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Our slogan is quite simple " If we don't take care of our clients,someone else will !".

Our office is run keeping in mind that no matter how big or small a client's mattter is, each  client considers it of utmost importance to him or her. We assure clients that their particular cases will be treated as such. I insist on a staff-which I have- who are well qualified  professionally , and who understand the client's needs. One thing that a client can rest assured of , is that we are always available 24/7 and that telephone calls will be retuned promptly ie on the same day or the next at the very latest.

In the vast majority of cases,there is no charge for Initial Client Consultations . We do not place  a time limit on them , so that we can fully try to understand the client's needs and concern and therefore fully explain the various options availabe to deal with their matter . No lawyer can make a "guaranty" as to  the  out come of a particular case ! However , one thing that you can rest assured of , is that we will give you "straight" answers to your questions and concerns.

In order to begin our representation of a client we require in all cases that a written Legal Representation Agreement be entered into. This Agreement will clearly spell out  what we are being retained to do. If  enough information is available to us at the time , we will also provide  the client with an up front, honest and candid idea, in writing , as to what the fee will be and what we believe may be the outcome of the client's case .

Under no circumstances will we accept any monies from a client until the client has had the opportunity to have all of their questions fully answered and that he or she fully understands the Agreement  before signing it . Many of our new clients come to us through referrals from our past or present clients. That ,I would hope, is a testament to how we represent our clients!  


Languages spoken: Hebrew, English

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 45%
    22 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 15%
    22 years, 500 cases
  3. Personal Injury: 15%
    22 years, 200 cases
  4. Federal Crime: 15%
    22 years, 200 cases
  5. White Collar Crime: 10%
    22 years, 200 cases



Hourly ($275-575/hour), contingent (15-33%), Fixed (always), Retainer (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

14 total 

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  • Kevin M Black

    Brian is one of the pillars of the Connecticut defense bar. I have trusted him with referrals and strongly endorse him in all criminal matters.


    Kevin Black Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Ioannis A Kaloidis

    I endorse this lawyer without hesitation. Brian is an excellent attorney who fights hard for his client and leaves no stone unturned. He is meticulous and extremely thorough. Anyone who has Attorney Woolf by their side is in good hands.


    Ioannis Kaloidis Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Woolf Law Firm, LLC

50 Founders Plaza
2nd Floor
East Hartford, CT, 06108-6200


FLMember in Good Standing197906/21/2016

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Conditions
    issued in CT, 2007


    This sanction means the attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State placed conditions on the lawyer's activities to try to prevent a reoccurrence of the wrongful act.

    Brian’s comment: “This was the only time in 37 years that I have been the subject of any Order in CT or any other state. I agreed to a "Conditional Admission" for "inadvertent failure" to adequately explain a fee agreement.. I agreed to take a 3 hour course in legal ethics.The original Client complaint was only against my co-counsel. He retained an attorney and went to a hearing. I testified at his hearing to virtually the identical set of facts as against me .The complaint against him was "Dismissed"”

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Nation's Top One PercentThe National Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Outstanding Service to the Criminal Defense BarConnecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association2014
Merit AwardConnecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association2013
Merit AWardConnecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association2012
Merit AwardConnecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association2011
Merit AwardConnecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association2010
Merit AwardConnecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association2009
Merit AwardConnecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association2008
Merit AwardConnecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association2007
Merit AwardConnecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association2006
Certificate of AppreciationThe Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association2005
Certificate of AppreciationConnecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association2003
Young Leadership AwardThe Greater Hartford Jewish Federation1979
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing AttorneyWoolf Law Firm, LLC1996 - Present
Managing PartnerWoolf, Scibilia & Cugno, Attorneys at Law1993 - 1995
PartnerCohen,Channin & Woolf, Attorneys at Law1990 - 1992
Executive Vice PresidentThe Richard Roberts Group,Inc1985 - 1990
CommissionerThe Connecticut Dept of Banking & Securities1980 - 1985
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of Federal Defense AttorneysMember2015 - Present
Connecticticut Federal Criminal Justice ActPanel Member2013 - Present
U S Second Circuit Court of AppealsAdmitted to Practice2010 - Present
Connecticut Bar Association:Criminal Justice SectionMember ,Committee to Reform the Grand Jury System2009 - Present
US District Court MassachusettsAdmitted to Practice2006 - Present
Connecticut Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2005 - Present
Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association, Liaison Committee with the Connecticut Department of CorrectionChairman2005 - Present
United States Supreme Court BarAdmitted to Practice2004 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Connecticut Bar Association, Criminal Justice SectionExecutive Committee2000 - Present
The Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember1999 - Present
U S District Court, Eastern District of New YourkAdmitted to Practice1995 - Present
U S District Court , Southern District of New YorkAdmitted to Practice1995 - Present
U S District of ConnecticutAdmitted to Practice1978 - Present
Florida BarMember1978 - Present
Connecticut Bar AssociationMember1977 - Present
Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association2014 Special Recognition AwardN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Denise Napier, State Treasurer's Election CommitteeMember2002 - 2006
Connecticut Secretary of the State ,Julia Tasjian, Election Committee Chairman1994 - 1994
United State's Senator Joseph I Lieberman Election CampaignCo-Chairman National Fund Raising Committee1990 - 1990
West Hartford Democratic Town Council Election CommitteeChairman1981 - 1981
The Connecticut Housing Finance AuthorityEx Officio Member of the Board of Directors1981 - 1985
West Hartford,Connecticut , Democratic Town CommitteeMember1981 - 1985
Conference of State Banking Supervisors (CSBS)Regional Chairman1980 - 1985
The American Red Cross of ConnecticutMember of the Board of Directors1980 - 1990
Greater Hartford Jewish FederationChairman, Israel Task Force 1978 - 1980
Publication nameTitleDate
Connecticut Law TribuneConnecticut Lawyer Recalls Apartheid and Nelson Mandela2013
Thomson West publicationWitness Preparationj and Examination for DUI Proceedings .The New Technology on Expert Testimony2010
TheHartford Courant-" Other Opinion "" Keep Divorce Cases Sealed "2003
The Hartford Courant-" Other Opinion "" Lieberman Entitled to Hedge His Bets "2000
The Hartford Courant-" Other Opinion "." Where Is Our Criminal Justice Headed "1999
The Hartford Courant-" Other Opinion ""State Judges and Prosecutors Need Help"1996
Connecticut Bar JournalThe Connecticut Business Opportunity Investment Act : An Overview of its Regulatory Requirements1980
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
National Institute for Trial AdvocacyTrial AdvocacyDiploma2001
University of Connecticut School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor (with Honors)1977
University of PennsylvaniaN/AMA - Masters1974
Hebrew University of JerusalemN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1972
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Business Leaders Spotlight Show , Legal IssuesPersonal Injury Radio Interview:2014
The Connecticut Bankers Association Annual ConventionBanking Commissioner's Annual Address1984
The Connecticut Bankers Association Annual ConventionBanking Commissioner's Annual Address1983
The Connecticut Bankers AssociationBanking Commissioner's Annual Address1982
The Connecticut Bankers Association-Annual ConventionBanking Commissioner's Annual Address1981