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Paul McConnell
McConnell Family Law Group

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71 Elm Street, Suite 201
New Canaan, CT 06840
(860) 266-1166
Fax: (860) 967-3412

Description of Practice

Two Office Locations:

638 Prospect Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105
(860) 266-1166
71 Elm Street, Suite 201
New Canaan, CT 06840
(203) 344-7007

Attorney Paul McConnell is a former Judge and presently limits his practice to Divorce Mediation, Collaborative Divorce, and Matrimonial Law. 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), where he maintains and active membership. He is a highly skilled mediator, trial lawyer, advocate, and negotiator.

As a mediator and neutral third party, Attorney McConnell’s role is to guide you through the process and help you reach an agreement that provides concrete and practical solutions that meet each party’s goals and needs. Mediation helps reduce conflict, increases control of your life and help to preserve a healthy relationship with your children and each other as co-parents. Areas Of Practice: Family Law, Divorce Mediation and Collaborative Divorces.

Professional Background

Connecticut Divorce Mediator and Family Law Attorney Paul McConnell is a former Judge, Marine Corps infantry officer, and federal prosecutor with extensive grand jury, trial, and appellate experience.

Paul is a member of the American Bar Association, Connecticut Bar Association (family law section), the Fairfield County Bar Association, Hartford Bar Association, and the Connecticut Council for Non-adversarial Divorce. Paul is a Colonel in the United States Marine Corps Reserve where he presently serves as the senior reserve officer for the National Capital Region Legal Services Support Center. Paul volunteers as the General Counsel for the MARSOC Foundation, which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports families of Marine Special Forces members who are catastrophically injured or killed in the line of duty.

Paul was raised in New Canaan, Connecticut and remains a passionate supporter of the New Canaan football program. He presently resides in West Hartford, Connecticut with his wife and two kids where he is active in youth and high school athletics.


  • Temple University School of Law, Juris Doctor (JD)
  • The Army Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School, Master of Laws (LL.M) degree in Military and International Law
  • The National Judicial College, Awarded Certificate in General Jurisdictional Studies
  • Connecticut Council for Non-Adversarial Divorce, Awarded Certificate for Mediation Training and Collaborative Law
  • Wittenberg University, Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Economics



Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Facilitator

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