrey and his team to anyone having to go through a divorce.
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Posted by Michael | December 17, 2022
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Divorce/custody
Was very pleased how Mr.Connelly handled my cases. He was very thorough, and explained the process in depth as what to expect. He and his colleagues are very down to earth, and once again… is highly recommended.
Posted by Enos | May 5, 2022
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Mediation.
We hired Mr. Conley because we needed a good attorney that could represent us against a person who has a lot of money and unlimited resources for attorneys.. Mr. County was able to win a favorable mediation for us. We were able to get most of the things we wanted , whereas with the prior attorneys we were able to get nothing.
Posted by Cristian | March 11, 2022
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Incredible Lawyer
Excellent Service and knowledge. His experience is very apparent and very helpful as someone who is new to legal situations. Its very comforting and assuring knowing I have someone like Jeffrey on my side and listening to my concerns and having the best possibilities for me in mind. He is very friendly and easy to talk to as well which mean a lot when it comes to things like this. I can't recommend him enough!
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Posted by David | December 9, 2021
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The Best
Jeffrey was amazing in every respect. He was clear and timely in communication. He was thorough in helping me prepare documents to support the case. His staff did an excellent job of interfacing when needed. He brought in outstanding consultants to help support the case. And he did an excellent job of presenting the case in the courtroom. No complaints, just a very satisfied client.
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Posted by Kimberly | November 19, 2021
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Highly Recommend!!!!
I hired Cofer & Connelly to handle my divorce and had the extreme privilege of having Jeffrey and Willa on my Team. Throughout the entire divorce process, they handled my case with the upmost care and dignity and guided me through one of the most difficult times in my life. They always had my back no matter what popped up and were always available when things felt chaotic. I cannot say enough good things about Jeffrey and Willa to give this review justice but if you are looking for a firm that will represent you to the fullest then I highly recommend Jeffrey and Willa.
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Posted by Jesse | November 17, 2021
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Great straightforward attorney!
My wife and I consulted with Jeffrey. He was very professional, straightforward and honest with every question we had. He didn’t sugar coat anything and based on our case, he felt that we didn’t need to hire him at this time. However if things get difficult down the road we will definitely hire him and his staff. We recommend him for anyone dealing with criminal or family cases! Jeffrey thank you for taking care of us the same day and answering all of our questions.
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Posted by anonymous | November 9, 2021
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Thorough and patient
works with you to understand the issue and figures every path to resolve. if resolution is not an option, suggests a best path forward. truly committed to client's interests and goes out of the way to do the right thing.
Posted by Nate | August 10, 2021
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Remarkable
I had a tough case that Jeffrey and his team made an incredibly human experience. Not only are these people sharp lawyers, but incredible people. I will always turn to Cofer & Connelly anytime that I need a lawyer - and you should too!
Posted by Katherine | August 4, 2020
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Consultation with Attorney
Mr. Connelly was extremely polite and helpful. He answered all of my questions honestly and explained things in terms I could understand easily. Even though he wasn't able to assist me in my legal matter, he offered to give me some names of other attorneys in the area who could help me.
Posted by Kelly | February 3, 2020
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Highly Recommended
Mr. Connelly assisted and represented me during an 18 month long divorce dragged out by my ex-husband. It was the most difficult, stressful and agonizing time in my life and he was alway there offering expert guidance, moral support and most importantly legal expertise. My ex demanded a jury trial for divorce, only available in 2 of the US states. I dreaded it and the time and preparation Mr. Connelly applied to my case was unparalleled. I was prepared and confident and ultimately victorious and justice was served. I would highly recommend Mr. Connelly.
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Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2020
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Above and beyond client service
I used Jeffrey when I needed legal help and services during a very stressful situation no one would ever want to be in and he helped without judgment and was incredibly responsive and patient. He went above and beyond multiple times with a complicated matter and I am forever grateful.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Cofer & Connelly, PLLC
  • 2020 - Present
  • Trial Lawyer
  • Wynne & Wynne, Austin
  • 2019 - 2020
  • Trial Lawyer
  • Ikard Wynne LLP
  • 2017 - 2019
  • Trial Lawyer
  • Terry D. Jackson, PC
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Fulton County District Attorney's Office
  • 2013 - 2016
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Education

  • Georgia State University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • University of the South
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Randall Scott Rounsaville vs. The State of Georgia in the Georgia Court of Appeals A18A0656
  • Successful overturning of trial court ruling on interlocutory appeal to Georgia Court of Appeals

Associations

  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Violet Crown Stewardship Council
  • Co-chair Governance Committee
  • 2019 - Present
  • Violet Crown Trail Committee
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Legal Elite
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2018
  • Trial Division Leadership Award
  • Fulton County District Attorney
  • 2017
  • Clock Award - Jury Verdict Returned Under 30 Minutes
  • Fulton County District Attorney
  • 2016
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Speaking Engagements

  • Family Law Essentials in Victoria, Texas
  • Cases With Pro Se Litigants
  • 2019
  • Family Law Essentials in Corpus Christi
  • Cases With Pro Se Litigants
  • 2019
  • Family Law Essentials in Kerrville, Texas
  • Evidence Update
  • 2018
  • Family Law Essentials in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Evidence Update
  • 2018
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (8)
Endorse Jeffrey
Family Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeffrey works very hard for his clients. I have observed him to be extremely intelligent and creative in his approaches to his work for his clients. He gets great results for his clients."
Family Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeffrey is the kind of lawyer you want to hire when you need someone who is knowledgable of the law, thoughtful about his cases, thorough in his analysis, and has extensive trial experience. In other words, Jeffrey is extremely well-rounded as an attorney, which is a rare find. Jeffrey has good instincts, he is wise, and he is highly professional. I would highly recommend Jeffrey to anyone in need of an excellent family law attorney."
Family Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeffrey is an excellent litigator in addition to being a great guy. Jeffery is the total package for someone looking for excellent litigation representation—he is sharp, knows the law, is calculated and assertive in a way that delivers real results efficiently, he is ethical and honest. There is no litigation matter that I would not entrust to Jeffrey."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jeff and I were on opposite sides of a case at one point and he was one of the most professional AND thorough attorneys I faced. He is not afraid of a courtroom and will fight for his clients until the very end. I will refer Jeff cases with the confidence that there is no better attorney to refer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jeffery is an outstanding lawyer. We tried a jury trial against one another. Jeffery was very organized and persuasive with the jury. Any client would be lucky to have Jeffery on their side, especially in the courtroom."
Family Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Connelly and I had a tough case against one another and despite our client's differences and the differences in our legal opinions, he was always beyond respectful and professional in all my conversations with him. He is always prepared for any deposition or hearing so if you are on the opposing side of him, you need to be prepared because you know Jeffrey will be."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jeffrey Connelly is a premier trial attorney with unparalleled courtroom advocacy skills. He is experienced, intelligent, and compassionate. I strongly recommend Jeffrey to any person seeking counsel."
Litigation Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jeffrey was one of the finest attorneys I worked with at the Fulton County District Attorney's Office. He has an impressive ability to distill a complicated set of facts down to a clear and concise narrative. He is as comfortable researching and advising on prudent legal strategy as he is making an argument to judge or jury. Jeffrey is also my good friend, and I would trust him with any multitude of legal matters. I wholeheartedly endorse him as a skilled litigator."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jeff since law school and his dedication and professionalism are beyond reproach. He is honest, hardworking, and trustworthy. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Jeffrey has an incredible work ethic and, although he only recently passed the bar, has all the skill and drive to become a great attorney. He will take your case, no matter how small, seriously and with great care."
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Austin Family Lawyer Jeffrey Scott Connelly
Jeffrey Scott Connelly
Family Attorney
Austin, TX
Licensed for 11 years
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