Anthony A. Piazza

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Stamford, CT

Law Offices of Piazza Simmons, LLC
 | 112 Prospect Street, Stamford, CT 06901
Phone: 203-348-2465
Fax: 203-964-9509
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1972
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (60%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

Located in Stamford, Connecticut, Anthony A. Piazza is a member of Piazza, Simmons. Providing representation to clients throughout Fairfield County, he divides his practice roughly equally between personal injury and wrongful death litigation and family law matters. In the former area, Mr. Piazza assists plaintiffs who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties in cases involving medical malpractice, defective products, motor vehicle accidents and premises liability. The types of family law issues that he handles include divorce, child custody and visitation, alimony and child support, and property division. In addition to advocating for his family law clients in the courtroom, Mr. Piazza also has experience in collaborative law and mediation. Mr. Piazza also helps victims of domestic violence seek appropriate protective orders.

Throughout his distinguished career, Mr. Piazza has earned the esteem of his fellow professionals for his excellent track record and high degree of ethics. He holds an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. Mr. Piazza has also been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America each year since 1995.

Mr. Piazza holds a Bachelor of Arts from Seton Hall University and a Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law. While in law school, he served on the Fordham Urban Law Journal. Admitted to practice in Connecticut, Mr. Piazza is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit and before the Supreme Court of the United States. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the American Association for Justice. Frequently asked to speak before groups of fellow attorneys, Mr. Piazza has delivered presentations on trial techniques and pretrial discovery, among other topics.

*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

Family Law (60%): Child Support

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (20%): Medical Malpractice

Personal Injury - General (20%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Focus Areas

Child Support, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


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Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019

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About Anthony Piazza

Admitted: 1972, Connecticut

Professional Webpage:


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

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

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

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements can address divorce worries, April 15
  • 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
  • Defense Trial Tactics Explained by a Car Accident Attorney in Stamford, April 01

Educational Background:

  • Seton Hall University, A.B., 1964

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Office Location for Anthony A. Piazza

112 Prospect Street
Stamford, CT 06901

Phone: 203-348-2465

Fax: 203-964-9509

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Last Updated: 8/7/2019

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