The Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (CCDLA) was founded in 1988. Headquartered in Waterbury, Connecticut, the CCDLA is the only statewide criminal defense lawyers’ organization in the state of Connecticut. The CCDLA is dedicated to to defending persons accused of criminal and motor vehicle offenses.
The CCDLA reviews legislature revelant to the criminal defense practice and confirmation process for the judiciary. A not-for-profit organization, the CCDLA maintains funding through sources championed by its members. Its listserv brings together a community of lawyers exchanging research, pleadings, and other resources for the betterment of criminal defense cases.
CCDLA's membership includes more than 350 criminal defense attorneys from both private practices and the public defender's offices throughout the state of Connecticut.
Applicants to the Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (CCDLA) must be in good standing in the Connecticut Bar and engaged in the practice of criminal defense. Membership levels include:
Student members must be currently enrolled in an ABA accredited law school.
The benefits of joining the CCDLA include:
The criminal defense lawyers in Connecticut who have joined CCDLA are dedicated to defending persons accused of criminal acts in both state and federal court.
As an affiliate member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, CCDLA works to improve the criminal justice system by insuring that the individual rights guaranteed by the Connecticut Constitution and the United States Constitution are applied fairly and equally and that those rights are not diminished.
Lawyer Legion maintains a statewide directory of criminal defense lawyers in Connecticut which includes both CCDLA members and non-members amongst a broader directory of Connecticut attorneys. To help the public find the best choices when searching for a criminal defense attorney, Lawyer Legion recognizes attorneys for their involvement and leadership within the CCDLA and other professional associations. This includes recognition for CCDLA Past Presidents and CCDLA members who have updated their Lawyer Legion profile with information about their involvement with the CCDLA.
Use this directory to find a Connecticut criminal defense lawyer in your local area. Start by choosing your county or city from the list below.