Bruce Connolly is a partner at the law firm of Raiser & Kenniff, PC, where he’s worked since 2010. He started his career at a large firm on Wall Street in New York City. A significant portion of Bruce’s practice over the past 10 years has been devoted to criminal defense, and he has handled all types of criminal matters in both state and federal courts. He has been lead counsel on numerous bench and jury trials.
He also practices family and matrimonial law and has been an active member in the firm’s civil department for matters involving civil rights, employment, personal injury and general civil litigation. Many of his cases have drawn media attention, and he has appeared in publications such as the New York Post.
He graduated from Notre Dame Law School, where he served as editor-in-chief of the Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics & Public Policy. His undergraduate degree is from Fordham University, where he graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He is also a proud graduate of Regis High School in New York City.
He is a member of the state bars in Florida and New York, and he is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court and many federal courts in Florida and New York. His other memberships include the Lee County Bar Association, the Collier County Bar Association, the Southwest Florida Federal Bar Association and the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
He lives in Fort Myers with his wife and two young daughters.