At the federal and state appellate level, I work on challenging legal matters relating to clients and issues I support. To every matter I work on, I bring decades years of experience as an appellate law attorney and appellate law judge.
I have a blended career in both public service and private practice. I am a former Court of Appeals Judge and U.S. Justice Department prosecutor. As a prosecutor, I served as the lead appellate attorney for the Oklahoma City bombing cases and I was honored to receive the Department’s highest award. I opened Connelly Law in 2018 to focus on issues appellate cases that matter to me and to our community.
I enjoy working on interesting and significant appellate cases touching a variety of legal issues including:
- a favorable decision in the Tenth Circuit that protects farms and homes from oil company intrusion;
- a decision in the Colorado Supreme Court upholding reforms protecting juveniles from life without parole sentences;
- a decision in the Colorado Court of Appeals to overturn the dismissal of a public utility’s $100 million lawsuit against an oil company; and
- a decision in the Colorado appellate court which resulted in a $3 million judgment against a bad faith insurer and ended a decade of litigation.