Chip is a founding partner of Connolly Gallagher LLP. He is the former managing partner of Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP where he started his career in 1989 after serving a judicial clerkship with the Delaware Court of Chancery.
Chip is the Vice Chair of the Delaware Judicial Nominating Commission. Chip also serves on the boards of the Ministry of Caring, Village of St. John, Laffey-McHugh Foundation and Agawam Council.
As Delaware attorneys, we are extremely lucky to be members of one of the top bars in the country and to practice before the nation’s finest judiciary. The Delaware bench and bar has a long tradition of providing access to justice for those less fortunate in our society. I am very proud to follow in the footsteps of the men and women who created CCJ and nurtured it over the years. As Delaware attorneys, we have an obligation under the Rules of Professional Responsibility to “render public interest legal service.” Support of the CCJ is one of the many ways we can fulfill that obligation.
– Chip Connolly
Pat is an attorney at Curley, Dodge, Funk, & Street, LLC, in Dover. Pat focuses his practice in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice, civil rights, employment law, and consumer bankruptcy.
Pat serves on the Board of Directors for the Community Legal Aid Society of Delaware, Inc., the board of the Kent County Bar Association, the Delaware Supreme Court’s Board of Bar Examiners (associate member), and as a statewide co-chair for the Delaware Combined Campaign for Justice.
Many have said society is judged by how we treat the “least” among us. I give to CCJ financially and with my time because the three agencies supported by CCJ help those who have less. Delaware’s impoverished and disabled citizens have legal needs, often more so than citizens not in those categories, but have no means to obtain representation. If we want these citizens to live full productive lives and be integral members of our society, we must help them meet their basic legal needs. CCJ does that.
– Pat Gallagher
Carmella P. Keener is a partner at the law firm of Rosenthal, Monhait & Goddess, P.A. in Wilmington, Delaware, practicing in the areas of stockholder/corporate law and insurance coverage/contract construction.
She has been involved with the Combined Campaign for Justice for sixteen years, and is proud that her firm has reached 100% participation every year since she became involved. Outside of the demands of her law practice, Carmella is happy to devote her time and energy to her family, the CCJ, and Special Olympics Delaware.
I am committed to the Combined Campaign for Justice because I believe it is the duty of every citizen to assure that the most vulnerable members of our communities — children, veterans, the poor, the disabled, the elderly and victims of domestic violence– have access to justice, whether that is in the courts or dealing with administrative agencies or fellow citizens. I truly believe that our communities, and society as a whole, will grow stronger and more peaceful as the justice gap grows smaller.
– Carmella Keener
Greg is a Director at Richards Layton & Finger where he chairs the Corporate Department, including the Corporate Litigation Group. He served as president of the firm from 2006-2008. Greg’s practice is focused on representation of corporations and their directors and officers. He currently chairs the Litigation Rules Committee of the Delaware Supreme Court, and from 2008-2015 chaired the Court of Chancery Rules Committee.
Greg is a longtime supporter of the Combined Campaign for Justice (CCJ) and was appointed to the three year commitment as one of the four CCJ Chairs in 2017.
I feel very fortunate to have been able to practice corporate law in Delaware—the practice is unmatched elsewhere. While I have devoted time to pro bono causes and clients, I have this nagging feeling that I could have and should have done more. By giving time and money to CCJ, I know that I am, in fact, doing more. By supporting CCJ, I am helping those far less fortunate than members of the corporate bar like me, and I am sincerely grateful for the opportunity to do so.
– Greg Williams