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Thomas A. Esposito

Thomas A. Esposito
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Thomas A. Esposito was born and raised in New Haven, Connecticut. He graduated from Notre Dame High School of West Haven in 1983. After studying two years at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island, he received his B.S. in Criminal Justice at The University of New Haven.

Thom received his law degree from Quinnipiac University School of Law in 1990 and was admitted to the Connecticut Bar in the same year.

In 1991 he started the law firm of Esposito & Volza, where his practice developed into the areas of divorce, custody, child protection. Assisted Reproductive Technology law and open-adoption agreements. In 2006, Thom became a Co-Founding Member and Partner at the law firm of Welty Esposito & Wieler LLC.

Throughout his career, Thom has regularly served as a special master in the New Haven Family Court and at the Regional Family Trial Docket. Thom has acted as a mediator in the Judicial Branch’s Child Protection Mediation Program and has served on several Connecticut Judicial Branch Committees and Task Forces including the Juvenile Practice Book Revisions Task Force;  Training, Standards and Qualifications of Child Protection Attorneys Committee; Non-Adversarial Dispute Resolution Committee;  Committee on Uniformity of Court Procedures in Family and Juvenile Matters.

Thom has lectured statewide at conferences and seminars on the topics of custody, visitation, child protection litigation, open adoption, and child protection mediation.

As an expansion of his child protection practice, Thom has been representing foster and adoptive parents privately and through the Connecticut Association of Foster and Adoptive Families since 2000, negotiating and drafting open adoption agreements in child pro yet yeah tection cases.

In 2010, Thom received his certification from The National Association of Counsel for Children as a Certified Child Welfare Law Specialist.

Thom is currently an Adjunct Professor of Law at Quinnipiac University School of Law where he teaches Advanced Juvenile Law: Child Protection Practice in Connecticut.

In May of 2020, Thom earned a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Southern Connecticut State University.

Thom has been selected to the 2016-2020 Connecticut Super Lawyers® List in the practice of Family Law. Each year, no more than 5% of the lawyers in the state are selected to receive this honor.


  • Quinnipiac University School of Law, Connecticut
    • J.D.

Classes & Seminars

  • Advanced Juvenile Law; Child Protection Practice, Quinnipiac University School of Law, Present
  • Grandparents an Third Party Custodial Rights, NBI Faculty, 2015
  • Mediation Advocacy for Child Protection, State of CT. Judicail Branch, 2014
  • GAL Work Group Training Seminar, 2009 to 2010
  • Advanced and Complex Issues in Juvenile Law, State of CT Judicial Branch, 2002

Past Positions

  • Partner, Esposito & Volza, New Haven, Connecticut, 1990-2006

Ancillary Businesses

  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Quinnipiac University School of Law 2006-present

Professional Associations

  • New Haven County Bar Association, Member, 2006 to Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Member, 1992 to Present
  • American Bar Association., Member, 1992 to Present
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), Member, 2010 to Present
  • National Association of Counsel for Children, Member, 2008 to Present

Current Employment Position

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • Matrimonial and Family Law
  • Child Protection
  • Assisted Reproduction Technology Law
  • Structured Settlement Transfers

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1990
  • Connecticut, 1990


  • Children in Placement Honorable John T. Downey Award for Outstanding Service to Children