John Duguay is a trial attorney at Bachus & Schanker, LLC. John developed his passion for the law and helping others during his undergraduate studies at the University of Vermont, where he interned at the Chittenden County Office of the Defender General. As a Public Defender intern, John valued the opportunity to help clients with limited resources and difficult circumstances as they faced serious misdemeanor and felony charges.

While attending the University of Connecticut School of Law, John gained a wide range of experience as an intern at the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut; a judicial intern for the Honorable Alfred V. Covello of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut; a summer associate for a defense firm working on employment discrimination, professional liability, and breach of contract cases; and, as an intern at the University of Connecticut School of Law Tax Clinic. As a Tax Clinic intern, John assisted low-income individuals facing tough times as they attempted to resolve significant tax debts with the IRS. John also served as an editor of the Connecticut Law Review and member of the Connecticut Moot Court Board. John represented the Moot Court Board at the 2010 University of San Diego National Criminal Procedure Tournament.

After law school, John worked as an Assistant Clerk at the State of Connecticut Superior Court, where he gained exposure to courtroom practice and procedures. He then moved on to a small firm, where he worked primarily on “Special Public Defender” assignments as habeas corpus counsel for inmates challenging the constitutional validity of their sentences and convictions.

John joined Bachus & Schanker, LLC in January of 2016. He is dedicated to his clients and passionate about helping each of them achieve the best possible outcome as they face trying times due to the negligence and wrongful acts of others.