Caitlin Connolly (she/her) has a unique blend of warmth and courtroom prowess, equally suited for creative negotiation and strategic litigation. Originally from Seattle, Washington, Caitlin received her B.A. in Political Science from Barnard College, Columbia University, where she graduated summa cum laude. She received her law degree 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 and conducted a wide variety of research and clinical coursework in the areas of child exploitation, family violence, and criminal justice.
Upon graduating, Caitlin served as an Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office under Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. for six-and-a-half years. Caitlin has extensive courtroom experience, having 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. In addition to serving as an Assistant District Attorney in Trial Bureau 40, 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 crimes and was appointed bureau-wide supervisor for domestic violence.
Caitlin was drawn to matrimonial law by a desire to support clients in successfully navigating a momentous transition. A proactive problem solver, Caitlin has a sophisticated understanding of the various types of law that intersect in the family arena. She takes joy in using hard work and creativity to help her clients through this process, leaving them feeling empowered.
Caitlin is a member of 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 spouse and two young sons, and has a passion for theater, home renovation, and mid-century modern design.back to our attorneys