I have family members who have suffered from both cognitive and physical... more
I have family members who have suffered from both cognitive and physical difficulties related to aging. Having gone through these experiences, I appreciate the difficulty families face in discussing these issues with their loved ones. I am significantly aware of the need to understand and explain the intracacies of Elder law, estate planning solutions, and obtaining Medicaid and/or Veteran... view profile
i have been practicing law since i was admitted in Connecticut in 1971. i also have... more
i have been practicing law since i was admitted in Connecticut in 1971. i also have been admitted to the US District Court in Ct. as well as the Second Circuit Court of Appleals in 1972; i was admitted to the US Supreme Ct in 1996.i was an Assistant Attorney General from 1971-1973. I was a prosecutor for the State of Connecticut from 1973-1975.in 1975 i opened up my own law frim and in 1977 i m... view profile
Attorney Donnelly is well known in Connecticut courtrooms and has represented... more
Attorney Donnelly is well known in Connecticut courtrooms and has represented hundreds of individuals charged with offenses ranging from simple motor vehicle matters to murder. While most criminal and civil matters resolve by settlement, Attorney Donnelly has tried a number of cases successfully to juries. He also has argued cases before the Connecticut Appellate and Supreme Courts. Atto... view profile
Federal and state government agencies are required to follow certain procedures in order for their actions to be constitutional. For the federal government, these procedures are generally outlined by the Federal Administrative Procedure Act (FAPA). Each state government has its own set of administrative procedures as well, some of which are modeled after FAPA. An administrative law attorney specializes in administrative procedures at the federal and/or state level. Some examples of administrative agencies include the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). If, for example, the FDA passes new rules that affect your business, you may benefit from the services of an administrative law lawyer to better understand whether the FDA followed the correct procedure in passing these rules and whether you should contest them.