Paul Connery has practiced in multiple areas of the law but joined Levin & Perconti for the opportunity to represent victims and their families in civil court.
Most recently, Paul represented companies in complex litigation and contract disputes in a defense firm. Prior to that, Paul served in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office as an Assistant State’s Attorney. In this role, Paul wrote appellate briefs and argued 3 cases in front of the Illinois Appellate Court, then worked in the Narcotics Prosecutions Bureau where he managed a felony courtroom, negotiated plea agreements, litigated felony bench and jury trials, and worked in the Special Prosecutions Unit. In addition, Paul was part of a team that planned and implemented the daily operations of deferred prosecution programs in Chicago and Maywood.
A native of Downers Grove, Paul attended the Loyola University School of Law in Chicago. While in law school, Paul served as a law clerk for the Traffic & Felony Trial Divisions of the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, where he handled civil and criminal cases. He also researched and drafted post-conviction documentation for felony offenses.
In his spare time, Paul is an active member of the board of directors for Life Span, an organization that serves victims of domestic and sexual abuse. Paul also enjoys cheering for the Chicago White Sox with his son and trying new restaurants with his wife, Nicole.
J.D., Loyola University School of Law, 2013
B.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010
Member Since: 2018
Member, Board of Directors