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Paul McConnell

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Practice Area
Divorce, Family Law, Arbitration & Mediation
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Connecticut Trial Attorney Paul McConnell is a former Judge, Marine Corps infantry officer, and federal prosecutor with extensive grand jury, trial, and appellate experience.

Paul was educated in mediation and jurisprudence by the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada and by the Connecticut Council for Non-adversarial Divorce (CCND).

He is a highly skilled mediator, trial lawyer, advocate, and negotiator. He has been the lead counsel or presiding judge in hundreds of matters including over 55 jury trials.



Army Judge Advocate’s Legal Center and School

LL.M. (2005)

Temple University Beasley School of Law

J.D. (1996) | Law

Wittenberg University

B.A. (1987) | Economics

Practice Areas Full Details
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father’s Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Arbitration & Mediation
Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
Medical Malpractice
Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice


State of Connecticut Judicial Branch


Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

Professional Associations

Connecticut State Bar

Member Current

Top 100 Trial Lawyers
National Trial Lawyers Association
Standing Tall Award
U.S. Attorney’s Office – District of Connecticut
Meritorious Service Medal
U.S. Marine Corps
Meritorious Service Medal (for Deputy Chief Judge)
Navy/Marine Corps Trial Judiciary
Professional Experience

Attorney / Founder

McConnell Family Law Group2014 – Current

Senior Reserve Trial Judge
Navy Marine Corps Trial Judiciary
2014 – Current
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
Office Details
McConnell Family Law Group / The Doctor Lawyer Team
71 Elm St.
New CanaanCT 06840
Telephone: (203) 344-7007
Contact Information
71 Elm St., Connecticut, 06840, United States
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