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The following list was determined using a number of factors including both objective and subjective criteria. Lawyers were selected based on their career accomplishments, high profile and famous cases, professional involvement, community leadership, and board certifications. This list represents some of the most highly accomplished lawyers currently practicing in Connecticut, including criminal law, civil law, personal injury law, and family law.

When reviewing this list, please be aware of each of the following:

  • Lawyers cannot pay to be included in this list.
  • Only lawyers who are active on Lawyer Legion were selected.
  • It is impossible to accurately determine a statewide shortlist of attorneys who are actually “the best” at practicing law.
  • It is difficult to compare lawyers who practice in different areas of the law.
 
Thomas P. Parrino
Child Custody / Visitation and Family Lawyer
Westport, CT
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Christopher James Flood
Personal Injury and Pedestrian Accidents Lawyer
Middletown, CT
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Richard Eugene Hayber
Employment Law and Discrimination Lawyer
Hartford, CT
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William J Lasko
Personal Injury and Employment Lawyer
Stamford, CT
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Kieran J Costello
Criminal Defense and Family Lawyer
Fairfield, CT
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Kenneth Namnoum Jr
Personal Injury and Motor Vehicle Accidents Lawyer
Hartford, CT
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Anthony J. Pantuso III
Personal Injury Lawyer
Hartford, CT
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Felice Duffy
Criminal Defense Lawyer
New Haven, CT
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Erick Ignacio Diaz
Employment Lawyer
Hartford, CT
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Aaron Josef Romano
Criminal Defense and Marijuana Lawyer
Bloomfield, CT
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Anastasios T Savvaides
Motor Vehicle Accidents and Commercial Truck Accidents Lawyer
Stamford, CT
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James J Nugent
Personal Injury Lawyer
New Haven, CT
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Connecticut Legal Resources

Connecticut Bar Associations and Legal Organizations

Connecticut Bar Association - The Connecticut Bar Association is a voluntary organization that provides benefits like discounted continuing legal education courses, legislative advocacy, and an online legal job board to its members. The association is dedicated to promoting public service and advancing the principles of law and justice. The Connecticut Bar Association does not regulate admission to law practice for the state – that is a function of the Connecticut Bar Examining Committee of the Connecticut Judicial Branch.
CCDLA - Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association - Founded in 1988, the Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (CCDLA) is the only statewide criminal defense lawyer's organization. Its mission centers around the defense of persons accused of criminal and motor vehicle offenses throughout the state. Headquartered in Waterbury, Connecticut, CCDLA's includes criminal defense attorneys from both private practices and public defender offices.
CTLA - Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association - The CTLA is a nonprofit professional association of attorneys who represent plaintiffs in personal injury and other civil cases throughout Connecticut. The organization provides networking opportunities and educational resources to its members including Continuing Legal Education (CLE) events. The Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA) advocates for fair access to the civil justice system in Connecticut and the Constitutional right to a civil jury trial.


Legal Associations in Connecticut - Legal organizations in Connecticut create a vibrant network for legal professionals to connect, learn, and grow. Covering diverse practice areas, these associations offer valuable resources, networking events, and educational opportunities. By fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange, they contribute significantly to the development of legal expertise, professional relationships, and the overall advancement of the legal field in Connecticut.

State Bar of Connecticut Board of Legal Specialization (CTBAR)

Connecticut Bar Association - The Connecticut Superior Court has accredited three national organizations and one state-sponsored program to certify attorneys as specialists. Only attorneys who have earned certification from a body approved by the Connecticut Superior Court may advertise themselves as "specialists" in the Nutmeg State. The Connecticut Superior Court appoints the members of the Legal Specialization Screening Committee. The committee examines applying organizations and determines whether the organizations meet the criteria set by the Rules Committee of the Superior Court for approval.

Law Schools in Connecticut

Quinnipiac University School of Law - Quinnipiac Law is an ABA-approved law school located in North Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1977, Quinnipiac University School of Law is a Private school with approximately 390 students currently enrolled. The Juris Doctor or J.D. is the degree program offered for law students wishing to enter the legal profession and pass the bar exam to become licensed to practice law. View the Lawyer Legion profile and browse the alumni directory for this law school to learn more.
University of Connecticut School of Law - UConn Law is an ABA-approved law school located in Hartford, Connecticut. Founded in 1921, University of Connecticut School of Law is a Public school with approximately 468 students currently enrolled. The Juris Doctor or J.D. is the degree program offered for law students wishing to enter the legal profession and pass the bar exam to become licensed to practice law. View the Lawyer Legion profile and browse the alumni directory for this law school to learn more.
Yale Law School - Yale Law School is an ABA-approved law school located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1843, Yale Law School is a Private school with approximately 630 students currently enrolled. The Juris Doctor or J.D. is the degree program offered for law students wishing to enter the legal profession and pass the bar exam to become licensed to practice law. View the Lawyer Legion profile and browse the alumni directory for this law school to learn more.

Connecticut Government and Court Resources

Connecticut Department of Children and Families

Connecticut Department of Children and Families - The Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF) is tasked with ensuring the safety, well-being, and stability of children, youth, and families throughout the state. DCF operates various programs and services focused on child welfare, including child protective services, foster care, adoption, and family support initiatives. The department investigates allegations of abuse or neglect, provides interventions to support struggling families, oversees placements in foster care or adoption when necessary, and works towards family reunification whenever possible.

Connecticut Department of Labor

Connecticut Department of Labor - The Connecticut Department of Labor (CTDOL) is tasked with a range of responsibilities aimed at supporting workers, job seekers, and employers across the state. Its primary duties involve overseeing unemployment insurance benefits, enforcing labor laws, providing job training and employment services, and ensuring workplace safety. CTDOL administers unemployment benefits, offering financial assistance to eligible individuals during periods of unemployment, while also focusing on enforcing labor laws to protect workers' rights and maintain fair working conditions.

Connecticut General Assembly

Connecticut General Assembly - The Connecticut General Assembly functions as the legislative body of the state, operating under a bicameral system composed of the House of Representatives and the Senate. The House has 151 members serving two-year terms, while the Senate comprises 36 members serving two-year terms as well. As the primary legislative body, the General Assembly is responsible for proposing, debating, and passing laws that impact the state. This includes formulating the state budget, levying taxes, and addressing various policy issues ranging from education and healthcare to public safety and infrastructure.

Connecticut Judicial Branch

Connecticut Judicial Branch - The Connecticut Judicial Branch serves as the state's primary legal authority, responsible for interpreting and enforcing the law. Its duties encompass the resolution of civil and criminal cases, including matters such as contract disputes, criminal trials, and family law issues like divorce and child custody. Additionally, the Connecticut judiciary ensures the protection of individual rights, upholds the principles of due process, and oversees the fair administration of justice in the state.

Connecticut Office of the Attorney General

Connecticut Office of the Attorney General - The Connecticut Office of the Attorney General is the chief legal advisor for the state, led by the Attorney General who is elected by the people. This office is tasked with providing legal counsel to state agencies and officials, representing Connecticut in legal proceedings, and ensuring the fair enforcement of laws. The Attorney General plays a key role in prosecuting and defending the state in legal actions, issuing legal opinions, and addressing various matters such as consumer protection, civil rights, and environmental concerns.

Connecticut Public Defender Services

Connecticut Public Defender Services - Connecticut Public Defender Services (CPDS) was established to offer legal representation to individuals who cannot afford private attorneys. The primary mission of Connecticut Public Defender Services is to ensure that all individuals facing criminal charges receive competent legal representation, promoting fairness and justice in the legal process. The agency assigns public defenders to indigent defendants and strives to uphold their constitutional rights to counsel.

Connecticut Supreme Court

Connecticut Supreme Court - The Connecticut Supreme Court serves as the highest judicial authority in the state, responsible for interpreting and applying the law in Connecticut. Its primary role involves reviewing appeals from lower courts to ensure the correct interpretation and application of state laws and the constitution. The court's duties encompass hearing a diverse range of cases, including civil, criminal, and constitutional matters, and establishing legal precedents that guide lower courts and legal practitioners across Connecticut. Additionally, the Connecticut Supreme Court oversees the regulation of attorneys, handling attorney admissions, setting ethical standards, and disciplining lawyers to uphold the integrity of the legal profession in the state.

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