Michael Jack Paris
Michael believes that the practice of law isn’t just about statutes and cases – it’s also about practical problem solving, empowering clients, and building a solid foundation for the next stage of life.
Michael understands that it takes great inner strength to make the important decisions that lead clients to seek out a family law attorney, and they want to honor that strength by being a compassionate, engaged, and zealous litigator who will always do what’s in their client’s best interest, and will never – ever – give up.
Although Michael has many years of experience in family law, they also have a diverse career that provides unique insights that are carried into their practice today. They were previously the Vice President of Human Resources and General Counsel for a nationwide school group, a litigator at one of Hartford’s most well-regarded law firms, a Professor and program advisor at the University of New Haven’s Legal Studies program, and a mediator for the State of Connecticut Department of Education’s Bureau of Special Education.
Michael is also a regular presenter at continuing education events for attorneys; lecturing and writing on topics such as “Civil Trial: All You Need to Know” and “Top 7 Evidence Mistakes to Avoid.”
Michael earned their Juris Doctor and Certificate in Public Policy from the University of Connecticut School of Law. In law school, they were on the Moot Court Board and were named the “Best Oralist” in the Alva P. Loiselle Moot Court Competition.
They also graduated from the University of New Haven with bachelor’s degrees in Clinical Psychology and in Legal Studies.
Outside of the office, Michael is an actor and is active in several non-profit organizations.
They love cats (both the animal and the musical) and are a die-hard Broadway fan.