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Karen Ann Connolly

Criminal defense Attorney at Las Vegas, NV

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State NV
    Acquired 1991
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About Karen

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Karen A. Connolly, J.D. obtained a bachelors degree in economics from the University of Arizona in 1988 and her juris doctorate in law in 1991. Ms Connolly’s primary areas of practice are family law and criminal defense. She has proven her exceptional trial skills by winning felony jury trials in both federal and state court.

Her acquittals have included Murder, Kidnaping, Sexual Assault and Drug cases. She recently obtained the reversal of an improper murder conviction and secured the freedom of a man wrongly convicted of murder. Through her perseverance and legal skills, Ms. Connolly saved a man’s life by convincing the District Attorney to remove him from death row. She has argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and before the Nevada Supreme Court where she convinced the court to reverse another murder conviction.

Additionally, Ms. Connolly has vigorously represented many, many people in family court where her proven trial skills and legal acumen place her a cut above the rest.

Professional Affilliations:
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Nevada, Family Law Section
  • Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Nevada Trial Lawyers Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • NORML
  • Amnesty International

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Location

Law Offices of Karen A. Connolly, Ltd.
6600 West Charleston Boulevard
#124
Las Vegas, NV, 89146

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Posted by Angela | March 1, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
AGGRESSIVE = RESULTS
My specific legal needs (family law/divorce) required aggressive well-organized representation. The marriage was long and invested with children involved. My divorce required a tough attorney. Karen Connolly listened to my case, advised me of my rights, clearly outlined her expectations, and worked diligently on my behalf to achieve the appropriate results. She leads a great legal team that will keep you on track and ready for court (if necessary). My situation called for a tough, but compassionate lawyer-client relationship. An attorney should work on your behalf and best interest; Ms. Connolly will do just this. I would highly recommend her services and will use her for future needs. Angela C.
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Posted by Michelle | March 22, 2017
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Very Pleased with Ms. Connolly
I am so glad I made the decision to fire my previous attorney and enlist the representation of Karen. I am confident in stating without her by my side, I would not have fully be capable of protecting my family and standing up for what was true and fair. I definitely recommend Ms. Connolly and would hire her again if the need ever arises.
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Posted by anonymous | May 3, 2013
High regard
I have used Karen Connolly for years. She is an excellent lawyer. She is forthright--with the good and the bad, which is what I wanted. You need to hear the strengths and weaknesses of your case before you go in. You do not always get what you want in divorce or custody court. She was realistic and spot on. Her staff are professional and courteous. Lawyers are not cheap, I knew that going in.
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Posted by Cami | January 9, 2012
Unbeatable
It is not difficult to describe this attorney. She is unbeatable. Her knowledge, work ethic, and aggressiveness make her beyond exceptional. In the courtroom, Karen is always prepared for anything. She knows what she is fighting for and is relentless in attaining it. Karen Connolly has been my attorney for 3 years. Karen has represented my family in criminal, family, and appeal cases. These cases have ranged from child abuse, alimony, child support, to various appeals. Karen has faced an array of lawyers and not one has competed with her knowledge, experience, or aggressiveness. She has been victorious in each and every event. I cannot express the calmness the client feels just sitting next to this lawyer. Ms. Connolly is a very honest and competent attorney. She will tell a client when and what to fight for, but will not mislead you. She knows what issues to push for and when to hold back. If you want an attorney to hold your hand and tell you what you want to hear, then you want to avoid retaining Ms. Connolly. If you want an attorney who is going to fight, or even better, win, then retain Karen. The quality that makes Karen unstoppable is that she is educated in so many aspects of law. As I stated, she has represented my family in an array of cases. I have had several lawyers involved with my family’s situation, and all lawyers, referred me back to Karen. You cannot beat her services with cost nor quality. Ms. Connolly gets it done. I know that my family would be looking at a much different picture if I had not come into contact with Karen Connolly. This is a debt that I will never be able to repay.
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Posted by Rebecca | November 20, 2009
Best of the Bests
If you would like the best representation possible she is your women. I have read other reviews and it strikes me that they are mixed -her fault, if indeed it is one is that she tells the truth, a rare quality in a lawyer. So if you want a lawyer to tell you what you want to hear and waste your money do not choose Ms Connolly. On the other hand if you want someone fighting your corner she is the one
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AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Founder
  • Law Offices of Karen A. Connolly, LTD
  • 1994 - Present

Education

  • University of Arizona College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • University of Arizona
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1988

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Mauricio Melendez Murder Case
  • Conviction Reversed

Associations

  • NORML Legal Committee
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • State Bar of Nevada, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Nevada Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Amnesty International
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Contributor
  • IsThatLegal.org
  • 2015

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Family Attorney | Jun 29
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Unknown Attorney | May 08
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Criminal defense Attorney | May 20
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Criminal defense Attorney | May 20
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Criminal defense Attorney | May 20
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Criminal defense Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Connolly is a highly skilled attorney who is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Karen is a highly skilled attorney who is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Karen is a fantastic, passionate attorney who always advocates for the best interest of her clients. She is knowledgeable, and works well with her brethren to resolve cases in a fair manner."
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Las Vegas Criminal defense Lawyer Karen Ann Connolly
Karen Ann Connolly
Criminal defense Attorney
Las Vegas, NV
Licensed for 32 years