Donna M. Connoly

Donna connolly

Sante Fe Office

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Indian Law
  • Civil Litigation

Ms. Connolly joined the firm as an associate in October 2005. Immediately prior to that, she was General Counsel to the Pueblo of Pojoaque, in which capacity she negotiated contracts, litigated disputes, and advised the Pueblo, its entities and enterprises, and tribal members on legal matters.

Before joining the Pueblo of Pojoaque, Ms. Connolly was an Assistant District Attorney, prosecuting a range of felonies in Farmington.

Ms. Connolly's first position in New Mexico was as a staff attorney in the Farmington office of DNA-People's Legal Services. In that position, Ms. Connolly provided free legal services to low-income people in the areas of consumer, public benefits, landlord/tenant, and family law.

EDUCATION

  • Washington College of Law, American University, J.D., cum laude, 1995;
  • Hunter College, City University of New York, B.A. Media Studies, cum laude, 1989

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • State Bar of New Mexico, admitted 1997
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico
  • Navajo Nation Bar Association

MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS

  • Member of the Federal Bar Association
  • First Judicial District Bar Association

PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC ACTIVITIES

Commissioner, State Bar of New Mexico Access to Justice Fund Commission.

Prior positions:

  • General Counsel, Pueblo of Pojoaque, 2001 - 2005
  • Assistant District Attorney, Eleventh Judicial District of New Mexico, 2000-2001
  • Attorney, San Juan County Legal Services, a project of DNA- People's Legal Services, 1997-2000.

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