Thomas Conway


Connemara Group

Financial Advisor

Thomas Conway


Connemara Group

Financial Advisor

As a fee-only financial planner, my focus is to offer unbiased financial advice to help you achieve your life goals. - Thomas Conway, JD, CFP®, AEP®, CLU®, CIMA®, CPWA®, AIF®, RICP®, CRC®, CPO


No hidden agendas. No product sales. No commissions. Just an unswerving commitment to helping you manage, protect, and grow your resources.

Thomas Conway is a Fee-Only financial advisor with offices in Washngton D.C, Rockville, MD, and McLean, VA, serving clients locally and across the country. Connemara Group provides comprehensive and objective financial planning to help clients organize, grow and protect their assets through life’s transitions. As a fee-only, fiduciary, and independent financial advisor, Thomas Conway is never paid a commission of any kind, and has a legal obligation to provide unbiased and trustworthy financial advice.

Thomas B. Conway, JD, CFP, AEP, CIMA, CPWA, AIF, RICP, CRC, CPO is a fee-only Certified Financial Planner and attorney based in Rockville, Maryland and Washington, DC. Tom is the President and Founder of Connemara Group, LLC, a strictly fee-only financial planning and registered investment advisory firm with locations in Rockville and Washington, DC (Reagan Building/ITC).  He also is Of Counsel to Altman & Associates, a boutique estate planning, legacy, and business succession planning law firm.

Tom himself brings to bear more than twenty years of professional experience as a top fee-only planner, financial advisor and attorney.  His multi-disciplinary practice is strictly fee-only and is limited to providing professional personal financial planning and investment advisory and consulting services for a flat fee. He and his team of highly experienced advisors provide professional planning services with no Assets Under Management (AUM) requirement.  Clients receive a full complement of comprehensive planning deliverables including specific planning and investment recommendations.  Clients implement these recommendations themselves, thereby reducing or eliminating significant ongoing fees and expenses.  

Rather than charging ongoing fees based upon a percentage of AUM, the firm charges a flat fee for its services.  Fees for Initial Situational Reviews typically range from $4,995-$7,995 for individuals and $5,995-$9,995 for couples.  Subsequent Periodic Follow-Up Reviews conducted every 2-3 year generally range from $2,495-$3,495.

Tom's financial planning and investment advisory practice provided through Connemara Group concentrates primarily on young and mid-career US Government and private sector professionals and executives; pre- and post-retirement planning, estate planning; business succession planning; and business owner and executive compensation planning.

Mr. Conway is an active member of the following:

American Bar Association

International Bar Association

Maryland State Bar Association

District of Columbia Bar Association

Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland

District of Columbia Estate Planning Council

Northern Virginia Estate Planning Council

National Association of Estate Planners and Councils

Investment Management Consultants Association

Garrett Planning Network

National Association of Personal Financial Advisors

Financial Planning Association of National Capital Area

Thomas Conway is a Member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors

The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is a leading professional association of Fee-Only financial advisors - highly trained professionals who are committed to working in the best interests of those they serve.

NAPFA members live by three important values:

  • To be the beacon for independent, objective financial advice for individuals and families.
  • To be the champion of financial services delivered in the public interest.
  • To be the standard bearer for the emerging profession of financial planning

Connemara Group, LLC is an award-winning Rockville, Maryland and Washington, DC based professional fee-only planning and investment consulting firm providing services for a flat fee with no Assets Under Management (AUM) requirement.  The firm is consistently named a top peer-ranked fee-only planning firm by Washingtonian magazine and others.  President and Founder, Thomas B. Conway, is himself a top fee-only planning professional with more than twenty years of experience and multiple credentials.  The team consists of top planners with significant professional backgrounds in law, accounting, economics and other fields.

Fee-Only, Fiduciary, Independent: Three Important Criteria to Consider When Choosing a Financial Advisor.


  • Comprehensive Financial Planning
  • Retirement Income Planning
  • Investment Management
  • College Education Planning
  • Tax Planning

Ideal Clients

  • Retirees and Near Retirees
  • Growing Families
  • Business Owners and Executives
  • Sudden Money Situations
  • Novice Investors

Working Together

  • In-Office Meetings
  • Virtual Meetings
  • Clearly Defined Fees
  • No Product Sales
  • Complimentary Initial Consultation

Professional Designations & Affiliations

  • National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA)
    Thomas Conway is a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor

    The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is a leading professional association of Fee-Only financial advisors—highly trained professionals who are committed to working in the best interests of those they serve.

  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
    Thomas Conway is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional - Click for Verification

    CFP® professionals are held to strict ethical standards to ensure financial planning recommendations are in your best interest. What’s more, a CFP® professional must acquire several years of experience related to delivering financial planning services to clients and pass the comprehensive CFP® Certification Exam before they can use the CFP® designation.

  • Financial Planning Association
    Thomas Conway is a member of The Financial Planning Association® (FPA®)

    FPA® is the largest membership organization for CFP® professionals in the U.S. and supports high standards of professional competence, ethical conduct, and clear, complete disclosure when serving clients.

  • Garrett Planning Network - GPN
    Thomas Conway is a member of the Garrett Planning Network. Click here to learn more.

    Everyone needs competent, objective financial advice from time to time. The Garrett Planning Network has a nationwide membership with hundreds of independent, Fee-Only financial planners providing advice to people from all walks of life, without minimum account requirements, sales commissions, or long-term commitments. Our members proudly embrace their fiduciary duty, always placing their clients' best interests first.

  • Accredited Investment Fiduciary®
    Thomas Conway is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF)

    Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®) training empowers investment professionals with the fiduciary knowledge and tools they need to serve their clients’ best interests. Advisors who have earned the Accredited Investment Fiduciary designation have gone through training, met the qualifications, and passed the exam allowing use of the AIF designation and they are immediately able to demonstrate the added value that they can bring to both existing and prospective clients.

  • CLU - Chartered Life Underwriter
    Thomas Conway is a Chartered Life Underwriter® (CLU®)

    A Chartered Life Underwriter® (CLU®) is a professional designation for individuals specializing in life insurance and estate planning. Individuals must complete five core courses and three elective courses, and successfully pass all eight two-hour, 100-question examinations in order to receive the CLU® designation.

  • AEP - Accredited Estate Planner
    Thomas Conway is an Accredited Estate Planner® (AEP®)

    Professional estate planners can obtain an accreditation that acknowledges their experience and specialization in estate planning. Awarded by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils to recognized estate planning professionals who meet special requirements of education, experience, knowledge, professional reputation, and character.

  • CPWA - Certified Private Wealth Advisor
    Thomas Conway is a Certified Private Wealth Advisor ® (CPWA®)

    The Certified Private Wealth Advisor® credential is an advanced certification created specifically for financial advisors who work with high-net-worth clients on the life cycle of wealth: accumulation, preservation, and distribution. Intended for current practitioners already working with high-net-worth clients, CPWA® designees must have a full five years of work in financial planning, investment management and retirement planning.

  • CIMA - Certified Investment Management Analyst
    Thomas Conway is a Certified Investment Management Analyst® (CIMA®)

    CIMA® professionals integrate a complex body of investment knowledge, ethically contributing to prudent investment decisions by providing objective advice and guidance to individual investors and institutional investors. The CIMA® certification program is the only credential designed specifically for financial professionals who want to attain a level of competency as an advanced investment consultant.

  • Retirement Income Certified Professional®
    Thomas Conway is a Retirement Income Certified Professional® (RICP®)

    A professional designation for experienced financial advisors and investment managers who have passed coursework to become experts in retirement income planning. A Retirement Income Certified Professional® helps retirees and near-retirees develop and implement a plan for managing the financial assets they have accumulated for retirement and a set realistic budget to help meet life goals.

  • Certified Retirement Counselor® (CRC®)
    Thomas Conway is a Certified Retirement Counselor® (CRC®)

    The Certified Retirement Counselor® (CRC) certification is independently accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). Of over 100 financial designations, the CRC® is one of only a very few retirement and financial planning-related certifications independently accredited by the NCCA.

  • XY Planning Network
    Thomas Conway is a Member of the XY Planning Network

    The XY Planning Network is the leading organization of fee-only financial advisors who are focused on working with Generation X and Generation Y clients. Our mission is to connect consumers with best-in-class financial advisors who specialize in working with clients just like you.

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Office Locations:

  • 11300 Rockville Pike
    Suite 712
    Rockville, MD 20852
  • 1455 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
    Suite 400
    Washington DC, DC 20004
  • 1750 Tysons Boulevard
    Suite 1500
    McLean, VA 22102

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