Gary M. Connelley joined the firm in 1996 and devotes the majority of this time to the performance of indigent pro bono service on behalf of the firm. Prior to joining the firm, Gary was a managing attorney for Montana Legal Services Association and has extensive experience representing low income clients in family law, housing, public benefits, elder law and immigration issues in state and federal forums.

Practice Areas

Bar Admission

Montana

Education

1983 – J.D. University of Montana School of Law
1979 – Montana State University

Prior Experience (Employment)

Montana Legal Services, 1984 – 1996

Honors & Awards

2004 Montana State Bar Association Distinguished Service Award, Access to Justice Committee
2010 Montana State Bar Association Distinguished Service Award, Access to Justice Committee
2011 Montana State Bar Association Neil Haight Pro Bono Award
2014 Montana Justice Foundation Champion of Justice
2016 Yellowstone Area Bar Association Professionalism Award

Community Involvement

Founding Board Member, Billings Chapter for Prevention of Elder Abuse
Founding Board Member, Billings Eagle Mount
Founding Board Member, Yellowstone County Guardianship Council

Presentations & Publications

Gary Connelley is a frequent lecturer on guardianship and pro bono related issues.