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J. Paul Vance Jr.

J. Paul Vance Jr.
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Practice Areas:

  • Personal Injury
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Medical Malpractice


J. Paul Vance Jr. helps clients with personal injury matters such as workers’ compensation and medical malpractice. He is an attorney at the law firm Logan Vance Sullivan & Kores LLP located in Torrington, Connecticut. In 1999, attorney Vance graduated from Seton Hall Law and began his career as a clerk for the Connecticut Appellate Court. After working in the judicial system, he went into private practice in Hartford, Glastonbury and Waterbury.

Governor Dannell Malloy appointed Mr. Vance to the position of Claims Commissioner for the State of Connecticut in 2011. When he was the Claims Commissioner for the state of Connecticut, he had to rule on thousands of cases where people sued the government for financial compensation after suffering serious injuries or wrongful imprisonment.

Mr. Vance practices law and serves as a volunteer for a number of community and professional groups. He has held executive positions with the Connecticut Bar Association and the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association. He has also served as a delegate and governor for the Connecticut Bar Association. Vance and his family reside in Watertown, and he is actively involved in the community through his volunteer work at Our Lady of Mount Carmel School (Waterbury) and other local charities. He was elected to the Waterbury Board of Aldermen and spent four terms as its president.

Mr. Vance coached youth teams and was the head coach at the high school level for 15-plus years because of his love of the game. 


  • Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey
    • J.D.
  • Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania
    • B.A.
    • Major: English
    • Major: Political Science
  • Columbia University, New York
    • M.P.A.

Bar Admission

  • Connecticut, 1999
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 2000
  • Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Court
  • United States Supreme Court, 2023

Past Positions

  • State of Connecticut Appellate Law Clerk for the Honorable Socrates H. Mihalakos, the Honorable Christine S. Vertefeuille, and the Honorable Peter T. Zarella
  • Claims Commissioner, State of Connecticut

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Phi Alpha Delta

Professional Associations

  • Waterbury Bar Association
  • Litchfield County Bar Association, Treasurer
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Member - House of Delegates
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Member - Board of Governors
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Secretary
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Rule of Law Committee
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Litigation Committee
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Workers Compensation Committee
  • City of Waterbury, President, Board of Aldermen
  • City of Waterbury, Commissioner - Retirement Board
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Governors
  • Connecticut Democratic Party, State Central Committee
  • Watertown Democratic Town Committee, Former Chairman
  • Town of Watertown Charter Revision Commission