Daniel P. Scholfield

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New Haven, Connecticut

Daniel P. Scholfield is an Associate at the Law Firm of Lynch, Traub, Keefe & Errante.  Attorney Scholfield works with the Firm’s Appellate Group on appeals involving novel or complicated issues of law. In 2017, Attorney Scholfield was selected by his peers to appear in Super Lawyers magazine as a Rising Star in appellate 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 experience makes 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. He also contributes regularly to the annual update of Volume 12 of the Connecticut Practice Series – Unfair Trade Practices, Business Torts, and Antitrust.

Attorney Scholfield was the valedictorian of his class at Quinnipiac University School of Law and received the top grade in ten different courses. Attorney Scholfield also previously interned with a Federal Judge, and was a research clerk for three professors. He was a Publications Editor on the Quinnipiac Law Review, and was a member of the Moot Court Society. While on Law Review, he published an academic article written 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).

Attorney Scholfield previously 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


  • 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 2015 - 2017)

Representative Cases

  • Anthony Maio v. City of New Haven, 326 Conn. 708, 167 A.3d 338 (2017)
  • 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)

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer Rising Star Appellate Attorney, Connecticut Magazine, 2017 - 2018

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