Mr. Connelly is a Certified Public Accountant and attorney with more than 35 years of collective financial investigation, audit, and legal experience. For the past 25 years, he has specialized in complex forensic accounting investigations, damages analysis, and expert testimony. His combined accounting and legal expertise provides him with a unique perspective of financial litigation issues.
Mr. Connelly has extensive experience serving as a testifying expert in federal and state court, as an internal financial litigation consultant, and he has also served as a court appointed accounting referee/neutral. Mr. Connelly’s litigation engagements have covered a wide variety of areas, including breach of contract and fiduciary duty, fraud, misappropriation, corporate and partnership disputes, contract accounting matters, intellectual property, lost profits damages, post-acquisition and earn-out disputes, construction and real estate, media and entertainment, profit participations and royalties, business interruption and insurance recovery, financial audit issues, bankruptcy and insolvency, trusts and estates, professional malpractice, false advertising, antitrust, international trade, taxation, due diligence, family law and white collar criminal matters. His financial forensic investigations have included global investigations and whistleblower investigations. Prior to joining Freeman & Mills, Mr. Connelly held senior positions with financial litigation consulting, auditing, and civil litigation firms.
Mr. Connelly holds a B.S. in business administration (accounting) from the University of Oregon, and a Juris Doctor from the Willamette University College of Law.