Clifford’s practice focuses on both family law and criminal defense. In his family practice, Clifford provides counsel to clients in divorce, custody, and child support proceedings. He has litigated complex dissolution and post judgment cases in Superior Court as well as in arbitration and mediation. Knowing how emotional the day to day involvement is for clients in family cases, Clifford prides himself on finding creative solutions in an efficient and cost-effective way.

In his criminal defense practice, Clifford regularly appears in Superior Court across Connecticut for clients facing charges ranging from misdemeanors to class A felonies. Understanding how difficult navigating the criminal justice system can be, he works diligently for his clients to achieve a positive disposition.



New York Law School, J.D., 2010

University of Massachusetts, Amherst, B.A., magna cum laude, 2006


  • Connecticut
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York

Honors & Awards

Best Lawyers: "Ones to Watch", Family Law, 2021-2023

Connecticut Super Lawyers® "Rising Star", Family Law, 2019-2021

Connecticut Super Lawyers® "Rising Star", General Litigation, 2018

Connecticut Law Tribune, "New Leader in the Law" Award, 2019


Speaking Engagements

Professional Affiliations

Connecticut Bar Association

New Haven County Bar Association

Community Involvement

Shoreline Chamber of Commerce, Board Member, 2018-present

Shoreline Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals, Chair, 2018-present

Jewish Federation Associates of CT, Board Member, 2018-present

Foundation for the New Haven County Bar Association, Board Member, 2018-present

Town of Guilford Agriculture Commission, Board Member, 2017-present

Town of Guilford, Boys Recreation League Basketball Coach, 2016-present

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