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Mark Daniel Colson

Criminal defense Attorney at Hartford, CT

4.8   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State CT
    Acquired 2007
    Active No misconduct found

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About Mark

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I run a general practice firm located in Hartford, Connecticut, focusing in criminal defense and personal injury.  The firm excels in guiding individuals through Connecticut's complex legal system – charging a very reasonable fee for doing so and often working out flexible payment arrangements to ensure those needing assistance can afford it.

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Colson Law Firm, LLC
102 Oak Street
Hartford, CT, 06106

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  6 customer reviews
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Posted by Charles | August 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Diligent, Experienced and Communicative CT Atty
Mr. Colson was hired to pursue eviction of a tenant for hoarding and maintaining unsanitary condition of premises. I met with him and had extensive phone conversations and emails during the process. He obtained a court order for eviction leading to the tenant's departure, although she had an atty also. He then assisted me in preparing the unit for sale, prepared the contract and closing documents. Always readily available to me over the months, Mr. Colson knew the best options. He even handled the closing without my presence (I live out of state).
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Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the best I dealt with
Attorney Colson is simply one of the best that I have dealt with. He doesn't sugar coat things and give you unrealistic expectations. Even though it was clear that he was busy, he responded to very voicemail or email within 24 hours. He made dealing with workmens comp seems easier than it should be because he is always fighting for his clients, and doesn't just accept a no, especially if he sees and feels it's necessary for his clients well being! If your looking for someone to fight for you and not back down then he's your man! Loved working with him!
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Posted by Kate | July 29, 2014
Professional, knowledgeable, and above all, trustworthy...
I have retained Mark Colson several times, on a variety of matters -- and I have also recommended him to colleagues and friends who have asked for a referral. Mark is very knowledgeable, and has always conducted himself professionally (with other attorneys, in court and so forth). Mark also possesses a healthy dose of humility, which is relatively rare for really good attorneys. He is willing to refer you to someone else if he believes you will be better served by another attorney. He is thorough, responsive -- and above all, trustworthy.
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Posted by Matt | July 22, 2014
Top Notch!
I have had the good fortune to have worked with Mark on a host of issues over the years, ranging from tenant disputes to real estate, and I have been satisfied with the outcome at every occasion. He is thorough, and very knowledgeable. Mark is an attorney that truly provides a comprehensive analysis to every situation, laying out options, and then skillfully counseling through scenarios. I felt very confortable with his guidance and would highly recommend him.
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Posted by john | June 24, 2014
review of Mark Colson
Mark has been quick to respond to every question i have had involving my case. Kept things under control when i thought things were being lost. Assured me and gave me confidence to get through all the scenarios that were put in front off me . calm, cool and collected under pressure.
Posted by anonymous | July 13, 2014
Highly Recommend
Attorney Mark Colson showed great interest in my case. He took his time to go over all the details with me and answered my questions. He made me feel comfortable throughout the court appearances and entire process. I'm happy I hired him!
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  • Hourly Rates $ 200-300 per hour
  • Contingency 20%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Member
  • Colson Law Firm, LLC
  • 2008 - Present


  • Quinnipiac University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • University of Connecticut
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003


  • Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • A Panel Discussion on Criminal Law Legal Careers
  • Young Lawyers in Criminal Law
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (15)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Simply said, Mark is a great criminal defense lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Colson is a skilled litigator. I have no hesitation in sending criminal referrals to him as I know he will use his best efforts for the client. He is also generous with his time in giving assistance when I ask to pick his brain on any number of topics!"
Unknown Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am the current president of the Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and I definitely endorse Attorney Colson for their work defending people charged with criminal offenses in Connecticut. Attorney Colson is a tireless fighter for the accused and zealously defends his clients. If you are seeking an attorney for help with a criminal case, you have found a good one in Attorney Colson."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known and worked with Attorney Colson for the last couple of years. He is certainly knowledgable in his practice areas."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mark. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known Mark Colson for many years. He is knowledgeable and conscientious. I consult with him on a regular basis for all kinds of cases. Mark Colson is an experienced Criminal Defense Attorney that really cares about his clients. Having the experience of working as a Special Public Defender, Mr. Colson is uniquely qualified to assist his clients. He is thorough, does not take short cuts, and is not affraid of a fight. I highly recommend Mark Colson to anyone who has need of a Criminal Defense Attorney. Mark is also adept at representing people in Car Accident and Worker's Compensation cases and has helped many people get the medical care they need and the financial compensation they are entitled to in both areas."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark Daniel Colson is an experienced attorney whose participation and comments in Avvo show his commitment to serving clients very well. He is an excellent attorney that I endorse wholeheartedly."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is a dedicated advocate for his clients with extensive knowledge spanning multiple practice areas. I’d recommend him without reservation."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is a dedicated and knowledgeable attorney who obtains results. I recommend him to anyone."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Excellent attorney. Cares about his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is very knowledgeable and diligent. He always goes the extra mile for his clients. He is honest and trustworthy. I happily endorse him and his work!"
General practice Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I began working with Mark approximately 6 years ago. I know him to be a competent, prudent and hard working lawyer. I am consistently impressed with his pragmatic approach to practicing law and his unflappable ethics. I refer business to Mark regularly and have no intention to stop. He is a very good attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with attorney Colson on a matter. I endorse his work. He was a hard worker and fought for his client. I would be a pleasure to work with attorney Colson in the future."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mark Colson first as a driven fellow law student, and now as a colleague. His work is second to none."
General practice Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mark for 7 years now. We went to graduate school together and worked together and against one another on trial competitions. Since then, he has worked at my firm, and now works on his own. I highly recommend Mark if you are considering an attorney in this area. He is competent, and dedicated to his clients and the files he takes on."
Litigation Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mark was a pleasure to work with and was responsive to the case which helped foster a mutually beneficial outcome for our respective clients."
Personal injury Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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