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Amy C. Connolly

Divorce and separation Attorney at Exeter, NH

4.7   15 reviews
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State NH
    Acquired 2006
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BOARD CERTIFIED FAMILY LAW SPECIALIST BY THE NATIONAL BOARD OF TRIAL ADVOCACY

Location

Connolly Law PLLC
Connolly Law PLLC
1650 Elm St, Suite 202
Manchester, NH, 03101
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4.7 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | January 6, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing
Amy is well versed in the law, a fearless advocate, strong and professional courtroom appearance. Amy and her whole team understood the situation immediately, were responsive, and realistic. You’re making a mistake by not hiring her.
Posted by Taryn | June 18, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Would absolutely recomend!
I needed help with an emergency custody issue and wish I had hired her for the original divorce. Amy Connolly and her paralegal Michele Deegan were marvelous throughout the entire process. Helpful, knowledgeable, confident, compassionate, responsive and a pleasure to work with. Would absolutely hire again and would recommend to anyone who might need services.
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Posted by anonymous | November 19, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney!
If you have a difficult family law matter, hire Attorney Connolly! Prepared, professional...knows the law inside and out. She is always available and answers emails and phone calls immediately. Her staff is easy to work with and very friendly. I'd hire her again in a second.
Posted by anonymous | April 16, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and responsive
Amy is extremely knowledgeable. She responds to emails and phone calls extremely fast. We greatly value her input.
Posted by Elizabeth | February 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Timely Divorce
I would highly recommend Amy Connolly to anyone! When I first consulted with Amy I was in the middle of a divorce and trying to do the paperwork on my own. After months of having my paperwork rejected from the courthouse, I realized I needed a professionals help. Attorney Connolly and her staff made me feel extremely comfortable and started working on my divorce paperwork right away. From the consult to the hearing, Amy was always professional, timely, and available for any questions I might have along the way. If you are looking for an attorney that will put you first and always have your best interest in mind, look no further than Attorney Amy Connolly!
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Posted by anonymous | October 2, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Quality advocacy
My case was difficult and heavily disputed. She was the third lawyer in thecase. With Amy’s help, I finally got justice for my children. She was knowledgeable, professional, and an excellent mediator/advocate. If you are thinking of hiring a lawyer, you should look no further.
Posted by Paul | July 18, 2015
Excellent and Professional
I would certainly recommend Amy to anyone! My divorce was a marathon, to say the least. Amy handled every single piece of it in a calm, professional manner from the initial filings, throughout the interrogatories, the initial hearing, final hearing, and eventually all the way to the Supreme Court briefs that needed to filed on my behalf due to continued appeals. That's not to mention the numerous motions that were filed in my case. Amy and her staff were excellent in their thorough and timely follow-up and I was never left in the dark about anything that was going on throughout the process. Always accessible, Amy and her staff were there to answer questions and guide me through the complexities of my situation. She handled all of my hearings very well, had thorough knowledge of the process and was able to present a solid case to the court. As a result, Amy was extremely successful in protecting my interests and in achieving a favorable outcome. Again, i would definitely recommend her to anyone.
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Posted by David | June 12, 2015
Very good Lawyer
Smart, professional, and caring. Amy and her staff cared ,not only about my outcome, but also about spending my money wisely during the child custody process. She is very knowlegable about the law and makes you feel comfortable from the moment you step into the building.
Posted by James | June 11, 2015
Extremely helpful
I came to Attourney Connolly extremely nervous and with very short notice before my final hearing. I have been trying to work with opposing council with no response. I also was in financial crisis. Attourney Connolly fixed all this for me. She talked me though a lot of very tough and emotional questions and problems I had, worked with opposing council to come up with a parent plan and decree on divorce that both parties agreed to. I had a lot of questions every day that Attourney Connolly and Michele answered in a very timely manner. Within weeks she had everything drafted answered questions and reviewed a lot of previous paperwork when she already had a full plate of other work loads. She did all of this pro bono for me which is amazing because without that I would not be able to have council to represent myself and my son. I am extremely thankful to everyone involved in this process that helped me and my son. I would recommend Attourney Connolly and russman law to anyone and everyone. I will be talking about you guys to everyone and once again thank you very much for everything. Great job
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Posted by anonymous | March 31, 2014
Ethical, Compassionate, and Knowledgeable
I had the good fortune of having Attorney Connolly represent me recently in a very complex post-divorce matter. Throughout the several months it took to obtain a resolution, she remained responsive, thorough, and compassionate. Her understanding of family law and her willingness to advocate tirelessly on my behalf resulted in a settlement that had been impossible to achieve prior to her involvement. I would wholeheartedly recommend Attorney Connolly, and consider her an outstanding asset and example to the legal community.
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Posted by Jack | September 26, 2013
Classic, Exquisite, Exceptional, Outstanding, and Attentive comes to mind in Describing Amy Connolly!!!!!
I am a avid listener to the radio station WHEB (The Morning Buzz) between 7:00am to 10:00am. Once a month they have on Attorney Ryan Russman on to answer questions about the law. I find Attorney Russman very knowledgeable and accurate to the questions that are asked of him. 6 months ago I needed an attorney to handle my upcoming divorce proceedings, I approached Russman Law to handle my case. It was definitely the best decision I could have made. Attorney Amy Connolly who is affiliated with Russman Law was assigned my case. My first impression of Attorney Connolly was that I have found a person who is knowledgeable, personal, easy to talk to, a great listener, and above all gets right to the point with no nonscence. I not only needed a exceptional lawyer, I needed a friend I could trust with my case. Attorney Connolly exceeded in all areas of my needs. Her knowledge of the law and experience handling divorce proceedings were exceptional and a "No Brainer" taking her lead. During the next 6 months, Attorney Connolly kept me well informed at what was going on, and kept the cost to the minimum. I felt totally comfortable that Attorney Connolly was handling my case. There was never a phone call that was never returned, or an email sent her way that was never answered. I felt that I had an angel on my shoulder guiding me me thru this difficult period of time. Attorney Connolly suggested going thru Mediation, and it turned out definitely in my situation the correct way to go. During the proceedings Amy was right by my side explaining to me my options, and fighting for me all the way. When the Mediation was all over, I knew I made the right choice with Attorney Connolly. She is an exceptional Attorney, but more important a friend who made this tough ordeal a little easier to deal with. I would highly recommed Attorney Connolly to anyone!!!!! Thank you Amy for being there for me. Jack
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Posted by anonymous | August 27, 2013
Exceptional Attorney!
I hired Attorney Connolly to handle my divorce case based on the countless positive word of mouth I was hearing. I hoped to be among the long list of satisfied clients, and after a lengthy consultation with her I believed that I could count on her ample experience. I knew I needed an attorney who was familiar with the process and attentive to my individual concerns. Amy provided all of that, and in addition helped me personally by offering her advice and listening to me. She did an excellent job and was extremely attentive to me during a very difficult and emotional time. She not only helped me to secure a very favorable outcome in my case, but spent more than one occasion on the phone with me late in the evening when I needed guidance. I'm happy to say that as a lawyer she suited my needs extremely well. I'm even more pleased to say that throughout the entire ordeal I felt like I'd not only secured an exceptional attorney, but added a much needed loyal friend to the process. I would highly recommend Attorney Connolly to anyone who asks! Thank you for everything Amy!
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Posted by Jim | June 3, 2013
How divorce should be
Divorce done in weeks not months or years, awesome when all party's can sit and talk and be respectful . Amy Connolly leads by example !
Posted by Sandra | March 14, 2013
Responsive, Helpful and Results Driven
I had burnt my hand so badly with a faulty product I was out of work for a month. Amy handled my case and was very sensitive to my situation. Amy was also very helpful in explaining what was going on in the case and what my options were for each decision that had to be made. In the end, we reached a settlement that I was happy with and it only took a few weeks. I highly recommend working with Amy
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Posted by Dan | January 6, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Poor legal advice. Completely Scamed me.
Hired for a divorce case. 5,000$ deposit. She never consulted me after the first consulting call. She missed 3 different phone meetings with me in three months. Charged me 5000 total before even ever going to court of ever having even one conversation. The services that were rendered I have been told by every other local attorney is some of the worst advice and service for my situation. Would never recommend and some of the practices by her and fellow lawyers she is friendly with border illegal.
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Response from Amy Connolly January 6, 2023
Hello "Dan": I have searched the firms' database and have not had a former client with the name Dan in several years. I note that this review was posted the same day I received a very favorable outcome in a case. I question whether you are a former client or an opposing party. If you are actually a client, please call the office as I always strive to provide exceptional representation at a reasonable rate. Respectfully, Amy Connolly
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Connolly Law, PLLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Russman Law
  • 2012 - 2018
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Rockingham County Attorney's Office
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Boynton Waldron Doleac Woodman & Scott
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Legal Intern
  • Shaheen & Gordon
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Legal Intern
  • New Hampshire Attorney General's Office
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Teacher's Assistant
  • University of New Hampshire School of Law
  • 2003 - 2006
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Education

  • University of New Hampshire School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • University of New Hampshire
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2002

Associations

  • New Hampshire Association for Justice
  • Board of Governors
  • 2015 - Present
  • Rockingham County Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • New Hampshire Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Collaborative Law Alliance of New Hampshire
  • Chairperson
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Collaborative Law Alliance of New Hampshire
  • Board of Directors
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Charles C. Doe American Inn of Court
  • 2006 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best Law Firms
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Runner up Best Oral Advocate in Nation
  • William B. Spong
  • 2005
  • Best Brief in the Nation
  • William B. Spong
  • 2004
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Annual Family Law Forum
  • Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act Update
  • 2018
  • NHAJ annual Family Law Forum
  • Technology in the courtroom
  • 2017
  • Family Law
  • Collaborative Law in New Hampshire
  • 2014
  • 2nd Annual NH Statewide Practice Group
  • IACP RECAP
  • 2014
  • Charles C. Doe American Inn of Court
  • Demonstrative Evidence in Trial
  • 2011
  • University of New Hampshire Mock Trial Team
  • Effective Use of Exhibits in Trial
  • 2010
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Developments in New Hampshire Law
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (16)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"I would highly recommend Attorney Connolly to anyone looking for an experienced attorney. Attorney Connolly is a hard working and dedicated attorney who not only has the experience and knowledge, but also compassion in working with individuals during their difficult times."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Amy Connolly as a superior attorney. She has helped numerous clients reach their goals in an efficient and professional manner."
Personal injury Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have been opposing counsel on a number of cases Attorney Connolly handled and she always defended her cases with vigor and professionalism. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amy is a true professional. As a fellow family law attorney, I have referred a number of clients to Amy because I know she will handle the case with great attention, tenacity and compassion. Amy not only possesses a comprehensive understanding of the law, but she also approaches matters with common sense and practicality that gets the best result for her clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She comes to court prepared and does not shy away from a fight. Amy is an intelligent, resourceful and aggressive advocate."
Family Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Connolly is one of the most talented lawyers I have ever met. Her dedication to her clients and the profession truly sets her apart. As a former Prosecutor, her reputation as formidable advocate continues in private practice protecting families and resolving complex disputes. Attorney Connolly receives my highest endorsement. Excellence is her standard."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have the pleasure of endorsing my colleague Amy Connolly. Amy is a hard working, intelligent and aggressive attorney who understands what her clients' needs are in each case. She knows the law and courts well and she is respected by judges, court staff and other attorneys. She is always prepared, works calmly under pressure and knows her case better than anyone in the courtroom. Anyone who hires Amy for family law, litigation and criminal defense will be well represented in their case."
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