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About me

I practice in the areas of  criminal defense, family & matrimonial law, and general civil litigation.  

As a native New Yorker, I have roots in New York City, Westchester County, and Long Island.  My main office is located in Manhattan, and I also have an office in Nassau County. 

When not practicing law, I enjoy running and playing tennis and participating in professional and social events throughout  New York City.  I volunteer regularly at a Manhattan soup kitchen and serve as a judge for various national and regional mock trial tournaments.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    5 years
  2. Divorce & Separation: 25%
  3. Family: 25%



Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

19 total 

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  • John Francis Campbell III

    Bruce is a passionate advocate for his clients and always conducts a thorough investigation into all matters. This systematic approach has resulted in excellent results for all of his clients. I strongly endorse Bruce.


    John Campbell Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Valerie K. Mitchell

    Bruce is a knowledgeable and hard-working lawyer. He leaves no stone unturned when it comes to achieving the best possible result for his clients.


    Valerie Mitchell Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Raiser & Kenniff, PC

87 Walker Street
Second Floor
New York, NY, 10013


NYCurrently registered 200803/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Economics AwardFordham University Economics Department2004
Outstanding Student Leadership AwardOmicron Delta Epsilon2004
Political Science Endowment AwardFordham University Political Science Department2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe Law Offices of Bruce R. Connolly2010 - Present
AssociateCahill Gordon & Reindel LLP2007 - 2009
Summer AssociateCahill Gordon & Reindel LLP2006 - 2006
InternWestchester County District Attorney2005 - 2005
LSAT Instructor and TutorKaplan Test Prep2003 - 2005
InternNew York State Supreme Court2003 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Nassau County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
New York Criminal Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Irish American Bar Association of New YorkMember2009 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
New York City Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Regis High School Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People of the State of New York v. AnonymousPending
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Publication nameTitleDate
Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics and Public PolicyVolume XXI, Issue No. 1 and No. 22007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Notre Dame Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Fordham UniversityEconomics & Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2004
Regis High SchoolN/AN/A2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Law Student Division's 2nd Circuit Spring MeetingLunch with Experience2011
2011 Criminal Law ForumCriminal Law2011