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R.J. Connelly III


R.J.  Connelly III

Address:
372 Broadway
Suite A
Pawtucket, Rhode Island 02860
United States

Telephone: (401) 724-9400
Facsimile: (401) 724-3046
Firm: CONNELLY LAW OFFICES, LTD.
Practice Overview:
Connelly Law has been helping residents of Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts since 1970. Our team is dedicated to our clients, and we offer every individual who seeks our assistance outstanding legal service. We understand that certain areas of law may require an attorney's assistance more often than other areas. Some of our clients continue to seek our assistance for years after our original meeting. We build strong relationships with our clients, and strive to keep abreast of the ever changing laws.

Since elder law is an incredibly broad area of law, almost every lawyer has their areas of expertise. Elder law covers all topics that people may face as they start to reach the age of retirement, including retirement planning, conservatorship, and fiduciary services. It is important to find an attorney who has knowledge of the elder network. Attorney Connelly is a Certified Elder Law Attorney, which makes him 1 out of less than 500 Certified Elder Law attorneys in the country, one out of only 25 in the state of Massachusetts, one out of only eleven in the state of Connecticut, and one out of only five in the state of Rhode Island, who can claim such a title! His experience and passion for elder law ensures that our clients will receive excellent elder law assistance.
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The lead attorney at our firm has over 17 years of legal experience, and is more than capable of handling any type of legal issue a client may be facing. Please see the below areas of practice in which our Elder Law Attorney specializes.

Jurisdiction(s):
Connecticut
Massachusetts
Rhode Island

Professional Profile:
Attorney Connelly practices in the area of elder law. This area of law involves Medicaid planning and asset protection advice for those individuals entering nursing homes, planning for the possibility of disability through the use of powers of attorney for the both health care and finances, guardianship, estate planning, probate and estate administration, preparation of wills, living trusts and special or supplemental needs trusts.
Attorney Connelly practices heavily in both contested and uncontested probate court matters and provides a wide range of fiduciary services to his clients in acting as trustee, attorney-in-fact, and representative payee or other court appointments.

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Attorney Connelly practices heavily in both contested and uncontested probate court matters and provides a wide range of fiduciary services to his clients in acting as trustee, attorney-in-fact, and representative payee or other court appointments.

Attorney Connelly practices heavily in both contested and uncontested probate court matters and provides a wide range of fiduciary services to his clients in acting as trustee, attorney-in-fact, and representative payee or other court appointments.

?Attorney Connelly practices heavily in both contested and uncontested probate court matters and provides a wide range of fiduciary services to his clients in acting as trustee, attorney-in-fact, and representative payee or other court appointments.

He represents clients primarily in the states of Rhode Island, Connecticut and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.He was certified as an Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation (NELF) in 2008. He was only the third attorney in Rhode Island certified as CELA and is the only practicing CELA in Providence County. Lawyers who are certified as specialists have been recognized by independent professional certifying organizations as having an enhanced level of skill, as well as substantial involvement in established legal specialty areas. Certifying organizations require lawyers to demonstrate special training, experience and knowledge to ensure that recognition as a certified specialist is meaningful and reliable.

Bar Admissions
•Rhode Island Bar Association, Member, 1996
•Massachusetts Bar Association, Member, 1997
•Connecticut Bar Association, Member, 1997
•U.S. District Court of RI, Member, 1997
•U.S. District Court of MA, Member, 1999
•U.S. District Court of CT, Member, 1999
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Legal Affiliations
•National Elder Law Foundation
•National Academy of Elder Law Attorney
•Elder Law Answers
•Rhode Island Bar Association
•Connecticut Bar Association
•Pawtucket Bar Association

Education:
LevelSchoolDegreeYear
UndergraduateProvidence CollegeBA; Political Science1991
LawQuinnipiac College School of LawJD1995
OtherSuffolk law School1994

Affiliations & Memberships:
Other Affiliations

•Rhode Island and Massachusetts Licensed Real Estate Broker
•Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant U.S. Army Reserves (retired)
•Member, National Council on Aging
•Member, American Association of Retired Persons
•Member, Alliance for Better Long Term Nursing Care
•St. Thomas More Society, Providence, RI
•St. Patrick's Church, Mystic, CT
•Board Member, Scandinavian Home, Cranston, RI

Interests:
Sailing; Family;

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