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  1. Federal Crime: 80%
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%

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  • James O Ruane

    As the current President of the Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, I endorse Attorney Bussert. Attorney Bussert is a member in good standing in our organization and a well regarded criminal defense lawyer in the state. He has shown a passion for criminal defense issues and zealously defends people charged with criminal offenses.


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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Todd. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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129 Church Street, Suite 226
New Haven, CT, 06510


DCActive 200205/25/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Office of Todd A. Bussert2002 - Present
Visiting Lecturer in LawYale Law School--Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization, Criminal Defense Clinic2006 - 2007
AssociateLaw Offices of Richard Seligman2001 - 2002
Associate Director of Client ServicesNational Center on Institutions and Alternatives (NCIA)1996 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Assocation of Criminal Defense LawyersLife memberN/A
Practitioners Advisory Group to the United States Sentencing CommissionMemberN/A
Connecticut Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A
Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM)Litigation Advisory BoardN/A
Connecticut Bar AssociationN/AN/A
District of Columbia Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
(James Publishing)Federal Prison Guidebook 2012-20142012
Criminal Justice magazine (ABA)Looking at the BOP’s Amended RDAP Rules2011
Defending a Federal Criminal CaseThe Federal Bureau of Prisons2010
Careers in Criminal LawThe Road Less Traveled: Being a Sentencing Advocate2010
Criminal Justice magazine (ABA)Stemming the Tide of Postconviction Waivers2010
Practice Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, 4th Ed.Plea and Sentencing Procedure2008
Criminal Justice magazine (ABA)New Time Limits on Federal Halfway Houses: A shift in correctional policy2006
The Champion magazineBOP Update: More Beds, Less Rehabilitation2005
The Champion magazineGetting to Know the Bureau of Prisons: Extending Advocacy Beyond the Courtroom2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Arizona State UniversityFinanceBS - Bachelor of Science1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The United States District Court for the Northern District of California and the Criminal Justice Act Panel - Panel TrainingThe BOP: Bureau of Prisons Issues2014
22nd Annual National Seminar on the Federal Sentencing GuidelinesBureau of Prisons Issues2013
Annual National Seminar on the Federal Sentencing GuidelinesBureau of Prisons Issues2012
Annual National Seminar on the Federal Sentencing GuidelinesDefense Attorney Training2010
Annual National Seminar on the Federal Sentencing GuidelinesAlternatives in the Guidelines2009
American Bar Association-Criminal Justice Section’s Second Annual Sentencing Advocacy, Practice and Reform InstituteWhat Re-entry Teaches Us About Alternatives2009
Symposium on Alternatives to IncarcerationAlternatives in the Guidelines2008
CBA-Young Lawyer Section MtgFederal Sentencing Today2008