Thomas Moriarty began his legal career in 1988 as an associate with the law firm of Labelle & Labelle in Manchester, Connecticut. After four years of practice, Mr. Moriarty became a partner at the firm where he remained until 1996. Mr. Moriarty is a personal injury attorney in CT who also represents clients in commercial transactions, civil litigation and residential real estate matters. He is a member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association. Attorney Moriarty has served as a court appointed trustee pro bono, and as an attorney trial referee for the Connecticut Judicial Branch. Over his twenty-three years of practice, Attorney Moriarty has effectively represented many clients in motor vehicle accidents, product liability, slip & fall, and medical malpractice cases. He has also litigated a wide variety of other tort cases and numerous commercial breach of contract matters.
Attorney Moriarty also has a very active practice representing businesses, developers, shopping center owners, and other clients in commercial real estate and leasing transactions. He has successfully negotiated large commercial leases on behalf of his clients with many national retail chains, including Home Depot, Staples, T.J. Maxx, Firestone/Bridge Stone, A & P, Shaw’s, Shop-Rite, Taco Bell, Tractor Supply Company, Chili’s, Chipolte’s, CVS, Sleepy’s Arby’s, LA Fitness Center, to name a few.



William Paetzold was admitted to the state and federal bar in 1990. He began his legal career as a Public Defender assigned to the Judicial District of Tolland. After several successful trials in his four years with that office, he brought his skills to the private criminal defense bar. Mr. Paetzold has tried many criminal cases to verdict in front of state and federal court juries across Connecticut. He has also successfully argued cases before the state’s Appellate and Supreme courts, as well as the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York City. Prior to becoming a criminal lawyer in Connecticut, Bill worked for six years as a criminalist at the Connecticut State Police Forensic Science Laboratory under the tutelage of the renowned Dr. Henry C. Lee. Bill’s extensive training and experience in the field of forensic science is often applied to his trial work. Bill specializes in criminal defense cases involving digital evidence, and is a founding member of the Digital Evidence Innocence Initiative. Bill provides strategic legal consultation to the defense community regarding the effective use of digital evidence in pre-trial cases and post conviction review. Bill is also an active member of the Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and is an adjunct professor at Manchester Community College where he teaches Criminal Law.



David Sherwood was admitted to the state and federal bar in 1987. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., magna cum laude, 1977); Yale University (M.Phil., 1981; PhD., with highest honors, 1983); and the University of Connecticut (J.D., with highest honors, 1987). His practice focuses on real property, land use and environmental law and litigation. He has been a contributor to the CCH Guidebook to Connecticut Environmental Protection Act, and has written numerous articles on land use and property tax. He regularly appears before municipal commissions and state trial and appellate courts on behalf of landowners and developers, and is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association and an elected Fellow of Sigma Xi, the Society for Scientific Research.

Bill is a legend in Connecticut Criminal Defense circles. He is a remarkable trial attorney who I have had the privilege of sitting next to at counsel table. You can’t go wrong by hiring Bill for any State or Federal Criminal Matter.

Amir Shaikh - May 2, 2018, Criminal Defense Attorney

Excellent Attorney at a reasonable cost

Attorney Paetzold was worth every penny that he was paid and performed like I paid him millions. He was very reasonable and delivered the best possible outcome that I should of received. I would highly recommend him for any criminal case. Very knowledgeable of criminal law and the way to deal with the prosecutor and the court system. A very good attorney that was reachable at all times and responded to every concern that I had.

Chris 2019

I was lucky to have met Bill

Paul 2019

Incredible Attorney Who Truly Cares for His Clients

Nick 2019

Fantastic Resolution from a Wonderful Attorney!

I only have great things to say about Attorney Paetzold. He helped me with my daughter’s case, not only in court, but by working hard. He kept me informed throughout the process and his presence the day of court was strong and compassionate. He spent the entire morning with me and my daughter giving us support and a positive attitude. The outcome of the case was excellent. We walked out of the court with intense relief as the future of my daughter was secured through his advocacy. I give Attorney Paetzold my highest recommendation and the maximum of 5 stars!

Leah 2018

Attorney William Paetzold is the Man!

I cannot thank him enough for his help in resolving my son’s Department of Motor Vehicle/License Suspension/Court case. He was professional, kind and always available to answer my questions. He kept me “in the loop” every time he received information and I did not have to wait and wonder. He went above and beyond expectations. I am grateful for his experience and expertise. I would highly recommend Attorney Paetzold.

Kathy G 2017

On Top of the Task, Well Respected and Compassionate

William Paetzold was recommended to us by friends as an experienced criminal attorney. From the first meeting, we were impressed by his understanding of our unfamiliar case, his unparalleled knowledge of criminal law and mastery of the Connecticut court system. We could only be more impressed down the road by the respect he commands from judges and peers. While being honest, clear and quite blunt in explaining what the case may entail, Bill is a very compassionate attorney who would always work hard for the best possible outcome of a case. We have found in him a friend and a needed support in such difficult circumstances; he will definitely remain a reference for us and our recommendation to friends who may be in need of such services.

Anonymous 2016

First Rate Lawyer. First Rate Guy

I cannot say enough about Bill Paetzold re: his defense of our teenage son. After being told by another attorney that the situation would be grim, we jumped over to Bill after he was recommended to us by a friend who used to work as a lawyer in the area. Our son received quite a bit of community service (which was good – he needed a consequence) but in the end, the case was dismissed, so there will be no long-term consequences hanging over his head as he goes forward. So, yes, Bill is a wonderful attorney. But just as impressive, he is an incredibly kind and caring man. Our son had never been in any trouble but, because of one very foolish decision, he found himself in serious trouble. Bill was honest and straight-forward with all of us, but remained attentive and compassionate as well. He gave our son a bit of a talking to about his future (which I loved!) but was never condescending toward him. Our son listened hard as he respected Bill immediately. When it was all over, Bill sent a partial refund because he hadn’t logged all the hours we’d paid for in the initial retainer. First rate lawyer. First rate guy.

Anonymous 2016

Professional, honest and caring lawer.

Mr. Paetzold is not only a highly professional lawer with a great experience and wide area of expertise but most of all he trully cares about his clients. Apearing before a judge to most people is a very distressing and frightening experience.( As it was to me). Mr. Paetzold made me feel calm and confident. He patiently answered all my questions, taking his time and presenting all the options I had. He’s devoted, enthusiastic and hardworking. This whole case was a true nightmare. Yet Mr. Paetzold handled the case so well, that it was DISMISSED. I will be forever grateful. When it comes to payment he is very honest and reasonable. He won’t overcharge you. I cannot thank him enough.

Piotr 2016

I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Paetzold and I worked on a significant matter involving hundreds of burglaries in multiple states by one client in both federal and state court. He is hard working, knowledgeable, professional and experienced in criminal defense. He did an excellent job in getting a very good outcome for our mutual client. The client was very pleased with the outcome.

Sebastian Desantis 2018, Criminal defense Attorney