Brian J. Woolf

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in East Hartford, CT

Woolf Law Firm, LLC
 | 50 Founders Plaza, Suite 203
East Hartford, CT 06108
Phone: 860-541-5634
Fax: 860-290-8697
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018
Licensed Since: 1977
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (40%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (20%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Administrative Law (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Hebrew
Attorney Profile

The managing attorney at Woolf Law Firm, LLC, Brian J. Woolf divides his practice between criminal defense matters and personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Located in East Hartford, Connecticut, he provides representation to clients throughout the state as well as in Florida and Massachusetts. Admitted to practice in all three of those states, Mr. Woolf is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. He is also admitted to practice before the United States 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals and The United States Supreme Court.

In his criminal defense practice, Mr. Woolf provides assistance to clients who have been accused by the state or federal government with the commission of misdemeanor or felony offenses. The types of cases that he has experience in handling have included sexual assault, child pornography , murder, kidnapping, burglary, driving under the influence of alcohol, drug possession and distribution, White Collar crimes  including embezzlement, forgery, banking , securities,  tax evasion,  food stamp etc.

Mr. Woolf's personal injury and wrongful death background involves representing people who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties. These cases have primarily arisen out of incidents such as truck and other motor vehicle crashes and pedestrian accidents. He has earned the respect of his colleagues in all of his endeavors for both his successful track record and high degree of ethics, as evidenced by his receipt of a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo.

Mr. Woolf is a 1973 recipient of a Bachelor of Arts from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. After obtaining a Master's degree in international relations  from the University of Pennsylvania in 1974, he went on to attend the University of Connecticut School of Law, and he was awarded his Juris Doctor with honors in 1977.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (40%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Probation, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Personal Injury - General (20%): Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents

Criminal Defense: White Collar (20%): White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Civil Litigation (10%)

Administrative Law (10%)

Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Probation, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

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Super Lawyers: 2018

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About Brian Woolf

Admitted: 1977, Connecticut

Professional Webpage: https://www.connecticutcriminallawyer.com/attorney-profiles/...

Honors/Awards:

  • These awards were made to me by the Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (CCDLA) in recognition for my services as its Liaison to the Connectecticut Department of Correction, Special Recognition and Achievement, Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2013
  • Top Attorneys of North America, 2017 - 2018
  • Top Contributor Award, 2018
  • Avvo, Top Attorney
  • Super Lawyers, 2018
  • Young Leadership AwardThe Greater Hartford Jewish Federation - 1979
  • Certificate of Appreciation Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association - 2003
  • Certificate of AppreciationThe Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association- 2005

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Julia Tasjian, Secretary of the State of Connecticut Campaign Committee, Chairman, 1994
  • U.S. Senator Joseph I. Lieberman Election Campaign Committee, National Finance Co-Chairman, 1990
  • Conference of State Bank Supervisors, 1982 - 1985, Regional Chairman
  • Connecticut Housing Finance Authority, 1981 - 1985, Ex-Officio Board Member
  • West Hartford Democratic Town Council Election, Campaign Chairman, 1981
  • Board of Directors of the American Red Cross, Connecticut Chapter, 1980 - 1990, Member
  • Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association's Liaison Committee with the Connecticut Department of Correction, Chairman
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Member, Executive Committee on Criminal Justice
  • Appointed by the Board of Federal Judges District of Connecticut, 2012-Present
  • Federal Criminal Justice Act Panel, Member
  • Connecticut, 1977
  • Massachusetts, 2000
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 2006 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 2010 
  • The United States Supreme Court, 2004
  • The United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, 2000
  • The United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, 1995
  • The United States District Court for the District of Connecticut, 1977
  • The Bar of the Commonweath of Massachusets, 2000
  • The Florida Bar, 1979

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Supporting the ability of Judges to have discretion to seal divorce files from the public ,for “high profile” and public figure litigants, Keep Divorce Cases Sealed, The Hartford Court - Other Opinion, 2003
  • Arguing in support of U S Senator Joeseph  Lieberman running on the Gore-Lieberman ticket for President and Vice President , respectively, while  at the same time running for re election to the U S Senate, Lieberman Entitled to Hedge His Bets, The Hartford Courant - Other Opinion, 2000
  • There are five principles make up our criminal justice system, i.e., the presumption of innocence; due process; equal protection under the law; retribution and rehabilitation.Expressing a concern that the five principles which make up our criminal justice system are not being adhered to and a plea for their preservation., Where Is Our Criminal Justice Headed, The Hartford Courant - Other Opinion, 1999
  • Supporting the ability of Judges to have discretion to seal divorce files from the public ,for “high profile” and public figure litigants, State Judges and Prosecutors Need Help, The Hartford Courant-Other Opinion, 1996
  • Drafted by me. It eas Enacted into Law in 1979 by the Connecticut Legislature. Written while I was the Legal Counsel and Executive Assistant to the Connecticut Commissioner of Banking & Securities, Author, The Connecticticut Business Opportunity Investment Act:An Overview of its Regulatory Requirements, The onnecticut Bar Journal, 1980
  • A legal discussion  of Connecticut’s then newly enacted legislation governing the regulation of  organizations engaged in franchise operations, in , to and from Connecticut, in which the Franchisor’s did not have a federally registered trademark with the U S Office of Patents and Trademarks, The Connecticut Business Opportunity Investment Act: An Overview of its Regulatory Requirements, Connecticut Bar Journal, 1980
  • 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

Educational Background:

  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Masters Degree, 1974
  • Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, Bachelor of Arts

Industry Groups

  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association Criminal Law Section & Subcommittee On Grand Jury Reform
  • Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • National Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Office Location for Brian J. Woolf

50 Founders Plaza
Suite 203
East Hartford, CT 06108

Phone: 860-541-5634

Fax: 860-290-8697

 

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Last Updated: 8/7/2018

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