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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.
Attorney Donnelly is an active member of the Connecticut Criminal
Defense Lawyer’s Association.  One hundred percent of his practice is
devoted to trial and appellate practice in both state and federal


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
    11 years
  2. Litigation: 35%
    11 years
  3. Administrative Law: 5%
    11 years

Attorney endorsements

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  • James O Ruane

    I am the current president of the Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and I definitely endorse Attorney Donnelly for their work defending people charged with criminal offenses in Connecticut. Attorney Donnelly is a tireless fighter for the accused and zealously defends his clients. If you are seeking an attorney for help with a criminal case, you have found a good one in Attorney Donnelly.


    James Ruane DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Jeremy. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Butler, Norris & Gold

254 Prospect Ave.
Hartford, CT, 06106


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2014
Rising StarNew England Super Lawyers2014
Rising StarNew England Super Lawyers2013
CALI Excellence Award in Criminal LawUniversity of Connecticut2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity Of Connecticut School Of Law2011 - Present
AttorneyButler, Norris & Gold2009 - Present
AttorneyGerace & Associates2005 - 2009
Law ClerkJon Schoenhorn & Associates2004 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Greater Hartford Literacy CouncilBoard of Directors2007 - 2008
Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2005 - Present
Connecticut Insurance Law JournalLead Articles Editor2004 - 2005
University of Connecticut - Moot Court BoardMember2003 - 2005
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Baker v. Commissioner of Correction, 91 Conn.App. 855Reversed and Remanded
State v. OsbourneNot Guilty
State v. LopezCase dismissed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Connecticut School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of Nevada-Las VegasN/AM.Ed.2001
St Bonaventure UniversityN/AB.S.1997