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About Connell Foley

Established in 1938, Connell Foley is a full-service law firm with 140 lawyers and seven offices across the Mid-Atlantic region. We have built our firm on the goal of providing clients with outstanding legal counsel while maintaining a firm culture predicated on client service and teamwork. Our firm is well recognized throughout the region as a leader in numerous areas of law and includes 10 lawyers who are Certified Civil Trial Attorneys, as well as others who are highly ranked by peers and leading legal directories. Our broad range of legal services involves established and emerging areas of law, including alternative dispute resolution, construction, insurance, corporate law, banking, business crimes and regulatory defense, professional liability, intellectual property, toxic torts, environmental, taxation and estate planning, real estate and land use, employment and labor, antitrust, ERISA, and bankruptcy.

Through more than 75 years of practice, we have amassed an impressive track record of helping clients achieve their business objectives when they confront high-profile and high-risk legal challenges. Individuals, startups and closely held corporations, large public and private corporations, financial institutions, insurance companies, nonprofits, government agencies, and educational institutions, among others, all turn to Connell Foley for customized, high-quality legal solutions. Our firm responds with a unique mix of personalized counsel and firm-wide experience that covers an impressive range of skills.

Connell Foley maintains a dynamic, multifaceted law practice with lawyers who take a hands-on approach in partnering with clients to offer keen insight and strategies that will lead to success. Our mission is to empower clients through innovative, efficient and ethical legal representation, reflecting a firm culture dedicated to our clients, employees, community and profession.

Our firm’s reputation for leadership is a result of our lawyers’ work in private practice and beyond. Many of Connell Foley’s leading lawyers have served as key past and present government officials, appointees, and court judges. Also, our widespread involvement in key trade associations and educational forums positions our lawyers as thought leaders whose perspectives are solicited by clients, policymakers, and business leaders on a wide range of issues. We are frequently honored by leading organizations for our contributions to numerous fields.

The foundation of our long-standing relationships, many of which span decades, is based on our dedication to deliver quality, cost-effective solutions. This legacy is the product of teamwork – collaboratively between attorney and client and among our attorneys. These relationships make Connell Foley a special place for our clients and our people.

Additional info
Year of establishment 1938 Number of Partners 52
Number of offices 7 Partner:associate ratio 1.20
Biggest office Roseland Percentage of women attorneys 17.80
Number of attorneys 140 Percentage of minority attorneys 0.00
Number of associates 45 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 0.00
Area of practice

Connell Foley practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Aviation
  • Banking Law & Finance
  • Public Finance
  • Bankruptcy Creditors' Rights & Commercial Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Antitrust
  • Class Action Defense
  • Intellectual Property
  • White Collar Criminal Defense
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate & Business Law
  • Crisis Management & Catastrophic Loss
  • Cyber Security And Data Privacy
  • Environmental Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Erisa
  • Litigation
  • Health Care Practice
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Defense
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Mass & Toxic Tort Litigation
  • Product Liability & Tort Law
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Estate & Land Use
  • Subrogation
  • Taxation & Estate Planning
  • Elder Law And Special Needs Planning
  • Transportation Law
Awards and recognitions

Richard J. Badolato Receives Professional Achievement Award from ECBA
Michael X. McBride to Be Honored with Inaugural James B. Lee, Jr. LifeLink Award
Eugene J. Codey to Be Honored with James J. McLaughlin Award
Connell Foley Wins Covenant of Good Faith Jury Award
Richard Badolato Receives Middlesex County Trial Lawyers of the Year Award
Brian Steller to Receive John B. LaVecchia Award from ABOTA
Richard J. Badolato Named NJLJ


As a leader in the field of legal services, Connell Foley promotes diversity as an opportunity to enrich our workplace and better serve our clients. We believe that to ensure ongoing success, we must continue to work hard to create an inclusive environment that respects and values differences, varied perspectives and ideas, work experiences, lifestyles, and cultures. For us, diversity is about creating a dynamic culture where everyone is engaged in making positive contributions and in developing their skills, and where superior results are achieved by drawing upon the broadest possible pool of knowledge, skills, and talent. As with every aspect of our legal work and client service, the Connell Foley team takes pride in our diversity accomplishments.

Summer associate program

The Connell Foley Summer Associate Program is open to second-year law students who have demonstrated superior academic ability in both their undergraduate and law school careers. To recruit the best candidates for our program, we accept written applications coupled with on-campus interviews at many law schools.

Our program is designed to give summer associates both practical legal experience as well as familiarity with firm life at Connell Foley, while also enabling us to assess each associate's potential for permanent employment at our firm. Summer associates will typically handle many varied and challenging work assignments in a broad array of practice areas. These assignments are complemented by in-house training events and seminars, as well as attendance at arguments, hearings, and depositions.

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Connell Foley LOCATIONS


Connell Foley Headquarters

85 Livingston Avenue
Roseland, NJ


Connell Foley Office

888 Seventh Avenue ,
9th Floor
New York City, NY

212-307-3700 phone
212-262-0050 fax


Connell Foley Office

Liberty View Building ,
457 Haddonfield Road,Suite 230
Cherry Hill, NJ

856-317-7100 phone
856-317-7117 fax


Connell Foley Office

1500 Market Street ,
12th Floor, East Tower
Philadelphia, PA

215-246-3403 phone
215-665-5727 fax


Connell Foley Office

Port Liberté ,
23 Chapel Avenue
Jersey City, NJ

201-521-0200 phone
201-706-2160 fax

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