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Robert W. Connolly - Partner

Robert W. Connolly


Robert W. Connolly is a partner at Costello, Cooney & Fearon. He started his career with the Firm in 1995.

Rob’s primary focus is in healthcare, with an emphasis on patients’ rights, decision-making and guardianships, and he provides direction for subpoena compliance and record requests. Rob is also well versed in operating regulations applicable to hospitals and healthcare practices, including the New York State Hospital Code, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), and New York Mental Hygiene Law and regulations.

Rob also carries significant experience in estate litigation, having litigated dozens of complex legal disputes to a successful outcome. Rob is also an expert in real estate partition, having navigated several complex ownership disputes to beneficial conclusion.

Rob has litigated a wide range of legal matters to a successful outcome, not only in health, estate and partition matters, but also in commercial litigation, ranging from contract disputes to construction claims. He has extensive trial experience with both jury and non-jury trials throughout the State of New York.

Prior to joining the Firm, Rob practices for several years at the Federal level and currently stands as the Firm’s Healthcare Practice Group chair.


State University of New York at Albany School of Law
Boston University


New York
United States District Court for the Northern District of New York


Onondaga County Bar Association
New York Start Bar Association
Health Law Section Co-Chair


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