Matthew F. Dolan is a lifelong resident of Connecticut who was born and raised in New Haven County. Attorney Dolan handles the firm’s Family Law and Criminal Defense matters, with a particular focus on high asset and high income divorce cases. Attorney Dolan has been named to the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 for the State of Connecticut, he has been selected as a New England Super Lawyers Rising Star in the area of Family Law for 2015 through 2019 (each year, no more than 2.5% are named to the Rising Stars list), and he received the 2017 Connecticut Law Tribune New Leader in the Law Award.
Attorney Dolan obtained both his Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctorate degrees from the University of Connecticut. While in law school, Attorney Dolan served as an intern for the Center for Children’s Advocacy, where he represented abused children in family law matters. Attorney Dolan held clerkships with the New Haven law firm Lynch, Traub, Keefe, & Errante, as well as the State of Connecticut Superior Court Civil and Criminal divisions. Throughout his various clerkships, Attorney Dolan played an active role in dozens of Family Law trials.
After graduating from law school, and prior to the founding of Dolan Divorce Lawyers, PLLC, Attorney Dolan worked as an associate attorney at the Bristol law firm of Furey, Donovan, Tracy & Daly, with a focus in Family Law.
Attorney Dolan is on the Board of Directors of the Jeremy Saxe Foundation for Education and Development, a nonprofit organization aimed at educating underprivileged youth in Nepal. Attorney Dolan resides in Milford.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|New Leaders of the Law||Connecticut Law Tribune||2017|
|Top 40 Under 40||National Trial Lawyers||2016|
|Top 40 Under 40||National Trial Lawyers||2015|
|Certified Guardian Ad Litem||Connecticut Judicial Branch||2013|
|Partner||Dolan & Dolan, LLC||2014 - Present|
|Associate||Furey, Donovan, Tracy & Daly, PC||2012 - 2014|
|Law Clerk||Lynch Traub Keefe & Errante, PC||2011 - 2012|
|Student Intern||Center for Children's Advocacy||2010 - 2011|
|Law Clerk||Connecticut Superior Court||2009 - 2011|
|Office Assistant||David Rosen & Associates||2004 - 2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|New Haven Reads||Tutor||2014 - Present|
|Connecticut Bar Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|Business Networking International||Member||2013 - Present|
|New Haven County Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Jeremy Saxe Foundation||Board of Directors||2011 - Present|
|New Haven Register||On the Move||2014|
|University of Connecticut School of Law||JD||2012|
|University of Connecticut||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2009|
|Greater Milford BNI||Personal Injury Cases from Start to Finish||2014|
|Business Networking International||Divorce Law in Connecticut||2014|
|Operating Under Suspension||Dismissal|
|Felony Drug Charges||Accelerated Rehabilitation|
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