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Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (CCDLA)

About the CCDLA


  • Founded: 1988
  • Focus: Criminal Defense
  • President: Vicki Hutchinson
  • Location: Waterbury, Connecticut
  • Website: www.ccdla.com
  • Executive Director: Lisa Cerverizzo
  • Members: 300
  • OrgType: Nonprofit

Mission and History

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 in Connecticut including both private practices and the public defender's offices throughout the state of Connecticut.



Board of Directors

Vicki H Hutchinson
Danbury, CT
Frank J Riccio
President Elect
Bridgeport, CT
Jennifer Nicole Mellon
Vice President
New Haven, CT
Audrey Felsen
Stamford, CT
Jassette Ann-Marie Henry
Jassette Ann-Marie Henry
New Britain, CT
Joseph Patten Brown III
West Hartford, CT

Past Presidents

Ioannis A Kaloidis
Waterbury, CT
Ronald T Murphy
New Britain, CT
Hope C. Seeley
Hope C. Seeley
Hartford, CT
James J Ruane
Shelton, CT
Tara Leigh Knight
New Haven, CT

CCDLA Members Active on Lawyer Legion

Emily S Lucibello
Law Offices of Emily S. Lucibello, LLC
Milford, CT
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Audrey Felsen
Koffsky & Felsen, LLC
Stamford, CT
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Michael D Day
The Day Law Firm, LLC
Farmington, CT
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Peter Gilbert Billings
Billings, Barrett & Bowman, LLC
West Hartford, CT
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Christopher Thomas DeMatteo
DeMatteo Legal Solutions
West Haven, CT
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Gregg W Wagman
Law Offices of Gregg W. Wagman
New London, CT
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Contact the CCDLA

Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (CCDLA)
P.O. Box 1766
Waterbury, CT 06721
Office: (208) 805-8541

Online Profiles

More About the CCDLA


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:

  • regular members;
  • public defender members;
  • new attorney members;
  • law student members; and
  • associate members.

Student members must be currently enrolled in an ABA accredited law school.

Benefits of Membership

The benefits of joining the CCDLA include:

  • discounted rates at quality continuing legal education (CLE) seminars throughout the year;
  • a listing in the organization's online directory and active e-mail list;
  • the mentoring program; and
  • networking opportunities including the annual meeting. 

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.

Directory of Criminal Defense Lawyers in Connecticut

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.

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