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ATTORNEY PAOLETTI IS ADMITTED TO PRACTICE BEFORE ALL STATE AND FEDERAL COURTS IN CONNECTICUT, AS WELL AS BEFORE THE U.S. COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SECOND CIRCUIT AND THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT. HE HAS SERVED AS A SPECIAL MASTER FOR THE CONNECTICUT SUPERIOR COURT AND LECTURED BEFORE THE GREATER BRIDGEPORT BAR ASSOCIATION. HE ALSO SAT ON THE REGIONAL ADVISORY BOARD FOR HOUSATONIC COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE.  ATTORNEY PAOLETTI IS A MEMBER OF THE MILLION DOLLAR ADVOCATE FORUM, AN ORGANIZATION WHOSE MEMBERSHIP IS LIMITED TO ATTORNEYS WHO HAVE OBTAINED SETTLEMENTS OR JUDGEMENTS OF $1 MILLION OR MORE.(PLEASE NOTE PAST SETTLEMENTS OR JUDGEMENTS ARE NO INDICATION OFTHE VALUE OF YOUR CASE.) ATTORNEY PAOLETTI HAS AN AV  PEER REVIEW RATING FROM MARTINDALE -HUBBELL, THE HIGHEST RATING AVAILABLE, A TESTAMENT TO HIS PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND ETHICS.

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Licensed

  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
    34 years
  2. Domestic Violence: 20%
    34 years
  3. DUI & DWI: 20%
    34 years
  4. Personal Injury: 10%
    34 years
  5. Federal Crime: 10%
    34 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (always), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (20 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • James O Ruane

    I have been practicing criminal law in Connecticut since 1998 and I am now the President of the Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. I endorse and recommend this attorney for their criminal defense skills. Attorney Paoletti is a member in good standing of our organization and well known for his zealous representation of clients in criminal matters.

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CTActive198201/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerConnecticut Magazine2016
Super LawyerConnecticut Magazine2015
Super LawyerConnecticut Magazine2014
Super LawyerConnecticut Magazine2013
Super LawyerNew England Super Lawyers2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PARTNERPAOLETTI AND GUSMANO1982 - Present
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1990 - Present
Connecticut Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1990 - Present
Connecticut Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1988 - Present
Greater Bridgeport Bar AssociationMember1984 - Present
Connecticut Bar AssociationMember1982 - Present
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Connecticut Bar Association, Criminal Justice SectionMemberN/A
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
University of ConnecticutPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1979