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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


  • Amnesty International


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Practice areas


  1. Family: 50%
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%


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Contact info

Law Offices of Karen A. Connolly, Ltd.

6600 West Charleston Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV, 89146


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Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top ContributorIsThatLegal.org2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
FounderLaw Offices of Karen A. Connolly, LTD1994 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
NORML Legal CommitteeMember2015 - Present
State Bar of Nevada, Family Law SectionMember1994 - Present
Nevada Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMember1994 - Present
Nevada Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1994 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1994 - Present
Amnesty InternationalMember1994 - Present
Clark County Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Mauricio Melendez Murder CaseConviction Reversed
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Publication nameTitleDate
KConnollyLawyers.comNevada Record Sealing2016
eBookA Guide to Nevada Divorce2015
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Arizona College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
University of ArizonaEconomicsBS - Bachelor of Science1988