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Glass Buildings


One Hamden Center
2319 Whitney Avenue
Suite 1-D
Hamden, CT 06518

Phone: 203-281-2700 Ext 112

Fax: 203-281-0700

Carl M. Porto

Carl M. Porto


Upon earning his Juris Doctor in 1967 from the University of Connecticut School of Law, Carl returned to the New Haven area and began practicing with the firm that is now known as Parrett, Porto, Parese and Colwell, focusing mainly on civil and criminal litigation. He was the firm’s managing partner for 50 years.

Throughout the time that he has practiced law in Connecticut, Carl has been an active member of his profession, taking important assignments and positions in Connecticut and New Haven County Bar Associations. He has also devoted a substantial amount of his time to his local community, participating in a wide variety of clubs, foundations, and associations. A list of these community activities is included below.

Carl now focuses his practice in the areas of healthcare, physicians and medical practices, business transactions, zoning and land use, and litigation and personal injury law. Throughout the course of his practice, he has represented hundreds of clients in dozens of areas, but still maintains that the most important aspect about practicing law is not personal success – the real success is helping clients achieve their goals.

Carl resides in Hamden with his wife, Theresa, and has three children: Attorney Carl M. Porto II, Attorney Joseph M. Porto, and Attorney Mark M. Porto.

Community / Business Affiliations (current and previous)

  • Board of Directors, Bankwell Financial Group, Inc.

  • Associate Fellow, Grace Murray Hopper College, Yale University

  • President, Quinnipiack Club of New Haven

  • Board of Trustees, Hamden Hall Country Day School

  • Recipient, Hamden Hall Medal of Distinction, 2019

  • Hamden Chamber of Commerce Notable Citizen Award, 2004

  • Board of Directors, Audit Chair and Executive Committee, Bank of New Haven

  • Board of Directors, Citizens Bank of Connecticut and Rhode Island

  • Board of Directors, Start Bank

  • Board of New Haven Symphony Orchestra

  • Board of Directors, Shubert Performing Arts Center

  • President, New Haven Country Club

  • Board of Directors and Executive Committee Member, The First Tee of Connecticut

  • St. Raphael’s Hospital Foundation, Board of Directors

  • Advisory Council Board, University of Connecticut Health Center

  • Member of the Boys Town of Italy Committee

  • Grand Knight, Carmel Council 3605 Knights of Columbus

  • Boston University Alumni Representative

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