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Edward Cassella has focused his work in the areas of trusts and estates, personal injury, business law, real estate, zoning, planning and land use, criminal law and employment law.

After graduating cum laude from Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island, Attorney Cassella continued his education at Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA, where he received his law degree, magna cum laude, in 2004. While at law school, Attorney Cassella served on the Moot Court Honor Board and was a member of the Journal of Trial and Appellate Advocacy. He was a recipient of the Academic Leadership Scholarship based on academic ranking in his first year and was president of the Employment and Labor Law Society. Prior to joining Cloutier & Cassella, Attorney Cassella served as law clerk to the Honorable Thomas A. Bishop of the Connecticut Appellate Court.

Attorney Cassella and his family live in Old Saybrook and are actively involved in the local community. Attorney Cassella is on the board of directors for the Valley Shore YMCA where he serves as chairman of the Properties Committee, and Hope Partnership Inc. serving as secretary. He also serves on the Town of Old Saybrook Ethics Commission and is counsel for the Old Lyme Planning Commission.

Attorney Cassella’s professional memberships include the Connecticut and Middlesex County Bar Associations, as well as the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association. He was admitted to the Connecticut and Massachusetts Bar in 2004.


Attorney McLauglin is an experienced trial lawyer with a strong background in both civil and criminal litigation. After devoting a year to the Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC), working as a paralegal for a non-profit organization providing legal aid, Attorney McLaughlin went on to attend Thomas Jefferson School of Law continuing this pursuit of social justice working at the Veterans Legal Assistance Clinic. After admittance to the Connecticut Bar in 2007, he was with the law firm of Kahn & Associates, LLC. Attorney McLaughlin also served as a Deputy Assistant State’s Attorney for the Connecticut Division of Criminal Justice, prosecuting criminal violations. Attorney McLaughlin’s probate experience includes serving the New Haven Probate Court as a court appointed probate attorney.

In 2010, he joined the Law Offices of Mark Gilcreast where he worked as a trial attorney in the defense and litigation of property and casualty claims. Attorney McLaughlin has a long history of obtaining favorable settlements and judgments for his clients. His focus at Cloutier & Cassella, LLC is on litigation concentrating on plaintiff’s personal injury litigation and criminal defense.

Attorney McLauglin’s professional memberships include the Connecticut and Middlesex County Bar Associations, as well as the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association.

Areas of Focus

Personal Injury

Residential and Commercial
Real Estate Transactions

Land Use & Zoning

Criminal Defense

Civil Litigation

Elder Law/Estate Planning

Probate Law

Business and Transactions Law

Edward M. Cassella

Thomas McLauglin


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