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John Paul Thygerson

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Personal Injury, Juvenile

About Me

JOHN P. THYGERSON is the founding member of the firm. Attorney Thygerson was admitted to practice before the Connecticut State Bar in 1996, the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut in 2000, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in 2007, and the Bar of the United States Supreme Court in 2014.


Attorney Thygerson graduated, cum laude, from Fairfield University with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major of Philosophy and Political Science in 1992. He received a Juris Doctor degree from Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 1995 where he was a member of the criminal appeals clinic providing pro bono appellate representation to indigent defendants.


 



Early in his career, Attorney Thygerson and a colleague successfully defended, at trial, film legend Kirk Douglas’ son, Eric Douglas, on charges involving numerous felony offenses. As a trial attorney, he practices in Federal and State courts where he has represented thousands of clients faced with criminal charges including DUI/DWI, drug/narcotic, manslaughter, assault, weapons, larceny, burglary, youthful offender, and juvenile offenses. He also represents minors in expulsion hearings brought by school boards following allegations of misconduct on school grounds. His areas of practice further include representing individuals in personal injury and general civil matters.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1996

  1. Criminal Defense: 45%
    19 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 30%
    19 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Personal Injury: 15%
    19 years, 100 cases
  4. Juvenile: 10%
    19 years, 500 cases

Payment

Fees:

Retainer (Always), Free Consultation (45 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

54 total 

  • Tanya Marie Bachand

    John is a great lawyer, and very well respected in the community. I have referred several cases to him, and would trust him with members of my own family if the need arose. He is meticulous in his work and an outstanding advocate for his clients.

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    Tanya Bachand Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Frederick D. Paoletti

    I endorse this lawyer. JOHN IS A TRUE PROFESSIONAL. HE KNOWS THE LAW,RESPECTS IT AND WORKS WITH IT TO BENEFIT HIS CLIENTS. HE IS HIGHLY REGARDED BY HIS PEERS AND THE JUDGES BEFORE HE PRACTICES. HE IS A CREDIT TO THE LEGAL PROFESSION.

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    Frederick Paoletti Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Law Offices of John P. Thygerson

8 Byington Place
Norwalk, CT, 06850

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CTActive199605/15/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
Top 100 Criminal Defense LawyersAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2014
Top 100 Criminal Defense LawyersAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2013
MemberNational Advocacy for DUI Defense2013
Superb RatingAVVO2013
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2013
Clients Choice-Criminal DefenseAVVO2013
Client's Choice-Criminal DefenseAVVO2012
Top ContributorAVVO2012
Member- Criminal Appeals ClinicBenjamin N. Cardozo School of Law1993
Cum LaudeFairfield University1992

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of John P. Thygerson,LLC2009 - Present
PartnerCaldwell & Thygerson, LLC2007 - 2009
Legal CommentatorWCBS Radio2004 - 2012
Senior AssociateDePanfilis & Vallerie1998 - 2007

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
United States Supreme Court BarMember2014 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2014 - Present
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2013 - Present
U S Bill of Rights FoundationMember2011 - Present
Institute for LibertyMember2010 - Present
American Civil Liberties UnionAttorney Member2009 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Connecticut Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second CircuitAdmitted to Practice2007 - Present
Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2006 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2005 - Present
Fairfield County Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
District of ConnecticutAdmitted to Practice1996 - Present
Connecticut Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Anthem Health Plans v. Action Motors Corp.Court ruled in favor of defendant (client) and affirmed on appeal
State v. Eric DouglasNot guilty after trial
State v. JordanNot guilty after trial

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Fairfield UniversityPhilosophy/Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1992

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Norwalk High School Shadow ProgramCriminal Law2012
Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationThe Use of Visual Aids in Trial2012
Connecticut Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers"Panel of Victors"2012
Fox NewsForeclosure Crisis Affecting the Rich2008
Wilton PTAUnderage drinking and house parties2002
Underage Drinking and the Legal SystemUnderage Drinking2000