Attorney Brandon B. Fontaine is an experienced advocate for his clients in the areas of family law, appellate law, personal injury, and civil litigation. Brandon is admitted to practice in Connecticut, New York, and Massachusetts, as well as before the United States Supreme Court. He has been an associate attorney with Budlong & Budlong since 2014.
Brandon’s goal is to provide each of his clients with personalized attention, working with them to achieve the best possible outcome for their legal matter. To do this, he provides consistent communication and thoroughly explains every step of the process and the available options, leading clients to intelligent, practical results, whether through settlement or litigation.
Brandon’s most notable cases have come through his appellate work. He has handled numerous appellate matters before the Connecticut Supreme and Appellate Courts, particularly focused on the areas of family law and civil litigation. Brandon’s expertise is well-suited to complex issues in appeals requiring intensive legal research and writing. As a result, he has achieved many successful outcomes for his clients in the appellate courts, including prominent cases that have influenced the law in our state.
Brandon also represents clients on a variety of family matters, including all aspects of divorce and custody actions, such as property division, child support, alimony, visitation, relocation, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, violation of court orders, and post-judgment issues and modifications. He handles a wide range of civil litigation as well, from contract disputes and debt collections to personal injury claims like motor vehicle accidents and slip and falls, among other civil matters.
Prior to joining Budlong & Budlong, Attorney Fontaine served in the Office of Legal Research for the Connecticut Judicial Branch, where he was a legal research clerk conducting research and writing and advising judges of the Superior Court. He earned his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Roger Williams University School of Law, where he was selected to serve as an Articles Editor for the Roger Williams University Law Review.
Brandon is the co-author of “Criminal Consequences of Sending False Information on Social Media,” which appeared in the Rhode Island Bar Journal, and a contributor to the fourth and fifth editions of Rhode Island Criminal Defense: A Practice Manual. He is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association and Hartford County Bar Association, and a lifelong resident of Connecticut.
- Roger Williams University, School of Law, J.D. cum laude
- University of New Haven, B.S. magna cum laude
- Connecticut (state and federal)
- New York
- United States Supreme Court
Areas of Practice
- Connecticut Bar Association
- Hartford County Bar Association
- Rhode Island Criminal Defense Manual, 4th and 5th editions; Contributor
- Rhode Island Bar Journal, “Criminal Consequences of Sending False Information on Social Media” (2012)
Representative Appellate Cases
- Hornung v. Hornung, 323 Conn. 144 (2016)
- Sousa v. Sousa, 322 Conn. 757 (2016)
- Dinunzio v. Dinunzio, 328 Conn. 930 (2018)
- Casablanca v. Casablanca, 333 Conn. 913 (2019)
- Jacques v. Jacques, 195 Conn. App. 59 (2019)
- T & M Building Co. v. Hastings, 194 Conn. App. 532 (2019)
- Casablanca v. Casablanca, 190 Conn. App. 606 (2019)
- Fredo v. Fredo, 185 Conn. App. 252 (2018)
- Dinunzio v. Dinunzio, 180 Conn. App. 64 (2018)
- Olson v. Mohammadu, 169 Conn. App. 243 (2016)