Connell L. Archey

Butler Snow


BRBA:            Tell us about your education. 
I enlisted in the United States Army after high school.  After three years in the Army, I attended LSU and received a degree in music education.  After teaching band for one year, I attended LSU law school and graduated in 1990. 


BRBA:            Where are you from?
Lucedale, Mississippi.


BRBA:            Where and what type of law do you practice? 
I have had the privilege of practicing with tremendous lawyers and friends with Kantrow Spaht Weaver and Blitzer which recently joined with and became part of Butler Snow LLP.  My area of concentration is insurance defense split between casualty work and legal malpractice defense.


BRBA:            Why did you want to become an attorney?
I had always done well in school.  So when I decided I did not want to teach school long term, I took a business law class and enjoyed it.  I then decided to go to law school.


BRBA:            If you were not practicing law, what would be your alternate profession? 


BRBA:            What is one thing you wish you would have known before you went to law school?  
I wish that I had networked better with my class mates in law school.


BRBA:            Are you involved with the BRBA? If so, how?
 I have been involved in youth programs over the years.  I have spoken in the schools and have served on the high school mock trial committee for many years.


BRBA:            What motivated you to become involved with the BRBA?  
BRBA does great things for the community.  Ann, Donna, and the staff are tremendous to work with.  Finally, it is a way to give back to the community.


BRBA:            What is your favorite BRBA activity or event?
The high school mock trial competition and Belly Up to the Bar.


BRBA:            Are you involved with any other organizations or causes? 
National Guard,  Church and tennis.


BRBA:            What is the best piece of advice you have received?  
Always assume that everything that you do and say will end up in the newspaper.


BRBA:            What are your leisure activities?
Tennis, walking my dog (Doggie), and playing trumpet.


BRBA:            What is the last book that you read? 
If you do not count my Dad Jokes book, A Dog’s Journey (not my favorite).


BRBA:            Tell us something interesting about yourself.   
I have been trying to learn French on my own for the past 2 plus years.  I listed to French in my car commuting to work.  I also watch Netflix shows in French with English subtitles.  My wife and kids think I am crazy.  I have learned much French, but I am really bad at it.  My Mississippi accent and the French language apparently do not go well together.

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