Kevin Connell represents clients with issues related to labor and employment, education, and public sector matters. He has experience representing both employees and employers, including unions, non-profits, and dozens of public school districts throughout New York State.
Kevin is also an accomplished writer. He is the author of two books on higher education reform, including Degrees of Deception: America’s For-Profit Higher Education Fraud and Breaking Point: The College Affordability Crisis & Our Next Financial Bubble. His experience gained by authoring these books has given him unique insight into education law issues. Kevin has also written several articles on education issues and is frequently invited to speak at education forums where he discusses the challenges facing college students and their families.
Kevin is a cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Rochester and a graduate of William & Mary Law School. Since his admission to the New York Bar in 2019, Kevin has been admitted to the Western District of New York and United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. During his time at William & Mary Law School, Kevin served his community as the President of the American Constitution Society, Tournament Justice for the William & Mary Moot Court Team, and a member of the William & Mary Environmental Law & Policy Review.
Since returning to Rochester, Kevin has been involved in several community organizations and associations, most notably as Chair of the Monroe County Bar Association Lawyers for Learning Committee. Lawyers for Learning offers mentorship and financial resources to students in the Rochester City School District. Additionally, Kevin also serves on the Board of the Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex, which serves as a valuable community resource for skating and generates millions of dollars of revenue for Monroe County. In addition to being inducted into the Next Generation Leader Program and The Order of the Barristers, Kevin was also recognized as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers in 2021.