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Paul C. Gusmano

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Bridgeport, CT

Paoletti & Gusmano, Attorneys at Law
3301 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT 06606
Phone: 203-371-1000
Fax: 203-373-9888
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2014, 2019 - 2022
Licensed in Connecticut Since: 1990
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Criminal Defense, Estate Planning & Probate
Attorney Profile

Paul C. Gusmano is the managing attorney of Paoletti & Gusmano, Attorneys at Law, in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Mr. Gusmano handles criminal defense and personal injury matters, serving clients in Bridgeport and the surrounding Fairfield County area, in cities, including Fairport, Norwalk, Shelton, Stamford, Stratford and Westport.

Mr. Gusmano has been practicing law for over three decades. As an experienced trial attorney and strong negotiator, he has secured significant amounts through verdicts and settlements for injured Connecticut residents and their families. In his criminal practice, he has obtained many successful outcomes for individuals facing felony or misdemeanor charges.

In honor of his accomplishments, Mr. Gusmano was invited to become a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. This exclusive organization is comprised of attorneys who have recovered sums of $1 million or more for their clients.

Active in several professional organizations, Mr. Gusmano belongs to the Connecticut Bar Association, the New Jersey State Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, the Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the American Association for Justice. 

Mr. Gusmano graduated from Rutgers University, with bachelor’s degrees in English and Political Science. He earned his law degree from the University of Bridgeport School of Law, now known as Quinnipiac University School of Law. He is qualified to practice before all Connecticut, New York and New Jersey state courts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%Criminal Defense
  • 10%Estate Planning & Probate
Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Criminal Law, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Wills


6 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2014, 2019 - 2022

About Paul C. Gusmano

First Admitted: 1990, Connecticut

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Regional Network of Programs, Board of Directors
  • Friends of Salve Softball, Inc.
  • Orange Little League, Inc.

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Connecticut, 1990
  • Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • New York Bar Association, Member
  • New Jersey Bar Association, Member
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Member
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1991
  • New Jersey
  • New York, 1991


  • Margulies Award for Outstanding Performance, Criminal Law, University of Bridgeport School of Law
  • Super Lawyer, Personal Injury, Connecticut Magazine and New England Super Lawyers Magazine, 2013-2014
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Educational Background

  • Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey, B.A. in Political Science and English, 1987
  • Queens College/Oxford University
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Office Location for Paul C. Gusmano

3301 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT 06606

Phone: 203-371-1000

Fax: 203-373-9888

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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