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Senior Partner John Maxwell has been practicing law in Connecticut for over 30 years and joined the firm of Brown, Paindiris & Scott, LLP in 1979. He practices primarily in the areas of criminal law, civil litigation and workers’ compensation.


Attorney Maxwell frequently speaks at Workers’ Compensation seminars, and co-authored the book, Defending DWI Cases in Connecticut, with Attorney Jennifer Owens. The book is the definitive text on the ins and outs of DUI practice in Connecticut, and was published by The Atlantic Law Book Company in 2007.


Attorney Maxwell is admitted to practice in Connecticut, the District Court of Connecticut, and in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Connecticut Bar Association and the Middlesex County Bar Association as well as the National Association of Criminal and Defense Attorneys and the Connecticut Association of Defense Attorneys.


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  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
  3. Workers Compensation: 25%



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Brown Paindiris & Scott LLP

2252 Main St
Glastonbury, CT, 06033-2209

Brown, Paindiris & Scott, LLP

100 Pearl Street
2nd Floor
Hartford, CT, 06103



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Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyer2012
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior PartnerBrown, Paindiris & Scott, LLP1979 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Connecticut Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Middlesex County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
National Association of Criminal and Defense AttorneysMemberN/A
Connecticut Association of Defense AttorneysMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. [Redacted]NGRI
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Publication nameTitleDate
Defending DWI Cases in ConnecticutDefending DWI Cases in Connecticut2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
William Mitchell College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
Upsala CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1974