Mark Connell often refers to himself as an “accidental” attorney. After many years of working in a variety of fields, Mark embraced the challenge of a law practice as he sought new ways to apply the problem-solving skills he developed in his science and healthcare careers. In his nearly three decades of legal practice, Mark has become a trusted advisor to individuals and businesses looking to protect their assets from taxes, liability, and long-term care.
Applying Analytical Thinking to His Practice of the Law
Mark received his Bachelor’s in Biochemistry, focused on protein synthesis research, from the University of Connecticut in 1976. At the time, basic research funding had dried up, so he decided to take advantage of UCONN’s "fast-track" physical therapy program. As a physical therapist, he practiced in large teaching hospitals, small rural hospitals, outpatient settings, and home care. His background in science and his varied experience in health care has provided him with a unique perspective on the legal profession. The analytical and diagnostic mindset he developed helps him to evaluate complex problems and find creative, viable options to meet the challenges of asset protection.
Bringing a Down-to-Earth Approach to Your Legal Matter
As a lifelong resident of Connecticut, Mark is committed to helping the people along the shoreline and throughout Connecticut protect what matters most to them. He prides himself on being an approachable, “regular” person who brings exceptional problem-solving skills to unique elder law, estate planning, or business law challenges. Mark is committed to causes related to children with special needs, animal welfare, and veterans’ rights.
Balancing the Scales for Working-Class People
Mark is very involved in defending and protecting the middle class, whom he considers to be the backbone of our society. He has coined the phrase: Those at the top get a bailout, those at the bottom get a handout, and those in the middle get left out. He is here to straighten that out. Contact Mark to discuss your elder law, estate planning, probate, or small business legal matter today.
- University of Connecticut, Biochemistry, 1976
- University of Connecticut, Physical Therapy, 1979
- Quinnipiac University School of Law, 1991
- American Bar Association: Real Property, Probate and Trust, Business Law, and Taxation Sections
- Connecticut Bar Association: Estates and Probate, Elder Law, Tax, and Business Law Sections
- National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
- Autism Society of America
- Planned Lifetime Assistance Network of Connecticut, Inc.