Chad Conelly practices in a wide variety of employment, business, and real estate matters, focusing on business and real estate litigation and employment disputes. He works tirelessly for his clients and injects his own passion into their causes. With deep experience in his areas of practice, Chad’s clients come to know him as their trusted legal advisor who consistently produces results. His measured approach to efficiently solve his client’s problems has earned him a loyal following of clients. He has attained a “Superb 10.0” rating on Avvo.com, been selected in the “Best Lawyers” list of the top commercial litigators in the country, and selected to the prestigious Super Lawyers Southwest “Rising Stars” list, which honors top attorneys in their field. Chad received a Bachelor of Science from The University of Arizona (magna cum laude) in 1999 and received his Juris Doctorate from Lewis & Clark Law School in 2003, where he served on Law Review.
Never backing down from a good legal fight, Chad loves litigation and being in the courtroom, having handled hundreds of significant cases in multiple state courts and federal courts and arbitrations. He recently won a substantial verdict in a complex business dispute after a multi-week jury trial against a multi-national corporation represented by one of the largest firms in Arizona. Chad helps his business clients avoid legal pitfalls, and aggressively protects their interests in and out of the courtroom. In employment matters, Chad aggressively represents individuals who have been wronged by their employers, and companies dealing with complicated legal issues. He has significant experience addressing issues and claims concerning wrongful termination, discrimination, retaliation wage and hour issues, disability, employment contracts, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, and other employment disputes. He regularly prepares employment contracts, independent contractor agreements, and other employment documents for both individuals and companies. Chad also help clients on real estate matters, including dealing with contract disputes, landlord-tenant issues, and professional negligence claims. He works closely with the firm’s transactional attorneys to help guide his clients through complicated business and real estate deals. Chad also serves as a mediator, helping parties embroiled in lawsuits settle their cases. Chad has conducted several hundred mediations, and he maintains a high settlement success rate.
Chad is active in the community, serving on the Phoenix Men’s Arts Council and other organizations. An avid outdoorsman, Chad enjoys sailing, surfing, snowboarding, fly fishing, and hiking, and he regularly competes in triathlons and open water swimming races. A true Wildcat at heart, he also loves attending basketball and football games with his family in Tucson.