Virginia W. Connelly


508-541-3000 ext. 221

Attorney Virginia W. Connelly concentrates her practice in family law and probate litigation, with an emphasis on high-conflict divorce and child custody litigation. She also represents clients in a myriad of probate litigation, often involving acrimonious family contests arising out of complex trust, estate and guardianship disputes.

Ms. Connelly represents clients in both the Probate and Family Court and Superior Court in Norfolk, Suffolk, Middlesex, Bristol and Plymouth counties.

She strives for a personal approach toward litigation, which requires an intimate, hands-on knowledge and appreciation of each client’s specific needs and goals. Ms. Connelly litigates aggressively to advance the interests of her clients but is also mindful of the benefits derived from resolving conflict outside of the courthouse.

She serves as a Probate and Family Court conciliator in Middlesex and Norfolk counties and is certified to provide limited representation in family law and probate matters for clients advocating on their own behalf. Ms. Connelly also serves as a court-appointed attorney representing the child and court-appointed discovery master in the Norfolk Probate and Family Court.

She has experience in all areas of civil litigation, representing clients in state and federal courts and before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and the Ethics Commission.

Prior to joining Doherty, Dugan, Cannon, Raymond & Weil, P.C., Ms. Connelly practiced at firms in downtown Boston and Norwood.

Ms. Connelly received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Virginia Tech and graduated cum laude from Suffolk Law School in 1997.

She is a docent for the Walpole Public Schools and serves as a Walpole Town Meeting representative. Ms. Connelly also volunteers as a fundraiser for the Boston Children’s Hospital Trust.

She resides in Walpole with her husband and two children.




  • Suffolk Law, JD, 1997
  • Virginia Tech, BA, Political Science, 1993

Bar Memberships

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Norfolk Bar Association

Civic Associations and Memberships

  • Docent, Walpole Public Schools
  • Representative, Walpole Town Meeting


  • “The rights of third parties to intervene in guardianship proceedings – A practical application of the holding In re Guardianship of B.V.G.”, Massachusetts Lawyers Journal Section Review, January/February 2017
  • Domestic Relations
  • Divorce
  • Probate/ Fiduciary Litigation
  • Civil litigation
Cassandra M. Hurder paralegal

Cassandra M. Hurder


508-541-3000 ext. 211


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Massachusetts Attorneys at Law
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Franklin, MA 02038

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