Dedicated to Results

Karen Anne Connolly

Family Law & Criminal Defense Attorney

6600 W Charleston Blvd #124
Las Vegas, NV 89146
(702) 678-6700

Aggressive & Competent Representation

Karen Anne Connolly is owner operator of a boutique law firm with an emphasis on family law and criminal defense.  When maneuvering the legal system, it is imperative that you are assisted through this process by an experienced attorney who can provide honest answers and solid advice.  With over 25 years of experience helping Nevada clients with their legal issues, when you need capable representation from a no-nonsense attorney with a proven track record, turn to the Law Offices of Karen A. Connolly, Ltd.

Ms. Connolly is unique in that she had extensive litigation experience in both family law and criminal defense.  She has tried cases in family, state and federal court. She has also litigated before the Nevada Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and has been admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.  This expansive experience is a reflection of the superior oratory and written skills required for successful trial and appellate litigation.

In the family arena, Ms. Connolly provides representation in all aspects of family law including but not limited to divorce, child custody and support, alimony, relocation, property division, post-divorce modifications, domestic violence, domestic partnership, and termination of parental rights.  She represents both men and women. Ms. Connolly strives to resolve family cases without resorting to financially and emotionally draining litigation.  However, when court is necessary, nothing beats having an experienced, proficient, assertive trial attorney by your side.

In her criminal defense practice, Ms. Connolly represents people charged with an array of offenses including misdemeanors and serious complex felonies in both state and federal court – at the trial and appellate level as well as on post-conviction relief.  Through her years of experience she is familiar with the process, procedures, prosecutors and judges.  Her tenacity and legal skills have resulted in acquittals, and reversal of convictions.  One man was removed from death row as a result of her advocacy.  As further testament to her abilities, Ms. Connolly belongs to a select group of attorneys who are eligible to represent people who are facing or have received the death penalty.

Family Law

At the Law Offices of Karen A. Connolly, Ltd., we address all aspects of family law including high end divorces with substantial monetary assets, hotly contested child custody matters, child support, domestic partnerships, separation, annulment, and much more. 

When you need answers and honest advice, in any family law matter, turn to attorney Karen A. Connolly, who has a solid track record and reputation.

Criminal Defense

At Karen A. Connolly, Ltd. we represent people charged with a variety of offenses from misdemeanors, such as DUI’s, domestic violence, and drug possession, to serious felony offenses such as first degree murder and complex federal crimes.  Ms. Connolly provides zealous representation at the trial level, on direct appeal, and on post conviction relief in both federal and state court.  Her tenacity and skill have culminated in acquittals of convictions. See notable results.

Karen A. Connolly has not only obtained not guilty verdicts in jury trials, and reversals, her advocacy has saved lives.

A conviction can be appealed to either the Nevada Supreme Court or the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for federal offenses.  If those avenues do not bring relief, a writ to the United States Supreme Court may be pursued in limited circumstances.  If you feel you were denied effective assistance of counsel, a post-conviction writ of habeas corpus can be filed.  If that fails, the denial can be appealed.  If all state remedies have been exhausted without success, relief can be sought in federal court.

Recent Results

Dismissal of Charges

Drug Possession

Ms. Connolly’s client was arrested and charged with drug possession. 

Result: complete dismissal of all charges


Murder Trial

The defendant went to trial for First Degree Murder.  

Karen A. Connolly was one of his lawyers. The verdict was NOT GUILTY.



Murder Charge Reduced

Murder Charge Reduced

Defendant was charged with murder with use of a deadly weapon, conspiracy to commit kidnapping, conspiracy to commit robbery, first degree kidnapping with use of a deadly weapon, and robbery with use of a deadly weapon. Defendant was facing life in prison without the...

Time Served

Time Served

Defendant was charged with Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), Distribution of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), Possession of a Controlled Substance With Intent to Distribute (Methamphetamine), and Aiding and Abetting. She...

Dismissal of All Charges

Dismissal of All Charges

Defendant was charged with Sexual Assault with a Minor Under 14 Years of Age, First Degree Kidnapping of a Minor, and Lewdness with a Child Under the Age of 14. Ms. Connolly obtained a complete dismissal of all charges.