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Joseph J. Colarusso

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Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Stamford, CT

Law Office of Joseph J. Colarusso
1234 Summer Street, Suite 409
Stamford, CT 06905
Phone: 203-977-2415
Fax: 203-325-3066
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2022
Licensed in Connecticut Since: 1993
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
Attorney Profile

Criminal defense attorney Joseph J. Colarusso is the founder and owner of Joseph J. Colarusso, Attorney at Law, which has offices in Stamford, Connecticut and White Plains, New York. A top-rated trial lawyer with over 35 years of legal experience, Mr. Colarusso provides exceptional, aggressive representation to those facing charges for any type of felony or misdemeanor criminal offense. Homicide, Drug Offenses, Domestic Violence, Assault, Burglary, DUI, DWI, OUI and Juvenile matters.

As a former prosecutor, Mr. Colarusso has invaluable insight into the criminal justice system from both sides. This allows him to better anticipate the prosecution's tactics for securing a conviction so that he can help his clients devise the most effective defense strategies possible for their situations.

Over the course of his career, he has achieved notable success asserting his clients' rights and obtaining favorable results for those accused of DUI/DWI and other traffic-related violations, drug offenses, homicide, juvenile crimes, sex crimes, white collar crimes, federal crimes and RICO act violations, theft and property crimes, and more.

The New York State Bar Association admitted him to practice in 1983 as did the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. He received his license to practice from the Connecticut Bar in 1993 as well as from the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, and he also practices before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Highly active in his legal community, he is a member of several local, state and national legal organizations, including the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Criminal Defense
  • 50%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Debt, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Failure to Pay Child Support, False Accusations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Overdrawn Bank Account, Parole, Probation, Prosecution, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI


6 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2022

About Joseph J. Colarusso

First Admitted: 1983, New York

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, Connecticut Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1983
  • Fairfield County Bar Association
  • Member, New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member, Bronx Bar Association
  • New York, 1983
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1986
  • Life Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member, Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member, Westchester Bar Association
  • Connecticut, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1983
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1993
  • Criminal Justice Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Stamford/Norwalk Bar Association


  • Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award in Agency and Partnership
  • Client Counseling Board, California Western School of Law

Educational Background

  • St. John's University, B.A., Major: History, 1977
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Office Location for Joseph J. Colarusso

1234 Summer Street
Suite 409
Stamford, CT 06905

Phone: 203-977-2415

Fax: 203-325-3066

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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