Connolly McArthur has extensive experience representing long-term care communities, including assisted living facilities and nursing homes, from pre-suit through final resolution.

Connolly’s representation of long-term care communities includes defending resident’s rights and premises liability claims and drafting and enforcing arbitration agreements. She has authored numerous successful appeals in this area of law, including Tandem Health Care v. Whitney, Alterra Health Care v. Linton, Alterra Health Care v. Bryant, McKibbin v. Alterra Health Care, and Himmelmann v. Alterra Health Care. She also represents medical professionals in claims made by their patients and the Department of Health. As a Certified Circuit Mediator, Connolly brings considerable experience in personal injury litigation assisting others to resolve their disputes. 

Outside of the office, Connolly enjoys spending time with her family and friends, college football, boating, growing orchids, and walking with her golden retriever, Sadie.


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Credentials & Experience


University of Southern Mississippi, B.S., 1986, Honors

University of Southern Mississippi, M.B.A., 1987

University of Florida College of Law, J.D., 1996, Honors

Bar Admissions

The Florida Bar

Hillsborough County Bar Association 

Clearwater Bar Association 

Court Admissions

U.S. Federal Court, Middle District of Florida


  • Representing large national nursing home and assisted living companies in Florida negligence matters from presuit through trial.
  • Representing multi-state regional nursing home company in Florida negligence matters from presuit through trial.
  • Representing small nursing home and assisted living operators in Florida negligence matters from presuit through trial.
  • Representing large national bank in premises liability matters.
  • Representing nursing home and assisted living companies in arbitration enforcement matters.
  • Drafting arbitration and residency agreements for nursing home and assisted living facility companies.

Professional & Civic

Community & Professional

  • Certified Circuit Mediator
  • RCS Pinellas: Board of Directors
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Clearwater Bar Association
    • President-Elect (2023-2024)
    • Board of Directors
  • Clearwater Bar Foundation Board of Trustees
  • Morton Plant Mease Foundation Women In Philanthropy Steering Committee


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