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Ioannis A Kaloidis

Criminal defense Attorney at Waterbury, CT

5.0   16 reviews

also known as John Kaloidis

  • Licensed for 21 years
    State CT
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Ioannis

Learn Ioannis’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    45%
    I provide aggressive criminal defense in both state and federal courts. I am not afraid to fight and will never roll over and play dead

    22 years

  2. Personal injury
    30%
    Over 19 years experience representing injured people in a variety of personal injury cases (motor vehicle, slip and fall)

    22 years

  3. DUI and DWI
    15%

    22 years

  4. Real estate
    10%
    Representing buyers and sellers for Residential transactions.

    22 years

I believe that my role as an attorney is to passionately advocate for my clients.  People hire me because they want someone who is willing to fight.  I represent people accused of all types of crimes as well as those injured by others.  

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Location

The Kaloidis Law Firm, LLC
580 Watertown Avenue
Waterbury, CT, 06708

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Posted by Jerry | April 15, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Professional
I got myself in a little bit of trouble with the law but my attorney assured me he would take care of me and my family. Very professional and very knowledgeable. I can't thank you enough. Great job.
Posted by Robert | December 14, 2019
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Vindicated
Ioannis got my case dropped and thrown out of court. He does his homework. The local police like to harass people who are in vulnerable situations and he will not let that happen . I would hire him back in a second !
Posted by Andrew | September 11, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Couldn't be happier
My case was a fairly straight forward DUI, so nothing that challenged Ioannis (John) in terms of legal process. What was fantastic is the way he layed out how everything would unfold, and the steps he would help me take to get it removed from my record. Everything unfolded exactly as he said it would. John's "people skills" are simply excellent. His communication is superior, as well. He answered questions usually within hours, always within a day.
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Posted by Jimmy | April 22, 2016
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Personal injury
I was hurt pretty bad in a head on collision and my vehicle incurred over $15,000. In damage. I didn't know my rights or have health coverage through my job and have never been in that position before to know the party's insurance is responsible for my medical expenses. I was stressed out dealing with the insurance just to get a car rental and my car fixed let alone my bills. A co-worker referred me to Mr. Kaloidis and his team and he took so much weight and stress off my shoulders. He Delt with the corporate bullies of the insurance company and had all my medical bills and treatment covered and I was able to get the peace of mind that came with that as I went through my recovery process. I pray I never have to experience another injury or accident again but after meeting them and seeing how they went above and beyond to explain and guide me, with my non stop worrying lol, I'm quick to recommend them to anyone who can relate to my situation and wants an honest and hard working attorney who will fight for them.
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Posted by Susanne | April 22, 2016
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Most Kind, Passionate and Helpful Lawyer
John helped us to get the best possible outcome in our situation. He is very professional. He is reliable, supporting, persistent, and caring. He is easy to talk to, he listens and always works hard to find the best solution. He was our lifesaver. I highly recommend him. He will fight for you in your best interest. We are very thankful.
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Posted by Jake | April 22, 2016
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Kaloidis is a miracle worker (at least for me)
Mr Kaloidis successfully mitigated my charges of posession of two ounces of pot and 40 fake IDs down to absolutely nothing at all. If it weren't for him, my life would be in a different direction right now.
Posted by Cheryl | April 22, 2016
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Thankful.
Ioannis (John) Kaloidis is the most important part of everything that our family needs advice/action on legally. We turn to him each and every time without hesitation. He has handled all of our legal transactions for many, many years with efficiency, accuracy and integrity. We know that we can trust and count on him with 100% assurance. His 24/7 responsiveness and communication is, without a doubt, a sign of how much he values loyalty and diligence to his clients.
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Posted by Mike | April 1, 2016
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Excellent Attorney
I recently had to obtain the services of a criminal defense lawyer and chose Attorney Kaloidis over several others. My decision turned out to be absolutely the best one I could have made. Attorney Kaloidis work tirelessly on the case, explaining all information and court actions as the case developed and ultimately obtained the best possible outcome for the charges. I hope that I never need to hire a criminal defense lawyer again, but if I did I would absolutely trust Attorney Kaloidis to handle it professionally and successfully.
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Posted by Reblyd | January 28, 2016
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World Class Professional Attorney
Anyone who hires Ioannis, will get a World Class professional attorney. He has provided the best legal advice and representation for my family. Ioannis, is highly-respected , responsiveness , and most importantly "HONEST" Anyone who hires Ioannis, will get straight answers, result-oriented, supporting professional, who strives to help you overcome any obstacle.
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Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2016
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Real Estate Closing
Atty. Kaloidis executed my real-estate closing effectively and with my complete confidence. All paperwork was handled in an organized and timely fashion. He answered the many inquiries I had about the process with clarity, urgency, and professionalism. Nothing was left to question. The day of the closing I was incredibly nervous, but Atty. Kaloidis's professionalism and control of the situation assured me that I was in great hands.
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Posted by anonymous | October 8, 2014
Compassionate legal assistance
Attorney Kaloidis was a professional as well as a compassionate advocate for my family member. He was prompt and available to answer question . He went above and beyond to help my family and was respectful and non judge mental he was knowledgable and his staff was the same. I would recommend him for any case and retain him if I ever needed an attorney.
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Posted by Robert | September 5, 2012
A Wonderful Attorney who Fights Hard for His Clients and Believes What is Right is Worth Fighting For
John Kaloidis is a hard nosed and gritty attorney who only knows one thing and that is what is best for his client and what is right is worth fighting for. He is aggressive and fights hard for his client. I was a defendant in an automobile accident in which another person was seriously injured. I was charged with a DUI and also a felony because of the severity of the injured person's condition. I was faced with the very real possibility of going to jail. John took on my case not just because it meant more business for him but because he truly believed in the wrongfulness of the severe charges that I was facing. I was charged with being under the influence of alcohol and drugs thus leading to the charge of not only negligence but wrecklessness as well. This was the first criminal charge of any kind I had ever received in my life, the first automobile accident in my life and the only charge of any kind related to drugs and/or alcohol. John took on my case because he believed in me and he believed in the integrity of the legal system which in my case needed to be upheld. Attorney Kaloidis truly believed that those charges were unfounded because of wrong results of faulty medical tests administered to me and the lack of evidence of any abuse of drugs of any kind. The truth of the matter is that I was on prescription medications which were closely monitored by several doctors and were never abused by me at any time. John always told me in regards to the severe charges that he just doesn't see it and by faith in me and in his own abilities he took on the system aggressively. After all was said and done I never received any jail time and was put on probation for two years. In my eyes that was all due to John's believing that something wrongful was happening here and he needed to correct it. Not just for me but for anyone who would be facing a similar situation. That's the sign of a great attorney as well as a great person. That's who John Kaloidis is. I would wholeheartedly recommend Attorney Kaloidis to anyone.
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Posted by Denise | August 17, 2012
Dependable and Trustworthy
Criminal lawyers are not something you envision needing in your life until you are faced with something unimaginable. John was recommended to me by an another attorney in Waterbury, who is a very dear friend of mine. That is something you don't take lightly, another attorney recommending another whom they would want to represent them. John was very calming, reassuring, honest and direct throughout every aspect of my case. Needless to say, my summer was not what I expected it to be. However, John Kaloidis, made it clear that I hired him to worry for me and to let him do his job. John called me countless nights just to keep me at ease with my case circumstances. John called me while he was on vacation, always took my calls, emails and inquiries seriously and handled me with courtesy and respect. I am grateful his is in my corner and on my side. I am grateful for what he was able to do for me and my family. I would not hesitate to work with John again should I ever need him.
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Posted by Jennifer | August 17, 2012
GREAT ATTORNEY
He is by far the best ATTORNEY that you could hire to go to bat for you. He worked so hard for me. I was beyond impressed with what a fighter he is but also how RESPECTED he is by the courts. He is the BEST LAWYER and I HIGHLY recommend him and will use him again. I have the up most respect for him. I can not praise him enough!
Posted by Christine | August 16, 2012
Highly Recommended
I highly recommend Mr. Kaloidis as a lawyer. He went above and beyond during one of the most stressful times in my life. I received a DUI a few years back in CT and at the time was living out of state. Mr. Kaloidis was knowledgeable about law, informed me of my options, was present at all my hearings and speeded along the process as much as possible. He helped me resolve my case outside of CT so I didn't even have to return a year later to stand before the judge. What I really appreciated about Mr. Kaloidis was his effective communication skills. You won't be waiting a week for a call back from this lawyer. For my first (and only) offense, he definitely offered calm to my storm. Thanks again!
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Posted by anonymous | July 28, 2009
Sincere
John is one of the most sincere person I have ever met. He was always there for me at the worst of times.He always replied to me no matter what time of day or night it was.He was well prepared and handled himself professionally in court.i highly reccomend Johns services as a lawyer.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Kaloidis Law Firm, LLC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Associate
  • Moynahan & Minnella, LLC
  • 2002 - 2009

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • The George Washington University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999
  • The Gunnery
  • HS Diploma
  • 1995

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Sherman Peters
  • Not Guilty
  • State of Connecticut v. Espinoza
  • Not Guilty
  • O'Neal-Arafat v. Zurko Smith
  • $300,000 award for client
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Associations

  • Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Executive Board
  • 2010 - Present
  • Hellenic Bar Association of Connecticut
  • Vice President
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - 2014
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • Greek

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • WBA CLE
  • Diversionary Programs
  • 2017
  • Annual Criminal Law Seminar
  • Maguire Hearings
  • 2016
  • Annual Meeting and Seminar
  • Closing Arguments
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

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Given (21)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John should be at the top of anyone's list seeking a lawyer who is an absolutely tenacious advocate. John is an attorney who exemplifies "fight." When you combine those attributes with his natural talent and skill in the courtroom, it's hard to find a better option than Attorney Kaloidis."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Johnis an excellent lawyer who uses his knowledge and experience to obtain great results for his clients. I would endorse him for any criminal, personal injury or real estate matter!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ioannis. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is one of the upcoming top young lawyers in Connecticut. Really takes his client's best interests to heart and provides vigorous and extremely competent representation. Thorough and very professional . You won't go wrong with John."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Other
"Having been a classmate of Mr. Kaloidis in law school, I feel well qualified to opine on his abilities as an advocate. While we practice in different states, I have had the opportunity to discuss evidentiary, procedural, and strategic matters with Yianni over the years, and opine without hesitation that he is a well-versed, well qualified, aggressive advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John is hard working and gets results. I have referred clients to him in the past and he has always helped them reached their desired outcome. He has the ability to both fight for his client's rights and the skill to navigate the pre-trial negotiation process."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. as we worked together for years and Ioannis is very detail oriented and sincerely cares about achieving the best possible results for his clients. He is extremely capable and well versed in criminal defense having done trials for years on both felony and misdemeanor cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His expertise and trial success are well known throughout the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John has an excellent reputation gained through hard work, zealous advocacy and proven results. He is a regular contributor to the criminal law legal community in Connecticut and is always willing to assist fellow lawyers when needed."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Kaloidis, John has a proven track record of being a zealous and successful advocate for his criminal defendant clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Kaloidis has a record of successful trial defense that speaks for itself. He is a zealous advocate for his clients, and a great resource to his colleagues."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse John Kaloidis. He is one of the best local criminal defense lawyers in the Waterbury area. I have worked with him on several highly challenging matters, and he gives 110% for his clients. John has received two "not guilty" verdicts in the last two months against well-seasoned prosecutors. He is highly respected by area judges. Any criminal defendant would be in good hands with John as their attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Attorney Kaloidis at Waterbury Superior Court five years ago. I have observed him in court and have worked along side him when we represented co-defendants. You cannot find a more diligent, intelligent, and effective attorney in Waterbury."
General practice Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Atty. Kaloidis has earned the reputation of being one of the most highly regarded attorneys in Waterbury as well as throughout the state. His commitment and dedication is evident by the results he attains for those he represents. His methods of practice have earned him the respect of his colleagues as well as the members of the bench before whom he appears. I would highly recommend Atty. Kaloidis to anyone seeking quality legal representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Attorney Kaloidis both personally and professionally for a number of years. His knowledge and ability within the criminal defense community is unsurpassed. John has been a resource to me many times. Clients no doubt gain the benefit of his skills as a practicioner and advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known John or several years and can say he is one of the most dilligent and prepared lawyers I know. His approach in defending is client is always well thought out."
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