Attorney Donnelly is active on social media at Twitter and his blog "Not In Plain View" where he writes about a wide variety of legal, political, social, and personal matters. You are invited to follow and engage him.
Attorney Donnelly has represented individuals and businesses before state and federal courts and regulatory agencies for more than twelve years. He has a reputation of aggressive and pragmatic representation in Connecticut and beyond.
He graduated from St. Bonaventure University in 1997. He spent five years in Las Vegas working as an elementary school teacher. Being a trial lawyer is about communicating with both individuals and large groups of people - including clients, opposing counsel, judges, and juries. It often involves taking complex concepts and explaining them to people with no background in the subject. It was in Las Vegas where Attorney Donnelly honed the communication and teaching skills that he is known for today.
He earned a masters degree at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He then attended the University of Connecticut School of Law and graduated in 2005. While at UConn, he received the CALI Excellence Award in criminal law. He was also Lead Articles Editor of the Connecticut Insurance Law Journal, a member of the Moot Court Board, and a teacher's assistant in the Moot Court program. He also represented indigent criminal defendants in the UConn Law Criminal Appellate Clinic.
He has represented individuals in matters ranging from simple speeding tickets to complex criminal matters such as murder, sexual assault, bank and wire fraud, and others. He has also represented individuals and businesses in matters ranging from contract disputes to complex fraud, unfair trade practices, and residential and commercial foreclosures. Attorney Donnelly represents individuals in administrative matters before state and federal agencies and helps students and student athletes in school discipline and NCAA compliance investigations. In addition, he has served as an adjunct professor of law at the University of Connecticut School of Law. He is an active member of the Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the Federalist Society, and the West Hartford American Legion: Hayes-Velhage Post 96.