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Best Family Law Attorneys in Connecticut

Lawyer Legion created this list of the top picks in 2024 for the best family law attorneys in Connecticut. To rank the top family lawyers and other lawyers in Connecticut, we used both objective and subjective criteria.

The top family law attorneys were selected based on their career accomplishments, success in high-profile cases, professional involvement, community leadership, and board certifications.

This list represents a sample of some of the most highly accomplished family lawyers currently practicing in Connecticut. When reviewing this list, please be aware of each of the following:

  • Lawyers cannot pay to be included in this list.
  • Only lawyers who are active on Lawyer Legion were selected.
  • No online directory can accurately determine a statewide list of attorneys who are actually “the best” at practicing family law (but our list comes close).
Thomas P. Parrino
Child Custody / Visitation and Family Lawyer
Westport, CT
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Michael D Day
Family Law and Divorce Mediation Lawyer
Farmington, CT
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Kieran J Costello
Criminal Defense and Family Lawyer
Fairfield, CT
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Krista L. Brazitis
Family Lawyer
Westport, CT
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Laura R. Shattuck
Child Custody / Visitation and Family Lawyer
Westport, CT
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James Flaherty
Family Law and Child Custody / Visitation Lawyer
West Hartford, CT
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Joseph E. DePaola
Family Law and Personal Injury Lawyer
North Haven, CT
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Randi R. Nelson
Child Custody / Visitation and Family Lawyer
Westport, CT
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George Reilly
Family Law and Child Custody / Visitation Lawyer
Stamford, CT
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Joseph C. Maya
Family Law and Employment Lawyer
Westport, CT
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Emily S Lucibello
Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Lawyer
Milford, CT
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Susan Red
Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI Lawyer
New Haven, CT
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Connecticut Family Law Legal Resources

Family Law Bar Associations and Legal Organizations

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) - The AAML is a national organization of highly-skilled negotiators and litigators who represent individuals in family law cases throughout the United States. The Academy's members are known as "Fellows" and have demonstrated a high degree of professionalism, excellence, knowledge and integrity in the practice of family law. The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers has over 1650 fellows across all 50 U.S. states.
American College of Family Trial Lawyers (ACFTL) - The ACFTL is an invitation-only, elite organization of 100 of the most skilled family trial lawyers in the United States. Known as diplomates, members who have been accepted into this organization have demonstrated significant litigation skills in complex family law cases. The American College of Family Trial Lawyers has received national recognition through its diplomates handling of well-publicized cases and cutting edge issues in family law.
International Academy of Family Lawyers - The International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL) is a non-profit organization that serves family lawyers in the United States and across the world.

Specialty Certifications in Family Law

Family Trial Law - The NBTA certifies lawyers in family trial law. This specialty area of law involves litigation in family law cases, such as divorce, separation, child custody or paternity actions. Attorneys can earn board certification as specialists in family law trials.

Connecticut Government and Court Resources

Connecticut Department of Children and Families

Connecticut Department of Children and Families - The Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF) is tasked with ensuring the safety, well-being, and stability of children, youth, and families throughout the state. DCF operates various programs and services focused on child welfare, including child protective services, foster care, adoption, and family support initiatives. The department investigates allegations of abuse or neglect, provides interventions to support struggling families, oversees placements in foster care or adoption when necessary, and works towards family reunification whenever possible.

Connecticut General Assembly

Connecticut General Assembly - The Connecticut General Assembly functions as the legislative body of the state, operating under a bicameral system composed of the House of Representatives and the Senate. The House has 151 members serving two-year terms, while the Senate comprises 36 members serving two-year terms as well. As the primary legislative body, the General Assembly is responsible for proposing, debating, and passing laws that impact the state. This includes formulating the state budget, levying taxes, and addressing various policy issues ranging from education and healthcare to public safety and infrastructure.

Connecticut Judicial Branch

Connecticut Judicial Branch - The Connecticut Judicial Branch serves as the state's primary legal authority, responsible for interpreting and enforcing the law. Its duties encompass the resolution of civil and criminal cases, including matters such as contract disputes, criminal trials, and family law issues like divorce and child custody. Additionally, the Connecticut judiciary ensures the protection of individual rights, upholds the principles of due process, and oversees the fair administration of justice in the state.

Connecticut Office of the Attorney General

Connecticut Office of the Attorney General - The Connecticut Office of the Attorney General is the chief legal advisor for the state, led by the Attorney General who is elected by the people. This office is tasked with providing legal counsel to state agencies and officials, representing Connecticut in legal proceedings, and ensuring the fair enforcement of laws. The Attorney General plays a key role in prosecuting and defending the state in legal actions, issuing legal opinions, and addressing various matters such as consumer protection, civil rights, and environmental concerns.

Connecticut Supreme Court

Connecticut Supreme Court - The Connecticut Supreme Court serves as the highest judicial authority in the state, responsible for interpreting and applying the law in Connecticut. Its primary role involves reviewing appeals from lower courts to ensure the correct interpretation and application of state laws and the constitution. The court's duties encompass hearing a diverse range of cases, including civil, criminal, and constitutional matters, and establishing legal precedents that guide lower courts and legal practitioners across Connecticut. Additionally, the Connecticut Supreme Court oversees the regulation of attorneys, handling attorney admissions, setting ethical standards, and disciplining lawyers to uphold the integrity of the legal profession in the state.

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