Daniel P. Scholfield

Daniel P. Scholfield

Location:
New Haven, Connecticut
Phone:
888-692-7403
203-800-7343
Fax:
203-782-0278
Email:

Daniel P. Scholfield is an Associate at the Law Firm of Lynch, Traub, Keefe & Errante.  Attorney Scholfield has a general practice, working primarily with the Firm's Appellate Group on appeals involving novel or complicated issues of law. Attorney Scholfield also devotes a significant portion of his time to civil litigation, focusing on business litigation, catastrophic injury, and municipal liability law.

Attorney Scholfield's background has made him well-suited for handling cases that require extensive research and writing in order to address complex problems. He has briefed and argued numerous cases to both the Supreme and Appellate Courts of Connecticut. Attorney Scholfield was the valedictorian of his class at Quinnipiac University School of Law and, while at Quinnipiac, received the top grade in a given course for ten of his courses. Attorney Scholfield also previously interned with a Federal Judge, the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut, three law firms, and was a research clerk for three professors. He was also a Publications Editor on the Quinnipiac Law Review, worked in the school's law clinic, and was a member of several academic competition teams, including the Moot Court Society. While on Law Review, an academic article written by Attorney Scholfield entitled "Was it a Surprise Attack? How the Second Circuit Used Civil Procedure to Diametrically Change 'Class of One' in Ruston v. Town Board," 30 Q.L.R. 163 (2011), was published.  This article examines the intersection of Equal Protection Law and Federal Civil Procedure.

Prior to joining the Firm, Attorney Scholfield spent approximately a year and a half working as a research clerk for the judges of the Superior Court. After distinguishing himself by performing exemplary research and writing for judges on the civil and criminal dockets, Attorney Scholfield was quickly transferred to the complex litigation dockets in Waterbury and Hartford.

Prior to law school Attorney Scholfield studied politics and philosophy at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, his mother's home town. He received a presidential scholarship throughout his tenure at the school, and was a member of the college's debate team, attending the national championships both years he competed.

Attorney Scholfield was born and spent his childhood in Albuquerque, New Mexico, before to moving to New England in 2005. Attorney Scholfield has made Connecticut his home since 2009. In his free time, he enjoys running, snowboarding, and is also an amateur brewer.

Areas of Practice

  • Appeals
  • Civil and Criminal Litigation
  • Contractual Disputes and Business Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut
  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit

Education

  • Quinnipiac University School of Law, Hamden, Connecticut
    • J.D. summa cum laude - 2012
    • Honors: Valedictorian
    • Honors: Academic Achievement Award (top grade in course) in the following classes: Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Commercial Law, Intellectual Property, Property, International Law, Theories of Punishment, Introduction to Mediation, Legal Skills I & II
    • Law Review: Quinnipiac Law Review, Publications Editor
  • Saint Anselm College, Manchester, New Hampshire
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 2009
    • Honors: Presidential Scholar
    • Major: Politics

Published Works

  • "Was it a Surprise Attack? How the Second Circuit Used Civil Procedure to Diametrically Change 'Class of One' in Ruston v. Town Board,", 30 Q.L.R. 163, 2011
  • Vol. 12 CT Practice Series – CUTPA, Business Torts, and Antitrust – West (contributor to 2015 and 2016 updates)

Representative Cases

  • Al Dente, LLC, et al. v. Consiglio, et al., 171 Conn. App. 576 (2017)
  • Bernadine Brooks v. Robert Powers, 165 Conn. App. 44, 138 A.3d 1012, cert. granted, 322 Conn. 907, 143 A.3d 603 (2016)
  • State of Connecticut v. Jason Anderson, 158 Conn. App. 315, 118 A.3d 728 (2015)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • New Haven County Bar Association
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Connecticut Superior Court, Office of Legal Research, Research Clerk