Anthony A. Piazza

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Stamford, CT

Law Offices of Piazza Simmons & Grant, LLC
 | 112 Prospect Street, Stamford, CT 06901
Phone: 203-348-2465
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1972
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (60%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

Anthony A. Piazza of the Law Offices of Piazza Simmons & Grant, LLC, has more than 40 years of experience as a divorce lawyer in addition to his Harvard training as a mediator and negotiator. Mr. Piazza, who represents clients in Stamford, Greenwich, New Canaan and Darien, Connecticut, combines commitment and compassion to achieve superior results both inside and outside the courtroom. He has represented thousands of clients in a wide range of family law issues, including high net worth divorce and child custody cases. He also handles personal injury and medical malpractice cases.

Mr. Piazza was educated at some of the most prestigious institutions in the country. After receiving his Bachelor of Arts from Seton Hall University in 1964, he attended Fordham University School of Law, where he was a member of the Fordham Urban Law Journal, and earned his Juris Doctor in 1972. He is admitted to practice law in Connecticut and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mr. Piazza's skill has earned him recognition and opportunities for leadership, including the highest possible peer-rated distinction, AV-Preeminent,* from Martindale-Hubbell. He has been included in The Best Lawyers in America** every year since its inception in 1995 and was named one of the top 50 lawyers in Connecticut by Connecticut Magazine. He currently serves as special master for the Superior Court of the State of Connecticut and for the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.

Mr. Piazza is also an accomplished lecturer and author, frequently speaking at seminars and conferences, including the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers' biannual seminar. His published works include articles in the New York Times and the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association's magazine.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used 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 confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

**The Best Lawyers in America® 2013. Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White Inc., Aiken, SC

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (60%)

Personal Injury - General (20%)

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (20%)


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Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2017

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About Anthony Piazza

Admitted: 1972, Connecticut

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Honors and Awards:

  • AV-Preeminent,* from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Fellow, Roscoe Pond Foundation
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 1995 - Present
  • Distinguished Alumni of the Year, Fordham Law School, 2012
  • Connecticut Magazine Survey included in the Top 50 Lawyers in the State of Connecticut
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Lecturer – Bi- Annual Seminar

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Board Member, American Association for Justice
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1975
  • Connecticut, 1972
  • President, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Connecticut Chapter, 1999 - 2000
  • Member, American Board of Trial Lawyers Advocates
  • American Association for Justice, State Delegate for Connecticut, 1985 - 2000
  • Member, Connecticut Trial lawyers Association, Executive Committee, 1985 - Present
  • President, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, 1983 - 1984
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Connecticut Bar Association, Civil Justice and Family Law Sections
  • Member, Stamford Regional Bar Association, Executive Committee, 1978 – 1979
  • Member, American Arbitration Association, Panel of Arbitrators, 1985
  • Member, Stamford-Norwalk-Danbury Legal Services, Board of Directors, 1974 – 1975
  • Special Master, U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, 1990 – Present
  • Trial Referee, Superior Court, State of Connecticut, 1984 – Present
  • Special Master, Superior Court, State of Connecticut, 1979 – Present
  • Special Master, by the Chief Judge of the Federal District Court
  • Appointed, Attorney Trial Referee by the Chief Justice of Connecitcut
  • Former President, statewide Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Law Journal: Fordham Urban Law Journal, Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York, 1972
  • Sue, Settle or Be Silent, 1993
  • The Forum, Connecticut Trial Lawyer's Magazine
  • Justice Delayed is Not Justice, New York Times, 1983
  • Wanted More Judges for Swifter Justice, New York Times, 1984
  • Lecturer, Handling Wrongful Death Cases in CT, 2003
  • Lecturer, Practical Divorce Practice, American Bar Association, MA, 1998
  • Lecturer, How to Make Jury Hear, See and Feel Your Opening Statement, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, 1995
  • Lecturer, How to Examine the Defenses, Medical Expert, 1994
  • Lecturer, How to Meet the Challenge of Cross-Examining the Defense's Medical Expert, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, 1991
  • Lecturer, How to Handle Common Courtroom Problems Including Thirty-Five Semi Common Objections, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, 1989
  • Lecturer, Product Liability Under Ct Law, The Cambridge Institute, 1988 – 1989
  • Lecturer, Attorney Client Privilege Is Not All It Appears, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, 1988
  • Lecturer, How to Maximize Damages in a Wrongful Death Action, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, 1988
  • Lecturer, Discovery and Depositions: The First Step in a Proper Cross Examination, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, 1986
  • Lecturer, How To Try a Negligent Case, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, 1983 – 1984
  • Lecturer, Discovery/Depositions, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, 1983 – 1984
  • Chairman, First Annual College of Evidence, Connecticut Trial Lawyers, 1982

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Defense Trial Tactics Explained by a Car Accident Attorney in Stamford, April 01
  • What are the Elements of a Slip and Fall Case?, April 01
  • Children of divorce may be more likely to smoke, study stays, April 01
  • Man pays $30,000 in child support debt after winning lottery, April 10
  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements can address divorce worries, April 15

Educational Background:

  • Seton Hall University, A.B., 1964

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    112 Prospect Street
    Stamford, CT 06901

    Phone: 203-348-2465


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