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John Ford Connell, Jr.


P 864-672-8081 F 864-235-1381


John Ford Connell, Jr.


John Connell is an associate in the Greenville, South Carolina, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. His practice focuses on employment litigation matters in both state and federal court.

John has handled a variety of cases involving employment discrimination based on age, race, and sex; sexual harassment; wrongful discharge; retaliatory discharge; breach of contract; breach of covenants not to compete; wage and hour disputes; and, unfair trade practices.

John has tried several cases to full verdict and routinely argues motions before South Carolina’s courts. Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, John was employed with a large, regional law firm where he routinely handled business and employment related litigation. Immediately following law school, he was a judicial law clerk for The Honorable Roger L. Couch of the South Carolina Circuit Court.

While in college, John worked for the United States Department of State at the U.S. Consulate in Leipzig, Germany. He continues to maintain proficiency in German.

Honors and Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America©, "Ones to Watch: Labor and Employment Law - Management" (2021)
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, "Ones to Watch: Commercial Litigation" (2021)

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Appointed to serve on South Carolina Bar’s House of Delegates for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit (2020)
  • South Carolina Young Lawyers Division

Published Works

“South Carolina Lawmakers Considering COVID-19 Lawsuit Immunity for Businesses Amid Reopening,” ACC FOCUS … On the South Carolina Chapter (September 2020) [co-author]