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Attorney Brian J. Woolf, LLC, in East Hartford, Connecticut, provides legal assistance to criminal defendants in the following areas and more:

  • Assault, Sexual Assault and Murder
  • Criminal Defense (State and Federal)
  • White Collar Crimes (State and Federal)
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents and Personal Injury
  • Civil Litigation (Plaintiff and Defendant)
  • Family Law
  • Department of Children and Families Matters
  • Law Enforcement Defense
  • Probation and Parole Matters
  • Habeas Corpus Petitions (State and Federal)
  • Appellate Matters (State and Federal)
  • Pardons Before the State Board of Pardons and Parole
  • DUI and Motor Vehicle Offenses
  • Drug Offenses
  • Burglary/Robbery
  • Risk of Injury to a Minor
  • Domestic Violence
  • Post Conviction Relief
  • Weapons Charges
  • Child Neglect
  • Internet/Computer Crimes
  • Rape
  • Kidnapping
  • Child Pornography


Bar Admissions:

U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 2010
U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 2006
U.S. Supreme Court, 2004
Massachusetts, 2000
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1995
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1995
U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, 1978
Florida, 1978
Connecticut, 1977
Member, Federal Criminal Justice Act Panel
Appointed by the Board of Federal Judges District of Connecticut (2012-Present)



University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford, Connecticut, 1977
J.D., with Honors

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1974
Masters Degree

Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel,
Bachelor of Arts


Published Works:

The Connecticut Business Opportunity Investment Act : An Overview of its Regulatory Requirements, Connecticut Bar Journal, 1980

State Judges and Prosecutors Need Help, The Hartford Courant - Other Opinion, 1996

Where Is Our Criminal Justice Headed, The Hartford Courant - Other Opinion, 1999

Lieberman Entitled to Hedge His Bets, The Hartford Courant - Other Opinion, 2000

Keep Divorce Cases Sealed, The Hartford Courant - Other Opinion, 2003

Witness Preparation and Examination for DUI Proceedings, The New Technology on Expert Testimony, An Evolving Science and It's Utilization by Creative Counsel - Thomson Reuters/Aspatore (2010)


Honors and Awards:

President's Circle, Top Attorney

Elite Lawyer, 2018 - 2020

Super Lawyers, 2018 - 2020

Avvo, Top Attorney

Top Contributor Award, 2018-2020

Top Attorneys of North America, 2017 - 2018

Marquis Who's Who Award

Young Leadership Community Service Award, Greater Hartford Jewish Federation, 1979


Professional Associations and Memberships:

Connecticut Bar Association
Member, Executive Committee on Criminal Justice

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association

Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association's Liaison Committee with the Connecticut Department of Correction

Board of Directors of the American Red Cross, Connecticut Chapter, 1980 - 1990

West Hartford Democratic Town Council Election
Campaign Chairman, 1981

Connecticut Housing Finance Authority, 1981 - 1985
Ex-Officio Board Member

Conference of State Bank Supervisors, 1982 - 1985
Regional Chairman

U.S. Senator Joseph I. Lieberman Election Campaign Committee
National Finance Co-Chairman, 1990

Julia Tasjian, Secretary of the State of Connecticut Campaign Committee
Chairman, 1994



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Brian J. Woolf - America's Top 50 Lawyer - Criminal Law - Connecticut

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