CHAD CONELLY2018-08-30T20:35:02+00:00


Founding Partner and Co-Managing Member

An Arizona native, Chad has been practicing law in Arizona since 2003 in a wide variety of employment, business, and real estate matters, focusing on business and real estate litigation and employment disputes. He founded Molever Conelly PLLC with Loren Molever in 2009 with a client-centric approach to maximize their clients’ bottom line and help them realize peace of mind. The Firm has achieved an AV® Preeminent™ rating – the top rating a law firm can achieve signifying the highest level of professional excellence.

Chad works tirelessly for his clients and injects his own passion into their causes. With deep experience in his areas of practice, Chad’s clients come to know him as their trusted legal advisor who consistently produces results. Chad’s measured approach to efficiently solve his client’s problems has earned him a loyal following of clients.

He has attained a “Superb 10.0” rating on, a peer and client review service. Chad has been selected for inclusion on the prestigious Super Lawyers Southwest “Rising Stars” list each year since 2012, which honors top attorneys in their field. He has also been honored to receive the Client Satisfaction Award from the American Legal Institute. 

Chad received a Bachelor of Science from The University of Arizona (magna cum laude) in 1999, and received his Juris Doctorate from Lewis & Clark Law School in 2003, where he served on Law Review. Never backing down from a good legal fight, Chad loves litigation and being in the courtroom, having handled hundreds of significant cases in multiple state courts, Federal courts, and arbitrations. He recently won a substantial verdict in a complex business dispute after a multi-week jury trial against a multi-national corporation represented by one of the largest firms in Arizona.

Chad is the go-to lawyer for many businesses with Arizona legal needs. Chad and his team set up new companies, prepare and negotiate contracts, and handle disputes involving contracts, fraud, misrepresentation, partnership issues, the sale of goods and services, and many other business matters. Chad helps his business clients avoid legal pitfalls, and aggressively protects their interests in and out of the courtroom.

In employment matters, Chad aggressively represents individuals who have been wronged by their employers, and companies dealing with complicated legal issues. Chad has significant experience addressing issues and claims concerning wrongful termination, discrimination, retaliation wage and hour issues, disability, employment contracts, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, and other employment disputes. He regularly prepares employment contracts, independent contractor agreements, and other employment documents for both individuals and companies.

Chad and his team also help clients on real estate matters, including dealing with contract disputes, landlord-tenant issues, and professional negligence claims. He works closely with the firm’s transactional attorneys to help guide his clients through complicated business and real estate deals.

In addition to his work fighting for his clients, Chad also serves as a mediator, helping parties embroiled in lawsuits settle their cases. Chad has conducted several hundred mediations, and he maintains a high settlement success rate. He focuses his mediation practice on business, employment, real estate, and personal injury disputes. 

Chad is active in the community, serving on the Phoenix Men’s Arts Council and the Employment Law Section of the Maricopa County Bar Association. In the past he’s served on several non-profit boards.

An avid outdoorsman, Chad enjoys sailing, surfing, snowboarding, fly fishing, and hiking, and he regularly competes in triathlons and open water swimming races. A true Wildcat at heart, he also loves attending basketball and football games with his family in Tucson.