Christopher DeMatteo

I was born in New Haven and grew up in Connecticut. I know and travel the state well. I went to Xavier High School in Middletown and gradauted from Boston College with a degree in history. 

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After college, I returned home and worked as a sports writer for the Valley Courier and Harbor News. I then moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to go to law school at Marquette University. I decided that I wanted to practice law in Connecticut and again returned home. I am admitted to practice law in Connecticut, Wisconsin (inactive), the United States District Court for Connecticut, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. If needed, I can consult with local counsel outside these jurisdictions. 

My experience as an attorney and writer has taught me that asking the right questions often contributes to success. I have represented clients on both sides of criminal law, victims and defendants. I am also experienced in civil litigation and appeals. Before starting my own practice years ago, I worked as an associate attorney with Jazlowiecki & Jazlowiecki, a personal injury firm based in Bristol.

I enjoy biking, cooking, trivia and seeing new places. I bake my own bread and am getting into winte-making. Like many lawyers, I read a lot and enjoy reading novels. I also write creatively and aspire to write legal thrillers. 

I stay active in my local community as well as several professional organizations, including 

  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • New Haven County Bar Association
  • Wisconsin Bar Association

I am recognized in Martindale-Hubbell and was named one of the Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers Association. I am rated a 10 out of 10 on Avvo. I received  Special Training in Child Welfare Trial Techniques from the National Institute of Trial Advocacy.