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E.G. Cerritelli

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in New Haven, CT

Knight & Cerritelli, LLC
2 Lincoln St
New Haven, CT 06510
Phone: 203-624-6115
Fax: 203-624-4791
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2021
Licensed in Connecticut Since: 1997
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense (70%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%), Administrative Law (10%)
Attorney Profile

A partner at Knight & Cerritelli, LLC, Gregory Cerritelli represents people living throughout Connecticut, including those in Bridgeport, Danbury, Hartford, West Hartford, Manchester, Middletown, New Haven, New London and Waterbury. Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Cerritelli served as a police officer. During that time, he was certified in administering breath tests, he was a volunteer victim's advocate, he was trained in the apprehension of people driving under the influence as well as in detecting intoxicated drivers, and he was certified as a counselor for victims of domestic violence.

Mr. Cerritelli's experiences as a police officer exposed him to the challenges faced by injured victims and by people charged with a crime. As such, he focuses his practice primarily on criminal defense and personal injury, although he also assists law enforcement officers in administrative hearings and other issues. After receiving a Master of Science in Forensic Science from the University of New Haven, Mr. Cerritelli decided to become an attorney and attended Quinnipiac University School of Law, from where he earned a Juris Doctor.

Throughout his career as an attorney, Mr. Cerritelli has handled cases including minor traffic offenses, Social Security fraud, murder, federal narcotics offenses, breach of peace, DUI, internet and computer crimes, sexual assault and weapons charges. He uses his in-depth knowledge of the law to investigate all aspects of each case and provide his clients with a full understanding of their rights and options.

Involvement with law enforcement and the legal community is a priority for Mr. Cerritelli. He is a member of several organizations, including the Peace Officers Legal Defense Fund, the Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the Fraternal Order of Police. Additionally, Mr. Cerritelli serves as an adjunct professor of criminal justice at the University of New Haven and as a magistrate judge.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Criminal Defense
  • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%Administrative Law
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Felony, Misdemeanor, Murder, Parole, Probation, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence, Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


8 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2021

About E.G. Cerritelli

First Admitted: 1997

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Peace Officers Legal Defense Fund


  • Nominated by his peers as a "Connecticut Super Lawyer", 2014

Educational Background

  • University of New Haven, M.S., Major: Forensic Science, 1994
  • University of New Haven, B.S., Major: Law Enforcement Administration, 1992

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice, University Of New Haven, 1999 - Present

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Fraternal Order of Police Legal Defense Fund (FOP), Member, 2010 - Present
  • Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member, 1998 - Present
  • Federal District Court
  • New York
  • Peace Officer's Research Association of California (PORAC), Member, 2010 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Member, 1997 - Present
  • Connecticut
  • New Haven County Bar Association, Member
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • University of New Haven, Member
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut

Industry Groups

  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Fraternal Order Of Police Legal Defense Fund (FOP)
  • Peace Officer's Research Association Of California (PORAC)
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Office Location for E.G. Cerritelli

2 Lincoln St
New Haven, CT 06510

Phone: 203-624-6115

Fax: 203-624-4791

Last Updated: 4/26/2021

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