I am a life-long resident of Connecticut, currently residing in New Haven. After graduating from Suffield Academy I attended the University of Connecticut where I received my B.A. in English and Political Science. I received my J.D. from Quinnipiac University School of Law in 2009 where I graduated cum laude and with honors in the Criminal Advocacy Concentration. While in law school I served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Quinnipiac Probate Law Journal. In addition, during law school I worked as a law clerk at two well respected law firms in New Haven assisting with a wide range of civil and criminal matters.
Prior to opening Billings & Barrett, LLC, I worked at a prominent firm in New Britain and as a Public Defender in the New Haven Superior Court. I've represented hundreds of clients facing misdemeanor and felony charges involving allegations ranging from minor public disturbances to violent assaults to felony drug charges.
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James Ruane, DUI and DWI Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I am the current president of the Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and I definitely endorse Attorney Billings for their work defending people charged with criminal offenses in Connecticut. Attorney Billings is a tireless fighter for the accused and zealously defends his/her clients. If you are seeking an attorney for help with a criminal case, you have found a good one in Attorney Billings.
Mark Sherman, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I have worked with Peter for several years and admire his unique skill set of competence, trial advocacy and compassion. He knows his way around every courthouse in this State and is extremely well-respected by both opposing counsel and judges. I do not hesitate in recommending him.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 40 Under 40||The National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Client Satisfaction Award||American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys||2014|
|Rising Star||Connecticut Super Lawyers||2013|
|Attorney||Law Office of Kevin C. Ferry, LLC||2011 - 2012|
|Attorney||Office of the Public Defender - New Haven||2010 - 2011|
|Law Clerk||Lynch Traub Keefe & Errante, PC||2008 - 2009|
|Law Clerk||Licari, Walsh & Sklaver||2007 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Hartford County Bar Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|Connecticut Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2010 - Present|
|Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|New Haven County Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|State v. Irving||All Charges Dismissed|
|State v. Ragin||All charges dropped.|
|State v. Lenarz||Conviction Reveresed and Charge Dismissed|
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|Quinnipiac Probate Law Journal||Infants and In Terrorem Clauses: Rethinking New York Estate Powers and Trusts Law Section 3-3.5||2009|
|Quinnipiac University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2009|
|University of Connecticut||English and Political Science||B.A.||2005|