John J. Connolly

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410.949.1149
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410.659.0436
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John J. Connolly represents individuals and business entities in civil litigation and appellate matters.

He focuses in particular on representing lawyers and law firms in legal malpractice claims, disciplinary proceedings, and ethical disputes.


John has represented individuals and businesses in business torts, insurance coverage disputes, securities and consumer class actions, employment disputes, and a variety of common law contract and tort actions in federal and state courts. 

John has also represented individuals detained by the U.S. military at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan, and he has spoken on issues pertaining to the detainees of Guantanamo Bay. He is the editor of The Maryland Constitution at 150: a Symposium and Appraisal (Baltimore Bar Library 2017), and the author of numerous articles focusing on legal and judicial ethics and Maryland statutory and common law. 

An experienced appellate litigator, John is recognized in that area by The Best Lawyers in America. He was first listed in the Maryland edition of Super Lawyers in 2007. In 2015 he was elected as a member of the American Law Institute.


Education
  • University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., with honors, 1991 
    • Order of the Coif
    • Articles Editor, The Maryland Law Review
    • J.L. Thomas Prize
    • Cunningham Award
       
  • University of Virginia, B.A., with high distinction, 1981 
Bar admissions
  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
Court admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
Clerkships
  • Hon. Lawrence F. Rodowsky, Court of Appeals of Maryland
Professional leadership
  • Board of Directors, Baltimore Bar Library

Representative matters
  • Represented a number of lawyers in recent proceedings before state and federal disciplinary agencies, including the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, in matters that have never become public. 
  • Represented a number of regional law firms in malpractice actions and counseled law firms on ethical obligations in pending litigation matters.
  • Represented owners of closely held corporation in disputes with co-owner.
  • Counseled law firms who have received civil and criminal subpoenas for client information.
  • Counseled law firms facing motions to disqualify.
  • Represented executives of a public corporation in a fraudulent conveyance action.
  • Represented executive in trade secrets litigation.
  • Represented a securities trader in market-timing litigation.
  • Represented the owners of a private corporation in a fraud and waste action
  • Represented, since 2005, individuals detained by the U.S. military at Guantanamo Bay and at Bagram Air Force Base. 
  • Represented business owner in an action on personal guaranty of equipment lease.
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John J. Connolly

Partner

Office
Baltimore
Tel.
410.949.1149
Fax.
410.659.0436
Others
Send an Email
vCard