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I am a former active duty United States Marine and in 2011, I took those "Corps" values and started the Law Offices of Patrick G. Hughes, LLC, where my practice areas consist of personal injury, criminal defense, family law, and residential and commercial real estate transactions. I earned a bachelor of science, summa cum laude, in Political Science from Southern Connecticut State University and my juris doctor from the University of Connecticut. During law school, I was an executive board member of the Connecticut Moot Court Board and an active member of the Student Trial Lawyers’ Association. I am an active member of the New Haven County Bar Association, and I currently serve as Vice President for the New Haven Young Lawyers Section.  In 2010, and again in 2011,  I was selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers–Rising Stars Edition.

As I previously mentioned, prior to attending college, I served five years on active duty as an intelligence analyst in the United States Marine Corps, deploying in support of missions conducted over the Former Republic of Yugoslavia and the Republic of Korea.

I reside in Wallingford, Connecticut with my wife Allison Hughes, a real estate agent with William Raveis in Cheshire, our little girl Finley Georgia Hughes, and our two beagles.

 I served my country in the Marine Corps, now allow me to serve you as your legal counsel.






Languages Spoken: Spanish

Practice Areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 70%
    9 years
  2. Car Accidents: 20%
    9 years
  3. Family: 10%



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Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Patrick. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Eileen R Becker

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Patrick is a great attorney who takes the time to listen to his clients and works hard for them achieving great results. I highly recommend him.


    Eileen Becker Slip and Fall Accident Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

Contact Info

The Law Offices of Patrick G. Hughes, LLC

683 State St.
New Haven, CT, 06511



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers–Rising Stars EditionSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers–Rising Stars EditionSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Henry Barnard Distinguished ScholarConnecticut State University System2001
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Intelligence analystUnited States Marine Corps1994 - 1999
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Marine Corps LeagueMember2009 - Present
Connecticut Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
New Haven County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
New Haven Young Lawyers SectionVice PresidentN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Robinson v. Cardinals ExpressDenial of Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment
Fiorillo v. Willis, et alJudgment entered in favor of my client after a trial.
State v. RiddleDismissed after a full hearing
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Connecticut School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Southern Connecticut State UniversityPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science2001
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Nuts & Bolts Continuing Legal EducationResidential Real Estate Closings2009