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Trent LaLima

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Hartford, CT

Santos & LaLima, P.C.
51 Russ Street
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: 860-249-6548
Fax: 860-724-5533
Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2021
Licensed in Connecticut Since: 2013
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense (50%), Appellate (10%), Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (10%), Criminal Defense: White Collar (10%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%), Personal Injury - General: Defense (10%)
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Attorney Profile

Attorney Trent LaLima is a partner at the Santos & LaLima, P.C., law firm. He represents clients in Hartford, Connecticut, and the surrounding areas in state and federal cases. His primary area of practice is criminal law, and the cases Mr. LaLima has handled during his distinguished career have included sexual abuse, white collar crimes, murder, theft, governmental fraud and drug charges. He also handles cases related to personal injury, business law, commercial litigation, and professional licencing and discipline.

He completed his bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut in 2010 and then obtained his doctorate in jurisprudence from The Washington and Lee University School of Law in 2013. Admitted to practice in the state of Connecticut since 2013, Mr. LaLima is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for District of Connecticut, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. 

Mr. LaLima’s invaluable insight into the criminal justice system allows him to devise effective defense strategies for the accused. He helps his clients handle the various legal challenges they are facing, clearly explaining their rights and working toward a favorable outcome. For his high ethical standards and impressive results, he holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

Highly active in his legal community, Mr. LaLima is a member of Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association and Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. He is a chair of the Connecticut Bar Association's Criminal Justice Section and board member of the Hartford County Bar Association. He has also been part of many legal education seminars and presentations.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Criminal Defense
  • 10%Appellate
  • 10%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 10%Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • 10%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%Personal Injury - General: Defense
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Probation, Prosecution, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, Appeals, DUI/DWI, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Personal Injury - Defense

Selections

5 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2017 - 2021

About Trent LaLima

First Admitted: 2013, Connecticut

Professional Webpage: https://santoslalima.com/attorney-profile

Honors/Awards

  • Named a Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2017
  • Rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell, 2018

Bar/Professional Activity

  • State of Connecticut, 2013
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, 2016-Present
  • Co-Chair, Criminal Law Committee, 2018-Present
  • Hartford County Bar Association, 2016-Present
  • Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2015-Present
  • CLE Director, Young Lawyers Section, 2019-Present
  • Chair, Young Lawyers Section Criminal Committee, 2017-2019
  • Executive Committee, Young Lawyers Section, 2017-Present
  • Executive Committee, Criminal Justice Section, 2017-Present
  • Secretary, Criminal Justice Section,  2018-2019
  • Chair, Criminal Justice Section, 2019-Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association, 2013-Present
  • Supreme Court of the United States, 2018
  • United   States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2016
  • United States District Court, District of Connecticut, 2014

Educational Background

  • University of Connecticut, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, 2010
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Office Location for Trent LaLima

51 Russ Street
Hartford, CT 06106

Phone: 860-249-6548

Fax: 860-724-5533

Last Updated: 8/30/2021

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