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lya I. Press is a native of St. Petersburg, Russia and a long term
resident of West Hartford, Connecticut with a solid educational and
professional background. He studied around the world but more locally he studied Political Science and History at
the University of Connecticut.  Attorney Press continued his
education at the Quinnipiac University School of Law where he earned
his Juris Doctorate.  Attorney
Press has clerked for Connecticut Legal services, New Britain Superior
Court, and Prudential Home Realty. He championed consumer rights at The Giarniero Law
Firm, LLC,he worked as a court clerk in Rockville Superior Court; he
was a full time associate at the Law Office of John F. O'Brien in
Rockville, Connecticut, where he worked on a number of criminal,
housing,and civil matters; he was a temporary associate on a special
project with Rome McGuigan, P.C.


Languages spoken: Russian, English

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 20%
    13 years
  2. Foreclosure: 20%
    12 years
  3. Contracts & Agreements: 20%
    13 years
  4. Litigation: 15%
    13 years
  5. Other: 25%
  6. More 



Hourly ($175-250/hour), contingent (25-33%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

10 total 

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  • William Whewell

    I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Press is a skilled and forceful advocate for his clients. His knowledge and extensive experience pertaining to criminal law and foreclosure defense has been very advantageous to his clients over the years.


    William Whewell Foreclosure Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Kevin M Casini

    Attorney Press was a prepared, knowledgeable and courteous adversary and got the single greatest deal for a client from a bank that I've ever seen.


    Kevin Casini Debt Collection Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Rosenberg, Miller, Hite & Morilla, LLC

2051 Main Street.
Stratford, CT, 06615

Rosenberg, Miller, Hite & Morilla, LLC

3333 Main Street, Ste 203
Stratford, CT, 06614-4861



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Law Firm 2012- First PlaceFairfield County Weekly - Best of Voters Poll2012
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Best Law Firm 2011 - First PlaceFairfield County Weekly Readers Poll - Best of 20112011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateRome McGuigan, PC2004 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
A.F. and A.M. America's St. Johns #8Master Mason2009 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Marcinszyk v. Miamogue Yacht ClubMotion to Dismiss Complaint Denied
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Quinnipiac University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
University of ConnecticutPolitical Science/ HistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Staying on the OutsideCriminal Defense2010