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Paul Thomas

Paul  Thomas

129 Church Street
Suite 310
New Haven, Connecticut 06510
United States

Telephone: 203-946-2000
Firm: Duffy Law, LLC
Practice Overview:
New Haven Criminal Defense Attorney Felice Duffy and her team zealously use every resource and explore every option to defend your rights and your reputation. They fight with tenacity, commitment, creativity and a deep understanding of the judicial process to get every one of their clients the very best possible outcome.

As a seasoned criminal trial lawyer with a background in competitive athletics, Felice Duffy combines the work ethic, strategy and skill necessary to successfully defend your rights.

Call our office today to learn how our team can help you with:

Federal criminal defense – Defending against serious allegations on the federal level involving white collar fraud, drugs, weapons, and other charges

State criminal defense – Handling a wide range of state-level cases from fraud to serious sex offenses and violent crimes

College conduct code defense – Protecting college students accused of violating their school's conduct code against serious charges such as sexual assault, hazing and drug distribution

Title IX actions – Standing up for the rights of students and employees at educational institutions who have suffered unlawful gender discrimination, harassment, or retaliation.


Professional Profile:
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.

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

American College of Trial Lawyers
Connecticut Bar Association
CT Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
American Bar Association

Faculty, Yale School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry; Lecturer in Law and Psychiatry

LawUniversity of Connecticut School of LawLaw1983

Affiliations & Memberships:
State of Connecticut
United States District Court, District of Connecticut
United States District Court, Southern District of New York
United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
Second Circuit Court of Appeals

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