David J. Crotta, Jr.


Attorney Crotta has a varied civil litigation practice that encompasses both tort and commercial litigation. He also has wide experience handling civil and probate appeals. He graduated from Fairfield University, cum laude, in 1982 and obtained his Juris Doctor in 1988 from the University of Connecticut.

Attorney Crotta has a long history of service to the legal profession where he serves as an arbitrator for the Connecticut Superior Court (2002 - ), a member of the Committee on Professional Responsibility (1993- ) and as a past member of the Grievance Panel for the Ansonia-Milford Judicial District (2004-2010). He was also a Connecticut Bar Association panelist for the "How To Identify Ethical Traps and Avoid Grievances" presentation (2006-2009).  Equally satisfying is Attorney Crotta’s service to the community.  Attorney Crotta has served St. Mary’s Church, New Haven, as a member of its Finance Council (1998 - ), Parish Council (2007 - ), and trustee (2008) and is a member of the New Haven Community Soup Kitchen, Board of Directors (2008 - ), Vice President (2009) and President (2012 - ).

Founding Member, Board of Directors, 2004-, Secretary, 2007-, Chair, Board Affairs and Member, Executive Committee (2006), Vice President, 2010-2012 and President, March 2012-, Dominican Foundation.

Attorney Crotta is admitted to practice law at the Connecticut Bar (1988), U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut (1992), U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit (1998), and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is a member of New Haven County Bar Association (Member, Committee on Professional Responsibility, 1993-) and the Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association.

Representative cases

Squeglia v. Squeglia, 234 Conn. 259 (1995); Aviles v. Fever, 1997 WL 139409 (3/13/1997, Ct. Super.), aff’d, 47 Conn. App. 920 (1997).

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