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Philip John Maddalena

Criminal defense Attorney at Plantsville, CT

4.9   13 reviews
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State CT
    Acquired 2012
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I have spent the majority of my career representing the criminally accused and securing their rights. When you are arrested, or if you are facing criminal charges, the first move you should make should be contacting an experienced attorney. I am available at anytime. Let me use my expertise to help you.


PO Box 609
Plantsville, CT, 06479

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Posted by James | July 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Government Buyer/Expediter
Attorney Maddalena was the critical piece to the legal puzzle in which I found myself, a quandary extraordinaire. I had too many things coming in at all angles. "In coming !!!" Shhhhhoooooowssh!! One thing was certain my innocence and he enabled me to not go on an emotional tangent of panic/angst while keeping me on point. Will miss his professional savoir-faire. I want to help our law enforcement community adapt in these challenging times. They need our support. Attorney Philip Maddalena got me to this point. Would not have been possible otherwise.
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Posted by anonymous | October 7, 2020
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Goes above and beyond!
I was called to court over a car accident- my first car accident and my first time dealing with a court. I went to a few court dates myself, but I soon realized I needed help- I reached out to a few local lawyers. I was anxious and unsure how to handle my case. Attorney Maddalena not only called me back, but he also called the next day and listened to my whole story. He spoke with my insurance company and handled getting the proper documents. He was able to get the charges dropped with a small fine. He is very easy to get a hold of and listened when I had questions or concerns. Attorney Maddalena reached out numerous times during the coronavirus pandemic to check in. He treated me with respect, which in turn made a great attorney-client relationship.
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Posted by Jeffrey | November 6, 2019
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Traffic ticket defense
Excellent service and very professional. Successfully helped me solve a small speeding infraction. Couldn’t of asked for a better experience. Recommending all family and friends. Thank you once again Phil!
Posted by Gary | October 10, 2019
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Highly recommend
Had multiple cases pending. Hired Phil as my attorney, he was able to condense them all and I only received probation for all charges. Was very pleased with the outcome.
Posted by anonymous | June 5, 2019
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Super personable
Phil did an amazing job handling my case. I was very confused about the legal process and needed a lawyer in a pinch. Phil had called me back and arranged to meet me somewhere that was more convenient for me and did a free consultation and taught me about the legal process and what my options were in my given situations. I had hired Phil that same night who had helped me through a criminal defense case that worked out well in my favor. Throughout the whole time, Phil reassured me not to overthink things and that everything will be alright and I took a leap of faith in trusting him and letting myself sleep at night. All said and done, Phil handled my case very well, treated me a lot more than a person than just another client and it made what is known as a super scary process into something manageable and most likely helped me protect my future by giving me proper guidance in this situation. I'd recommend Phil to anybody who is looking for legal help as he is very patient and willing to build a relationship, rather than demanding money up front and he will give you a reassuring feeling that you made the right choice.
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Posted by Charles | November 13, 2018
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Loyal and understandable
I hired Attorney Maddalena after having trouble finding a job. I had a couple felony convictions from when I was younger. Luckily, I have a close friend recommend Attorney Maddalena to me. He was very understandable with my case and walked me through the pardon process. He reassured me he’d be able to help with my case. After meeting him and discussing my case I decided to hire him. Throughout the entire case he was always by my side and was able to put together a package that allowed me to get a full pardon. Now, when I apply for jobs I no longer have to say I have any prior felony convictions. I highly recommend Phil to be their attorney if they’re seeking a pardon.
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Posted by anonymous | November 7, 2018
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Great Lawyer
I hired Attorney Maddalena to handle my criminal charges. The prosecutor wanted me to use my Accelerated Rehab option, but Attorney Maddalena worked out a deal for me where I got to keep that and instead only had to pay a small fine . It was clear that he cared about the outcome and that impact on me. I highly recommend him.
Posted by DJ | February 17, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great Representation
I hired Attorney Maddalena to handle my domestic charges. He walked me through the process and helped me feel assured that I would be treated fairly. He got both my unlwaful restraint and disorderly conduct charges dismissed. Now when I’m searching for a new job I don’t have to say that I’ve ever been arrested. I can’t thank Phil enough.
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Posted by Greg | November 3, 2017
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Great job!
Phil went above and beyond to help me get my case a winning verdict. Phil is extremely knowledgeable, professional, and hard-working. He is the lawyer you want for your case.
Posted by Krisitna | April 17, 2017
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great lawyer
I am extremely pleased with the work Philip did to achieve the outcome of my case. My case was minor compared to the higher level cases his firm typically handles, yet Philip worked my case with the same principle and integrity. He would go the extra mile to make you feel confident about your pending case. He is a very personable guy, and makes himself easily available for your convenience.
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Posted by Brandon | April 6, 2017
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Good lawyer
Not only was Phil a good lawyer he was a good guy and helped me through my legal issues. He made me worry less and feel confident about my outcome.
Posted by anonymous | March 13, 2017
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Amazing young lawyer
I had a wreck less driving charge and Phil was able to knock it down to a simple infraction so I could keep my license. I highly recommend him to anyone in need.
Posted by Sydney | July 13, 2014
Great young lawyer
He was really great in helping me decide what legal actions I should be taking and his work led to results that made my life better.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
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AVVO RATING 7.1 (Very Good)


  • Quinnipiac University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Quinnipiac University
  • B.A. Psychology
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

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Given (7)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Attorney Maddalena for many years and I frequently turn to him as a resource regarding all forms of post-conviction relief in criminal matters throughout Connecticut."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"While I have known of Attorney Maddalena for a while, it is only recently that we have had the opportunity to work together. It did not take long for me to realize that he is an attorney of outstanding knowledge and integrity. I endorse him to the fullest extent."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I'm a tax lawyer, but sometimes that practice area converges with state and federal criminal actions. When I or one of my clients has a question about a criminal matter, Attorney Maddalena is one of the first Attorneys I contact. I have no doubt that Attorney Maddalena is a knowledgable Criminal Attorney, who is a fierce advocate for his clients. I endorse this Attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Attorney Maddelana, both personally and professionally, for a number of year. Over that time, I have come to know Attorney Maddelana to be a person of great character and knowledge, and someone who will advocate for his clients to the fullest extent possible. I give him my highest endorsement and recommend his services to anyone facing criminal jeopardy."

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Plantsville Criminal defense Lawyer Philip John Maddalena
Philip John Maddalena
Criminal defense Attorney
Plantsville, CT
Licensed for 11 years
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