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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1977

  1. DUI & DWI: 90%
  2. Criminal Defense: 10%


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total

  • John Hunsucker

    I have had several opportunities to consult with James on DUI cases. His experience and knowledge has always given me fresh insights into my tough cases. I amm familiar with his practice and the success he has and believe that his firm is the only law firm in CT to hire.


    John Hunsucker DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Ruane Attorneys

1 Enterprise Drive
Shelton, CT, 06484-4631



Professional Misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Conditions
    issued in CT, 2003


    This sanction means the attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State placed conditions on the lawyer's activities to try to prevent a reoccurrence of the wrongful act.

Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
CertifiedNational Board of Trial Advocacy2005
CertifiedNational Board of Trial Advocacy2000
CertifiedNational Board of Trial Advocacy1995
CertifiedNational Board of Trial Advocacy1990
CertifiedNational Board of Trial Advocacy1985

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Connecticut Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPresident2003 - 2004
Connecticut Academy of Certified Trial LawyersTreasurer1990 - 1991
Greater Bridgeport Bar Association, Criminal Law CommitteeChairman1989 - 1990
Connecticut Academy of Certified Trial LawyersSecretary1989 - 1990
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1985 - Present
Greater Bridgeport Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Connecticut Academy of Certified Trial LawyersMemberN/A

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Connecticut School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
Fairfield UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1971