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I was born and raised in Hunterdon County, New Jersey.  After marrying my college sweetheart, we moved to Connecticut where I attended law school.  I returned briefly to New Jersey to clerk for a judge after graduation, and then relocated back to Connecticut where my family and I have been since 1997.  We have three boys, and one black lab.  Fall is my favorite season, followed by winter, summer and spring.  I like racquetball, baseball and football but most of all doing anything with my family.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Litigation: 34%
  2. Employment: 33%
  3. Personal Injury: 33%

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Minchella & Associates, L.L.C.

530 Middlebury Road
Suite 209B
Middlebury, CT, 06762-2546

Minchella & Associates, L.L.C.

530 Middlebury Rd Ste 209 B
Middlebury, CT, 06762-2546

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CTActive199701/14/2016
NJAdministrative - Not authorized to practice199709/10/2015

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Conditions
    issued in CT, 2007

    updated

    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.

    Anthony’s comment: “One of the best experiences in my career which made be a better lawyer.”

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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2015
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2014
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2013
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2012
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
New Leader of Law AwardConnecticut Law Tribune2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
General CounselSafestart, LLC2007 - Present
Founding MemberMinchella & Associates, LLC2003 - Present
AssociateTinley, Renehan & Dost, LLP1997 - Present
AssociateZeldes Needle & Cooper, PC1999 - 2003
AssociateHalloran & Sage, LLP1998 - 1999
Law ClerkState of N.J. Judiciary1996 - 1997
Facilities Manager - Asst. to Administrative PartnerNorris McLaughlin & Marcus, PA1992 - 1993
Office AssistantNorris McLaughlin & Marcus, PA1989 - 1992
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Connecticut Bar Association, Solo and Small Firm Practice CommitteeChair2004 - Present
Connecticut Bar Association, Federal Practice SectionCo-chair2000 - 2000
Connecticut Bar Association, Professional Ethics CommitteeCo-chair1999 - Present
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Continuing Legal Education CommitteeMemberN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Johnson Electric v. Salce Contracting Associates, LLCVictory that changed the law for contractors
Nation Electrical Contracting, LLC v St. Dimitrie Romanian Orthodox ChurchWon at trial and appeal.
Demiraj v Adriatic Eagle Air et al.Won at trial and appeal.
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Connecticut LawyerTo Plead or Not to Plead2001
American Law Firm AssociationState Compendium on Comparative Negligence1999
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Quinnipiac University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Connecticut Trial Lawyers AssociationCivil ProcedureN/A