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Born and raised in New York, Attorney McCabe came to Connecticut to attend Sacred Heart University for his Undergraduate Degree in Political Science, then went on to Quinnipiac University School of Law.  After graduating in 2002 and passing the Connecticut Bar in 2003, as well as his admission to the Federal District Court of Connecticut, Attorney McCabe began his professional career working for U.S. Congressman Christopher Shays (CT-4).  Attorney McCabe was responsible for Veterans Affairs and Healthcare related issues, including the implementation of the then new Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit (Medicare D).  He spoke to thousands of constituents throughout Connecticut's 4th Congressional District advising and directing them through the new Medicare laws.  After serving four years with the Congressman, Attorney McCabe became an Associate with the law firm of Tibbetts Keating & Butler, LLC in Darien, CT.  While there he handled a caseload of 100+ cases, encompassing Connecticut, New York and Federal matters.  His focus was mainly in civil litigation and through the years he became experienced in the areas of Family Law, Criminal Law and general civil litigation (Foreclosures, Collections, Landlord/Tenant and Home Construction cases). After seven years with the firm, Attorney McCabe started his own practice in Stratford, Connecticut, specializing in those same areas which he has developed significant experience over the years. 


Practice areas

  1. Family: 50%
    11 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%
    11 years
  3. Foreclosure: 15%
    11 years
  4. Litigation: 15%
    11 years



Hourly ($250-375/hour), Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Kevin M Black

    Thomas is an excellent attorney who fights until the conclusion of the case. He is responsive, tenacious, and knows the law. I endorse this lawyer without reservation.


    Kevin Black Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Leslie Ann Silva

    I endorse this lawyer. Attorney McCabe zealously represents his clients. Particularly in Family Law, I have seen Attorney McCabe successfully litigate several types of matters.


    Leslie Silva Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Thomas McCabe, Esq.

P.O. Box 47
Old Saybrook, CT, 06475


CTAdministrative Suspension200308/15/2016

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Suspension
    issued in CT, 2015


    This means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Special Outside CounselSacred Heart University2014 - Present
Managing PartnerLaw Offices of Thomas E. McCabe2013 - Present
AssociateCabanillas & Associates, P.C.2014 - 2014
AttorneyTibbetts Keating & Butler, LLC2006 - 2012
Constituent Services CoordinatorU.S. Congress2002 - 2006
Summer AssociateAttorney General Of Connecticut2001 - 2001
Summer InternOlonoff Asen & Olonoff2000 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Connecticut Court Visitation ProgramGA 1 Chair2013 - Present
Fairfield County Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
St. James School Father's ClubMember2012 - Present
Connecticut Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Sacred Heart University Institutional Review BoardAttorney Member2013 - 2014
Sacred Heart University Alumni AssociationPast Chairman2011 - 2013
Zoning Board of Appeals, Town of StratfordCommissioner2008 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Michelle Martucci v. Anthony MartucciN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Quinnipiac MagazineAlumni Connect2013
Greenwich Times / Connecticut PostSkakel Trial to Test Sherman's Reputation (Quoted)2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Quinnipiac University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Sacred Heart UniversityPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1999
John F. Kennedy Catholic High School, Somers, NYN/AN/A1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Yale-New Haven Cancer ForumBest Approaches for Lobbying Efforts2004
Northeast Regional Minority HealthCare ConferenceHealthcare - Medicare Part D2004
Greenwich Focus on Healthcare ConferenceHealthcare2003
QU School of Law CommencementCommencement Speaker2002