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About Attorney Paulding

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Defense (State/Federal)
  • DUI defense (Court & DMV)
  • Motor Vehicle (Court & Hearings)
  • Pardon Applications
  • Probate Court matters

My Approach

Every client should feel that they've been treated with respect.  Every client should be fully informed and there should be no confusion when deciding how to proceed.  It is important to me to understand what results you want and to help you understand what actions I can take on your behalf. I will work with you every step of the way to make sure that you understand the choices in front of you, and to ensure that you are clear and certain with the decisions to be made.

Legacy of Success

T.R. Paulding Jr. has been a practicing Connecticut attorney since 1981, and has a proven track record of success.  Those many years of experience will help you to navigate the rough waters you are encountering.  Whether the power of advocacy leads to a negotiated result, or a trial to the jury, Paulding's abilities will be aimed at the protection of you, your rights and your interests.

Who Is T.R. Paulding Jr.?


Biographical Information

Attorney Paulding is a proud graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the University of Connecticut School of Law.   After entering the legal profession in the early '80's, T.R. acted as Counsel for the Legislative Caucus in Hartford and established a private practice.  Soon thereafter, his primary interest became clear.  After two years as a Public Defender, he changed hats and spent nearly 7 years as a State Prosecutor, working as the Supervisory Assistant State's Attorney for G.A. 13 in Enfield for much of that time.  Following those years and until the present day, Mr. Paulding has developed a practice that is primarily devoted to the defense of those who have been accused of criminal and motor vehicle offenses.  An area of particular knowledge and expertise is the defense of those who have been charged with Operating Under the Influence.  From 2006 to 2012, Attorney Paulding acted as a Hearing Officer for the DMV's Administrative Per Se Unit, ruling on  O.U.I. and other licensing issues.  His litigation experience includes numerous trials to juries and judges in both the State and Federal court systems.  Ranging from the minor motor vehicle infraction to serious charges such as Sexual Assault, Drug offenses, Murder and Capital Felony, Mr. Paulding has a lengthy resume of fighting for others.