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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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Practice areas


  1. Probate: 25%
    21 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Elder Law: 25%
    21 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Estate Planning: 25%
    21 years, 1 thousand cases
  4. Financial Services: 25%
    21 years, 1 thousand cases



Hourly ($150-300/hour), contingent (25-33%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Maria Caley

    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.


    Maria Caley Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Connelly Law Offices, Ltd.

372 Broadway
Suite A
Pawtucket, RI, 02860

Connelly Law Offices, Ltd.

31 Broadway Avenue
Mystic, CT, 06355



RIAuthorized to practice law199601/18/2010
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Hero Award for protecting Elder RightsAlliance for Better Long Term Care2011
Certified Elder Law AttorneyNational Elder Law Foundation2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Certified Elder Law AttorneyCONNELLY LAW OFFICES1996 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Stonington Commission on AgingMember2010 - Present
National Elder Law FoundationCertified Elder Law Attorney2009 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysCertified Elder Law Attorney1998 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Senior DigestSome Thoughts on Powers of Attorney2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Quinnipiac University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Suffolk University Law SchoolN/AN/A1994
Providence CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Last Will and EmbezzelmentElderly Exploitation2012