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James C Wing JR

Family Attorney at Simsbury, CT

4.5   26 reviews

also known as Jim Wing

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  • Licensed for 40 years
    State CT
    Acquired 1982
    Active No misconduct found

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

About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family
    Family law encompasses many of the other practice areas listed. I endeavor to serve the needs of individuals and families.

    41 years

  2. Divorce and separation
    I represent parties seeking divorce, legal separation and the modification of existing orders. I also assist individuals in contempt proceedings.

    41 years

  3. Criminal defense
    I represent individuals charged with various crimes as adults, youthful offenders and juveniles.

    41 years

  4. Education
    I represent parents and children only. I have helped people with school discipline, including expulsion hearing. I represent clients concerning special education eligibility, 504 Plans, IDEA, Individualized Education Program, Least Restrictive Environment issues, Residency, etc. I am familiar with several challenges children facing including ADD and ADHD, Autistic Spectrum disorders, etc.

    41 years

  5. Juvenile law
    I represent parents regarding uncared for and neglect petitions and represent children and their parents in connection with charges of delinquency.

    41 years

  6. Personal injury
    I have represent parties in personal injury litigation, including automobile accidents, premises liability claims, medical malpractice, victims of assault and sexual assault, and products liability.

    41 years

  7. Alimony
    Alimony is an issue in many divorces whether or not the judgment provides that one party is to receive it.

    41 years

  8. Child abuse
    I have represented abused children in civil actions for money damages, parents accused of abuse and neglect by DCF, and individuals seeking to clear their names from CF's registry.

    41 years

  9. Child custody
    I represent parents in contested custody cases through trial and serve as guardian ad litem for minor children in their parents' custody disputes, I have represent parties in Juvenile Court and Probate Court concerning the termination of parental rights.

    41 years

  10. Child support
    I represent parents paying and receiving child support in the Superior Court and in Magistrate's Court. Support is an issue in any Divorce matter in which the parties have children.

    41 years

  11. DUI and DWI
    I represent individuals charged with DUI in the Superior Court. I have also assist clients with Administrative hearings before the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles regarding license suspension after DUI arrests.

    41 years

  12. Expungement
    I assist clients to remove certain juvenile, youthful offender and criminal records.

    7 years

  13. Litigation
    Litigation describes that area of practice where an attorney helps with disputed issues that are brought to a civil or criminal court for resolution. Many of the practice areas described involve litigation. I also represent clients in hearings, trials and appeals on miscellaneous issues.

    41 years

  14. Marriage and prenuptials
    I negotiate and prepare prenuptial or antenuptial agreements as part of my family law practice.

    41 years

  15. Mediation
    I assist couples to achieve a divorce agreement as a mediator.

    41 years

  16. Speeding and traffic ticket
    I assist clients charged with speeding and other motor vehicle violations in the Geographical Area Division of the Superior Court.

    41 years

  17. Uncontested divorce
    I assist clients with uncontested divorce matters as part of my family law practice.

    41 years

  18. Wills and living wills
    I assist clients with estate planning, including revising plans after divorce and for the benefit of special needs children.

    41 years


In 1989, I left a partnership in a medium-size firm to establish this firm, where one attorney is responsible for a matter from start to finish.  Clients receive personal attention from me and my assistant.  Having worked at a medium-size firm, I believe this provides superior service.  This law firm utilizes up-to-date technologies in the service of our clients. 

Lawyers who prepare with the expectation that the case will settle put their clients at a disadvantage.  Complete preparation assures the best presentation of the evidence at trial and increases the likelihood that the opposition will agree to a favorable settlement to avoid trial.  

It has become the standard of our practice to work hard and always be prepared.


Client's Choice 2014,2012
Client's Choice
2014 2012
Top Contributor 2012
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Law Offices of James C. Wing, Jr.
619 Hopmeadow St
Simsbury, CT, 06070


4.5 / 5.0
  26 customer reviews
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Posted by Brian | October 14, 2009
My last hope
Mr. Wing became my attorney after I had lost all hope of the judicial system ever being fair after a hostile divorce. Due to his hard work, dedication, professionalism and attention to even minute details, I have recently been given equal time with my two girls. I can now enjoy the day to day experiences that most dads take for granted. None of this would have been possible without Mr. Wing's expertise
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Posted by anonymous | October 11, 2011
Excellent Lawyer- Criminal Court
Attorney Wing represented me in a Criminal Case that, as a Young Man, would have subjected me to a bad foothold for future endeavors. Attorney Wing worked with the Judiciary and with the Prosecution, and got my case dismissed- an outcome that would not would have happened without his hard work and persistence. His legal advice was spot on, and his follow through yielded results. I suggest Attorney Wing as a Defense Lawyer
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Posted by Benjamin | July 25, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A responsive, effective, and humanising attorney
Attorney Wing helped me to create and send a demand letter when my former landlord failed to pay me back my duly owed security deposit. His assistance gave me the confidence to pursue a matter that felt intimidating. In the past, I've dealt with lawyers that came off as being aloof and unpersonable. Attorney Wing, by contrast, is an extraordinarily genuine person who simultaneously manages to deftly navigate the law for his clients-- a balancing act which was impressive to behold, and which made me feel at all times that I was in good hands. I also had the chance to work with Karen, his paralegal, who was attentive and quick with communications. I could not recommend Attorney Wing's services more highly.
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Posted by anonymous | November 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Most proffesional dedicated lawyer with superb attention to detail you will ever meet
Do not. I repeat do NOT settle for a subpar attorney when your reputation rests on another mans shoulders. This lawyer knows how the legal system works from a to z and if you are being falsely accused he will fight for you until the end. He worked tirelessly along with is assistant to get a false charge dismissed and was successful. Do not waste your time looking at reviews that say anything negative about this lawyer. He works extremely hard to uphold the the law and integrity of his clients it is on another level. Thanks jim and i appreciate your punctiality proffesionalism and attention to detail and payment flexibility.
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Posted by David | October 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Treading through a difficult divorce
Jim has been a great asset and a calming voice in an extremely difficult divorce case. We have been in and out of court for the past five years dealing with an ex that continues to attempt to modify rulings that have been positive on our end.
Posted by anonymous | March 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Civil Case
I was falsely accused of vandalizing someone's car and the plaintiff filed for a civil protection order. Jim did an absolutely fantastic job of proving my innocence. He is very articulate and respectful in the courtroom which I found very professional. He made sure that I was satisfied with his work as he makes sure that nothing was biased and unfavorable for me. Attorney Wing is absolutely fantastic! Thanks Jim!!
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Posted by Joe | November 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Custody Modification
In Nov 2011, my ex-wife and I were divorced of which we had a baby together. The last 5 years involved petty behaviors, police involvement, an attempt to give up custody on two occasions and ultimately two false allegation claims of abuse. I will focus on the most recent incident of abuse allegations as this is where Attorney Wing assisted me. It began Jan 2015; my son was 5 years old. I had had our son for the holidays and per the parenting schedule was due to bring him home that Sunday evening, ready for bed. My ex-wife demanded that I bring him home early in the day so she could spend time with him and get him ready for bed. I opted to bring him home between 6 and 7. The next day, she withheld him from school but I was not aware of this yet. That Tues, I received a call from DCF saying that allegations of abuse were being made. DCF came to my home that evening. The allegations were so disturbing and outlandish (my ex-wife was accusing myself, my step-son who was 6 and my wife) that even DCF had a hard time believing them. Regardless, I was advised to leave my place of residence as I was not allowed to be near my step-son, who was 6 at the time. All visitation with my son ceased at that time. All of this was followed by a 6 hour interview with police, two restraining order hearings (ex-wife began sending disturbing text messages to myself and my wife & contacting family members to tell them about the alleged abuse), a forensic interview for both my son and step-son and a full DCF investigation. My son made allegations during the forensic interview (I was not present) however it was determined by all present he was coached. My step-son was also subject to the same interview of which it was determined no said abuse ever occurred. At this time, we had another attorney of which we determined that the severity of this case far exceeded her experience and reached out to Attorney Wing. At this time, DCF closed their case but my ex-wife told DCF she would still refuse to let me see our son. In turn, I made arrangements with the school to have lunch with our son once a week. We met with Attorney Wing about a week before having to attend court for a motion filed for the previous attorney for contempt (interfering with parenting time) and to modify custody. From the moment we met with Attorney Wing, he set forth realistic expectations regarding modifying custody. After our first court date with him, April 2015 (I had not seen my son for custody visits in 4 months), the judge ordered custody to resume, changing pick up times to be at the school to alleviate hostile exchanges as well as giving me an additional day during the week. The next day, my ex-wife withheld our son from school so I could not pick him up. Attorney Wing raced to meet me at the courthouse to file an ex-parte motion and while it was denied, this action represents the actions of Attorney Wing throughout the course of this case. He never stopped fighting for my son who experienced so much more than he should have had to endure during the course of this custody battle. Between attending court, communicating with my ex’s attorney and the GAL, filing motions and meeting with my wife and I, Jim Wing never stopped fighting for our family; most importantly my son. Attorney Wing’s familiarity with our case, knowledge of family law as well as his overall experience alleviated many incidents of concern and anxiety over the behavior of my ex-wife. Attorney Wing told us from the beginning that custody changes are incremental and the results of the trial was exactly that-I was awarded 54% custody and her 46% custody with me having final decision making authority (swap in the custody plan), which as a father I feel is a huge change in custody. The complexity of my case leads me to highly recommend Attorney Wing’s due to his handling of this case and overall success. I feel this strongly speaks to his integrity and skill as a family attorney and highly recommend him.
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Posted by Ashley | July 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family Law-Child Custody
Jim Wing represented me regarding a custody case with my ex. We were not married however had a small child and assets together. Upon initial consultation, Jim set realistic expectations regarding custody, how it works in the state of CT and what to expect when we went to court. Jim’s experience and knowledge of family law and child support guidelines allowed what could have been a very expensive issue to be resolved as quickly as possible with the best result for all people, including our son, involved. His deep concern for children involved in custody matters, his report with other attorneys (in attending court, it was apparent the high regard other attorneys gave Jim Wing), as well as his compassion for the family unit as a whole, has resulted in us retaining Jim as our permanent family attorney. Jim Wing cares about his clients and finding the best resolution possible. I would highly recommend Jim Wing in any legal matter.
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Posted by Susan | February 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
criminal defense
Jim was extremely knowledgeable and made time to speak with us to explain all the intricate issues. Jim gave us the information we needed and told us the step by step process. His assistant Jacki was kind, supportive and available to speak with each time I called.
Posted by Patricia | December 11, 2014
Number One!
Attorney Wing has handle several cases for me, starting as far back from 1989. It was a hit and run at a four way intersection. I was returning home after picking up my sister who was also in the vehicle at the time. Approximately 50 feet away from home, and just crossing the intersection...this young male driver was approaching the stop sign as I was crossing. Well he apparently did not understand that he was not on the main roadway and the big red sign with the words "STOP" was for him to obey which he did not. Needless to say I was t-boned. The hit was so hard,that my vehicle was thrown to the opposite side of the street, facing in the direction I was driving from. Long story short, my sister and I contacted the law office of James C. Wing, we met with him and discussed the case...he took the case, and won!!!! With my current case (child support)....same results... attorney James Wing Jr. is number one!!!! Pat
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Posted by Chris | September 15, 2014
Trust a family man to take care of your family
When a small mishap at a local bar turned into a stressful and expensive legal nightmare, I contacted Jim Wing for counsel. Having grown up in the Farmington Valley, I have many friends who recommended his services and spoke highly of the results he delivered. Throughout the entire process, Jim put my personal and financial interests first and always kept true to his word. Integrity like his is rare to find in an attorney. Because of Jim's diligent work, I have been able to move forward from this negative experience with a clean slate and begin a promising career. I give his services my highest recommendation. When you and your family are faced with a taxing legal dilemma, there is no price on peace of mind.
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Posted by Brenda | August 22, 2014
the wing of justice
I hired attorney James Wing Jr. for my son's case , ( a criminal case) and my family and I are so happy with the out come of the case. He was facing some major felony charges. Jim always kept us informed and was ready with plan "B or C " just in case. Honesty and trustworthy and knowledgeable are definitely in this mans description. His performance in court is brilliant! He was able to reduce the charges and sentence more than the other lawyers who were working for the other parties that were involved in the same criminal case as my sons. James Wing jr. is definitely the man for the job !
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Posted by anonymous | June 26, 2014
Wish I had him on my side sooner.
Attorney Wing took over my DUI case from a different attorney who was doing nothing to help me. It was my second DUI and the first was still pending. I had been sitting in prison for 3 months, and on his very first appearance for me, he was able to negotiate a plea agreement for just four days to serve, which of course I had already far beyond satisfied. Attorney Wing cared about my circumstance and was considerate to the fact that I had a wife and two children to go home to. He was determined to see me released, especially in light of the short comings of predecessor counsel. Not only is Attorney Wing an excellent and knowledgeable attorney, he legitimately cares about the work he does and the people he is doing it for. This entire ordeal was a nightmare for my family and I, and Attorney Wing helped it come to an end.
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Posted by anonymous | May 7, 2014
Excellent, Knowledgeable and brings out best
I hired attorney Wing for my 2nd DUI case. All other attorneys in the state have confirmed that the jail time is a MUST for 2nd DUI. He took his time to study my case, the first offense and did a negotiation with the state to keep me outside the jail and with minimal fine and probation. Hats off to his skills. He is also very patient to listen to all your questions and doubts and very eloquent in his explanations and possible consequences and outcome. He is man whom you can trust and get the best value of your money.
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Posted by anonymous | October 2, 2013
Professional. Affordable. Reliable
Mr. Wing is a professional at what he does. He handled my case personally and re-arranged his schedule to be at my court date. He comes highly recommended.
Posted by anonymous | May 10, 2013
James Wing fought for my divorce. but I won ! Thanks to Atty. Wing.
Attorney Wing represented me in my divorce after 28 years of marriage. He worked tirelessly to get the settlement (a lot of assets, alimony configurations etc) to a point where my former and I could agree to sign, thus avoiding Trial. He was particularly astute in recognizing when I was nervous, and was able to to calm me down and answer my most outrageous questions. Divorce is a long process and if you want the best representation for your money,I suggest you call James C Wing, Jr.
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Posted by anonymous | April 2, 2013
Mr. Wing is hard working, dedicated, and patient. Got me (single dad at time) sole custody
From the initial consultation Mr. Wing helped me navigate through the legal issues that I needed to confront. My daughter was born from a woman whom I was no longer in a relationship with. Due to the mother's drug abuse my daughter at birth was put into DCF foster care. This was not an easy time emotionally for me, my friends, and my family. Mr. Wing helped me gain visitation and after paternity results came back he helped get sole custody awarded to me. Furthermore he helped me get a visitation schedule in place so my daughter's mother can continue to have a relationship with her. Mr. Wing has been direct when advising me in situations and helped preserve the welfare of my daugher. Mr. Wing gets to the point when I speak with him and this has saved me both time and money. I am someone who has little background knowledge about family courts and Mr. Wing has been there with me every step of the way.
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Posted by Jennifer | March 18, 2013
Attorney Wing is the kind of attorney that puts your mind at ease.
I highly recommend Attorney James Wing, Jr., anyone who finds themselves in need of legal representation. He helped our family with a complicated legal matter involving our son. His experience and knowledge enabled him to clearly communicate the situation to us. He was also very skilled in dealing with the court to obtain the best outcome possible. He insured that our son's interest were protected, and that he was treated fairly by the court.
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Posted by Heather | May 2, 2012
Excellent Service, fought hard for my case
I have used different lawyers throughout the last 7 years regarding my child and her other parent. James was very supportive in my endeavors and fought hard for the safety of my child. I wish that I was still in CT and could use him now as my attorney. He is a great lawyer and I highly reccomend him.
Posted by Jeffrey | March 20, 2012
Ethical , Knowledgeable , Responsive , Compassionate
I was referred to Atty. Wiing concerning a legal malpractice suit and was delighted to find him above all compassionate to my situation and responsive to my questions. He reinstilled my faith in the legal profession and my belief in our system of law. I am a former law enforcement agent and have been in contact professionally with hundreds of lawyers and would highly recommend Atty. Wing
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Pro bono 5 %
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor
  • University of Hartford/Hartford College for Women
  • 1998 - 2000


  • University of Connecticut School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • University of Hartford
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1979

Legal Cases

  • State vs. S. J.
  • Case dismissed.
  • State vs. C. A.
  • Suspended sentence and probation
  • In re: Sara G.
  • Education Law - Due Process Hearing


  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
  • Hartford County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
  • Connecticut Superior Court
  • Family Special Master
  • N/A
  • Hartford County Bar Foundation
  • President
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Hartford County Bar Association
  • Director
  • 1999 - 2003
  • Harford County Bar Foundation
  • Director
  • 1999 - 2010
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Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer 2019-2020
  • New England Super Lawyer Magazine
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer 2018-2019
  • New England Super Lawyer Magazine
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer 2017-2018
  • New England Super Lawyer Magazine
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer 2016-2017
  • New England Super Lawyer Magazine
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer 2015-2016
  • New England Super Lawyer Magazine
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer 2014-2015
  • New England Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer 2013-2014
  • New England Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer 2012-2013
  • New England Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer 2011-2012
  • New England Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2011
  • Top Lawyers
  • Hartford Magazine
  • 2010
  • named James W. Cooper Fellow
  • Connecticut Bar Foundation
  • 2007
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  • Hartford Magazine
  • Legal Ease (quoted)
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Connecticut Psychological Association 13th Annual Conference
  • "Bullies and Their Victims"
  • 2005
  • School Discipline and the Special Needs Child
  • School Discipline and the Special Needs Child
  • 2004
  • School Discipline and the Special Needs Child
  • School Discipline and the Special Needs Child
  • 2003
  • Hartford County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education
  • The New Connecticut Child Support Guidelines
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (8)
Endorse James
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Simply said, James is a great DUI lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse James. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Education Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Atty Wing. I've worked with Jim on several occasions. He's an excellent lawyer, who clearly puts the client first. Though I endorse Jim in "Education", if the Avvo drop-down menu allowed, I'd equally endorse him in areas involving Family Law, and Juvenile Matters. I found that the best measure of Jim's ability is when a client that I referred to him calls me to thank me for directing them to Atty. Wing."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Jim as local counsel for two of his Connecticut clients who were injured when their vehicle was struck by a tractor trailer in Virginia. Jim proved to be a very quick study in the area of Virginia law and procedure. The case was scheduled for binding arbitration and Jim very ably handled the matter. He produced an excellent outcome for his clients while demonstrating an admirable personal concern for them. I have practiced law for more than 25 years and recognize good lawyering when I see it. Jim is a very good lawyer and I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jim was co-counsel on a delicate case involving a teen age student at a private school in Massachusetts. He was a pleasure to work with, very thoughtful, considerate, creative, and practical. He is the best type of lawyer to work passionately on a client's behalf with a high level of expertise."
Juvenile law Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jim in the greater Hartford legal community for several years. Many times I have sought his judgment and advice with family, juvenile and school education related issues. He has distinguished himself with protecting the rights of parents and children in the ever-changing fields of school discipline and equal opportunity to public education for all children, regardless of their needs. I highly recommend his expertise, particularly in these complex areas of the law."
Family Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Jim is extremely bright, experienced and dedicated to his clients' goals. I have referred many people to Jim and will continue to do so in the future."
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Simsbury Family Lawyer James C Wing JR
James C Wing JR
Family Attorney
Simsbury, CT
Licensed for 40 years
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