Attorney in New Haven, CT

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Paul Thomas

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Connecticut Criminal and College Student Defense Attorney
Paul Thomas, ESQ is a seasoned criminal trial attorney with extensive experience in state and federal courts where he has dedicated his career to defending clients in need of zealous, thoughtful and sensitive representation and advice. As a young lawyer he was privileged to work for (and later become a partner of) Jacob D. Zeldes, widely regarded for decades as the “dean of the Connecticut defense bar.” For the past 18 years, he served as an Assistant Federal Defender representing clients across the state.
Wesleyan University
Throughout his career, Paul has been driven by his deep commitment to the principle that all clients, regardless of background, deserve the very highest quality legal representation and deserve to be treated with respect and dignity.

Having appeared hundreds of times in court to rigorously advocate for clients at every stage and type of criminal proceeding, and having conducted over 40 jury trials to verdict, Attorney Thomas is widely respected for both his legal skill and his courtroom manner. He has a long track record of success in even the most challenging cases including:

Office of the Federal Defender
Zeldes, Needle & Cooper PC, Bridgeport, Connecticut Partner
United States District Court, District of Connecticut, Law Clerk to the Honorable Ellen Bree

Faculty, Yale School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry; Lecturer in Law and Psychiatry
American College of Trial Lawyers
Connecticut Bar Association
CT Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
American Bar Association
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 Legal Services  Discrimination/Harassment
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 Criminal Law
129 Church Street
Suite 310