Dedicated to providing the highest quality legal representation to individuals and businesses in the most effective manner. Clendenen & Shea, LLC offers sophisticated and savvy counsel in a cost-effective and accessible small firm.


Best Lawyers in America 

in the areas of Commercial Litigation and Personal
Injury Litigation

Our Office is Open  

However, meetings are by appointment only. Please contact us at 203-787-1183 to schedule.

We are taking extra measures to ensure your visit to our office is a safe one.

In addition to frequent cleaning, we will be providing hand sanitizer and face masks to those who need them.



Experienced. Professional. Cost-effective.

Drawing on the diverse backgrounds of its attorneys, the firm provides thorough and vigorous legal representation in a broad range of civil matters. In addition to the extensive state and federal civil trial and appellate practice upon which the firm’s reputation has been built since its inception in 1973, Clendenen & Shea, LLC also handles a variety of non-litigation matters, including wills, trusts and estate planning, real estate closings and business counseling.

Our office at 400 Orange Street in New Haven CT is easily accessible, with off-street parking.We are available by telephone and email and will respond to your messages promptly.

We use our wealth
of experience to solve your
legal problems

The firm’s attorneys combined have over 100 years of experience as lawyers. Our three legal assistants each have decades of experience in law.

We maintain the highest legal 
and ethical standards in 
serving your needs.

Our excellent work has earned the
respect of courts and colleagues.
William H. Clendenen, Jr., the firm’s principal and founding attorney, and partner Kevin C. Shea, have the highest possible rating in Martindale-Hubbell,
the nation’s leading law directory.

We keep your budget
in mind as we solve your problems.

Attorneys Clendenen and Shea supervise and monitor the progress of every client matter. Wherever possible, our team of trained associate attorneys and legal assistants perform time-consuming tasks, thus allowing Clendenen and Shea to offer legal services at a cost often far less expensive than many of our peers. When appropriate, we recommend court alternatives, like mediation, to resolve your dispute more quickly and inexpensively.



We provide legal counsel in the following practice areas: 



Read more about our expert legal team:

William H. Clendenen, Jr.

Kevin C. Shea

Patrick T. Clendenen

Charles J. Donato

Joseph E. Boccia

Benjamin H. Levites

The Law Offices of Clendenen & Shea,LLC

The Law Offices of Clendenen & Shea, LLC  |  400 Orange Street, New Haven, CT 06511  |   Phone: 203-787-1183   Fax:  203.787.2847

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