Paul K. Connolly, Jr.

Special Counsel

Paul serves as special counsel in the firm's Energy Practice Group. He has a unique background in energy and utility law that includes experience in both the public and private sectors, as well as in-house and outside counsel. This experience in all aspects of energy and utility law provides significant benefits to Paul's clients as they navigate the regulatory and permitting process.

Prior to joining Pierce Atwood, Paul was the Vice President and General Counsel for Iberdrola USA, Inc. (formerly Energy East Corporation and now AVANGRID). Earlier in his career, Paul was the managing partner of the Boston office of a large international firm, and led its state regulatory practice nationwide. He also served as an Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and started its Utility Division.



Boston College Law School, J.D., (1969)

College of the Holy Cross, A.B., (1966)

Bar Admissions


U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts

U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

125 Years