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David A Roche

Personal injury Attorney at Norwalk, CT

5.0   4 reviews

also known as Dave Roche, David Roche

  • State Years
    New York - NY 15 years
    Connecticut - CT 16 years
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2008
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State CT
    Acquired 2007
    Active No misconduct found

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

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    Motor Vehicle and Automobile Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Slip and Falls, Assaults, Dog Bites, Serious Injuries, Scars, Burns, Premises Liability, DRAM, Any and All personal injury claims and cases

    17 years

  2. Criminal defense
    DUIs, Assaults, Domestic, Drug Offenses, Speeding Tickets, Gun charges, Alcohol and Marijuana related offenses, Larceny, Moving Violations, Any and All Criminal offenses and charges, Expungement

    17 years

  3. Litigation
    Civil and Criminal Litigation

  4. Medical malpractice

Attorney Roche is a trial attorney committed to winning, and to championing the cause of those who are not able to fight for themselves, whether against the big insurance companies or the immeasurable resources of the state and federal government. Beyond the millions of dollars he has obtained for his clients through settlements, Attorney Roche has also been published in The Verdict Reporter for his jury trial success. A former collegiate athlete, Attorney Roche embraces his mission as a crusader for the little guy against the insurance company “bullies”, and fully dedicates himself to those suffering from personal injuries or facing criminal prosecution.

Licensed in both Connecticut and New York, Attorney Roche represents clients interests throughout the state and beyond, from Hartford to New Haven, from New London and Norwich to NYC. Personal injury and criminal clients alike have reaped the benefits of Attorney Roche’s charismatic and zealous representation in the Stamford, Norwalk, Bridgeport and New Haven courts and beyond. Besides his quest to always obtain top dollar for his clients, Attorney Roche takes his reputation seriously, and his representation of fellow professionals and other high profile individuals, and the multitude of referrals derived from them, are the truest testament to his ability and, most importantly, his results.

Attorney Roche earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and minor in Criminology from Western Maryland College, where he attended on athletic and academic scholarship. He earned his Juris Doctorate from Quinnipiac University School of Law, where he also attended on merit scholarship. During law school, Attorney Roche worked with Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in Sacramento, California, worked with a New Haven County criminal defense and personal injury firm, mediated disputes at the Milford Superior Court, and argued a multistate matter before the Connecticut Appellate Court. Subsequent to graduation, Attorney Roche worked with the Milford Superior Court as a clerk for the Honorable Judges John T. Ronan and Richard A. Robinson, respectively, and has years of experience in the realm of personal injury and criminal defense.


Attorney Roche’s passion for defending the little guy was fueled by the legacy of his grandfather, the late Charles G. Pillon, of Rowayton, who, besides being a WWII veteran and an attorney licensed in Connecticut and New York, was also a partner at the New York City law firm of Whelan, O’Neill & Pillon, and was also legal counsel for the Civil Service Reform Association of New York. Thus, Attorney Roche continues to build upon his grandfather’s four decade presence in the Connecticut and New York legal arena.


Papcsy Janosov Roche
53 East Ave
Norwalk, CT, 06851-4906

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Posted by anonymous | June 11, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal Attorney
David Roche is an outstanding attorney. He was referred to me by a friend, and I would highly recommend him to anyone going through legal matters. Attorney Roche recently represented me through a very sensitive matter. Words cannot describe the outstanding service, professionalism, expertise and efficiency I received from having Attorney Roche as my defense attorney. He diligently provided evidence to successfully prove my innocence and have the complaint against me dropped within a matter of a couple of weeks. Not only did Attorney Roche provide a positive end result, but he was able to make a terrifying experience much less so with calm, compassion and confidence for both me and my family. He was always very accessible and a phone call away anytime of the day. Attorney Roche guided me through one of the most stressful periods of my life, and I am forever grateful for his defense expertise and for having him in my corner.
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Posted by Larry | February 17, 2015
Talented and Disciplined Leader - Delivering Results
I have had the pleasure to know and work with David over 20 years. He has always had an incredible way of encapsulating a room with his charismatic approach. As a trusted advisor for me, he has delivered the upmost quality of service. He is always available and always willing to flex his schedule to make sure my needs are addressed. I highly recommend David and look forward to my continued life long relationship with him.
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Posted by Justine | February 5, 2015
Great Attorney
I am utilized Attorney Roche for a personal injury matter. I have also referred friends to him for personal injury and criminal matters. My experience was very positive. Attorney Roche is very responsive and professional. He is not afraid of a fight and doesn't back down if a matter gets dicey. I've had excellent results through his representation. Also, the friends I have referred to him have also had amazing results in their cases. I would recommend him highly.
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Posted by Aisha | October 16, 2014
Great Criminal Defense Lawyer!
From the moment I met Attorney Roche, I was impressed. He was confident and effective, but also very easy to talk to. I was extremely happy with his representation of me in my criminal matter, and even happier with the end result.


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Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Papcsy Janosov Roche
  • 2007 - Present
  • Clerk
  • Milford Superior Court
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Associate
  • Dodd, Lessack, Dalton & Dodd, LLC
  • 2006 - 2007


  • Quinnipiac University School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2006
  • McDaniel College
  • BA
  • 1998
  • Western Maryland College
  • BA
  • 1998
  • Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School
  • College Preparatory Certficate
  • 1994
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Taylor v. Confidential
  • $150,000.00
  • Mariotti v. Lynch, etal.
  • $350,000.00
  • Tartaglia vs. Gray
  • $215,000.00
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  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Connecticut Superior Court
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Farsi

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Best Attorneys
  • Best of Fairfield County
  • 2010
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  • SuperLawyers
  • SuperLawyers Rising Stars 2015
  • 2015
  • Connecticut Magazine
  • SuperLawyers Rising Stars 2015
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyers
  • SuperLawyers Rising Stars 2014
  • 2014
  • Connecticut Magazine
  • SuperLawyers Rising Stars 2014
  • 2014
  • Connecticut Law Tribune Magazine
  • $4.1 million paid by Town of Stratford
  • 2013
  • The Lawyers of Fairfield County
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Young Lawyers Club
  • Criminal Defense Basics
  • 2014
  • The Children's Law Center Gala
  • Personal Injury: Soup to Nuts
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (1)
Endorse David
Litigation Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Whether the matter be criminal or civil, David is a superb attorney who has well earned and enjoys the respect of his colleagues and clients. He is skilled, experienced, effective, and dedicated. I endorse him without reservation and with acclaim."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Attorney David Roche. I worked with Attorney Roche for many years when I was a member of the State's Attorney's Office in Milford. As a Prosecutor, Attorney Roche was always welcome in my office, and I found him to be fair, reasonable, and a zealous advocate for his clients. In a business that is fraught with adversarial contact, I thoroughly enjoyed negotiating cases with Attorney Roche. He's one of the best out there for Criminal Defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Attorney Roche for over eight years and he is one of the preeminent criminal defense attorneys in Connecticut. Attorney Roche is a strong advocate for his clients and often goes above and beyond what is required of him to ensure that his clients receive best possible outcome. I would highly recommend Attorney Roche to any individual in need of legal assistance."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Roche is an experienced and respected member of the legal community. He always works to serve the best interests of his clients. Very nice to work with."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"David is knowledgeable on the applicable law and always comes to court well prepared."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. David is wholeheartedly devoted to the practice of law. He puts the needs of his clients before all. I have had the privilege to work with Dave on a matter and his professionalism was ever-present which led to a favorable outcome for the client."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dave is an excellent attorney: very professional, and very knowledgeable. I have been a client as well as a colleague and was very pleased with the outcome of my legal matter. I have referred family members and friends to Dave. I recommend him highly."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dave is a skilled, attentive and trustworthy attorney, but I know a lot of those. What's different about Dave is, he's also the kind of person you actually want to be around. This is a rare quality in our profession, and it means a lot to his clients and his colleagues. In the end, it all comes down to people, and Dave is good people."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Attorney Roche for over ten years. Not only have I referred several clients to Attorney Roche, but he has also handled a matter on my behalf. He is one of the most professional, compassionate, detail orientated and responsive lawyers I have come to know in the field. He is trustworthy and is excellent at what he does. He puts his clients best interest at the forefront and handles his cases in an expertly manner."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer for excellence in criminal defense, personal injury and civil litigation. He is an asset to the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Attorney Roche since 2006. He is well respected throughout the legal community and extremely knowledgeable. It is without hesitation that I endorse this excellent attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse David A. Roche without reservation. He is extraordinarily talented, tenacious in his approach to advocacy and committed to excellence. He is respectful, collegial, and ethical throughout. If I needed an attorney for me, a family member or a friend, he would be one of the lawyers whom I would trust."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Attorney Roche for over a decade. He is a respected member of the legal community. Attorney Roche is a true professional and extremely competent. He works very hard to obtain the best possible result for each and every client."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Attorney Roche. Attorney Roche does excellent work for his clients, always going above and beyond to serve their best interest. I have referred clients to Attorney Roche for personal injury and criminal defense matters. I have received nothing but positive reviews--especially with the results that he has obtained through courtroom litigation. His work ethic is unparalleled clients are lucky to have someone like David fighting for them."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse David Roche. In addition to being a highly skilled personal injury litigator, David is also a dedicated defense attorney. He is passionately committed to helping his clients and will work tirelessly to achieve the best possible results. He is both professional and personable, a knowledgeable straight-shooter who is also available to his clients at every interaction. David is well-respected in the community and it is a reputation that has been well-earned."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Attorney Roche since 2006 when we worked together at the Milford Superior Court. He is a talented and respected member of the bar. Attorney Roche zealously and effectively represents his clients. He possesses great confidence and always acts in a professional and ethical manner. I have referred many clients to him and they have all been happy with their representation."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Atty. Roche since 2006. I can speak to the caliber of person and, equally as important now, having hired him for my own legal matter, the talented attorney that he is. I had the privilege of observing his professionalism and legal skills in the various cases that we deliberated on together as well as in my own private case. It became imminently clear why he has an established rapport with his clients, always treating them with respect and giving them the full benefit of his knowledge and expertise. Accordingly, when I had the need for legal counsel, I did not hesitate to call David. With his understanding in the personal injury playing field, he maneuvered the hurdles and delivered the best outcome that I could have hoped for."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Roche is an experienced and respected member of the legal community. He is a zealous advocate for the rights and interests of his clients."
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Norwalk Personal injury Lawyer David A Roche
David A Roche
Personal injury Attorney
Norwalk, CT
Licensed for 16 years
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