Serving Southern New England

Since 1970

Connelly Law is a Rhode Island elder law attorney specializing in estate planning and probate law as well as a variety of fiduciary services





Rhode Island Elder Law Attorney

Southern New England's Certified Elder Law Attorney

Connelly Law is a Rhode Island Elder Law Attorney

specializing in estate planning and probate law, as well as a variety of fiduciary services. Our firm was established in 1970 and we have continuously served the citizens of Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts since that time. To ensure that our clients' assets are not only protected throughout their lives but after they pass away as well, our Rhode Island Elder Law Attorney helps clients create clear and concise estate plans. For clients who are facing probate regarding a loved one's estate, we have the ability to assist them throughout the entire process.


We also have the ability to help elderly clients who wish to plan for retirement, need fiduciary assistance, or need representation during an elder exploitation case.

As a Rhode Island Elder Law Attorney, our firm regularly appears before all probate courts within the state of Rhode Island and works closely with several state agencies. These agencies are responsible for protecting elders who live in both the community and in nursing and assisted living facilities.

We offer our clients the highest quality of legal representation and are licensed to practice before the Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Federal Bars.


RJ Connelly III is an award-winning Rhode Island elder law attorney who specializes in estate planning and probate law, as well as a variety of fiduciary services. Our firm was established in 1970, and we have continued to provide legal services to the fine citizens of Rhode Island, MassachusettsConnecticut, and Martha's Vineyard. Our Rhode Island elder law attorney ensures that our clients' assets are not only protected throughout their lives, but after they pass away as well, helping clients create clear and concise estate plans.

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COVID-19 Update

Following current guidance from the Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut Departments of Public Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Connelly Law Offices, Ltd. is making sure our offices remain a safe place for our clients by reducing their exposure to COVID-19.


We are welcoming back clients to our offices and if you would like to make an appointment, please call us at 401-724-9400.  We also continue to offer phone consultations and ZOOM meetings. 




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Estate plans not only protect your assets but you and your family as well. If created properly, your estate plan should include an advance healthcare directive, powers of attorney, trusts, and a will. Powers of attorney and an advance healthcare directive state your medical wishes in regards to certain types of illnesses.


Wills allow you to appoint guardians, select an executor, and indicate which of your property will go to selected beneficiaries/heirs. 

Depending on the types of trust you choose, they may protect your assets during your lifetime and still allow you to manage the items or transfer the assets out of your name. With these types of trusts, you will no longer be able to manage the assets once the trust is executed.

Depending on a loved one's estate, potential creditors, and beneficiaries, the probate process may either be challenging, or fairly simple to complete. Our Rhode Island elder law attorney can assist clients who are facing either type of probate, and for beneficiaries who wish to contest an estate or will, we offer estate litigation representation. We may also walk clients through the entire probate process and an estate's administration. In regards to elder law, our team can help clients with a conservatorship, elder exploitation, retirement planning, and fiduciary services. Fiduciary services include daily money management, asset management and protection, attorney in fact services, representative payee services, and trustee services.

Our Rhode Island elder law attorney and staff provide the highest level of representation and service to individuals facing estate planningprobate law, or elder law issues. The cornerstone of our success is the high-quality relationships we maintain with clients, as well as keeping abreast of all rapidly changing laws that pertain to the fields of probate, estate planning, and elder law. Our clients are treated with the dignity and respect they deserve, and we strive to meet all of their needs, goals, and objectives. While this website does not contain legal advice, we hope it will provide you with information about our firm and guidance to assist you in making a well informed choice.


Our Rhode Island elder law attorney is an advocate for the elderly and their loved ones.  We handle a wide range of legal matters affecting an older or disabled person, including issues related to health care, long term care planning, guardianship, retirement, Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid, and other important matters.  


Attorney RJ Connelly III is the only certified elder law attorney licensed to practice in Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.  Because of this, he has a unique understanding of the complexities and nuances of each state’s laws surrounding elder law, estate planning, probate matters, and Medicaid planning.  Retaining the services of Connelly Law eliminates the need to seek separate representation in each locality.  

RJ Connelly III is truly Southern New England's Certified Elder Law Attorney!  Remember, when you use Connelly Law Offices, Ltd. you can rest assured you are using the "Gold Standard" of elder law attorneys.

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When it comes to protecting the rights of the elderly and their families,  finding proper legal representation is important in helping navigate the complicated laws involved with estate planning, trusts, guardianships, probate, Medicaid planning and other matters of elder law. Our firm is experienced with all legal issues associated with aging and disabilities including a wide variety of legal, medical, financial, social and family issues.  And, we are a professional fiduciary, helping seniors manage their finances that allows them to age in place as long as possible.

                                                                                                ---- RJ Connelly III

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Phone:  401-724-9400

Fax:  401-724-3046


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Our office locations


47 Water St., Suite 101

Mystic, CT  06355


Rhode Island - Main Office

372 Broadway

Pawtucket, RI  02860



Martha's Vineyard

East Chop, MA  02557


This website includes general information about legal issues, issues affecting seniors and developments in the law. Such materials are for informational purposes only and may not reflect the most current legal developments. These informational materials are not intended, and must not be taken, as legal advice on any particular set of facts or circumstances. You need to contact a lawyer licensed in your jurisdiction for advice on specific legal issues and/or problems.

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