Connecticut • Massachusetts Attorneys
Civil Litigation • Real Estate • Planning & Zoning •
Personal Injury • Criminal Defense • Elder Law
The Old Saybrook law firm of Cloutier & Cassella traces
its roots to the firm of O'Connell & Budney, which Richard
T. O'Connell and Walter R. Budney established in 1967.
Well-regarded experts in the fields of commercial law,
criminal and civil litigation, Governor William O'Neil nominated our founding partners subsequently
confirmed by the Connecticut legislature to serve as Connecticut Superior Court judges in the early
The firm then became Cloutier & Domnarski until 2001 when Edward S. Domnarski, Jr. was the
third lawyer in the firm elevated to the Superior Court bench. Since 2001, the firm has been known
as Cloutier & Cassella.
Today Cloutier & Cassella is a multi-service law firm, serving individual and business interests in
New Haven, Middlesex, and New London Counties and in towns throughout the Connecticut River
Valley. Our attorneys offer skilled legal services in
* Personal injury and negligence law
* Wrongful death
* Residential and commercial real estate transaction
* Criminal and civil trials in all courts
Our practice extends to
* Planning and zoning matters
* Business counseling and transactions
* Estate planning
* Elder law
Our firm consists of three lawyers and an experienced, friendly, and competent staff of six
paraprofessionals and paralegals who assist us in meeting the needs of our clients.
One of our attorneys is licensed to practice law in both Connecticut and Massachusetts. Our
attorneys represent clients in those state courts, federal court, and the U. S. Supreme Court.
Our attorneys have handled significant litigation for successful Connecticut Supreme Court
arguments to establish the rights of our clients in the areas of insurance coverage for wrongful death
and grandparent visitation rights.
Well known in the in the legal community and recognized for professional excellence and the highest
levels of skill and integrity, Cloutier & Cassella is proud to receive frequent recommendations and
case referrals from not only our clients, but from other law firms.
Call our office at (860) 388-3456 to arrange a consultation and explore whether an attorney/client
relationship with our law firm is right for you
Areas of Focus
29 Elm Street, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Phone: 860-388-3456 Fax: 860-388-6374