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Sebastian Desantis

Criminal defense Attorney at New London, CT

5.0   8 reviews
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  • State Years
    Massachusetts - MA 13 years
    Connecticut - CT 25 years
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State CT
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Sebastian

Learn Sebastian’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    90%
    Have handled well over a thousand criminal cases ranging from misdemeanor to murder in both State and Federal Court. I also act as an expert in advising attorneys in ineffective assistance of counsel claims. I have testified as an expert in that capacity as well.

    27 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Appeals
    10%
    Have handled appeals, Habeas Corpus matters, in both State and Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

    22 years, 50 cases

PRACTICING FOR OVER 20 YEARS FOCUSING ON CLIENT ORIENTATED REPRESENTATION.

 Attorney Sebastian DeSantis has represented clients for over 20 years in all types of legal matters. With a primary focus on matters relating to criminal defense he has significant experience in all aspects of representing someone who is accused of committing a crime. When something as serious as you, or your family members, liberty or good name is at stake you need an attorney with years of experience. Attorney DeSantis has the experience and skills needed when you, or your family, needs the best in all around legal representation.

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Location

Desantis Law Firm, LLC
345 State St
P O Box 191
New London, CT, 06320-6123

Reviews

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Posted by Maureen | May 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client
Attorney Sebastian DeSantis managed my case with integrity, honesty, and to a successful conclusion. Due to my life circumstances, I was not an easy client. He took very good care of my case; I am so glad I found him to work with and for me. Do not hesitate to contact attorney DeSantis. I truly feel humbled by how he achieved the outcome of my case.
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Posted by anonymous | February 13, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, Reliable, Honest
Attorney DeSantis represented a member of my family. He was always honest with us. Always took time to answer any concerns we had. He represented us to the full extent of his capability resulting in all charges being dismissed. I can honestly say that I recommend Attorney DeSantis as a lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | October 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Atty
Mr Desantis was extremely helpful and understanding with our case. We were out of state and did everything remotely with us. Would definitely recommend him to anyone in need.
Posted by Karen | April 27, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
I was incredibly fortunate to have Atty. DeSantis as my lawyer!!
I was recently involved in unpleasant and extremely stressful criminal matter and I was so grateful that Atty. DeSantis was my lawyer!! His work ethic, dedication and compassion was unwavering throughout the entire process. I was impressed by his demeanor and conduct in and outside of the courtroom. It is incredibly important to feel confident in your lawyer and I absolutely did!! I highly recommend Atty. DeSantis.
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Posted by JK | November 9, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, Courteous, and Delivered Results!
I did something stupid and got in trouble with the law for the first time. I was mortified and anxious! I looked up attorneys in Google and found Attorney Desantis's name among others. Not knowing anything about him (I did not look for reviews at that time) I selected his name and gave him a call. He helped to get me out of a sticky situation. He handled things with the Prosecutor's office ahead of court time so that the court experience was painless for me! He was professional, courteous, and helpful. I am so glad that I made that call to him and I would definitely recommend him to others.
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Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Positive Experience, Would Recommend
I hired Mr. DeSantis to help with a criminal matter involving my adult child. He gave spot-on advice via telephone and e-mail and all charges were ultimately dismissed. I would definitely recommend.
Posted by Hugh | August 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Professional and helpful
Attorney DeSantis helped me create my first will and subsequently helped me with with trusts. He also helped me negotiate a couple of banking contracts. I am happy with the services Attorney DeSantis provided. He was prompt and very professional .
Posted by Debbie | April 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
All my legal needs
Attorney Desantis was professional, punctual and ready to answer any questions I had. I also recommended him to a close friend who needed help quickly and I was not hesitant to do so. Will use him for all my legal needs.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • DeSantis Law Firm, LLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Partner
  • Sabilia & DeSantis, LLC
  • 1998 - 2011

Education

  • Suffolk University Law School
  • JD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Jean Jacques
  • This case was expected to be an open and shut guilty. A defense was presented that put that assumption aside and presented a real defense where it was not an open and shut case.

Associations

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • 2006 - Present
  • Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2006 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 1999 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Notable
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Board Certified in Criminal Trial Advocacy
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Notable
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Notable
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Notable
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Notable
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Notable
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • Certified as Criminal Trial Advocate
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • 2006
  • Client/Peer Review Rating 2.9
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2004
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Eastern Public T.V.
  • Criminal Defense
  • 2004

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (7)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Sebastian Desantis is a highly competent criminal defense attorney who handles complex matters in state and federal court. He is well regarded by his peers and by the state and federal judiciary. He always provides his clients with sound legal advice. It was a pleasure working with him in the matters where we shared co-defendants."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As the current President of the Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, I endorse Attorney Desantis. Attorney Desantis is a member in good standing in our organization and a well regarded criminal defense lawyer in the state. He has shown a passion for criminal defense issues and zealously defends people charged with criminal offenses."
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New London Criminal defense Lawyer Sebastian Desantis
Sebastian Desantis
Criminal defense Attorney
New London, CT
Licensed for 25 years
Virtual consultation available