Arthur G. (Chip) Connolly, III is a founding partner of Connolly Gallagher, LLP. He is the former managing partner of Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP, a 100-attorney firm where he started his career in 1989 after serving a judicial clerkship with the Delaware Court of Chancery.
Chip has been regularly involved in corporate, commercial and patent litigation in state and federal courts in Delaware for most of his career. His practice also includes the representation of companies and investors in general corporate and business matters; the acquisition, sale and licensing of intellectual property assets; and, the issuance of opinions relating to Delaware alternative entities such as limited liability companies, limited partnerships and statutory trusts. Chip is a Delaware Superior Court certified mediator.
Chip has been awarded the top “AV” rating by the Martindale-Hubbell peer-review rating system. He has been recognized as a leading Delaware litigator by Chambers USA, U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers and Delaware Super Lawyers.
Chip served a judicial clerkship with the Delaware Court of Chancery from 1988-89. From 1991-93, he served as an attorney to the Delaware State Senate. From 1983-85, he served as a legislative assistant to Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., then a U.S. Senator from Delaware. Most recently, in 2017, Chip served as a mentor at the Federal Trial Practice seminar sponsored by the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware and the District of Delaware Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. The seminar was a multi-week instructional trial practice program for lawyers with less than 10 years of practice experience who have an interest in regularly litigating in the District Court.
In addition to his legal practice, Chip is very involved in the community. Chip is the Vice Chair of the Delaware Judicial Nominating Commission. He also serves on the boards of the Ministry of Caring, Village of St. John, Laffey-McHugh Foundation and the Combined Campaign for Justice.
- Delaware Statutory Trusts Manual (Matthew Bender, 2010), Contributing Author