Michael G. Dolan

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Hamden, Connecticut

Dolan Law Firm
Michael G. Dolan
Dolan Law Firm

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Civil Litigation; view more

Licensed in Connecticut since: 1996

Education: Quinnipiac University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2023

Dolan Law Firm

1337 Dixwell Ave
Hamden, CT 06514 Visit website


A former Army officer, Michael G. Dolan is an attorney with the Dolan Law Firm and represents clients in Connecticut. With a focus on wrongful death, civil litigation and criminal defense, he has over 25 years of experience representing the injured and those who have been accused of committing a crime. During his career, his clients have included municipalities and boards of education in policy development, general litigation and property tax appeals.

Mr. Dolan graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1990. He then attended the Quinnipiac University School of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude with his Juris Doctor. Since then he has tried a variety of criminal cases in federal and state courts, including complex criminal cases, drug offenses and white collar crimes.

A passionate advocate for his clients, he is also involved with a long list of professional organizations designed to improve the legal representation he offers. Mr. Dolan is a member of the National Criminal Justice Association, the Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, the Connecticut Bar Association and the New Haven County Bar Association.

An avid boxer, Mr. Dolan is a member of Ring One Boxing’s Board of Directors and represents several professional boxers. The former Hamden Youth Hockey Association’s Clinic Director, he is also a former member of the New Haven Road Race’s Board of Directors and the Hamden Board of Education. His representative clients include the City of Bridgeport, the City of New Haven, the City of New Britain and the East Haven Board of Education.

Practice areas

Criminal Defense, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Assault & Battery, Criminal Domestic Violence, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Sex Offenses

  • 50% Criminal Defense
  • 50% Civil Litigation: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1996, Connecticut

Professional Webpage: https://dolanlawct.com/michael-dolan/

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Clinic Director for the Hamden Youth Hockey Association
  • President of New Haven Road Race, 2022
  • Board of Directors - Ring One Boxing, 2022
  • Hamden Board of Education, 2010
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • State Bar of Connecticut, Member
  • Member, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Connecticut Criminal Trial Lawyers Association, National Criminal Trial Association, and the Connecticut Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • New Haven County Bar Association, Member
Educational Background:
  • United States Military Academy - West Point, NY, 1990
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Discussing the Due Process requirements in Connecticut law., Author, Do Connecticut’s Conservator Statutes Possess the Necessary Due Process?, Connecticut Probate Journal, 1995
  • Not guilty jury verdict in a trial in which my client was charged with Strangulation, Unlawful restraint and Assault, 2018
  • Not guilty verdict after trial in which complainant was claiming my client destroyed his property., 2019
Representative Clients:
  • City of New Britain, 2019
  • East Haven Board of Education, 2010
  • City of New Haven, 2015
  • City of Bridgeport, 2016
Industry Groups:
  • Municipal

Office location for Michael G. Dolan

1337 Dixwell Ave
Hamden, CT 06514

Phone: 203-493-7687


5 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2023

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