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Diane K. Donnelly

Ms. Donnelly (Dolly) is a Partner in the firm's Wealth Protection and Transfer practice group. She focuses her practice on elder law, estate planning, asset protection, and estate and trust administration.

(585) 232-5300 x268

(585) 232-3528

Practice Areas

Cannabis Law
Elder Law
Medicaid Planning & Eligibility
Trusts & Estates


J.D., University of Miami School of Law, summa cum laude (2010)
B.A. in International Affairs, The George Washington University, magna cum laude (2007)

She served as and Articles and Comments Editor for the University of Miami Law Review and was named to the Order of the Coif.



Monroe County Bar Association
New York Bar Association
Florida Bar Association


Prior to joining Boylan Code, Dolly worked as Chief Assistant County Attorney for Cayuga County.  Previously, she served as an Appellate Court Attorney with the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Fourth Department and worked with law firms in Washington, DC.

Honors & Achievements

Included in the 2021 inaugural edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for her work in Trusts and Estates law
CALI Excellence Awards in Family Law and Elements
Dean’s Certificates of Achievement in Property, Legal Research & Writing II, U.S. Constitutional Law II, and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Speaking & Writing Engagements

Daily Record, 21st Century Cures Act Empowers Disabled Individuals

Community Service

Dolly is a Member of the Planning Board for the Village of Cayuga and the Highland Park Conservancy. She is also a member of the Estate Planning Council of Rochester.