Staff Profiles

I am so grateful to have long serving, capable and trustworthy people working with me. I could not work at the level that we aspire without such experienced and reliable people to count on. Some of my staff have been working in the legal community longer than some of the lawyers that I see practicing! - Chris Connelly

Senior Paralegal Isabel Bravo Bucaram has worked at Christopher A. Connelly PA since 2000. In her time with this firm, she has attained the title of North Carolina Certified Paralegal and Mecklenburg County Certified Spanish Interpreter. She is Mr. Connelly's 'go to" person for criminal and traffic matters, handling driving privileges, subpoenas, court liaison etc. Isabel is a native of Ecuador and served our country in the US National Guard Reserve for over 10 years.

Paralegal Mandy Farris has worked with Chris since 1994. She handles administrative matters, bookkeeping and civil matters. A rare breed known as a native Charlottean, Mandy can trace her family back to General Robert E. Lee and beyond.

Legal Assistant Juan Pablo Orozco has worked with Chris since 2011. "JP" served in our 82nd Airborne division of the US Army and he handles the front desk duties, filing documents at court, confirming appointments, etc. JP is bilingual and a native of Colombia.

Legal Assistant Maria Jugo has worked with Chris since 2006.  She is a native of Argentina and handles front office matters in addition to tasks at the courthouse and the jail.

Dustye The Horse has been supporting the law office for many years in different roles, primarily destressing Chris by getting him lost in the woods. At 16 hands, he is the largest employee. However, no email address is assigned to him as of yet. Stay tuned.

Murraye the Dog also supports the staff as Chief Morale Officer and being a courier of whatever small documents can fit under his collar.