Caralisa Connell

Nashville, Tennessee

Caralisa Connell is an associate with Manier & Herod practicing primarily in the areas of surety law, construction law, employment law, fidelity law, and general insurance coverage and litigation. In 2014, Ms. Connell received her Bachelor of Science in Physics from the University of Louisville where she was a member of the nationally ranked varsity softball team. Ms. Connell graduated second in her class from Belmont University College of Law in 2017.

While at Belmont College of Law, Ms. Connell was the Executive Submissions and Transcripts Editor of the Belmont Law Review. In addition, Ms. Connell was a member of Board of Advocates competing primarily in moot court competitions. Ms. Connell is a member of the American Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, the South Carolina Bar Association, and Nashville Bar Association.

Certifications of Specialization are available to Tennessee lawyers in all areas of practice relating to or included in the areas of Civil Trial, Criminal Trial, Business Bankruptcy, Consumer Bankruptcy, Creditors’ Rights, Medical Malpractice, Legal Malpractice, Accounting Malpractice, Elder Law, and Estate Planning. Listing of related or included practice areas herein does not constitute or imply a representation of Certification.

Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial and Professional Liability Insurance Coverage
  • Construction Law
  • Employment Law
  • Fidelity Law and Cyber Insurance Coverage
  • Surety Law

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court District of South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit


  • Belmont University College of Law, Nashville, Tennessee
    • J.D., 2017
  • University of Louisville
    • B.S., 2014

Published Works

Author –  The Surety’s Defenses to Unfavorable Provisions In A Bonded Contract (Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, Fidelity & Surety Law Committee Winter 2021 Newsletter)

Author – Specific Performance of the Indemnity Agreement (Southern Surety and Fidelity Claims Conferences 2019)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
    • Fidelity and Surety Law
    • Forum on Construction Law
    • Tort Trial Insurance Practice
    • Young Lawyers Division
  • Tennessee Bar Association
    • Construction Section
    • Tort and Insurance Section
    • Young Lawyers Division
  • South Carolina Bar Association
    • Construction Law Section
    • Employment & Labor Section
    • South Carolina Women Lawyers
    • Torts/Insurance Section
  • Nashville Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Division
  • Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association