Paoletti & Gusmano
Call Us Anytime : 203-371-1000
Call Us Anytime : 203-371-1000

We Will Level
The Playing Field

Our attorneys have more than 50 years of combined trial experience defending those facing charges for misdemeanor and felony offenses in state or federal courts. We also provide seasoned advocacy for individuals suffering from motor vehicle accident injuries, malpractice and wrongful deaths.

Highly Experienced Criminal Defense And Personal Injury Attorneys In Bridgeport Serving Clients Throughout Connecticut

Our Practice Areas


First arrests, felony DUI, underage drunk driving, vehicular manslaughter and more

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Personal Injury

Motor vehicle accidents are typically the most common personal injury cases

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Domestic Violence

When misunderstandings end up in the police being called

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Catastrophic Injuries

Let us help you when injuries or malpractice has resulted in the wrongful death of your loved one

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Drug Charges

Possession, trafficking, illegal prescriptions and more

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Federal Charges

Fraud, conspiracy, RICO, drug offenses, internet crimes and more

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Parole And Probation

Violations, electronic surveillance and more

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Violent Crimes

Sexual assault, battery, gun charges, homicide and more

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Child Pornography

Online solicitation of a minor, cellphone images and more

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Traffic Violations

Cell phone violations, speeding, hit and run, reckless driving, CDL violations and more

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There Are Two Sides To Every Story

On one side, police officers and criminal prosecutors will use considerable resources to tell their version of events and secure a conviction. On the other side is a person who is usually unfamiliar with the criminal justice system and is concerned about how an arrest will affect their future.

Choosing the right attorney to defend your rights is critical to the outcome of your case. At Paoletti & Gusmano, Attorneys at Law, we use our trial experience to ensure your side of the story is heard. From a drunk driving charge to an arrest for a weapons offense, a criminal conviction can put your freedom to choose where you want to live or work at risk. Our team provides trusted advocacy for adults, college students and juveniles facing drug charges, sexual assault, internet crimes and other offenses including federal crimes. We can also help you explore whether you qualify for a pardon or record expungement.

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Are You Injured And Feeling Like The Odds Are Stacked Against You?

The sooner you speak with a personal injury lawyer, the more that can be done to protect your rights to getting the compensation you deserve for your medical bills, rehabilitation expenses, lost and future wages and pain and suffering. We will help you gather the medical records you need, contact key witnesses, analyze the facts of your case and develop the best case possible to get the maximum compensation for your injuries.

Our lawyers have achieved successful case results for decades on behalf of clients throughout Connecticut. While past results do not guarantee future ones, our experience and knowledge of injury claims and malpractice cases allows us to tailor our representation strategically to your legal needs.

Contact Us While You Still Have Options

When you have suffered injuries because of some else’s negligent actions, you have a limited time to file a claim to seek compensation. If you miss this time frame, you will be unable to pursue a personal injury case. Because injury and malpractice cases are complex and require a high level of specific proof to be successful, it is critical to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as you can after an injury. Call 203-371-1000 or email our firm through this website for a consultation. If you need criminal defense, we leverage more than 50 years of combined experience in the courtroom to develop innovative strategies to minimize the potential penalties of misdemeanor and felony convictions.

Our Attorneys

Frederick D. Paoletti

Frederick D. Paoletti, Jr.

Paul C. Gusmano

Paul C. Gusmano

What Do You Do Now?

At Paoletti & Gusmano, Attorneys at Law, we have the insight you need to keep calm despite the uncertainty of your legal matters. Our lawyers are selected for inclusion into the Connecticut Super Lawyers list, are AV peer rated* by Martindale-Hubbell and are active members of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the American Trial Lawyers Association. 

Whether you need seasoned criminal defense or an experienced personal injury team, we are here for you. Contact us for a consultation today. 

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

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