Criminal Law

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Seasoned Litigator

At Karen A. Connolly, Ltd., we represent people charged with crimes at the trial and appellate level in both state and federal court.  Our representation includes those charged with relatively minor offenses as well as serious felonies including but to limited to murder, sexual assault, drug crimes, theft offenses, and federal crimes.  Attorney Karen Anne Connolly has obtained not guilty verdicts in both federal and state court.  Her advocacy has resulted in reversals on appeal and post conviction relief.  She frequently reviews the work done by prior attorneys on serious cases and has successfully litigated to have convictions set aside due to the ineffective assistance or prior counsel.  Ms. Connolly has argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as the Nevada Supreme Court.

Ms. Connolly represents a man who is on death row having been convicted of a double homicide. He lost his direct appeal. Ms. Connolly was then tasked with evaluating the case and determining whether or not he had received effective assistance of counsel at trial on appeal. As a result of her hard work, knowledge, skill, and tenacity, on March 6, 2020, she convinced a judge that the client had not received effective assistance of counsel.


  • All State and Federal Crimes

  • All Misdemeanors & Felonies

  • Appeals

  • Post Convictions Habeas

  • Probation Violations

  • Trafficking

  • Conspiracy

  • Possession

  • Sexual Assault

  • Sex Trafficking

  • Lewdness 

  • Murder

  • Domestic Violence

  • Gun Crimes 

  • All Federal Crimes 

  • DUI

  • DWI 

  • Child Abuse

  • Child Neglect

  • Kidnapping