Operating out of Buffalo, New York, Joe Connelly focuses his practice on defending high-value insurance defense claims, specifically in the areas of product liability, premises liability, and toxic tort litigation involving claimed exposure to asbestos and cosmetic talcum powder. He represents large manufacturers of construction materials, industrial equipment, automotive products, naval equipment, and consumer goods, as well as premises owners, retailers, and contractors.  

Joe handles complex and high-risk cases for multiple businesses at both the local and national level in some of the most dangerous jurisdictions for corporate defendants in the country. Joe has extensive experience developing comprehensive and long-term defense strategies for recurring toxic tort litigation in jurisdictions across the country.

Joe has experience defending a wide array of personal injury and wrongful death claims including catastrophic injuries, vehicle accidents, and equine litigation.

Professional & Civic Engagement

  • New York State Bar Association 
  • State Bar of California
  • Tennessee Bar Association