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I care about my clients.  When a client thanks me at the end of their case, it makes me feel like I did a good job and that my client is happy.  This is why I am an attorney.


I focus on family law and personal injury: divorce, child support, visitation and custody;  car accidents and slip and falls.  My office also does real estate closings and wills and probate work.


I am a retired U.S. Navy, Judge Advocate General Corps Commander (O-5).   I have been practicing law since 1985, and have been here in Norwich, Connecticut since 2002.  


We do not chage for initial office consultations.  If you have a legal issue and feel you may need the assistance of an attorney, pleaes feel free to call me.


Thank you.


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 40%
  2. Personal Injury: 40%
  3. Probate: 10%
  4. Real Estate: 10%



Contingent (25-33%), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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    Mike is very professional and knowledgeable attorney, especially in the areas of family, personal injury and social security disability areas of law. It's always a pleasure to work with Mike.


    Anna Zubkova
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    I endorse this lawyer. Without reservation Attorney Cartier is a dedicated and skilled advocate for his clients


    Stephen Reck Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Puhlick & Cartier PC

199 W Town St
Norwich, CT, 06360-2106


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Navy Achievement MedalUS Navy1989
Contracts Book AwardOhio Northern University1983
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerPuhlick and Cartier2002 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorUCONN2000 - 2014
AttorneyUs Navy Jag Corps1985 - 1989
Law ClerkFederal Magistrate Court1984 - 1985
Association namePosition nameDuration
Plainfield Board of EductionMember2014 - Present
New Hampshire Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Connecticut Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Federal Bar AssociationMemberN/A
New London County Bar AssociationPresident2014 - 2015
Publication nameTitleDate
UCONN Paralegal Student GuideChapter 1, UCONN Paralegal Student Guide2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Franklin Pierce Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Saint Anselm CollegeHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1982