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Paul H. McConnell

Paul H. McConnell

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Family, Medical Malpractice, DUI & DWI

About Me

Paul McConnell is foremost a trial lawyer.  He has tried over 95 cases to verdict to include over 55 by jury.  Most of Paul's clients are referred to him from other practicing attorneys that recognize the care, preparation, and professionalism that he dedicates to each client.  Paul was formerly a federal prosecutor, a trial judge, USMC defense attorney, and federal claims attorney.  He began his law career helping Marines or their spouses who were divorcing or facing difficult custody battles and has incorporated this background into his pracitce where he is highly sought after for his wise and steady counsel.  You can learn more about Attorney McConnell's background by visinting his website - (link above).


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1996

  1. Family: 40%
  2. Divorce & Separation: 40%
  3. DUI & DWI: 10%
  4. Medical Malpractice: 10%


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

12 total 

  • Jill L Rogers

    I endorse this lawyer for being an advocate for clients.


    Jill Rogers Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Judd S Nemiro

    I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant attorney, highly respected in the legal community.


    Judd Nemiro Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact Info

Law Offices of Paul McConnell, LLC

638 Prospect Avenue
Hartford, CT, 06105

Law Offices of Paul McConnell, LLC

1266 E Main St
Soundview Plaza, Suite 700R
Stamford, CT, 06902

Law Offices of Paul McConnell, LLC

51 Locust Ave
New Canaan, CT, 06840





Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2015
Standing Tall AwardU.S. Attorney's Office - District of Connecticut2012
Meritorious Service MedalU.S. Marine Corps2011
Meritorious Service Medal (for Deputy Chief Judge)Navy/Marine Corps Trial Judiciary2010
Meritorious Service Medal (Judge)Navy/Marine Corps Trial Judiciary2004
Meritorious Service Medal (for Prosecutor)U.S. Marine Corps2001
Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal (for Defense Counsel)U.S. Marine Corps2000

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Senior Reserve Trial JudgeNavy Marine Corps Trial Judiciary2014 - Present
OwnerLaw Offices of Paul McConnell, LLC2014 - Present
AUSAU.S. Attorney's Office (D.CT.)2008 - 2014
Deputy Chief JudgeU.S. Marine Corps2005 - 2008
Trial JudgeU.S. Marine Corps2001 - 2005
Trial Counsel / DefenseU.S. Marine Corps1998 - 2001
Claims AttorneyU.S. Marine Corps1997 - 1998
AssociateBodell, Bove, Grace & Van Horn, PC1996 - 1997


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2014 - Present
Connecticut Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Judge Advocates AssociationMember2013 - Present
MARSOC FoundationGeneral Counsel2011 - Present
Pennsylvania BarMember1996 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
USA. v. E. NICOLESCU (Connecticut Federal District Court)N/A
USA v. E. COSSETTE (Conn Federal District Court)N/A

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Publication NameTitleDate
Connecticut Law JournalIssue Spotting Under the Federal Tort Claims Act2014
ABA Judges' JournalMilitary Commissions and the Global War on Terror2006
Temple Environmental Law & Technology JournalCERCLA Wrestling: Grappling with Conflicting Legislative Intent and the Citizens' Suit Provision1995


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
National Judicial CollegeLawCertificate in General Jurisdictional Studies2008
Army Judge Advocate's Legal Center and SchoolMilitary LawLL.M - Master of Laws2005
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of LawLawDoctor of Law (J.D.)1996
Wittenberg UniversityEconomicsBachelor of Arts (B.A.)1987
New Canaan High SchoolN/AUnknown1983

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Naval Justice SchoolEvidence and Trial Advocacy2014
Patriot Act 10th AnniversaryThe Patriot Act2011
Naval Justice School, Newport RIEvidence and Trial Advocacy2009
Iraqi Ministerial Level anti-corruption program (2 weeks)Anti-corruption (Bagdad, Iraq)2007
Naval Justice SchoolEvidence and Trial Advocacy2006
Naval Justice SchoolEvidence and Trial Advocacy2005