Southern New England's Certified Elder Law Attorney
Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts
Attorney RJ Connelly III
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.
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.
Rhode Island Bar Association, 1996
Massachusetts Bar Association, 1997
Connecticut Bar Association, 1997
Federal Bar Association
United States District Court of Rhode Island, 1997
United States District Court of Massachusetts, 1999
United States District Court of Connecticut, 1999
National Elder Law Foundation - NELF
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Elder Law Answers
Rhode Island Bar Association
Connecticut Bar Association
Massachusetts Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
Rhode Island, Massachusetts Licensed Real Estate Broker
Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant U.S. Army Reserves (ret)
Member, National Council on Aging
Member, American Association of Retired Persons
Member, Alliance for Better Long-Term Care
Member, Rhode Island Assisted Living Association
Member, Rhode Island Health Care Association
Member, Association of Daily Money Managers
St. Patrick's Church, Mystic, CT
St. Raphael Academy, 1986
Providence College, B.A., 1991
Suffolk Law School, 1994
Quinnipiac Law School, J.D., 1995
Attorney Connelly presents to a local senior health association.
Presenting on Elder Exploitation at the Scandanavian Home
Seniors gather to hear talk during Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Attorney Connelly discusses elder law at John Clarke Center
"Southern New England's Certified Elder Law Attorney"
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Our office locations
Mystic, CT 06355
Rhode Island - Main Office
Pawtucket, RI 02860
East Chop, MA 02557
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