I am a criminal defense attorney. I am responsible for and I proudly represent each... more
I am a criminal defense attorney. I am responsible for and I proudly represent each and every one of my clients personally. I am honored to have been selected as one of the top 100 criminal defense attorneys in Connecticut by the American Society of Legal Advocates for 2014 and 2015 and the National Trial Lawyers for 2014. Although I am a solo practitioner, I am not alone in my law office. I h... view profile
I have been practicing law since 1996 and have learned the value of building strong... more
I have been practicing law since 1996 and have learned the value of building strong relationships with my clients. I offer my valued clients the skill and experience of a large law firm with the personal attention that a solo practictioner can provide. I work with my clients personally to help determine the course of action best suited to the client's particular situation and desired outcome.
JOHN P. THYGERSON is the founding member of the firm. Attorney Thygerson was... more
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, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in 2007. Attorney Thygerson graduated, cum laude, from Fairfield University with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a dou... view profile
In 1989, I left a partnership in a medium-size firm to establish this firm, where... more
In 1989, I left a partnership in a medium-size firm to establish this firm, where one attorney is responsible for a matter from start to finish. Clients receive personal attention from me and my assistant. Having worked at a medium-size firm, I believe this provides superior service. This law firm utilizes up-to-date technologies in the service of our clients. Lawyers who prepare with the e... view profile
I was born and raised in and around New Haven, Connecticut. I earned my bachelor's... more
I was born and raised in and around New Haven, Connecticut. I earned my bachelor's degree from Boston College and my juris doctor from Marquette. After working as an associate attorney for Jazlowiecki Jazlowiecki in Bristol, I opened my own office in New Haven in December 2012.
DEGREES: Attorney Richard Smith received his Juris Doctorate degree from the... more
DEGREES: Attorney Richard Smith received his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Bridgeport School of Law and was admitted to the Connecticut Bar in 1983. Prior to that, he attended public schools in Danbury and graduated from the University of New Haven with a B.A. in Political Science. Richard was also elected into Who's Who Among Students In American Universities Colleges while at... view profile
Juvenile law applies to young children and teenagers—usually defined as less than eighteen years old, depending on the state. Minors accused of breaking the law are processed under a juvenile justice system. This system is completely separate from the one used for adults, and the penalties involved are usually far less severe than in the adult system. Juvenile law also carries certain protections that do not apply to adults; for example, names are kept confidential and parents can be present during police questioning. A lawyer who specializes in juvenile law will help minors understand the juvenile justice system and present their defense in juvenile court.