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About Me

Joel A. DeFelice was born in Leominster, Massachusetts and now resides in Ellington, Connecticut. He received a Bachelor's and Master's Degree from The American University, School of Public Affairs in Washington, D.C., where Joel was a Dean's Scholarship Recipient from 1994 - 1998. Joel received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 2006.

Joel is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, and the Tolland County Bar Association. He is serving as President of the Tolland County Bar Association for the 2014-2015 term.

Attorney DeFelice's practice concentrates on civil litigation including business disputes, divorce, custody, and personal injury, criminal law, estate planning, as well as residential and commercial real estate.


Joel serves as a Special Divorce Master for the Rockville (Tolland County) Marriage Dissolution Court. He has advised business clients relating to business acquisition and sales, telecommunication leases, commercial and residential leases, employment and discrimination matters, and product distribution agreements.

In June, 2014, Attorney Joel A. DeFelice was selected for membership into The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40, in Connecticut. Membership in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40, is by invitation only, and is extended to attorneys who meet qualifications and practice in the areas of criminal defense, and/or civil plaintiff litigation.


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Practice Areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 20%
  2. Estate Planning: 20%
  3. Family: 20%
  4. Business: 20%
  5. Litigation: 20%


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Contact Info

Marder, Roberson & DeFelice Law Offices, LLC

76 South Frontage Road
Vernon, CT, 06066



Professional Misconduct

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 40 under 40 (Connecticut)The National Trial Lawyers2014
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerMarder & DeFelice Law Offices, LLC2007 - Present
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Tolland County Bar AssociationPresident2014 - 2015
Tolland County Bar AssociationVice President2013 - 2014
Tolland County Bar AssociationTreasurer2012 - 2013
Tolland County Bar AssociationSecretary2011 - 2012
Connecticut Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Connecticut Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Connecticut School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
American UniversityJustice, Law & SocietyMA - Masters1999
American UniversityJusticeBA - Bachelor of Arts1998