Caitlin Connolly

Caitlin has a unique blend of warmth and courtroom prowess, equally suited for creative negotiation and strategic litigation. Originally from Seattle, Caitlin Connolly attended Barnard College, where she graduated summa cum laude, and received her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2012.

While attending Harvard, Caitlin was a teaching assistant for Professor Robert Mnookin, a leading scholar in the field of conflict resolution. She was also an Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review.

Caitlin has extensive courtroom experience. She served as an Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office for six and a half years, where she tried twenty-five cases to verdict as a first chair, co-chaired two murder prosecutions, conducted well over 50 hearings, and presented over 100 cases to New York County grand juries. Caitlin was appointed to the Homicide Chart as a cadet and handled some of the office’s most sensitive and challenging cases as a member of the Sex Crimes Unit and the Human Trafficking Unit. Caitlin specialized in domestic violence cases and was appointed bureau-wide supervisor for domestic violence.

Prior to joining AM&S, Caitlin practiced matrimonial and family law exclusively for three and a half years at a highly esteemed boutique firm in Manhattan. She is a member of the Family Law and International Law sections of the American Bar Association, the Family Law section of the New York State Bar Association, and the New York Women’s Bar Association.

Caitlin lives in Manhattan with her husband and two young sons.

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Admitted

2013 - New York State Bar Association

Education

2012 - Harvard Law School, J.D.

2008 - Barnard College, Summa Cum Laude

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While attending Harvard, Caitlin was a teaching assistant for Professor Robert Mnookin, a leading scholar in the field of conflict resolution. She was also an Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review.

Caitlin has extensive courtroom experience. She served as an Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office for six and a half years, where she tried twenty-five cases to verdict as a first chair, co-chaired two murder prosecutions, conducted well over 50 hearings, and presented over 100 cases to New York County grand juries. Caitlin was appointed to the Homicide Chart as a cadet and handled some of the office’s most sensitive and challenging cases as a member of the Sex Crimes Unit and the Human Trafficking Unit. Caitlin specialized in domestic violence cases and was appointed bureau-wide supervisor for domestic violence.

Prior to joining AM&S, Caitlin practiced matrimonial and family law exclusively for three and a half years at a highly esteemed boutique firm in Manhattan. She is a member of the Family Law and International Law sections of the American Bar Association, the Family Law section of the New York State Bar Association, and the New York Women’s Bar Association.

Caitlin lives in Manhattan with her husband and two young sons.

  • Settlement and Putting the Stip on the Record

    “Settlement and Putting the Stip on the Record”

    Location: New York State Bar Association

    Date: 2005

    Guest Lecturer: David Aronson

  • Enhanced Earnings and the “Hougie Issue” – Continued Debate & Uneven Application

    “Enhanced Earnings and the “Hougie Issue” – Continued Debate & Uneven Application”

    Location: The Association of the Bar of the City of New York Citibar, Center for Continuing Legal Education

    Date: 2004

    Guest Lecturer: David Aronson

  • Matrimonial Update: A Discussion of Recent Cases and Current Issues

    “Matrimonial Update: A Discussion of Recent Cases and Current Issues”

    Location: Supreme Court Appellate Division First Department

    Date: 2004

    Guest Lecturer: David Aronson

  • Cross-Examination: Selected Problems – Some Easy Rules That Are Not So Easy to Apply

    ”Cross-Examination: Selected Problems – Some Easy Rules That Are Not So Easy to Apply”

    Location: American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML)

    Date:  2003

    Guest Lecturer: David Aronson

  • Matrimonial Law: A Case Law Update

    “Matrimonial Law: A Case Law Update”

    Location: Supreme Court Appellate Division First Department

    Date: 2003

    Guest Lecturer: David Aronson

  • Matrimonial and Family Law 2003: The Changing Economy and Critical Issues – What You Need to Know: Drafting for Bankruptcy Considerations

    “Matrimonial and Family Law 2003: The Changing Economy and Critical Issues – What You Need to Know: Drafting for Bankruptcy Considerations”

    Location: New York State Bar Association

    Date: 2003

    Guest Lecturer: David Aronson

  • How to Litigate a Child Custody Case

    “How to Litigate a Child Custody Case”

    Location: New York County Lawyers

    Date: 2002

    Guest Lecturer: David Aronson

  • How to Try a Matrimonial Case to a Jury

    “How to Try a Matrimonial Case to a Jury”

    Location: New York State Bar Association

    Date: 2001

    Guest Lecturer: David Aronson

  • Drafting Custody and Visitation Provisions

    “Drafting Custody and Visitation Provisions”

    Location: New York State Bar Association

    Time and Date: [date]

    Guest Lecturer: David Aronson

  • Matrimonial Case Law Update: A Review of Developing Issues in Matrimonial Law

    “Matrimonial Case Law Update: A Review of Developing Issues in Matrimonial Law”

    Location: Supreme Court Appellate Division First Department

    Guest Lecturer: David Aronson

  • Practical Skills 2000 – “Basic Matrimonial Practice”

    “Practical Skills 2000: “Basic Matrimonial Practice”

    Location: New York State Bar Association

    Date:  2000

    Co-Chair: David Aronson

  • The United States Supreme Court’s Troxel Decision and its Impact on Non-Parental Visitation

    “The United States Supreme Court’s Troxel Decision and its Impact on Non-Parental Visitation”

    Location: American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML)

    Date: 2000

    Guest Lecturer: David Aronson

  • Handling Your First Contested Divorce Case

    “Handling Your First Contested Divorce Case”

    Location: New York State Bar Association

    Date: 1999

    Guest Lecturer: David Aronson

  • Recognizing Estate Planning and Real Estate Issues in Matrimonial Matters

    “Recognizing Estate Planning and Real Estate Issues in Matrimonial Matters”

    Location: New York State Bar Association

    Date: 1999

    Guest Lecturer: David Aronson

  • Selected Recurring Issues in Matrimonial Practice: Successfully Handling the Challenges

    “Selected Recurring Issues in Matrimonial Practice: Successfully Handling the Challenges”

    Location: New York State Bar Association

    Date: 1999

    Guest Lecturer: David Aronson

  • The Expanding World of the Matrimonial Lawyer: New Cases, New Procedures and New Areas of Law: Discovery

    “The Expanding World of the Matrimonial Lawyer: New Cases, New Procedures and New Areas of Law: Discovery”

    Location: New York State Bar Association

    Date: 1999

    Guest Lecturer: David Aronson

  • Handling A Child Custody Case: Intake to Trial

    “Handling A Child Custody Case: Intake to Trial”

    Location: New York State Bar Association

    Date: 1998

    Guest Lecturer: David Aronson

  • Matrimonial and Family Law Update: “Double Dipping” When a Professional License/Practice is in the Case

    “Matrimonial and Family Law Update: “Double Dipping” and its Interplay With Valuation, Distribution, Maintenance, and Child Support When a Professional License/Practice is in the Case”

    Location: New York State Bar Association

    Date: 1998

    Guest Lecturer: David Aronson

  • Practical Skills Seminar: Basic Matrimonial Practice

    “Practical Skills Seminar: Basic Matrimonial Practice”

    Location: New York State Bar Association

    Date: 1998

    Guest Lecturer: David Aronson

  • Presenting Valuation Evidence At Trial and For Appeal

    “Presenting Valuation Evidence At Trial and For Appeal”

    Location: New York State Bar Association

    Date: 1998

    Guest Lecturer: David Aronson

  • Show Me the Money: Discovery and Treatment of Hidden Assets

    “Show Me the Money: Discovery and Treatment of Hidden Assets”

    Location:  American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML)

    Date: 1998

    Guest Lecturer: David Aronson

  • The ABCs of Drafting Prenuptial Agreements and Other Matrimonial Agreements

    “The ABCs of Drafting Prenuptial Agreements and Other Matrimonial Agreements”

    Location: New York State Bar Association

    Date: 1998

    Guest Lecturer: David Aronson

  • Understanding Child Support and Custody: Significant Decisions Under the CSSA

    “Understanding Child Support and Custody: Significant Decisions Under the CSSA”

    Location: Practicing Law Institute

    Date: 1998

    Guest Lecturer: David Aronson

  • The Construction of a Prenuptial Agreement

    “The Construction of a Prenuptial Agreement”

    Location: Association of the Bar of the City of New York

    Date: 1998

    Guest Lecturer: David Aronson

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