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Providing compassionate and affordable legal services.






From basic wills, to powers of attorney, living wills and guardianships



Business formation, contract drafting, contract review



Family Assessment Responses, DCF Investigations, DCF 96 Hour Holds, Termination of Parental Rights, Neglect Petitions, DCF Appeals



Custody, adoption, termination of parental rights




Reuben is acutely aware that clients experiencing some of life's most unfortunate events are also  those that would benefit from legal counsel the most.  He respects his clients' situations and works to minimize the clients’ stress and distress.  Reuben is a fierce advocate for his clients and works tirelessly to try to achieve the best results possible  in today’s legal system.


Reuben believes in open and honest communication regarding the status of his clients' matters.  He gives his clients honest feedback.  Reuben informs his clients of their options and empowers them  to choose how they want to proceed. 

As part of providing open, honest, and timely communication, Reuben utilizes modern case management software.  This software safely and securely allows clients to communicate with him, access documents and filings, and check on their bills. 


Reuben believes that everyone should have access to the right lawyer.  Engaging the right lawyer begins with trust: the client’s trust in the lawyers competence and the lawyer’s trust in the clients intention .  With mutual trust, the client and the lawyer can successfully collaborate and work towards the best outcome.


Having access to the right lawyer means being able to afford that lawyer.  Reuben is willing to explore different payment methods, including hourly, fixed rate, contingency and payment plans or some combination of the above.


Would you rather represent yourself? Reuben will consult with you and coach you so that you can have confidence you need in the courts. This is called "unbundled legal services" and is often the most economical choice for the client who would rather represent themselves. 


Reuben uses modern technology to help reduce the cost of services to his clients.  He is available to his clients in person through video conference, phone, text message, email or via message sent through the client portal.  

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    • Attorney Manning believes that every individual should have access to the right lawyer.Engaging the right lawyer begins with trust: the client’s trust in the lawyer and the lawyer’s trust in the client.With trust, the client and the lawyer can successfully collaborate on trying to get the best outcome for the client.

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Reuben grew up in Chester, Connecticut and attended Xavier High School in Middletown, CT.


After passing the bar, Reuben began his work as an attorney researching oil and gas title in the Marcellus Shale in Belmont County, Ohio.  He returned to Connecticut and worked in a small law firm on the Connecticut Shoreline.  He later hung his shingle before partnering with two other attorneys to form Gadbois Audet & Associates LLC.  He is grateful for the opportunity to work with his former partners but is excited to return to solo practice in the Northeastern Connecticut.  Reuben’s practice is focused on DCF, probate, family and business law. 

In his free time, Reuben cheers on his children as they play softball and baseball.  An avid reader, he and his wife collect books.  He happily builds bookshelves for their ever-expanding collection.  He enjoys woodworking, gardening, and stone wall building and repair.  A past resident of Chicago and the Philadelphia suburbs, he resides in Scotland, CT with his wife and four children. 


  • Duke University, A.B, Political Science

  • Villanova University School of Law,  JD 

Associations and Memberships, career

  • Visiting Nurses of the Lower Valley, Co-President

  • VNLV Foundation Board Member

  • Chester Water Pollution Control Authority

  • Middlesex County Bar Association

  • Connecticut Bar Association

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut

  • Pennsylvania



A true architect of the law, Reuben is meticulous about every detail of your matter and always seems to have a plan ready for everything that happens, no matter how unexpected. 


Contact him today!

Tel:  833-473-8236


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