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Christopher Thomas DeMatteo

Criminal defense Attorney at New Haven, CT

5.0   7 reviews

also known as Chris DeMatteo

  • State Years
    Connecticut - CT 13 years
    Wisconsin - WI 14 years
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State CT
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    35%
    Defend individuals charged with criminal and motor vehicle offenses, including drug, alcohol, weapon, assault, burglary, larceny and domestic violence charges.

    13 years

  2. Juvenile law
    35%
    Represent juveniles in delinquency actions (criminal charges) and parents in abuse and neglect proceedings; DCF administrative hearings and appeals.

    13 years

  3. Administrative law
    10%
    We help individuals and businesses navigate administrative agencies and regulations, apply and maintain licenses and handle investigations and hearings.

    11 years

  4. DUI and DWI
    10%

    13 years

  5. Litigation
    10%
    Civil litigation in state and federal courts.

I was born and raised in and around New Haven, Connecticut. I earned my bachelor's degree from Boston College and my juris doctor from Marquette. After working as an associate attorney for Jazlowiecki  & Jazlowiecki in Bristol, I opened my own office in New Haven in December 2012. 

 

 

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Location

Pattis & Paz,LLC
383 Orange St.
First Floor
New Haven, CT, 06511

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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Danielle | April 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Mr. DeMatteo is a wonderful lawyer. He knows what he is doing 100%. He knows how to get it done. He appealed a substantiation and registry for me and won it! I got dropped from registry and substantiation dropped. He was extremely knowledgeable,honest and understanding to my nightmare situation. I will always put people in his direction, if someone needed legal help. He is the best!
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Posted by Nelson | February 23, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great lawer
He answer my question fast and motive to help you out I was scared confused and went online to my last resort to get legal console and he really made me feel st ease
Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Chris dismissed our case for a reasonable price
Chris dismissed our case for a reasonable price
Posted by anonymous | May 28, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great advice which goes straight to the point
Although I haven't worked directly with Mr. DeMatteo, he has always been EXTREMELY helpful when giving advice online. He will answer your legal questions with concise answers that will definitely put you on the right track.
Posted by Maria Gonzalez | July 6, 2014
Responsive
Attorney DiMatteo did not got my case due to busy schedule, But He did care and He Suggested another Attorney. Attorney DiMatteo responded to my request immediately and He did care even his schedule was booked. That was very important for me and speaks very highly about his interests' for possible clients. Thank you..
Posted by Justin | September 19, 2013
Great service
Was professional, punctual and reasonably priced. Overall very satisfied.
Posted by anonymous | July 5, 2013
Recommendation
Very attentive and thorough. Highly recommended.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-500 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney and Principal
  • DeMatteo Legal Solutions
  • 2012 - Present
  • Associate
  • Jazlowiecki & Jazlowiecki
  • 2011 - 2012

Education

  • Marquette University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Boston College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re Domonic S.; In re Rylee S.
  • TPR petition denied.
  • State v. Gainey
  • Not Guilty (Acquittal)
  • In re Immanuel R.
  • Trial victory
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Associations

  • Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New Haven County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Featured Lawyer
  • Lawyer Central.com
  • 2014
  • Rated Attorney
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2014
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (9)
Endorse Christopher
Unknown Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Atty. DeMatteo is an asset in our community. He's acutely aware of all the legal & practical variables when representing a client, and provides a sense of (appropriate) humor to boot. I don't hesitate to have Atty. DeMatteo in mind when the topic of Criminal Defense, Appeals, Civil Litigation, etc. come up in conversation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have been practicing criminal law in Connecticut since 1998 and I am now the President of the Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. I endorse and recommend this attorney for their criminal defense skills. Attorney DeMatteo is a member in good standing of our organization and well known for his zealous representation of clients in criminal matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Other
"This lawyer is known for his aggressive representation. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Friend
"I was a classmate of Chris in law school, had common classes, and even worked together on some projects. I can say that in addition to a keen legal mind, he has a real passion for criminal defense. If you find yourself with a legal issue, I would highly recommend contacting Attorney DeMatteo for assistance."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. He enjoys a great reputation in the field."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. DeMatteo is a skilled and respected member of the legal community. He is a zealous advocate for the rights and interests of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney DeMatteo! He provides passionate representation to his clients to ensure their rights and interests are protected. His thorough and thoughtful answers to questions posted on Avvo have assisted many persons in search of legal guidance show his knowledge of the law and commitment to the profession. Attorney DeMatteo and I are both members of the Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. He has contributed to countless discussions of legal matters with other members of the organization."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Christopher. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Friend
"While attending law school with Chris, I was able to observe his talent inside and outside the classroom. Chris is a remarkable attorney and overall person. He is smart, dedicated, and caring. I would recommend Chris for any legal matter and I am confident he will zealously represent the best interests of his Clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Chris is a zealous advocate and tireless worker on his clients' behalf. He thoroughly explores all options available to his clients, and is unafraid to take an unorthodox approach when it best serves his clients' needs."
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