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R.J. Connelly III

R.J. Connelly III


Estate and Probate Law and Trusts Lawyer
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Connelly Law Offices, Ltd.
Pawtucket, RI

About R.J. Connelly III

Attorney Biography

Attorney Connelly practices in the area of elder law. This area of law involves Medicaid planning and asset protection advice for those individuals entering nursing homes, planning for the possibility of disability through the use of powers of attorney for the both health care and finances, guardianship, estate planning, probate and estate administration, preparation of wills, living trusts and special or supplemental needs trusts.

Attorney Connelly practices heavily in both contested and uncontested probate court matters and provides a wide range of fiduciary services to his clients in acting as trustee, attorney-in-fact, and representative payee or other court appointments.

Attorney Connelly practices heavily in both contested and uncontested probate court matters and provides a wide range of fiduciary services to his clients in acting as trustee, attorney-in-fact, and representative payee or other court appointments.

He represents clients primarily in the states of Rhode Island, Connecticut and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.He was certified as an Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation (NELF) in 2008. He was only the third attorney in Rhode Island certified as CELA and is the only practicing CELA in Providence County. Lawyers who are certified as specialists have been recognized by independent professional certifying organizations as having an enhanced level of skill, as well as substantial involvement in established legal specialty areas. Certifying organizations require lawyers to demonstrate special training, experience and knowledge to ensure that recognition as a certified specialist is meaningful and reliable.

Bar Admissions

Rhode Island Bar Association, Member, 1996

Massachusetts Bar Association, Member, 1997 Connecticut Bar Association, Member, 1997 U.S. District Court of RI, Member, 1997 U.S. District Court of MA, Member, 1999 Legal Affiliations National Elder Law Foundation National Academy of Elder Law Attorney Elder Law Answers Rhode Island Bar Association Connecticut Bar Association Pawtucket Bar AssociationU.S. District Court of CT, Member, 1999 Other AffiliationsRhode Island and Massachusetts Licensed Real Estate Broker Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant U.S. Army Reserves (retired) Member, National Council on Aging Member, American Association of Retired Persons Member, Alliance for Better Long Term Nursing Care St. Thomas More Society, Providence, RI St. Patrick's Church, Mystic, CT Board Member, Scandinavian Home, Cranston, RI Education St. Raphael Academy, 1986 Providence College, B.A., 1991 Suffolk Law School, 1994 Quinnipiac Law School, J.D., 1995

Practice Areas

 
Estate and Probate Law (17%)
 
Trusts (17%)
 
Probate (17%)
 
Estate Planning (17%)
 
Wills (16%)
 
Elder Law (16%)
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Bar Licenses

Rhode Island State Bar
Rhode Island
Member in Good Standing
96

Connecticut State Bar
Connecticut
Member in Good Standing
1998

Massachusetts State Bar
Massachusetts
Member in Good Standing
1997

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Education

Quinnipiac College School of Law
JD
1995

Suffolk Law School
JD
1994

Providence College
BA
1991

St Raphael Academy
1986

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Specialty Certifications

National Elder Law Foundation
Certified Elder Law Attorney
Elder Law
National Elder Law Foundation
2008

Awards & Recognitions

Top Attorney North America-Elde Law
Who's Who Directory of Top Attorneys of North America
2017

Top Attorney North America-Elder Law
Who's Who Directory of Top Attorneys of North America
2017

Lawyers of Distinction
Estate Planning Award
2017

Elder Lawyer of the Year
Lawyers Monthly
2016

Ten Best Estate Planning Attorneys
American Institute of Legal Counsel (AIOLC)
2016

Hero Award
Alliance for Better Long Term Care
2011

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R.J. Connelly III
Connelly Law Offices, Ltd.
372 Broadway
Pawtucket, RI 02860
www.connellylaw.com
Office: 401-724-9400

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