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R.J. Connelly III

Financial markets and services Attorney at Pawtucket, RI

5.0   9 reviews

About R.J.

Learn R.J.’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    25%
    Attorney Connelly is one of four Certified Elder Law Attorneys in Rhode Island. This certification by the National Elder Law Foundation identifies those lawyers who possess the enhanced knowledge, skills, experience, and proficiency to be designated a Certified Elder Law Attorney.

    27 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Estate planning
    25%
    We provide simple to sophisticated estate planning advise to clients throughout Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut.

    27 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Financial markets and services
    25%
    We provide a wide range of fiduciary services to clients including acting as trustee, attorney in fact, and court appointments such as guardian, executor or commissioner.

    27 years, 1,000 cases

  4. Probate
    25%
    We provide representation to clients throughout Rhode Ilsand, Massachusetts and Connectucut in the areas of Probate planning, administration and litigation.

    27 years, 1,000 cases

R.J. Connelly III is the principal attorney of Connelly Law Offices, LTD with offices in both Mystic, Connecticut and Pawtucket, RI. He is licensed to practice law in the states of Rhode Island, Connecticut and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and is also a Rhode Island and Massachusetts Real Estate Broker.   He has been board certified by the National Elder Law Foundation and is one of only 422 certified elder law attorneys in the United States. A graduate of Providence College and Quinnipiac School of Law, Attorney Connelly is a member of the Rhode Island Bar Association, Probate and Trust Committee, Sub-committee on Elder Law, the Stonington Commission on Aging, the Estate and Tax Planning Council of Eastern Connecticut, the Rhode Island Health Care Association, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the recipient of the 2011 Rhode Island Alliance for Better Long Term Care’s (State Ombudsman) “Hero Award” for his “unselfish dedication and service to protecting Elder Rights”. Mr. Connelly has been practicing law with a concentration in elder law issues for over 17 years and has dedicated his focus to the protection of the elderly.

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Licensed for 26 years
State CT
Status Active
Acquired 1997
Updated 09/28/2022
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 1996
Updated 09/19/2022
State RI
Status Authorized to practice law
Acquired 1996
Updated 11/15/2022

Contact R.J.

Connelly Law Offices, Ltd.
372 Broadway
Suite A
Pawtucket, RI, 02860
Connelly Law Offices, Ltd.
60 Willow Street, Unit 103
Mystic, CT, 06355
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Posted by Lisa | February 16, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Dedication to families and community
As a long term care health professional, I understand the importance of caring for our elders and disabled. RJ Connelly and his team are committed to serving the needs of this population and do so with professionalism and passion. Their dedication is commendable. I also love the work they do in providing community education. Through free workshops, podcasts, blogs and radio show topics, it is clear that their efforts are genuine in providing knowledge so that all people can make informed decisions about their health and wellbeing. This community outreach is second to none. The law firm is highly recommended.
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Posted by David | March 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Estate Planning and Fiduciary Services
Our family went to RJ and his team for estate planning and the development of a trust. We were more than pleased by the service, the professionalism of his team and the updates they provided us with. We then asked Attorney Connelly to take over the bill paying services for our elderly parents. Their caring and oversight, I am convinced, have kept our parents living independently in their home with less stress. We sleep easier at night knowing that RJ and his team of legal and fiduciary professionals are on our side. I just can't say enough positive things about this firm. Thank goodness they exist.
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Posted by anonymous | September 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Elder Law Attorney
RJ was hired to assist me in requesting Medicaid assistance for my wife . when she had to go to a nursing home for Alzheimer's. We communicated very well and there were many complications but he did it.
Posted by Jay | September 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Couldn't be happier with his professional service
My business partners and I used Attorney Connelly to complete several business documents. We had many questions before the process started and while he was preparing the documents. Attorney Connelly was not only accessible when we had a question but he took the time to make the process easy to understand. We were not only comfortable with his knowledge of the process but we felt that he valued us as clients. Our business is up and running without a hitch and Attorney Connelly allowed us to concentrate on our business while he prepared and filed all of our paperwork. He was recommended to us by a family friend and we have since recommended him to members of our family. It's a good feeling knowing we now have someone we can not only trust but we can count on as our business and family Attorney.
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Posted by Cheryl | August 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
R.J. Connelly III
I hired R.J. to help me settle my aunt's estate. The whole situation was so overwhelming but R.J. and his team were there every step of the way. He guided me through the probate process to connecting me with other professionals to help sell/settle property in record time. He's the best---I would recommend him highly!
Posted by Everett | August 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning by R. J. Connelly III
My wife and I were looking for help with estate trust planning and, after asking around, I was told that R. J. Connelly was the best in the business in Rhode Island. That is how we found him in the first place. We were NOT disappointed! R. J. Connelly is a congenial, highly competent, very comfortable attorney with which to work. He spends as much time with us as we needed to understand completely what he was doing. The fees for everything were reasonable, and given and explained to us up front. What we needed to do was outlined for us in writing and his staff gently reminded us to do everything and reviewed what we had done once we completed our part. . We would not hesitate to recommend him to any one else
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Posted by Robert | July 6, 2015
Connelly Law Offices Review
I would highly recommend Connelly Law for all your Elder Law needs. Overall....the entire staff stands ready to provide exceptional customer service, and support. They have always been there when I have any questions, or seek direction. Very positive experience.
Posted by John | January 2, 2012
business professional
Mr. Connelly III was very helpful in handling some legal matters for my business and personal affairs. His guidance proved very beneficial in avoiding mistakes I might of made without his help.
Posted by Craig | November 26, 2011
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I highly recommend RJ Connelly to anyone seeking legal counsel regarding the handling of an estate and/or estate planning. Both he and his staff are highly knowledgeable and responsive.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-350 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-33%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

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AVVO RATING 4.4 (Concern)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2022.

Reprimand issued in CT, 2022
updated on 07/27/2022

A reprimand is an order from the Statewide Grievance Committee after it has found that an attorney has engaged in ethical misconduct. If an attorney receives more than 3 reprimands in 5 years, a presentment must be filed against the attorney so the Superior Court can decide if more serious discipline should be ordered.

Work Experience

  • Certified Elder Law Attorney
  • CONNELLY LAW OFFICES
  • 1996 - Present
  • President
  • PROFESSIONAL FIDUCIARAY ADVISORS, INC.
  • 2000 - 2014

Education

  • Quinnipiac University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Suffolk Law School
  • 1994
  • Providence College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Associations

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Rhode Island Bar Association- Elder Law Subcommittee
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Stonington Commission on Aging
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Association of Daily Money Managers
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Elder Law Foundation
  • Certified Elder Law Attorney
  • 2009 - Present
  • Pawtucket Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • National Council on Aging
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Rhode Island Bar Association, Probate and Trust Committee
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Alliance for Better Long Term Care
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Certified Elder Law Attorney
  • 1998 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top Attorneys North America-Elder Law
  • Who's Who Top Attorneys of North America
  • 2017
  • Estate Planning Award
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2017
  • Elder Lawyer of the Year
  • lawyer's Monthly
  • 2016
  • Ten Best Estate Planning Attorneys
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2016
  • Hero Award for protecting Elder Rights
  • Alliance for Better Long Term Care
  • 2011
  • Certified Elder Law Attorney
  • National Elder Law Foundation
  • 2008
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Publications

  • Senior Digest
  • Some Thoughts on Powers of Attorney
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • Last Will and Embezzelment
  • Elderly Exploitation
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (1)
Elder law Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Guardianship Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. We worked together on a complicated Elder Care matter. I was very impressed by Attorney Connelly's competence with the legal matter and compassion with his client. I highly recommend Attorney R.J. Connelly. Attorney Richard Palumbo"
Elder law Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Attorney Connelly on an extremely difficult guardianship matter. His expertise and diligence was of tremendous assistance to myself, the ward and the court."
Pawtucket Financial markets and services Lawyer R.J. Connelly III
R.J. Connelly III
Financial markets and services Attorney
Pawtucket, RI
Licensed for 26 years