Experienced Personal Injury and Criminal Defense Lawyers

Millions of Dollars Recovered for our Clients

Billings, Barrett & Bowman is a boutique law firm that brings a modern approach to an age-old profession to obtain proven results for our clients throughout the State of Connecticut. Peter Billings, Sean Barrett, and Peter Bowman have built their practice and firm on four key principles: knowledge, experience, communication, and dedication.

These core principles serve as the foundation of Billings, Barrett & Bowman, our relationship with our clients, and the results we obtain. We recognize that our clients rely on us during the most difficult times in their lives and we have dedicated our practice to protecting the rights of and fighting for, our clients.

Practice Areas

Billings, Barrett & Bowman is a boutique law firm that uses a modern approach to an age-old profession to obtain proven results for our clients in New Haven.

Family Law

Family law issues can be complex and intense. Navigating the legal system to figure out what is best for you and your family can be daunting.

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Criminal Lawyer

Finding yourself facing unexpected legal problems can be a daunting and overwhelming experience. Whether it is being pulled over for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

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Personal Injury Lawyer

Being injured due to someone else’s negligence can be a confusing situation. There are many aspects of a case that can be complex, including ensuring that you receive the necessary medical care to recuperate.

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How We Can Help

We are aggressive attorneys focused on helping people with serious cases. If you have been seriously injured or accused of a crime we are here to help. At Billings, Barrett & Bowman we aggressively fight for our clients and focus all of our resources and efforts to obtain the highest quality results for our clients. We begin fighting for our clients from day one. Whether we need to have our investigator obtain a crucial witness statement, hire a videographer to document our client’s recovery, or hire an expert consultant; we do what it takes to get results.

We also understand that the highest quality results start with strong attorney-client relationships. We believe these relationships are built on trust, open communication, and dedication. We recognize that our clients come to us in a time of need and uncertainty and they put their trust in our hands – this is not something that we take lightly. We take the time to sit down with our clients, explain the process, and answer their questions from day one. Finally, we are dedicated to our client’s, their cases, and the hard work it requires to obtain the highest quality results. These core beliefs form the foundation upon which our firm has been built.

Family Law Matters

Due to their highly intimate nature, family law issues can be especially difficult. When you and your spouse divorce, you must find answers to questions you may have never thought about. From determining child custody to dividing assets, an experienced family lawyer from Billings, Barrett & Bowman may be able to help. Even if you are taking preventive actions such as drafting a marital agreement, the guidance of an experienced attorney can be invaluable. Family law issues are often complex and an attorney could be a guide, helping you make the right decisions to protect your family’s future. If you are in the midst of a divorce or have any questions about family law, call us for a consultation.

What Our Clients Are Saying

Personal Injury Lawyers in New Haven

Suffering an injury due to someone else’s careless or reckless actions can feel like being punished even though you did nothing wrong. In many respects, the law in Connecticut agrees with that sentiment: if someone harms someone else by virtue of their own negligence, the harmed party has the right to pursue fair compensation from the negligent party through either a private settlement or a lawsuit in civil court. However, alleging legal negligence and actually proving it are two vastly different matters, and effectively demonstrating that you deserve restitution for your damages may require professional legal assistance from a New Haven personal injury lawyer.

The services a New Haven personal injury attorney could provide extend far beyond just advocating on your behalf in a courtroom. A qualified legal representative could play a crucial role in identifying the various economic and non-economic losses your accident resulted in, negotiating with insurance companies for fair coverage, and contesting any allegations that you yourself bear liability for your injuries rather than the defendant in your case. You are already going through enough recovering from your injury while dealing with property damage, medical bills, and the incessant stress they provoke—let us help with the legal side of your case, so you can focus on your and your family’s needs.

The New Haven personal injury attorneys at Billings, Barrett & Bowman are experienced in handling all types of civil cases throughout Connecticut, including West Hartford, Guilford, Cheshire, Stratford, Bridgeport, and Westport. Whether you were involved in a car, truck, motorcycle, or bicycle accident, or your loved one suffered a wrongful death or was harmed due to nursing home abuse, we may be able to help you with understanding the legal processes and compensation you may be entitled to and gathering evidence to support your case as we fight to obtain the maximum amount of recovery possible.

Contrary to many peoples’ beliefs, most personal injury cases never see a courtroom. With appropriate evidence in the form of doctors’ notes, police reports, and witness statements, many insurance companies are eager to settle out of court. By gathering this documentation, and preparing a firm demand package, lawyers negotiate with the insurance companies on your behalf. However, if the case does require a court filing, New Haven personal injury lawyers form clear and thorough complaints, prepare evidence for examination by juries, and practice with potential clients for giving testimony.

The attorneys at Billings, Barrett & Bowman are passionate about pursuing justice for the injured. If you or your loved one was hurt because of another’s negligent act in Meriden, Middletown, Waterbury, Milford, Derby, Fairfield, or anywhere else in the Constitution State, call us today.

New Haven Criminal Defense

Following an arrest, you may be scared, upset, and probably have many questions. We are here to ease your nerves, answer your questions and begin defending you. Whether you are facing charges for DUI, domestic violence, assault, larceny, drugs, or a gun offense, the experienced attorneys at Billings, Barrett & Bowman can guide you through the Connecticut court system and get results. In any criminal case, the stakes could not be hirer: your freedom is at stake.

From the very beginning, our New Haven criminal lawyers will work with you to gather evidence and build a strong defense to protect your future. We will work with you to establish a defense premised on three defenses: factual, legal, and social. A factual defense is a defense in which the state cannot prove the necessary facts beyond a reasonable doubt. A legal defense is a defense in which there is a legal reason, for example a search in violation of the fourth amendment, that prevents the state from introducing certain evidence. Our social defense is a defense in which we present all of the positive information about our client to the prosecutor and judge. These three pieces of our strategy serve as the bones of your defense. We believe that this approach frames the case in a way to obtain results for our clients through either a beneficial plea bargain or a trial.

When someone is facing criminal charges in New Haven, it is important they contact an attorney who understands and has experience with the local judicial system. Someone who has practiced law in the area for a while can have a more concrete understanding of how the prosecutor’s office works and be more familiar with the practices and viewpoints of judges. Even if a person lives out outside of New Haven or Connecticut, hiring a New Haven criminal defense lawyer will be of more benefit to them than harm.

At Billings, Barrett & Bowman, our New Haven criminal defense attorneys have the experience to represent you in all types of cases – from a minor breach of peace to the most serious crime of murder. We have handled these cases at all stages including pretrial, trial, and appeal, at all level of Connecticut courts including our Superior Court, Appellate Court, and Supreme Court. We are not afraid to take a case to trial and vigorously represent our clients before a jury. We bring experience, dedication, and zealous advocacy to our clients to fight for them in order to obtain results. If you have been arrested, do not hesitate to contact an experienced New Haven criminal defense attorney. There is simply too much at stake to delay. We are here to fight for you, protect your freedom, and get results.

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Meet Billings, Barrett & Bowman

If you have been seriously injured or arrested in New Haven County, Hartford County or throughout Connecticut, it is important that you contact an experienced attorney immediately – the stakes are just too high not to. The attorneys at Billings, Barrett & Bowman will fight for you to get results. We will take the time to get to know our clients, explain the process so you understand what to expect, and will focus on obtaining the results our clients need. Our attorneys are experienced, knowledgeable, and dedicated. Whether it is in a pretrial negotiation with a judge or a trial in front of a jury, we will do what it takes to get results for our clients.

Our Firm’s Approach

Through a client-focused approach, the attorneys at our firm put the client’s needs first and stand behind them throughout their ordeal. With offices located conveniently in New Haven, Bridgeport, and Westport, our firm offers free consultations to clients in Bridgeport, Westport, Milford, Meriden, and all along the Connecticut shoreline and elsewhere throughout the state. Our attorneys are experienced, diligent, and passionate. They understand that facing any legal situation can be difficult for any individual, and they work as hard as possible to help people move through the process. To do so, they often provide information about law enforcement and trends for certain charges and use that information with their clients to help them build a strong case. Our firm is also committed to helping clients understand what they are facing and feel less stressed about the entire process. Our experience is a reassurance to clients who have never faced criminal charges before and may be very nervous about what they should expect.

First in Family Scholarship

Billings, Barrett & Bowman are pleased to announce their 2019 First in Family Scholarship. One deserving student will be awarded $1,000 who can best describe the impact of being their family’s first member to attend college, including details on what they plan to study and why they want to go there.

Visit our scholarship page here to see more details on how to apply.


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Shoreline Sharks Rail Trail 10k

Billings, Barrett and Bowman, LLC is pleased to support the Shoreline Shark’s 3rd annual Rail Trail 10K Race. Come enjoy an out-n-back race on a picturesque fall morning that is 100% on the Rail Trail! All participants will get a 3’’ finisher medal, a race t-shirt and some fresh bagels and bananas at the finish line! Learn more at our Shoreline Sharks race page.

Get Started Today

To get started on your case, call us today at (203) 679-9957 for immediate legal assistance. Our attorneys are available through a call, instant message, email, or text anytime of day or night and will be able to get you the information and answers you need. Schedule a free, no-obligation consultation today to begin protecting your rights.


Additional Areas Served

Any time you or your family member is facing criminal prosecution, a divorce, or a personal injury matter, the stakes are high. It is important that you have someone to guide you through the process, fight for your rights, and stand in your corner. The attorneys at Billings, Barrett & Bowman are dedicated to their clients and to getting results. It is important to protect your rights from the beginning to ensure you are positioned for the best possible outcome. Contact our office today for a consultation.

How Can We Help

To get started on your case, call us today at (203) 679-9957 for immediate legal assistance. Our attorneys are available through a call, instant message, email, or text anytime of day or night and will be able to get you the information and answers you need. Schedule a free, no-obligation consultation today to begin protecting your rights.

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