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Christian Connolly

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Phone: 828.251.0800

535 College St.
Asheville, North Carolina 28801

Christian came to Asheville, North Carolina in 1999 to attend Warren Wilson College, where he graduated in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Integrative Studies, with a focus on Environmental Advocacy. Living in the Swannanoa Valley and working as a carpenter throughout Western North Carolina, he recognized that his background provided him with opportunities that others would likely never have the privilege to pursue.

While attending law school at the Roger Williams University School of Law in Bristol, Rhode Island, his pursuit of serving in the public's interest led him to join the school's immigration law clinic, which served indigent and deserving immigrants in their need to remain united with their U.S. Citizen family members in the United States. For the eight years after graduating law school in 2011, he served his fellow community members as an immigration attorney, which allowed him to help hundreds of children and their families remain at home to continue contributing to their local communities. In 2014, his interest in the protection of human rights led to service as an Asylum Officer with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, where he adjudicated refugee claims for people fleeing their home countries as the result of brutal violence and persecution.

Christian brings this dedication to serving his neighbors to Grimes Teich Anderson, where Personal Injury and Social Security Disability are the focus of his practice. He understands that bad things happen to good people and that those people need to be represented by attorneys who know how to protect their interests and who understand the complex legal issues and motivations guiding powerful insurance companies and governmental agencies. One of his favorite aspects of lawyering is being able to explain complex issues in a more simple way to clients, so they understand what is happening.

Christian lives in Mars Hill, NC with his wife Lorienne and their dog Sythia. He can be found hiking, biking, motorcycling or kayaking anywhere in the Southern Appalachian mountains-a place he considers paradise and is fortunate to call home.

Education

J.D., Roger Williams University School of Law, 2011

B.A., Warren Wilson College, 2001

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice North Carolina, 2018
Massachusetts, 2011

Each case is different, so not all information on this website, as well as some which may not be provided, will apply to every case. Because the facts and relevant laws are different from case to case, Grimes Teich Anderson does not guarantee that the outcome, results or experiences with one lawyer or one case will be similar to another.

Except for Employment Law Cases, Attorney’s fees are a percentage of the entire recovery and will be deducted before other expenses. In addition to the fee in these cases, Client will be responsible for litigation expenses, which will either be deducted from the recovery or paid by the client. Some Employment Law Cases may be handled on a contingent fee basis and others handled on an hourly basis, where the client is billed for the hours spent on the case. Based on our experience, we will advise you of the most appropriate fee arrangement in Employment Law cases.

Material on this website is for information purposes and is not legal advice.

Client Reviews
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Mr. Anderson represented my husband, Duane Carter during a recent car accident claim. We were try to get the medical bills and pain reimbursement resolved with the insurance company. They were great at keeping us current with any progress or problems that occurred during the process of our claim. The law firm of Grimes, Teich & Anderson are very people oriented and care deeply about their clients. I would highly recommend anyone in a similar situation use this law firm to resolve their claim. Duane C. & Tammey C.
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Brian, I want to thank you and Ms. Willetts for all of your help during the appeal. Your expertise and approachable personality was truly welcomed, and having you present for the SSA hearing reduced my anxieties about the process. I will gladly refer others to you if they are needing assistance with disability or injury. If I were to encounter trouble with the SSA in the future, you will be my first contact. Your professionalism is a step above. Will Pitman
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All veterans with a claim feeling you don't have a chance or feel defeated need to make contact with Grimes Teich Anderson and let qualified personnel get you through claims procedures. They will evaluate your claim and work through it with you from beginning to end and treat you with compassion and caring. William E.
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We received exceptional assistance with a very difficult situation. Jessica Leaven and her team were thorough and clear throughout the entire process. We are grateful for her assistance and would recommend her to others who are seeking simple guidance or formal representation. Rebecca H.
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Henry Teich is an outstanding attorney who aggressively represented me in a complex workers compensation injury case. Hank has been handling WC injury cases for may years and knows all the new NC statutes concerning WC! Tony M.
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