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Mr. Benjamin S. Proto

Law Office of Benjamin S. Proto, Jr.
Former Counsel/Chief Counsel CT House Republican Caucus
Regular Member
Office:
2885 Main Street
STRATFORD, CT 06614

Phone: 2033789595
Email: ben@protolawfirm.com
Web Site: protolawfirm.com

Law School: New York Law School (1985)

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Benjamin (Ben) Proto, Jr, was born and raised in Connecticut. He attended Notre Dame High School in West Haven, CT and is a 1981 graduate of New Hampshire College (now known as Southern New Hampshire University) and a 1985 graduate of New York Law School. Ben is admitted to the practice of law in Connecticut, New Hampshire and the District of Columbia and is currently a solo practitioner in Stratford, Connecticut.
Prior to opening his own law practice, Ben served as Counsel and Chief Counsel to the Connecticut House Republicans for nine years and was a staff attorney with the Office of Consumer Counsel for six and one-half years. In addition, Ben served as assistant Town Attorney for the town of Stratford for six years.
Ben has served as the Republican Town Chairman in Stratford, and has managed numerous local, state and federal campaigns, including serving as one of the Connecticut coordinator of Senator John McCain’s presidential campaign in 2000. Senator McCain won the Connecticut Presidential Primary, the only closed GOP primary win for Senator McCain. In 2008, Ben once again served one of the state-wide coordinators for Senator McCain Presidential Campaign.
Ben has advised numerous Connecticut Republican State Chairmen, managed the 2010 Gubernatorial convention campaign for Larry DeNardis, as well as the 2012 convention campaign for Congressman Christopher Shays US Senate campaign and the State Senator John McKinney’s 2014 Gubernatorial convention campaign. Congressman Shays and Senator McKinney garnered more than sufficient delegate support to qualify for a primary.
In addition to his work here in CT, Ben was asked by the International Republican Institute to travel to Albania, in 1995, to work with the emerging political parties on developing campaign and political strategies and tactics and candidate recruitment.
A practicing attorney, with over 29 years of experience, representing and advising both individual and business clients who has gotten results by developing and implementing legal, legislative and regulatory strategies and proposals, government relations plans, and advocating and defending positions before all the courts of the State of Connecticut and senior decision makers at all levels of government.
Ben is married to the former Robyn Dagenais and they have two adult children, Caroline and Jeremy.



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