Campbell D. Barrett

Top rated Family Law attorney in Hartford, Connecticut

Pullman & Comley, LLC
Campbell D. Barrett
Pullman & Comley, LLC

Practice Areas: Family Law, Appellate

Licensed in Connecticut since: 1995

Education: American University Washington College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2023

Pullman & Comley, LLC

90 State House Square
Hartford, CT 06103 Phone: 860-424-4353 Email: Campbell D. Barrett Visit website


Campbell chairs the Family Law and Appellate Practice groups, both of which have been named "Department of the Year" by the Connecticut Law Tribune.  He represents clients in complex, high-income, high-net worth cases across Connecticut and handles all aspects of family law, including asset division, alimony, child custody, child support, appeals, prenuptial agreements and postnuptial agreements.  He has acted as lead counsel on more than sixty appeals to the Connecticut Supreme and Appellate Courts, including many important cases of first impression.

Campbell is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and in 2019 served as the president of the Connecticut Chapter.  He has been named a Top 50 Connecticut Super Lawyer and a Top 100 New England Super Lawyer multiple times.  He was also named "Family Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers for 2018, 2020 and 2022.  In 2005, he received the Judge Maxwell Heiman Award by the Hartford County Bar Association.

He has lectured and written extensively on family and appellate practice, and has been a guest family law expert on National Public Radio.  He is the co-author of the book, Same Sex Marriage:  The Legal and Psychological Evolution in America, which in 2006 was awarded the American Psychological Association's "Most Distinguished Book in Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Psychology."  He has also authored chapters in family law treatises on the definition of property and prenuptial agreements.

First Admitted: 1995, Connecticut

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Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Children's Law Center - board of directors
Educational Background:
  • Trinity College, B.A.
  • American University, Washington College of Law, J.D.
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Annual Review of New Developments in Family Law, Connecticut Bar Association Annual Meeting (2008 to present)
  • Annual Review of Developments in Family Law, Hartford County Bar Association (2005 to present)
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Award given annually by HCBA to lawyer in first ten years of practice who best exemplifies the high standards of legal scholarship and ethics exemplified by the late jurist., The Honorable Maxwell Heiman Memorial Award, Hartford County Bar Association, 2005
  • Named a Moffly Media Top Family Law Lawyer in Fairfield County, Top Lawyer in Fairfield County, Moffly Media, 2021
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Family Law since 2017, Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers in America, 2017
  • Named one of the Top Ten Family Law Lawyers in Connecticut by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, Top 10 Family Law Lawyers in Connecticut, National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, 2014
  • Named Hartford "Lawyer of the Year" by The Best Lawyers in America in the area of family law in 2020 and 2022, "Lawyer of the Year", The Best Lawyers in America, 2022
  • Named Hartford "Lawyer of the Year" by The Best Lawyers in America in the area of family law in 2020 and 2022, "Lawyer of the Year", The Best Lawyers in America , 2020
  • , James W. Cooper Fellow, Connecticut Bar Foundation, 2004
  • Honored with award for development of the law., New Leader of the Law, Connecticut Law Tribune, 2002
  • Co-Author, Same-Sex Marriage:  The Legal and Psychological Debate in America, Distinguished Book Award for Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Issues, American Psychological Association - Division 44, 2006
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • The operative definition of property for the equitable distribution of assets.  Mickey v. Mickey, 292 Conn. 597, 2009
  • The recognition that complex executive compensation awards, such as stock options and restricted stock, constitute income for purpose of calculating child support. McKeon v. Lennon, 321 Conn. 323, 2016
  • The distinction between the modification standard for child support and alimony in cases where the payor has experienced an increase in income. McKeon v. Lennon, 321 Conn. 323 , 2016
  • The award of significant lump sum alimony ($7.5 million) in cases where a prenuptial agreement limits or precludes the distribution of assets.  Hornung v.Hornung, 323 Conn. 144, 2016
  • The legal test for the modification of alimony based on a claim of cohabitation.  Gervais v. Gervais, 91 Conn. App. 840, 2005
  • The permissible use of capital gains in alimony modification cases.  Gay v. Gay, 266 Conn. 641, 2003
  • The parameters for child support in high income cases.  Dowling v. Szymczak, 309 Conn. 390, 2013
  • The recognition of postnuptial agreements in the state.  Bedrick v. Bedrick, 300 Conn. 691, 2011
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Co-Chair, Family Law Committee, Hartford County Bar Association (2005-present), 2023
  • Hartford's Early Intervention Program - special master - 2007 - present, 2023
  • Special Master in State Court
  • Oliver Ellsworth Inn of Court - Barrister - 2000 - 2003, 2003
  • Connecticut Bar Examining Committee
  • Connecticut Bar Association - appointed by the CBA president as co-chair of the 2022-2023 Limited Scope Representation Committee; former statewide chair of the Young Lawyer's Section Family Law Committee (2000-2004), 2023
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers - Fellow; Past President, Connecticut Chapter of AAML

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90 State House Square
Hartford, CT 06103

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