Peter G. Billings
Peter Billings is a founding partner of Billings & Barrett, LLC. He focuses his practice primarily on criminal matters ranging from minor traffic infractions to the most serious cases of murder, as well as a wide range of family cases including divorce and custody matters. In addition, he oversees the firm’s real estate and personal injury cases. Whether a high-stakes criminal case, highly contested divorce, or bitter custody battle, Peter will stand with you. Peter has been responsible for obtaining the highest quality results for his clients in criminal cases as well as in divorce and custody matters. Whether it is through a plea negotiation, family court mediation, or trial, Peter’s goal is to get you results.
He believes there are several keys to obtaining the highest quality results: knowledge, experience, communication, and dedication. These core principals are the guiding factors in his day-to-day representation of his clients and the foundation upon which Billings & Barrett has grown. These are the bedrock principals that Peter uses in his practice of law, the reason he is highly respected by his colleagues, and the approach that leads to the highest quality results. Peter has been recognized in Connecticut Magazine’s Super Lawyer edition as a Rising Star, a Top 40 Under 40 attorney by the National Trial Lawyers, and has a 10 out of 10 rating on Avvo.
Peter is a lifelong resident of Connecticut, originally from West Hartford, and now resides in Orange. He received his B.A. in English and Political Science from the University of Connecticut. He received his J.D. from Quinnipiac University School of Law where he graduated cum laude, with honors in his criminal law and advocacy concentration, and was the Editor-In-Chief of the Quinnipiac Probate Journal. After graduating from law school Peter worked as a Public Defender in New Haven Superior Court where he represented hundreds of clients facing misdemeanor and felony cases with allegations ranging from minor public disturbances to violent assaults to felony drug charges. He has also worked at several well-respected law firms handling a wide range of matters including criminal cases, divorce and custody matters, car accidents, slip and fall injuries, and wrongful death cases.
He is active in the community and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Creative Arts Workshop, which is a community art school in the heart of New Haven. While away from work, he enjoys the many fine restaurants in and around New Haven, traveling, playing golf, and spending time with his wife, two cats, and dog.