Sid Connor has over 33 years experience in civil litigation and has an “AV” peer rating with Martindale Hubbell, the most prestigious lawyer rating service in the country.

With 33 years’ experience in civil litigation (21 years with Kelaher Connell & Connor P.C.), he has a passion for consumer law and has years of experience as a trial lawyer. He has argued cases before the South Carolina Supreme Court, the South Carolina Court of Appeals and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the United States District Court. Sid is also the author of “Compromise and Settlement”.

Significant Cases & Settlements

Simpson v. Addy’s Harbor Dodge (2007)

Appellate Case: Mr. Connor successfully argued to the South Carolina Supreme Court that a particular arbitration clause hidden in the purchase order for an automobile was unconscionable and illegal. The dealer had attempted to trick consumers into giving up their Constitutional right to a jury trial by putting an arbitration clause on the back of the purchase contract. The arbitration clause attempted to strip the purchaser of many rights and remedies provided by the consumer laws of South Carolina. The South Carolina Supreme Court agreed with Mr. Connor and struck down the unconscionable arbitration clause. This case is a victory for all consumers in the state of South Carolina. It upholds the right to a jury trial and the consumers’ rights to be protected from unscrupulous car salesmen.

Home Mortgage / Life Insurance Scam (2014)

Mr. Connor achieved total settlements in excess of 4 Million Dollars for 26 families. A life insurance salesman operated a scam, targeting mostly elderly church members. The scam was to find older folks who owned their homes, then convince them to “invest” in the con artist’s “financial program.” His program was nothing more than the purchase of expensive life insurance policies which were not suitable for retired folks. He convinced these folks to borrow hundreds of thousands of dollars on their paid-up homes to “invest” in the scam. He did not tell them that they could not afford to continue these payments into the future. He also did not tell them that his commission in some cases, was 100% of the first year’s premium payment. The companies that sold the policies failed to determine that these policies were entirely unsuitable for these retired couples, mostly on fixed incomes.

Motorcycle Injury (2012)

Mr. Connor represented Michael, who had come to Myrtle Beach on vacation. Michael was hit broadside while operating his motorcycle. He was hit by a car being driven by a 17-year old girl who had been drinking at a local bar. Michael spent a long time in the hospital and had a difficult, but successful recovery. The girl pled guilty to felony DUI. Mr. Connor researched where the girl was served alcohol. He was able to prove that the bar had served alcohol to this same girl on at least 5 separate occasions. He recovered over a Million Dollars from the irresponsible bar owners to help Michael pay his medical expenses and lost wages and to get back on his feet.

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Represented hundreds of indigent clients for civil litigation matters.
  • Represented dozens of churches and non-profit organizations.
  • Served as Mentor for young lawyers in the South Carolina Lawyer Mentor Program.

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina State Bar
  • Horry County Bar
  • United States Federal District Court
  • United States Court of Appeals (Fourth Circuit)
  • United States Supreme Court


Bob Jones University

He graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts on 1978

Duke University School of Law

He graduated with a Juris Doctor in 1982