Our Attorneys

Attorney Jeff Tormey

Jeff Tormey grew up on a dairy farm in Madison, Wisconsin. From the age of 12, Jeff has always wanted to practice law. He moved to Texas and made this goal a reality after receiving his law degree from Texas Tech University Law School. While attending Texas Tech, Jeff competed with a partner in the American Bar Association’s Negotiations competition, where his team placed 4th out of 130 teams. He was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1995.

In 2002, Jeff obtained his certification from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in the area of Personal Injury Law. Jeff’s first job was in the personal injury field, and he has since had a passion for this particular area of the law. In addition to helping people, Jeff enjoys the complexity of these types of cases and considers fighting for what his clients deserve to be the most rewarding part of his career.

Jeff is a managing partner at Tormey & McConnell and has nearly 25 years of experience representing injured victims and their families in Amarillo. Jeff and his support staff at Tormey & McConnell are active in the Amarillo community and treat every client that walks through their door as family. When it comes to handling cases, honesty and dependable communication are two of the most important values to Jeff. He consistently takes his clients’ best interests to heart and is willing to go the extra mile to seek justice on their behalf.

Outside of practicing law, Jeff has held leadership roles in Amarillo Youth Choirs, Trinity Lutheran Church, Friends of NRA, Cub Scouts, and Kids Inc. Shooting and hunting have been a passion all his life- his parents met at an ammunition factory. Jeff has taken numerous advanced firearms training courses from instructors including Clint Smith, Louis Awerbuck, and Tom Givens among others. He has served on the Board of the Amarillo Rifle and Pistol Club for over 20 years.

Areas of Practice:

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1998


  • Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas
    • J.D. – 1995
  • University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    • B.A. – 1991
    • Major: Political Science
    • Minor: History

Attorney Ed McConnell

Ed McConnell is the founder of the firm. Born in Childress, Texas in 1954. Ed has lived in West Texas all his life. After graduating from Plainview High School, Ed attended Texas Tech University and graduated with a B.A. in Chemistry and a minor in Biology. This background gives him a unique perspective when dealing with your medical providers.

After receiving his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Texas Tech University School of Law in 1979, Ed moved to Amarillo. On the day that he was sworn in as a lawyer, Ed was in a courtroom in Amarillo representing a client in a hearing. Since that day, he has continued his active trial practice. He was certified in Personal Injury Trial Law in 1988.

Ed is further admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. He has served on the State Bar Grievance Committee for District 13A as a member of the Professional Enhancement Program for the maximum allowed period from 1996 to 2002. In 1990, the Texas State Bar appointed him to the Board of Directors for Texas Rural Legal Aid, a legal services corporation charged with providing legal aid to the poor.

A dedicated shooter and hunter, Ed is a Life Member of the National Rifle Association. While working with the Friends of the NRA program, he has seen tens of thousands of dollars return to this area for safety and shooting programs. He has been nationally recognized by the NRA Foundation for his volunteer efforts.

Areas of Practice

Litigation Percentage

  • 95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Personal Injury, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1983


  • Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas
    • J.D. – 1979
  • Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA
    • B.A. – 1976
    • Major: Chemistry
    • Minor: Biology

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Amarillo Bar Association


“[Ed] was very informative and provided quality service in an amazing amount of time.”