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Patrick Tomasiewicz

Criminal defense Attorney at Hartford, CT

4.9   31 reviews
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  • Licensed for 39 years
    State CT
    Acquired 1984
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Patrick

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Awards

Silver Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2016
Client's Choice
2016

Location

Fazzano & Tomasiewicz, LLC
96 Oak Street
Hartford, CT, 06106

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  31 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2016
Client's Choice
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Posted by Don | July 8, 2022
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One in a million!
Attorney Patrick Tomasiewicz is a rare combination of intelligence, deep experience, empathy, humility, and most importantly, high integrity. I consulted with his firm, Fazzano & Tomasiewicz on two legal matters over the past year and he handled them both effectively and efficiently. Attorney Tomasiewicz exudes trustworthiness and confidence, with not even the slightest hint of arrogance or impatience. He is a class act and I highly recommend this firm to anyone who needs an attorney that is truly on their side.
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Posted by Reggie | March 1, 2022
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Why can't all layers be like this!
Has excellent staff at the office. Very professional and really helped me in a tough time in life. He doesn't beet around bush and is completely honest. Highly recommend.
Posted by Don | March 1, 2022
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PROFESSIONAL AND WILL GET JOB DONE
Helpful, will never leave you wondering what is going on. Comes highly recomended and now I see why!!
Posted by Scott Don | February 16, 2022
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Best ATTY I've ever delt with
Do you want to have somebody fight for you like a pitbull. Also you will be guided through the process and not be left wondering what's going on. Pat is very compassionate and excellent at what he does highly recommended extrodanary work.
Posted by anonymous | December 7, 2021
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Extraordinary Person & Attorney
Attorney Patrick Tomasiwiecz is an extraordinary person and attorney. I have read numerous adjectives to describe Patrick - excellent, wonderful, amazing, professional, knowledgeable and understanding. They all aptly apply. Having worked in the legal field for over 35 years, I feel I have a unique and personal perspective of attorneys in general - from the other side of the fence so to speak - on just a slightly different level than an average client. At a moment in my life that was complicated and disorienting to say the very least, Patrick was a welcome light in that haze. He listened to us and managed to reestablish the faith I had in myself, by my realizing that my faith just needed to be not so much restored, but rather renewed. There's a difference. His intuitiveness and expertise allowed him to not only dictate a course of action from the very beginning, but articulate it in such a way that gave me the confidence in knowing that he was the right attorney for us at the right time. I would be remiss if I did not make mention of the firm's staff. Mary Dimock was exceptional in her knowledge, efficiency and capability. Attorney Greg Jones also deserves recognition as well for representing us, on occasion, in a friendly and professional manner. Everything accorded on our behalf was, and will always be, very much appreciated. If you are reading this and are in need of legal representation, I would absolutely and wholeheartedly recommend Fazzano & Tomasiewicz. Thank you all for everything. C&R W
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Posted by Crystal | September 2, 2021
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Patrick Tomasiewicz Delivers Amazing Results
My son was charged with 8 felony counts and one misdemeanor ranging from assault, robbery, larceny, unlawful restraint, and conspiracy to commit. When we retained his firm, I was beyond concerned as to what the results would be and deeply upset that my son would serve significant time in prison. I myself have significant experience with the legal field as I have worked as a paralegal for 13 years and have seen the results in cases defended by a number of attorneys for similar charges. Pat was extremely responsive to all of our calls, emails and texts when contacted. He kept us informed of the status every step of the way, and fought for my son with a passion for the law, diligence, and determination. Following his negotiations with prosecution, Pat called and told us he was able to negotiate 8 felony charges and 1 misdemeanor charge down to 1 felony charge, with all remaining charges being dropped, resulting in a sentence that required NO time be served, only probation. When my son and I received the call from Pat regarding the plea deal he negotiated with the State's Attorney's office, it brought me to tears and words can never express how grateful I am to Pat and his team. I highly recommend Pat to anyone seeking a knowledgeable, dedicated attorney who will fight for you.
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Posted by Christine | February 5, 2021
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The best attorney
Pat has handled multiple cases for me, one being very sensitive and traumatic. He was professional, ethical, hard working, kind and considerate to me , for all of my cases. He genuinely wants the best for his clients. He advises you like you are part of his family. He always makes you feel comfortable and confidant about the decisions being made and is always timely when returning messages. I truly feel he’s the best attorney around and will always call upon him , if needed , in the future. I highly recommend Pat .
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Posted by Jeremy S | September 12, 2020
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Amazing lawyer and person!
Pat handles both my cases and my brothers. He is one of the best people I've met and an incredible lawyer!
Posted by Gaurav | June 24, 2020
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Pat is the best attorney in the nation in my opinion
My family and I have known Pat for close to twenty years. He is our go to attorney and has resolved all cases referred to him with the best results. Not only do I find Pat to be an outstanding attorney, but he is one of the most genuine people I know. He cares deeply for the profession, and his clients. The hardest working individual I know. You are the best Pat!
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Posted by James m | September 15, 2019
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Excellent
The justice system can be a very scary process and Patrick delivered above and beyond my expectations.Thank you
Posted by Jamie | January 8, 2019
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HE WORKS MAGIC!!
Like to say what a GREAT attorney Patrick is.. He's one of the smartest, patient and compassionate attorneys to have on your side! DO AS HE SAYS and you will have a GOOD OUTCOME.. Thank you so much for representing my brother (Gary).. Your a miracle worker.. Jamie
Posted by Rick | May 23, 2018
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Patrick drives the process and makes great recommendations to achieve the best outocme
Patrick represented my wife in a serious medical malpractice action that effectuated a large recovery and we are both very pleased with the result in such a serious case. Patrick suggested the path we should follow, explained clearly all our options, ensured we were in agreement with what we were pursuing, and clearly guided us to the best results. I highly recommend Pat to others with similar difficult cases.
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Posted by anonymous | February 8, 2018
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Patrick is truly his clients advocate
Worked with Pat and his office over a very contentious divorce. He had guided us through all the proceedings and depositions with the skill and agility of a fighter pilot. Left no stone unturned, was very patient and forthcoming with his expert advice. Couldn't be more pleased with the outcome, thanks to Pat and his assistant Mary. If you are in need of an attorney Pat Tomasiewicz and his team should be your choice. By far the best attorney that I have ever worked with. Keith
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Posted by anonymous | December 2, 2017
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Patrick Will Fight For You
My husband passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at the young age of 55 due to medical negligence. He did everything he was instructed to do, had all the tests he was requested to have and was told everything was fine, to go home and see the doctor again in 6 months. Unfortunately, the tests were not read, not read correctly and that negligence took my husband’s life and shattered our dreams. Knowing he did everything he was supposed to do, I frantically searched for answers as to what happened. What went wrong? This wasn’t supposed to happen. I went around pulling all of his medical records trying to find the answers. Not having answers was taking its toll on me. Finally, my son begged me to stop and find a lawyer and hand it over. My son and I spoke with several attorneys, and Patrick Tomasiewicz came highly recommended. We then met with Patrick. He and his staff are very professional and compassionate. Once he spoke with us and reviewed what I had already collected for records, he agreed that there should be answers and agreed to take on the case. Shortly after, there were several meetings with Patrick, and he explained how the information on my husband’s autopsy report showed there definitely were issues that should have been detected if the results of the tests he went through were read, and read correctly. The conditions in the autopsy report could not deteriorate to that state in the few weeks from the time he took the tests until the time he passed away. Patrick then proceeded to hire several experts in that area, including one of the worlds leading experts in the field. It was confirmed that the test results showed the condition. The doctor should be held accountable for his fatal mistake. It should have been detected and treated. Instead it went on to kill my husband in less than 6 weeks after he was told by the doctor that everything was fine. Under those circumstances, it was difficult to continue, but the professionalism and compassion of Patrick and his staff helped tremendously. He went on to settle the case. I can only hope that by Patrick’s actions on holding the doctor accountable for his mistakes, that the doctor will now look twice at his patients test results before he sends them off to be seen again in 6 months.
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Posted by Daniel | September 5, 2017
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Deputy Fire Chief, Hartford Fire Department (Retired)
My name is Dan Nolan, Deputy Chief of the Hartford Fire Department (Retired). There’s a saying “You can’t beat City Hall” but if you have a fearless and dedicated attorney you most certainly can and Pat Tomasiewicz is that type of attorney. I was wrongfully terminated in 2009 by the City of Hartford due to their politically corrupt leadership of the Fire Department and City Hall during that timeframe. I went through a lengthy arbitration process with union representation that lasted several years, which eventually exonerated me of the false charges I was accused of and I was fully reinstated with full back pay and benefits. Despite winning my case, during the period I was terminated until the time I returned to work my reputation was severely damaged through the false accusations of Hartford’s corrupt leadership which was spread to all the newspapers and media outlets throughout the country. The problems I encountered were having an extremely adverse effect on every aspect of my daily life. Relationships with my own family, girlfriend, and friends grew increasingly tense. My overall daily outlook was grim as a consequence of a long drawn out justice process without being able to see any viable options to resurrect my reputation with the cruel and vicious process that was cast upon me. I felt the City of Hartford owed me much more than the arbitrators decision to fully reinstate me. That is when I decided to seek legal representation to hold the City of Hartford responsible for the abusive process that put me through that destroyed my reputation. First of all, I would like to share the point that I met with many attorneys and was shot down by all of them due to the fact that I had already won my job back in arbitration as well as the many gray areas in my case which nobody wanted to tackle. My situation was particularly challenging, one that would likely frighten off (And did) less talented attorneys. I found that either the lawyers that I contacted didn’t want to take on the case being based mostly on moral principle or were too afraid of fighting the local giant “City Hall”. Pat Tomasiewicz and his team of attorneys were different. They refused to be bullied and were not afraid to take on the City of Hartford, but more importantly they were willing to fight the good fight in order for me to receive the justice I deserved. I was impressed with Pat’s work ethic for so many reasons. He always listened to me, he took the time to read through my documents carefully and probed further when more information was needed. Pat was honest, professional, transparent and candid when he needed to be. He always communicated with me in a timely manner and I was never left in the dark about anything regarding my case. Pat personally addressed my case when it came time to go to court, guiding me calmly through every step and ensuring that the process was civil and dignified. During the proceedings Pat was completely client focused with an aptitude that made me feel like the most important person in the world. In the end, Pat negotiated a tremendous settlement for me. Although more than five years have passed since our case began, I continue to send clients to Pat and his impressive team of attorneys. I cannot recommend Pat too highly nor say enough good things about him. There is no other attorney with whom I can adequately compare him too. His expertise in his field of work you don’t expect to experience nowadays and in it he has clearly demonstrated to me his complete set of skills, capabilities and compassion for justice. If you have a need for exceptional legal representation in the area of labor law or any other legal matter, I graciously recommend the Law Office of Fazzano and Tomasiewicz, you will indeed be fortunate if you can acquire their services. I’m extremely pleased with Pat Tomasiewicz and his staff, for my settlement and you will forever be heroes to me and my family. Thank you, Dan Nolan
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Posted by anonymous | October 14, 2016
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Patrick Tomasiewicz
I'm a public figure who was at faullt in an auto accident with a motorcyclist, resulting in a lower leg amputation. First my insurance company and then I was sued, so I was referred to Patrick. I would gladly do the same, refer anyone to Patrick. He operates with the utmost integrity, diligence, commitment, and his experience is apparent from the first meeting. He kept me out of court, kept me up to date on every development, thoroughly explained all my options, and offered sound legal advice. I could not be happier with how the case concluded. He saved me a lot of trouble, while the plaintiff was made whole. Patrick is a great attorney and a better man whom I now consider a friend.
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Posted by anonymous | October 1, 2016
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Attorney Tomasiewicz is amazing!
I am a Connecticut physician taking care of several thousand patients. I was falsely accused and then unjustly maligned by a very unprofessional cop. I had initially been told that, although I was utterly innocent, unfortunately the way the justice system worked, in the very end I would be forced to accept an unjust plea bargain, and I and my family would have to eternally carry the unjust burden of shame for a crime I did not commit. I had been told, that I would have to live with the awareness of this injustice, and there would be nothing that anyone could do about it. My world crumbled. My days became a living hell. Until a very good friend and counsel referred me to Attorney Patrick Tomasiewicz. And Attorney Tomasiewicz rescued me! He rescued both, me and my family! Attorney Tomasiewicz built a momentous defense and brought on two other incredibly strong attorneys, one of them extremely seasoned and attuned to legal nuances, and the other one an amazing master of precise and powerful legal diction. Attorney Tomasiewicz had tremendous insight, super-heroic patience, and showed incredible dedication to my defense. He relentlessly remained committed to securing my exoneration in a what I can best describe as a David-versus-Goliath battle. What I will always admire is his tremendous integrity, compassion, kindness, and affability. What I will never forget is his availability and ability. I am eternally indebted to Attorney Tomasiewicz, his two powerful allies, and his right hand and legal assistant, Mrs Dimock. This super-team saved me. I pray, that one day, I can repay their kindness.
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Posted by E Caraballo | August 29, 2016
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Gave us a chance
Just wanted everyone to know what a great firm they have. They took the time to listen give an honest and upfront determination of or case. Kept us informed every step of the way. Took our call answered or questions. I felt good about calling and always got a quick call back. When you feel you haven't got a chance give them a call you just may be surprised. Thank you and your wonderful staff for treating us with respect and genuine concern. I would recommend you to anyone who needs help.
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Posted by anonymous | March 24, 2016
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Gave us a second chance..Super Lawyer!!
He understood entire situation, evaluated impacts and found us the best solution, he accompanied us in the court and simplified the matter in half an hour, he is the best in town for crim defense, Truly Super Lawyer!!
Posted by anonymous | January 19, 2016
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He is my savior
In the simplest of terms Atty Tomasiewicz has saved my life and the lives of my family. He successfully defended me against an alleged violation of a restraining order and a violation of probation for which the State of CT wanted to hold me as a prisoner for 3 years. Instead of the 3 years the state wanted initially, I acknowledged a probation violation and am to participate in a diversionary program for 2 years. I spent no time in jail, thus allowing me to save myself and my family. Atty Tomasiewicz used his talent and experience to successfully keep me from serving any jail time.  
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor
  • University of Hartford
  • 2009 - Present
  • Owner
  • Fazzano & Tomasiewicz, LLC
  • 1986 - Present

Education

  • Quinnipiac University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • University of Connecticut
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1980

Associations

  • Hartford County Bar Association
  • Past President
  • 2011 - Present
  • The American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • 2004 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • N/A
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Hartford County Bar Association
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2024
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2024
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2024
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • New England Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Connecticut Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • New England Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Connecticut Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Whitney M. Young, Jr., Spirit of Scouting Award
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • 2008
  • New England Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Connecticut Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Connecticut Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Who's Who
  • National Registry of Who's Who
  • 2000
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Speaking Engagements

  • "Law Talk" - WTIC 1080 AM
  • General law
  • 2011
  • First Amendment Rights Panel
  • Current events on First Amendment Rights
  • 2010
  • Civil Practice
  • Depositions
  • 2010
  • Introduction to Connecticut Civil Practice
  • Depositions
  • 2009
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Law
  • 2009
  • Apprenticeship Law Class
  • Apprenticeship Law
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (3)
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Personal injury Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Pat is a zealous lawyer and true member of the bar, devoted to helping other lawyers be better."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Patrick is a tiger in the courtroom. He is a stellar criminal defense attorney - highly skilled and zealously works to turn over every stone to defend his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Pat Tomasiewicz as a personal injury and criminal defense attorney. I have known Patrick for many years. He is a dedicated and passionate advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Patrick. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Tomasiewicz combines the talents and legal acumen that he has developed in over 25 years of practice with the personal traits of intelligence, compassion and a deep and abiding care and concern for people, to become a highly effective advocate for the clients that he represents. I would recommend him highly for all who are in need of legal assistance."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I endorse this lawyer's work. Pat is a talent and zealous trial lawyer. I have seen him in action. I had him do a presentation on depositions for the Hartford County Bar Association. He is fair, ethical, and trustworthy."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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Hartford Criminal defense Lawyer Patrick Tomasiewicz
Patrick Tomasiewicz
Criminal defense Attorney
Hartford, CT
Licensed for 39 years
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