John R. (Jack) Connelly is named to the Best Lawyers in America, and consistently ranked in the top lawyers in Washington State. His advocacy for Plaintiffs in numerous high profile cases has resulted in landmark verdicts and positive changes in laws protecting vulnerable citizens. Jack has been practicing law in the Puget Sound for over 28 years, entirely in representation of plaintiffs. His practice is rooted in the core values upon which he founded the Connelly Law Offices; Truth, Justice, Accountability and Equal Access. Jack maintains a strong interest in cases which hold government and corporate entities accountable, which emphasize the dignity and value of every human being, and which make a difference in how government officials, and entities, respond to the citizens they are charged with representing.
Lincoln C. Beauregard
Lincoln is a founding partner of Connelly Law Offices. He is a seasoned plaintiff trial lawyer with an in-depth knowledge of personal injury, civil rights and insurance bad faith law. Lincoln’s track record lists dozens of jury trials and settlements that far exceed multi-million dollar results on behalf of his clients. His powerful courtroom reputation brings him some of the best, most complicated cases in Washington state. He has a passion for taking on cases that involve the abuse of power, which frequently pits him against state agencies and prominent public figures.
Lincoln brings years of experience from time spent at one of Tacoma’s top firms, Gordon, Thomas Honeywell before co-founding Connelly Law Offices with Jack Connelly in 2006. He is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Law. Before attending law school, Mr. Beauregard was enlisted in the United States Air Force, during which time he obtained his B.A. in Professional Aeronautics from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.
In his free time, Lincoln spends time with his wife, travels the globe, and sets out to discover the best eateries Seattle has to offer.
Micah R. LeBank
Micah’s practice focuses on representing individuals and families who have suffered serious injury or loss in personal injury, product liability, sports accidents, and serious automobile or bicycle accidents. His passion lies in helping those who need it most – individuals. Micah is most passionate about issues involving injustices where there is an apparent imbalance of power. Whether the imbalance involves a large corporation that produces a defective or dangerous product at the expense of the individuals who are killed or injured as a result, an employer abusing an employee, or a government entity that infringes on individual’s civil rights. Micah strives to attain justice for individuals who have been seriously injured or treated unfairly by these more powerful entities.
Micah enjoys spending time in the outdoors with his wonderful wife Jenny, their son Russell and their dog Lulu. Together they are avid skiers, cyclists, and hikers.
Nathan P. (Nate) Roberts
Nathan Roberts is a trial lawyer who represents real, everyday people as they work to hold corporations and government accountable. His primary focus is on the litigation and trial of complex personal injury and wrongful death claims. Over the course of his career, he has successfully tried a wide variety of major cases in both state and federal court, resulting in multiple seven-figure verdicts in the Superior Courts of Pierce, King, and Spokane Counties, as well as U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. His cases have often garnered public attention, resulting in changes in training, policy, design, and legislation so as to prevent future injuries and deaths. Nathan is especially passionate when it comes to representing individuals harmed by corporate greed or government negligence, children and vulnerable adults who have suffered abuse or neglect, and those who are victims of medical negligence.
Nathan obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Washington and his J.D., magna cum laude, from Seattle University School of Law. He began his work at Connelly Law Offices during law school, working in the firm’s first class of Summer Associates. Prior to returning to the firm full-time, Nathan also served as a Law Clerk Extern to the Honorable Ronald B. Leighton, U.S. District Court for the Western District Court of Washington, and by designation at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
When away from the office, Nathan enjoys running, sailing, wakeboarding, camping, and tailgating Husky football games. He lives in Gig Harbor with his wife, Carly, and their chocolate Labrador Retriever, Enza.
Julie A. Kays
Julie joined Connelly Law Offices in 2011 and is a vital member of the firm. She holds an impressive trial record that includes over $20 million in jury verdicts and settlements in excess of $18 million. Although Julie handles all areas of civil litigation, she is a passionate advocate for physically and sexually abused adult and child victims. Because of her extensive experience and knowledge prosecuting offenders, Julie is often invited to speak on panels discussing the rights of child victims.
Julie graduated from Seattle University in 1990 with a B.A. in political science. After graduating, she moved to Washington D.C. to work for United States Senator Slade Gorton. In 1997 she returned home to the Pacific Northwest to enroll at Seattle University School of Law. She obtained her J.D., cum laude, and then began her career in law at the King County Prosecutor’s Office in 2000. Julie has tried over 100 felony jury trials in her 11 years as a senior deputy prosecutor and in 2010, she was awarded “Outstanding Trial Lawyer of the Year.” She is a current member of the Washington State Bar Association.
Amanda M. Searle
Amanda’s practice focuses primarily on medical negligence, personal injury, wrongful death, employment law, and civil rights claims. She received dual B.A.s in Government/Law and German from Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, after which time she was commissioned into the United States Army. She served four years on active duty, stationed in Germany, and deployed to Iraq in 2003 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Amanda obtained her J.D. from California Western School of Law, graduating with honors in the concentration of Creative Problem Solving.
After law school and before moving to Washington in 2010, Amanda worked for Thomson Reuters as a research attorney in San Diego. Most recently, she worked in Tacoma at Forsberg & Umlauf, P.S., an insurance defense litigation firm. Amanda is licensed in both Washington and California.
Evan T. Fuller
Evan’s practice focuses on a wide array of civil litigation, particularly cases involving civil rights, complex personal injuries, and wrongful death claims. Evan received his B.A. from Whitman College, cum laude, and later earned his J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law. While in law school, Evan served as a research assistant to Professor Stephen A. Rosenbaum and helped write articles advocating the rights of disabled peoples. In addition, he worked as law clerk for both the Labor and Industries Division of the Washington State Attorney General’s Office and a personal injury attorney in Seattle. Prior to law school, Evan worked for the United States Senate, the Office of the Lieutenant Governor, and the King County Council.
In his free time, Evan enjoys traveling, live music, and skiing, especially with his family and friends.
Meaghan Driscoll’s practice focuses on a broad range of civil litigation, including cases involving employment discrimination, civil rights, and complex personal injuries. Meaghan holds her B.A. from Seattle University, and received her J.D. from Gonzaga University School of Law, graduating magna cum laude. While in law school, Meaghan served as a judicial extern to Washington State Supreme Court Justice Mary E. Fairhurst and Chief Judge Rosanna M. Peterson of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington. In addition, she worked as a law clerk for the United States Attorney’s Office and a civil rights and personal injury attorney in Spokane. As a law student, Meaghan received the prominent Thomas More Scholarship for her commitment to public interest law. She also served as the Vesting Editor of the Gonzaga Law Review and competed as a national finalist in National Moot Court, an appellate advocacy competition. Prior to law school, Meaghan served for two years as an AmeriCorps and Jesuit Volunteer with a civil legal aid organization and as a social worker for homeless women and children.
While away from work, Meaghan enjoys backpacking the beautiful Pacific Northwest, photography, and spending time with family and friends.
Marta’s practice includes a wide array of personal injury, civil rights, medical malpractice, employment and government liability claims. She diligently represents individuals who have experienced trauma, loss or injury. Marta works hard to make the legal process feel manageable and accessible to her clients.
Marta graduated cum laude from Seattle University School of Law with a focus in trial advocacy. She has been a member of the Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) and the Youth Advocacy Clinic. Marta continues to dedicate herself to public interest work, including volunteering for organizations providing support to survivors of childhood sexual abuse and children seeking immigration status due to abandonment, neglect or abuse.
After living throughout the United States, Marta has set down roots with her husband in Seattle. She spends her free-time outdoors, and enjoys camping, backpacking, kayaking and paddle boarding.
Jackson’s practice focuses on personal injury cases involving catastrophic injury, wrongful death, and civil rights. Representing individuals wronged by corporate greed, government negligence, or carelessness constantly motivates Jackson to work tirelessly to help his clients, and hopefully deter future wrongdoers from committing the same wrongs.
After graduating with Highest Distinction from the University of Nebraska with a major in Political Science, and minors in English and Psychology, Jackson attended law school at the University of Michigan Law School. During law school Jackson was a summer associate for Ian Sandefer in Casper, Wyoming and Connelly Law Offices.
Jackson joined Connelly Law Offices in 2017, and practices all types of personal injury litigation within Washington State. In his free time, Jackson enjoys whitewater kayaking, family, and spending time with friends outdoors.
Sam’s practice includes a broad range of cases involving civil rights, wrongful death, employment, government and corporate liability, and personal injury. Sam is a native of Tacoma and is grateful for the opportunity to serve his community through his work.
Sam earned his B.A. from St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX and his J.D. at the University of Washington School of Law. At UW, Sam worked on the Editorial Board of the Washington Journal of Law, Technology, and Arts, in which he published an article recently cited at the Ninth Circuit. He also served as a Judicial Extern to Judge Brad Maxa of the Washington Court of Appeals. Sam got his start with Connelly Law Offices as a Summer Associate during law school.
Outside of work, Sam enjoys spending time with his lovely fiancé, Camille, and their two dogs. You can often catch Sam running or riding his bicycle around Tacoma’s beautiful North End, or catching a Huskies or Seahawks game with friends.
Matt’s practice focuses primarily on cases involving medical malpractice, civil rights, personal injury, and wrongful death. Prior to joining Connelly Law Offices, Matt worked as a law clerk for Chief Justice Madsen of the Washington Supreme Court and the Honorable John C. Coughenour at the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.
Aside from working at Connelly Law Offices, Matt teaches Trial Advocacy for the University of Washington. Matt earned his J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law, where he graduated as a member of the Order of the Coif and Order of the Barristers, and was the commencement speaker.
Prior to law school, Matt worked with developmentally disabled adults in San Diego, was a hiking and sea kayak guide in Alaska, taught English in Mexico and Korea, was a mountain bike instructor and camp director in Switzerland, and taught high school science and math in Bellingham. He also founded a theatre company in Korea.
In his free time, Matt enjoys mountain biking, fishing, and backpacking with his rescued coonhounds, Daisy May and Olivander.