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Attorney Paul E. Mawn, Jr.










Biography

Paul grew up in the Boston area and graduated from Boston College.  Between college and law school, Paul had a career in sales and marketing.  During law school, Paul clerked for Attorney John L. Bonee III at the Bonee Law Offices in Hartford.  Upon 
graduation from law school in 2002, Paul took a job as a Legal Research Clerk for the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch, which honed his writing skills, and gave him the opportunity to see how judges make decisions from the bench. In 2005, he opened his 
law practice in Newington, where he also resides.  Over the years, Attorney Mawn has represented hundreds of clients in Connecticut's Civil, Criminal and Probate Courts, and before its administrative agencies.  His experience has taught him that diligence and tenacity always pay off.  Paul is an accomplished piano player and a dedicated cyclist.  

Practice Areas

  • ​Civil Litigation​
  • Contracts
  • Elder Law and Title XIX Issues
  • Wills and Estate Planning
  • Estate Administration
  • Will Contests
  • Fiduciary Litigation
  • Trust Litigation
  • DCF Defense
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI/Motor Vehicle

Representative Matters     

  • Won a favorable judgment for an elderly Central Connecticut woman against a former fiduciary who had not properly accounted for funds managed under a power of attorney. 

  • Helped a Connecticut widow sell her late husband's business for a fair price, fending off multiple court actions brought against the business by parties wishing to take advantage of her situation. 

  • Helped a returning Iraq War veteran settle a dispute with a landlord by educating the landlord about some of the issues that returning veterans face.  

  • Drafted the contract that a prominent Connecticut entertainment company uses each year for its vendors, at its well-attended annual convention at the Connecticut Convention Center. 

  • Defended a Central Connecticut man from very serious drug charges that carried a maximum sentence of 25 years.  He received a suspended sentence of 3 years, with one-and-a-half to serve.  

  • Litigated against a Trust on behalf of a Hartford area woman who was the primary beneficiary of the estate of one of her dear friends.  The Trust was claiming that certain assets belonged to it, while my client maintained that they belonged to her friend's estate.  A settlement was reached that allowed her to keep many of the disputed assets, and which also reduced the fee charged by the Executrix and the Executrix's attorney. 

  • Helped an emotionally disturbed man stay out of jail, despite repeated arrests and an inability to comply with the terms of release.  

  • Obtained a not-guilty verdict on a Failure to Appear in a bench trial.  

  • Represented a New Britain area man on serious felony charges, which charges the State dropped at trial, after Attorney Mawn cross-examined the patrolman and the detective.  

  • Represented a Hartford-area professional couple who had adopted three children from another country.  The children had some behavioral issues that were caused by stresses they had experienced in their native country, prior to adoption.  DCF got involved and started making things difficult for the parents, then I got involved.  The three children are now thriving in their parents' home, and DCF is out of everyone's life.  

​Education

  • Boston College, B.A. Philosophy, cum laude, May 1988
  • Western New England College, J.D., May 2002

Admissions

  • Connecticut 

Professional Affiliations

  • Connecticut Bar Association.
  • Assigned Counsel Contract in the New Britain G.A. District.
  • Assigned Counsel Contract in the Hartford G.A. District.

Awards and Achievements

  • Oliver Wendell Holmes Scholar at Western New England College School of Law.
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award: Jurisprudence.