Kevin Connors is the Managing Partner of Connors Law and the firm’s General Liability Chairperson.
Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he is a legacy graduate of St. Joseph’s University (“The Hawk Will Never Die”), receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in English in 1976. Attending graduate classes at Temple University in Creative Writing, he also bartended at several local Philadelphia restaurants, including the Magic Pan, the Happy Rooster, Houlihan’s, Tavern on the Green, and Rembrandts. In 1982, he received a Masters of Fine Arts from Brooklyn University in Creative Writing. After Graduate School, Kevin attended Villanova University School of Law, graduating in 1988. As for his law school experience, it is best described as “ask Sisyphus whether he liked rocks”.
Initially practicing as a staff counsel attorney for Travelers Insurance, Kevin then worked at several prominent insurance defense firms in Philadelphia, to include Bennett Bricklin, and White & Williams. Concentrating his practice in insurance defense litigation, Kevin has extensive experience defending civil and administrative matters that involve all aspects of insurance liabilities, to include premises liability, retail liability, restaurant liability, products liability, motor vehicle liability, general negligence liability, employment practices liability, bad faith liability, insurance coverage, workers’ compensation liability, and subrogation. Kevin has defended and litigated insurance coverage matters involving declaratory judgment actions, for purposes of addressing coverage issues under commercial and personal insurance policies. Practicing as an insurance defense litigator over the last 25+ years, Kevin has tried innumerable cases to verdict, before both juries and arbitration panels.
He also has had extensive experience in defending motor vehicle liability cases involving first-party coverages for first-party benefits, uninsured motorists benefits, and underinsured motorists benefits.
Kevin has received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, evidencing his intense dedication to the highest standards of professionalism and aggressive representation on behalf of his clients. In 2012, Kevin was inducted as a Fellow into the Litigation Counsel of America, with there being only 3,500 members nationally. Kevin was also admitted as a Fellow into the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers in 2012. The College has less than 300 members.
Kevin is also the primary contact between ConnorsLaw and the National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network (NWCDN), a national network of attorneys specializing in defending workers’ compensation claims, with ConnorsLaw being the Pennsylvania representative member firm for the NWCDN. Kevin was also recently appointed as a Member representative to Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Advisory Board.
He is also a Member in the Council on Litigation Management and serves as a Judge Pro Tem in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas.
Kevin has an extensive bibliography of published articles involving insurance defense issues. Enjoying memberships in several bar and claims associations, Kevin has been a guest speaker on various insurance litigation issues, recently presenting before the ABA, on the Personal Comfort Doctrine in workers’ compensation, and before the National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Convention, on the “Future of Exclusive Remedy”.
Kevin is a former distance runner who dreams of trails without knees, and he is a shameless golfer dreaming of the hole in one. His favor sport is anything but politics. His favorite religious order is the Jesuits, to whom he shamelessly credits his caustic optimism.