I love fighting, but it turns out I can’t box. So I became a lawyer.
Attorney Rob Fontaine is part of our Wethersfield team. He handles criminal defense proceedings in Meriden, Middletown, and more.
There are really only two things you need to know about me: I love winning, and I hate losing.
I don’t come from a family full of lawyers, and I didn’t always know that this is what I would do with my life, but whether I’m in a courtroom, on a ball field, or playing board games, those two things remain constant. I can’t turn it off, and that competitiveness is ultimately what attracted me to the law. Every day in this field, I get to come into work and turn that attitude towards helping our clients achieve the best outcomes possible.
After I decided to pursue a career in the legal field, I received my J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 2015, and I joined the Ruane Attorneys staff in early 2019. The team-oriented environment and the culture has helped to foster the exact sort of competitive spirit that drew me to this sort of work originally. Having partners who are all seasoned and established litigators is a huge asset for the firm. It helps me focus my drive towards improving client outcomes.
When I’m not in the office, you can often find me catching some live music, in my driveway wrenching on an old car, or camping in a hammock somewhere off the grid. These things help me to strike a balance in my life, and some of my best ideas have come to me when I was wrist-deep in engine grease or warming up by a campfire.