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Thomas Collins Leaf

Thomas Collins Leaf

Practice areas:

Workers Compensation, Personal Injury, Criminal Defense

About Me

I have been practing law in Fairfield county since 2009.  I began my career in the Bridgeport Public Defenders Office defending indigent clients.  I opened my own office in Bridgeport in 2011 and expanded my offices to Danbury as well and in 2013 I was proud to become an associate of Ventura, Ribeiro and Smith.  My practice area is priamrily workers compensation however I do also practice personal injury law and criminal defense.  


 


Compassioante service is a core value that I try to instill in every case that I take.  My goal is to make sure that ym client's rights are protected and respected and that my clients feel like they have someone who is fighting on their behalf.  At the end of the day my goal is to help my clients get through what is most likely their most troubling times so that their injuries do not becoming life altering tragedies.  


 


I also write a column for the Tribuna Newspaper, the only periodical printed in English, Spanish and Portuguese in New England.  You can find my work there at www.tribunact.com where I write the columns for Reasonable Doubt and Know Your Rights.


 


If you have questions, concerns or looking for help, please contact me and if I cannot assit you I will help you find someone who will.

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Languages Spoken: Portuguese, Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2009

  1. Workers Compensation: 34%
    2 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 33%
    6 years
  3. Personal Injury: 33%
    5 years

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (1-33%), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Christopher James Flood

    I have known Tom for many years and he is an excellent attorney. He is well respected by the legal community and he is well-liked by his clients. I highly recommend him as a workers compensation attorney.

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    Christopher Flood Wrongful Death Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Frederick D. Paoletti Jr.

    I HAVE REFERED CLIENTS TO TOM AND WITH EXCELLENT RESULTS. BASED UPON MY MANY OBSERVATIONS,TOM HAS ALWAYS DONE AN OUTSTANDING JOB FOR HIS CLIENTS. I ENDORSE HIM WITHOUT RESERVATION.

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    Frederick Paoletti Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Ventura, Ribeiro & Smith

235 Main Street.
Danbury, CT, 06810

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CTActive200907/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Official CitationConnecticut General Assembly2008

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyVentura, Ribeiro & Smith2013 - Present
Sole PractitionerLaw Offices of Thomas Leaf2011 - 2013
AttorneyLaw Offices of the Public Defender2009 - 2011

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Association for JusticeMember2013 - Present
Greater Danbury Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Connecticut Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2011 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State v. Jesse Ortizacquittal

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
TribunaReasonable DoubtN/A
TribunaKnow Your RightsN/A

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Quinnipiac University School of LawLawJD2009
Boston CollegeEnglish/EducationBA2002