Martin J. Minnella

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Middlebury, Connecticut

Minnella, Tramuta & Edwards
Martin J. Minnella
Minnella, Tramuta & Edwards

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Family Law, International; view more

Licensed in Connecticut since: 1974

Education: New England Law | Boston

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020

Minnella, Tramuta & Edwards

40 Middlebury Road
Middlebury, CT 06762 Visit website


Martin J. Minnella is a partner at the firm Minnella, Tramuta & Edwards, Attorneys At Law, located in Middlebury and Milford, Connecticut. He serves clients in both locations from his office in Middlebury, helping them with criminal defense matters such as:

  • DUI
  • Drug violations
  • Federal crimes
  • Domestic violence
  • White collar crimes
  • Violent crimes

Graduating with a B.A. in business from Temple University in Philadelphia, Mr. Minnella enrolled at the New England Law in Boston, Massachusetts, to pursue his legal studies. Earning his Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1974, he passed the bar and was licensed to practice in Connecticut the same year. He gained admissions before the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut in 1987 and the U.S. Supreme Court in 1989.

During law school, Mr. Minnella was honored with the American Jurisprudence Award by the Lawyers Cooperative Publishing for his excellence in the study of civil procedure, criminal law and constitutional law. With his legal career spanning almost 50 years, he is a seasoned criminal defense attorney helping clients fight for their rights and navigates complex criminal case proceedings. He also helps people with family law and international law matters, and represents clients in serious crimes across the U.S.

Mr. Minnella has been featured as a guest on Good Morning America and in the People magazine. He holds a “Good” rating on Avvo, for his zealous advocacy and vast knowledge of the law. Playing an active role in his community, he is a member of The Hartford Club and the New York Athletic Club. He is also the founder of the Minnella Law baseball team in the Greater Hartford Twilight Baseball League and a benefactor of the River Baldwin Recreation Center.

Active in the legal arena, Mr. Minnella is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association and the cofounder of the Connecticut Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys. 

Practice areas

Criminal Defense, Family Law, International, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Criminal Defense: White Collar

Focus areas

Criminal Law, Criminal Law - Federal, DUI/DWI, Domestic Violence, Drug & Alcohol Violations, White Collar Crime

  • 40% Criminal Defense
  • 20% Family Law
  • 20% International
  • 10% Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 10% Criminal Defense: White Collar

First Admitted: 1974, Connecticut

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Connecticut Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Member
  • Washington, DC
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • CT Bar Association, Member
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • NY Athletic Club, NY, Member
  • Baldwin/River Street Recreational Center
  • Waterbury Day Nursery, 2004 Gala, Chairman
  • Minnella Law Baseball Team in the TwiMet Baseball League, Founder
  • The Hartford Club, Member
  • American Juris Prudence Award, Lawyer’s Cooperative Publishing
Educational Background:
  • Temple University, Philadelphia, PA with a BA degree in Business

Office location for Martin J. Minnella

40 Middlebury Road
Middlebury, CT 06762

Phone: 203-916-5299


2 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020

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