Paul H. D. Stoughton


Paul Stoughton began his career at Reid & Riege, PC in Hartford, where he practiced for eight years before leaving the firm to establish the Law Office of Paul H. D. Stoughton. Eight years later, he and Matt Conway established Conway Stoughton. The scope of Attorney Stoughton’s practice has been extensive and diverse, though his practice focus is in the commercial context. He is an experienced trial attorney, commercial transaction practitioner and business advisor, concentrating his practice in the representation of individual entrepreneurs and businesses in commercial (e.g., employment, corporate, partnership, real estate, governance and compliance) matters. He also is an estate planning counselor and practitioner and an advocate in probate litigation.


  • University of California, Hastings School of Law, J.D., 1986, cum laude
  • St Lawrence University, B.A., 1982, cum laude
  • The Kent School, 1978, Honors

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • United States District Court, District of Connecticut
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Honors and Publications

  • University of California, Hastings School of Law, Moot Court Appellate Advocacy Program: Member and recipient of top honors.

Sample Decisions:

  • Association Resources, Inc. v. Wall, 298 Conn. 145 (Conn. 2010)
  • Priest, et al v. Edmonds, et al, 295 Conn. 132 (Conn. 2010)
  • Lombard v. Peters, 252 Conn. 623 (2000)
  • Naftzger v. Naftzger & Kuhe, Inc., 602 A.2d 606 (1992)
  • Sunrise Health Care v. Azarigian, 76 Conn. App. 800 (2003)
  • Walker v. UnumProvident Corp., 206 Fed. Appx. 12 (2d. Cir. 2006)

Community Involvement

  • West Hartford Exchange Club, former President
  • Connecticut Branch of the Dickens Fellowship
  • Participant of amateur adult ice hockey league
  • Former youth ice hockey coach