Our Attorneys

Attorney Ed McConnell

Ed McConnell is the founder of the firm. Born in Childress, Texas in 1954. Ed has lived in West Texas all his life. After graduating from Plainview High School, Ed attended Texas Tech University and graduated with a B.A. in Chemistry and a minor in Biology. This background gives him a unique perspective when dealing with your medical providers.

After receiving his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Texas Tech University School of Law in 1979, Ed moved to Amarillo. On the day that he was sworn in as a lawyer, Ed was in a courtroom in Amarillo representing a client in a hearing. Since that day, he has continued his active trial practice. He was certified in Personal Injury Trial Law in 1988.

Ed is further admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. He has served on the State Bar Grievance Committee for District 13A as a member of the Professional Enhancement Program for the maximum allowed period from 1996 to 2002. In 1990, the Texas State Bar appointed him to the Board of Directors for Texas Rural Legal Aid, a legal services corporation charged with providing legal aid to the poor.

A dedicated shooter and hunter, Ed is a Life Member of the National Rifle Association. While working with the Friends of the NRA program, he has seen tens of thousands of dollars return to this area for safety and shooting programs. He has been nationally recognized by the NRA Foundation for his volunteer efforts.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Car Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Gun Injuries
  • Truck Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Product Liability
  • Social Security Disability
  • Insurance Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Personal Injury, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1983

Education

  • Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas
    • J.D. – 1979
  • Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA
    • B.A. – 1976
    • Major: Chemistry
    • Minor: Biology

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Amarillo Bar Association

Attorney Jeff Tormey

Jeff Tormey was born in Madison, Wisconsin in 1968. He graduated from Sauk-Prairie High School in Sauk City, Wisconsin in 1987. He attended the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee from 1987-1991 and received a B.A. in Political Science with a minor in History.

Jeff received his law degree from Texas Tech University Law School in 1995. That same year, Jeff competed with a partner in the American Bar Association’s Negotiations competition where they placed 4th out of 130 teams. In 2002, Jeff achieved Certification from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in the area of Personal Injury Law. He has been admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas since 1998.

Jeff is a life member of the National Rifle Association. He often jokes that there is gunpowder in his veins; his parents met at an ammunition factory. Shooting and hunting have been a part of his life from day one. Jeff has taken numerous advanced courses in firearms handling from such schools as Thunder Ranch and Suarez International. He is an NRA certified rifle instructor. Jeff has also served as President of the Amarillo Rifle and Pistol Club and the Chairman of the Amarillo Friends of NRA committee.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Car Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Gun Injuries
  • Truck Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Product Liability
  • Social Security Disability
  • Insurance Law

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1998

Education

  • Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas
    • J.D. – 1995
  • University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    • B.A. – 1991
    • Major: Political Science
    • Minor: History

 

WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING

“[Ed] was very informative and provided quality service in an amazing amount of time.”

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