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I am a life-long resident of Connecticut, currently residing in New Haven.  After graduating from Suffield Academy I attended the University of Connecticut where I received my B.A. in English and Political Science.   I received my J.D. from Quinnipiac University School of Law in 2009 where I graduated cum laude and with honors in the Criminal Advocacy Concentration. While in law school I served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Quinnipiac Probate Law Journal.  In addition, during law school I worked as a law clerk at two well respected law firms in New Haven assisting with a wide range of civil and criminal matters.


Prior to opening Billings & Barrett, LLC,  I worked at a prominent firm in New Britain and as a Public Defender in the New Haven Superior Court. I've represented hundreds of clients facing misdemeanor and felony charges involving allegations ranging from minor public disturbances to violent assaults to felony drug charges.







Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
  2. Divorce & Separation: 30%
  3. DUI & DWI: 20%
  4. Family: 10%



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Attorney endorsements

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  • James O Ruane

    I am the current president of the Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and I definitely endorse Attorney Billings for their work defending people charged with criminal offenses in Connecticut. Attorney Billings is a tireless fighter for the accused and zealously defends his/her clients. If you are seeking an attorney for help with a criminal case, you have found a good one in Attorney Billings.


    James Ruane DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Mark Daniel Sherman

    I have worked with Peter for several years and admire his unique skill set of competence, trial advocacy and compassion. He knows his way around every courthouse in this State and is extremely well-respected by both opposing counsel and judges. I do not hesitate in recommending him.


    Mark Sherman Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Billings & Barrett, LLC

941 Grand Avenue
Second Floor
New Haven, CT, 06511


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 40 Under 40The National Trial Lawyers2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Client Satisfaction AwardAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2014
Rising StarConnecticut Super Lawyers2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Kevin C. Ferry, LLC2011 - 2012
AttorneyOffice of the Public Defender - New Haven2010 - 2011
Law ClerkLynch Traub Keefe & Errante, PC2008 - 2009
Law ClerkLicari, Walsh & Sklaver2007 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Hartford County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Connecticut Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2010 - Present
Connecticut Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2010 - Present
New Haven County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. LenarzConviction Reveresed and Charge Dismissed
State v. DoyleNolled (dropped) at Trial
State v. RaginAll charges dropped.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Quinnipiac Probate Law JournalInfants and In Terrorem Clauses: Rethinking New York Estate Powers and Trusts Law Section 3-3.52009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Quinnipiac University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
University of Connecticut School of LawEnglish and Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2005