Anthony R. Minchella

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Middlebury, CT

Minchella & Associates, L.L.C.
 | 984 Southford Road, Suite 14
Middlebury, CT 06762
Phone: 203-758-1069
Fax: 203-758-2074
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1997
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (40%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employer (30%),
  • General Litigation (10%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (10%)
Attorney Profile

Recognized throughout Connecticut as a leader in business, employment and labor law, Anthony R. Minchella is the founder of Minchella Law. He also handles other matters, including real estate and general litigation.

Mr. Minchella’s clientele include small companies, individuals, Fortune 50 corporations in the financial services industry, employees, specialty product businesses and contractors. Having decades of experience enables him to pinpoint a client’s interests and develop a plan to protect those interests. He regularly advises people on everyday and highly complex issues.

Thanks to his experience and success, Mr. Minchella has earned the highest peer review rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell; he has an Avvo “Superb” rating; and American Lawyer Media voted him a New Leader of the Law in Connecticut.

After earning a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from St. Bonaventure University, Mr. Minchella went on to graduate magna cum laude with a Juris Doctor from the Quinnipiac University School of Law in 1996.

Mr. Minchella is a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America and a James W. Cooper Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation. He holds memberships with the American Bar Association, the Connecticut Bar Association and the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association.

When he is not serving clients, Mr. Minchella is highly involved in his local community. He is on the board of trustees for the Mt. Irenaeus Franciscan Mountain Retreat, and he does pro bono work for various nonprofit groups. Additionally, he serves as an adjunct professor in advanced civil procedure and law practice management at the Quinnipiac University School of Law.

* 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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (40%): Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

Employment & Labor (30%): Sexual Harassment

General Litigation (10%): Litigation

Personal Injury - General (10%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense

Employment & Labor (10%): Sexual Harassment

Focus Areas

Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Sexual Harassment, Litigation, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense


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Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2018

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About Anthony Minchella

Admitted: 1997, Connecticut

Professional Webpage:


  • AV Rating Martindale Hubbell, Martindale Hubbell, 2013
  • "Go to Law Firm" - Financial Services, American Lawyer Media, Corporate Counsel, 2007
  • "New Leader of the Law", American Lawyer Media , 2004
  • American Jurisprudence Award: Contracts, Legal Skills,  Quinnipiac University School of Law
  • Corpus Juris Secundum Award: Contracts, Property, Quinnipiac University School of Law
  • Superior Classroom Performance Award, Quinnipiac University School of Law
  • Excellence in Oral Advocacy Award, Quinnipiac University School of Law
  • Outstanding Legal Scholarship Award, Quinnipiac University School of Law
  • Academic Excellence Award, Quinnipiac University School of Law
  • Distinguished Academic Achievement Award:  Family Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Legal Drafting and Writing, Quinnipiac University School of Law
  • Associate Editor, Quinnipiac Law Review, Quinnipiac University School of Law
  • Named as a “Firm that Represents America’s Biggest Companies” by American Lawyer Media
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Connecticut and New England Super Lawyer, Business Litigation 2010-2017
  • James W. Cooper Fellow, Connecticut Bar Foundation

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 2017
  • — U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 2017
  • U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals, 2004
  • Connecticut, 1997
  • New Jersey, 1997
  • Vice President, Raymond E. Baldwin American Inn of Court
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Continuing Legal Education Comm., Former Member
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Executive Board of Young Lawyers Section, Member, 1998-2000
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Board of Governors and House of Delegates, 2013-2015
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Solo and Small Firm Practice Comm., Former Chair
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Ethics and Professional Responsibility Section, Co-Chair, 1999-2000
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Federal Practice Section, Co-Chair, 1998-2000
  • U.S. District Court, Districts of Connecticut
  • Tribury Chamber of Commerce, Former Director
  • American Bar Association, Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Pro Bono Counsel for Community Non Profits
  • Franciscan Mountain Retreat, Inc., Member Board of Trustees and Legal Council Committee

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Continuing Legal Education Comm., Lecturer
  • Don’t Throw the Baby Out with the Bath Water: Remedies to Keep an LLC Alive, Connecticut Lawyer, Vol. 27, No. 3 (2017)
  • Keeping Trade Secrets Under Wraps, Connecticut Law Tribune, March 20, 2010, Vol. 36, No. 13.
  • Connecticut Lawyer’s Deskbook, Mechanics Liens, (2008)
  • 50 State Compendium on Comparative Negligence (Connecticut), American Law Firm Association (1999), Co-Author
  • To Plead or Not to Plead, Connecticut Lawyer, Vol. 5, No. 11 (2001)
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Quinnipiac Law School, Advanced Civil Procedure and Law Practice Management, Spring 2002-Present


  • Nation Electrical Contracting v. St. Dimitrie Romanian Orthodox Church, 144 Conn. App. 808 (2013)
  • Demiraj v. Ulaj et al., 137 Conn. App. 800 (2012)
  • Bruce v. Home Depot, U.S.A., Inc., 308 F.Supp.2d 72 (D.Conn., 2004)
  • Lord v. Lord, 33 Conn. L.Rptr. 88 (2002)
  • Sanitary Refuse Co. v. Peterbilt of Conn., Inc., 21 Conn. L.Rptr. 363 (1998)
  • Stone v. Town of Newtown et. al 32 Conn. L.Rptr. 445 (2002)
  • Johnson Electric v. Salce Contracting Assoc., 75 Conn. App. 333 (2002)
  • Weiss v. Weiss, 297 Conn. 446 (2010)
  • Weiss v. Weiss, 375 F.Supp.2d 10 (D. Conn. 2005)

Educational Background:

  • J.D., Magna Cum Laude, Quinnipiac University School of Law, 1996
  • St. Bonaventure University, BA Philosophy, Minor Business Administration, May, 1989

Industry Groups

  • Financial Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Transportation
Office Location for Anthony R. Minchella

984 Southford Road
Suite 14
Middlebury, CT 06762

Phone: 203-758-1069

Fax: 203-758-2074

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Last Updated: 3/14/2019

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