Paul McConnell

Paul McConnell

McConnell Family Law Group
  • Divorce, Family Law, Arbitration & Mediation ...
  • Connecticut, Pennsylvania
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Connecticut Trial Attorney Paul McConnell is a former Judge, Marine Corps infantry officer, and federal prosecutor with extensive grand jury, trial, and appellate experience.

Paul was educated in mediation and jurisprudence by the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada and by the Connecticut Council for Non-adversarial Divorce (CCND).

He is a highly skilled mediator, trial lawyer, advocate, and negotiator. He has been the lead counsel or presiding judge in hundreds of matters including over 55 jury trials.

Following 18 years of public service, Paul started his own firm in 2014 to focus on one thing: representing individuals with passion and purpose.

Presently, Paul limits his practice to mediation and high-stakes litigation matters involving personal injury, medical malpractice, divorce, custody, and federal criminal defense matters. He is involved in strategically planning for nearly all cases in his firm and routinely represents clients in Fairfield, New Haven, and Hartford counties.

With offices in Hartford, New Canaan, and New Haven, and by appointment only in Greenwich, Shelton, and Stamford

Practice Areas
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Arbitration & Mediation
Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
Medical Malpractice
Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State of Connecticut Judicial Branch
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Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney / Founder
McConnell Family Law Group
- Current
Senior Reserve Trial Judge
Navy Marine Corps Trial Judiciary
- Current
U.S. Attorney's Office (D.CT.)
Deputy Chief Judge
U.S. Marine Corps
Trial Judge
U.S. Marine Corps
Army Judge Advocate's Legal Center and School
LL.M. (2005)
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Temple University Beasley School of Law
J.D. (1996) | Law
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Wittenberg University
B.A. (1987) | Economics
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AV Preeminent
Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence Selected: 2019 & 2020
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
National Trial Lawyers Association
Standing Tall Award
U.S. Attorney's Office - District of Connecticut
Meritorious Service Medal
U.S. Marine Corps
Meritorious Service Medal (for Deputy Chief Judge)
Navy/Marine Corps Trial Judiciary
Meritorious Service Medal (Judge)
Navy/Marine Corps Trial Judiciary
Meritorious Service Medal (for Prosecutor)
U.S. Marine Corps
Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal (for Defense Counsel)
U.S. Marine Corps
Professional Associations
Connecticut State Bar
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Articles & Publications
Issue Spotting Under the Federal Tort Claims Act
Connecticut Law Journal
Military Commissions and the Global War on Terror
ABA Judges' Journal
CERCLA Wrestling: Grappling with Conflicting Legislative Intent and the Citizens' Suit Provision
Temple Environmental Law & Technology Journal
Speaking Engagements
Evidence and Trial Advocacy, Naval Justice School
Patriot Act 10th Anniversary
The Patriot Act
Evidence and Trial Advocacy, Naval Justice School
Websites & Blogs
The Doctor Lawyer Team
Contact & Map
McConnell Family Law Group / The Doctor Lawyer Team
71 Elm St.
New Canaan, CT 06840
Telephone: (203) 344-7007
The Doctor Lawyer Team
638 Prospect Ave.
Hartford, CT 06105
Telephone: (888) 565-7043
McConnell Family Law Group / The Doctor Lawyer Team
157 Church Street
New Haven 06510
Telephone: (203) 344-7762