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Paul H. McConnell

About me

Paul McConnell is foremost a trial lawyer.  He has tried over 95 cases to verdict to include over 55 by jury.  Most of Paul's clients are referred to him from other practicing attorneys that recognize the care, preparation, and professionalism that he dedicates to each client.  Paul was formerly a federal prosecutor, a trial judge, USMC defense attorney, and federal claims attorney.  He began his law career helping Marines or their spouses who were divorcing or facing difficult custody battles and has incorporated this background into his pracitce where he is highly sought after for his wise and steady counsel.  You can learn more about Attorney McConnell's background by visinting his website - (link above).


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 50%
  2. Child Custody: 25%
  3. Family: 15%
  4. Medical Malpractice: 10%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Matthew Morgen Maddox

    Paul is a rare combination of exceptional trial skill, compassion, patience and driven advocacy. He delivers advice directly and completely without sugar-coating. He is conscientious and diligent and knows his way through every aspect of trying a case.


    Matthew Maddox Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Patrick Kane Korody

    Mr. McConnell is an exceptional trial attorney with superior knowledge regarding the complex legal issues surrounding malpractice claims against medical providers at a military hospitals. I highly recommend him.


    Patrick Korody Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Law Offices of Paul McConnell, LLC

638 Prospect Avenue
Hartford, CT, 06105

Law Offices of Paul McConnell, LLC

1266 E Main St
Soundview Plaza, Suite 700R
Stamford, CT, 06902

Law Offices of Paul McConnell, LLC

49-51 Locust Ave
Suite 104
New Canaan, CT, 06840



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2015
Standing Tall AwardU.S. Attorney's Office - District of Connecticut2012
Meritorious Service MedalU.S. Marine Corps2011
Meritorious Service Medal (for Deputy Chief Judge)Navy/Marine Corps Trial Judiciary2010
Meritorious Service Medal (Judge)Navy/Marine Corps Trial Judiciary2004
Meritorious Service Medal (for Prosecutor)U.S. Marine Corps2001
Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal (for Defense Counsel)U.S. Marine Corps2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior Reserve Trial JudgeNavy Marine Corps Trial Judiciary2014 - Present
OwnerLaw Offices of Paul McConnell, LLC2014 - Present
AUSAU.S. Attorney's Office (D.CT.)2008 - 2014
Deputy Chief JudgeU.S. Marine Corps2005 - 2008
Trial JudgeU.S. Marine Corps2001 - 2005
Trial Counsel / DefenseU.S. Marine Corps1998 - 2001
Claims AttorneyU.S. Marine Corps1997 - 1998
AssociateBodell, Bove, Grace & Van Horn, PC1996 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2014 - Present
Connecticut Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Judge Advocates AssociationMember2013 - Present
MARSOC FoundationGeneral Counsel2011 - Present
Pennsylvania BarMember1996 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
USA. v. E. NICOLESCU (Connecticut Federal District Court)N/A
USA v. E. COSSETTE (Conn Federal District Court)N/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Connecticut Law JournalIssue Spotting Under the Federal Tort Claims Act2014
ABA Judges' JournalMilitary Commissions and the Global War on Terror2006
Temple Environmental Law & Technology JournalCERCLA Wrestling: Grappling with Conflicting Legislative Intent and the Citizens' Suit Provision1995
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
National Judicial CollegeLawCertificate in General Jurisdictional Studies2008
Army Judge Advocate's Legal Center and SchoolMilitary LawLL.M - Master of Laws2005
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Wittenberg UniversityEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1987
New Canaan High SchoolN/AN/A1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Naval Justice SchoolEvidence and Trial Advocacy2014
Patriot Act 10th AnniversaryThe Patriot Act2011
Naval Justice School, Newport RIEvidence and Trial Advocacy2009
Iraqi Ministerial Level anti-corruption program (2 weeks)Anti-corruption (Bagdad, Iraq)2007
Naval Justice SchoolEvidence and Trial Advocacy2006
Naval Justice SchoolEvidence and Trial Advocacy2005