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Paul H. McConnell

Personal injury Attorney at New Canaan, CT

4.9   15 reviews
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  • State Years
    Connecticut - CT 10 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 27 years
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State CT
    Acquired 2013
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Paul

Learn Paul’s areas of practice.

LEGAL & MEDICAL EXPERTISE COMBINED TO DELIVER RESULTS!

The Doctor Lawyer Team, LLC is a Connecticut based Personal Injury Firm led by Attorney Paul McConnell and Dr. Michael Giordano (licensed Neurosurgeon) and lawyer.  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 Marine Corps infantry officer, federal prosecutor, a trial judge, and federal tort claims attorney.   You can learn more about Attorney McConnell's and Dr. Giordano's backgrounds by visinting their website - (link above).

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2016,2014
Client's Choice
2016 2014

Location

The Doctor Lawyer Team
71 Elm Street
Suite 201
New Canaan, CT, 06840
The Doctor Lawyer Team
638 Prospect Avenue
Hartford, CT, 06105
The Doctor Lawyer Team
1266 E Main St
Soundview Plaza, Suite 700R
Stamford, CT, 06902
The Doctor Lawyer Team
157 Church Street
19th Floor
New Haven, CT, 06510
The Doctor Lawyer Team
1037 E. Putnam Ave.
2nd Floor
Riverside, CT, 06878
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  15 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2016
Client's Choice
Client's Choice is an Avvo award granted to attorneys with a significant number of client reviews over 4 stars in a given year.
Posted by Kevin | February 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Team, Highly Recommend
The Doctor Lawyer Team was indeed a "team." Dr. Giordano was super helpful in guiding me for treatment that was expertly assisted by Ayme. And Attorney McConnell was always quick to return my calls and answer my questions, which weren't many b/c Ayme was so great. I highly recommend the Doctor Lawyer Team if you are in an accident or have a potential medical malpractice lawsuit.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Reserve Trial Judge
  • Navy Marine Corps Trial Judiciary
  • 2014 - Present
  • Founder
  • McConnell Family Law Group
  • 2014 - Present
  • AUSA
  • U.S. Attorney's Office (D.CT.)
  • 2008 - 2014
  • Deputy Chief Judge
  • U.S. Marine Corps
  • 2005 - 2008
  • Trial Judge
  • U.S. Marine Corps
  • 2001 - 2005
  • Trial Counsel / Defense
  • U.S. Marine Corps
  • 1998 - 2001
  • Claims Attorney
  • U.S. Marine Corps
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Associate
  • Bodell, Bove, Grace & Van Horn, PC
  • 1996 - 1997
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Education

  • National Judicial College
  • Certificate in General Jurisdictional Studies
  • 2008
  • Army Judge Advocate's Legal Center and School
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2005
  • Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
  • Doctor of Law (J.D.)
  • 1996
  • Wittenberg University
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • 1987
  • New Canaan High School
  • 1983
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • USA. v. E. NICOLESCU (Connecticut Federal District Court)
  • USA v. E. COSSETTE (Conn Federal District Court)
  • USA v. CARDONA (U.S. Army)

Associations

  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Judge Advocates Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • MARSOC Foundation
  • General Counsel
  • 2011 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2023
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • Standing Tall Award
  • U.S. Attorney's Office - District of Connecticut
  • 2012
  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • U.S. Marine Corps
  • 2011
  • Meritorious Service Medal (for Deputy Chief Judge)
  • Navy/Marine Corps Trial Judiciary
  • 2010
  • Meritorious Service Medal (Judge)
  • Navy/Marine Corps Trial Judiciary
  • 2004
  • Meritorious Service Medal (for Prosecutor)
  • U.S. Marine Corps
  • 2001
  • Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal (for Defense Counsel)
  • U.S. Marine Corps
  • 2000
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Publications

  • Connecticut Law Journal
  • Issue Spotting Under the Federal Tort Claims Act
  • 2014
  • ABA Judges' Journal
  • Military Commissions and the Global War on Terror
  • 2006
  • Temple Environmental Law & Technology Journal
  • CERCLA Wrestling: Grappling with Conflicting Legislative Intent and the Citizens' Suit Provision
  • 1995

Speaking Engagements

  • Naval Justice School
  • Evidence and Trial Advocacy
  • 2014
  • Patriot Act 10th Anniversary
  • The Patriot Act
  • 2011
  • Naval Justice School, Newport RI
  • Evidence and Trial Advocacy
  • 2009
  • Iraqi Ministerial Level anti-corruption program (2 weeks)
  • Anti-corruption (Bagdad, Iraq)
  • 2007
  • Naval Justice School
  • Evidence and Trial Advocacy
  • 2006
  • Naval Justice School
  • Evidence and Trial Advocacy
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (21)
Given (41)
Endorse Paul
Family Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Paul is an exceptional trial attorney and highly respected in the legal community. He has the skill and wisdom to guide clients through the many difficult issues that arise in family law. I highly recommend him to anyone considering his services."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul is a Marine Corps warrior and a warrior for his clients. He knows why things happen in a courtroom and secures every advantage."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul is a great communicator who has true passion for helping underdogs in divorce and family law matters."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is passionate and well-respected."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am the current president of the Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and I definitely endorse Attorney McConnell for their work defending people charged with criminal offenses in Connecticut. Attorney McConnell is a tireless fighter for the accused and zealously defends his clients. If you are seeking an attorney for help with a criminal case, you have found a good one in Attorney McConnell."
Unknown Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer for being an advocate for clients."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Other
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant attorney, highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Other
"A highly skilled litigator and strong advocate for his clients. The proof are in the results!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul is always well-prepared to tackle any issue no matter how challenging leaving no stone unturned. This dogged commitment to each client and attention to detail to the facts and circumstances of each case ultimately results in Paul achieving favorable outcomes for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known him for many years. Excellent reputation, hard-working, very smart."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul McConell had a superior reputation as an attorney (judge advocate) in the US Marine Corps. Smart, hardworking, successful. You will be well served if you take on this man as your lawyer. Semper Fi, Patrick McLain"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Paul in the Marine Corps and was always impressed with his can-do attitude and reputation for following through on tough legal matters. I recommend him as a skilled trail attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Paul McConnell without reservation. Paul is a no-nonsense criminal defense attorney with a great reputation in achieving great results. I've known Paul for over 10 years and the highest endorsement I can give someone is this: If I were in trouble, I would hire Paul McConnell. There are very few attorneys I can say this about. I've also appeared before Paul when he was a judge. It was his courtroom and in it - he was fair, compassionate, and respectful to everyone that entered. Further, Paul's experience in the US Attorney's Office gives him a great insight to the inner workings of the prosecution and the government - experience he now uses to assist his clients in obtaining justice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Atty. McConnell. Paul has a very good grasp of criminal practice and procedure. He is diligent in all that he does and he is the type of lawyer that you want defending you. I highly endorse Atty. McConnell."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Paul is a superb trial lawyer, and a very caring conscientious person. He has a deep understanding of the legal system, and tremendous experience as prosecutor, defense lawyer and military judge. Few lawyers can match his skill, experience and attention to client needs."
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New Canaan Personal injury Lawyer Paul H. McConnell
Paul H. McConnell
Personal injury Attorney
New Canaan, CT
Licensed for 27 years
Free Consultation