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Trent A. LaLima

Trent A. LaLima

Serving Hartford and all of Connecticut in criminal defense and other areas
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence ...
  • Connecticut
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Biography

Trent LaLima is the owner of Santos & LaLima, P.C., a law firm with a four decade long track record representing criminal defendants and handling other high profile cases throughout Connecticut. In 2013, Attorney LaLima began at the firm, working with Attorney Santos on cases that ranged from DUI/DWI and domestic violence to murder and other serious violent or sexual assault felonies. He worked on appeals, personal injury, civil cases, business disputes, juvenile matters, and administrative hearings including school disciplinary proceedings. He has experience in trials, negotiating plea deals, achieving dismissals and erased records for defendants, helping clients who have not been charged to avoid arrest, and arguing in front of Connecticut's Appellate Court and Supreme Court.
After six years, Attorney LaLima became a partner at the firm, renamed Santos & LaLima, P.C., and became sole owner in 2021. Attorney LaLima values being creative and bold in defending client's rights, treating clients with respect, using plainspoken straight talk, and ensuring every case receives the attention it deserves.

Attorney LaLima has served in numerous leadership positions in legal organizations through Connecticut. He has been the Chair of multiple capacities in the Connecticut Bar Association, including the Criminal Justice Section, is the co-Chair of the Hartford County Bar Association's Criminal Committee, and is the Chair of Annual Criminal Litigation Seminar organized by the Connecticut Trial Lawyer's Association. He has been the Continuing Legal Education Director for the Connecticut Bar Association, and has been a panelist at multiple legal education seminars. He has been featured as a legal analyst on NBC Connecticut. His peers have rated him AV Preeminent at Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating for professional excellence, skill, integrity, and ethical standards. A lifelong Connecticut resident and UConn graduate, he lives in West Hartford.

Education
Washington and Lee University School of Law
J.D. (2013) | Law
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University of Connecticut
B.A. (2010) | Political Science
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Professional Experience
Partner
Santos & LaLima, P.C.
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Attorney
The Law Offices of Hubert J. Santos
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Speaking Engagements
Defending Campus Sexual Assault Cases, New Britain, CT
Connecticut Bar Association
Ethical Representation & Use of Experts in Cases Involving Forensic Science, Forensic Science Seminar, Meriden, CT
Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Awards
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
AV Preeminent Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
AV Preeminent Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
AV Preeminent Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
Star Of The Year
Connecticut Bar Association Young Lawyers Section
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
AV Preeminent Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
Chair - Annual Criminal Litigation Seminar
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Hartford County Bar Association
Co-Chair - Criminal Committee
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Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
Member
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Hartford County Bar Association
Member
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Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Member
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State Bar of Connecticut  # 435298
Member
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Connecticut Bar Association
Member
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Connecticut Bar Association Young Lawyers Section
CLE Director
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Connecticut Bar Association
Chair - Criminal Justice Section
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Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
Asst. Chair - Annual Criminal Litigation Seminar
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Connecticut Bar Association
Secretary - Criminal Justice Section
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Connecticut Bar Association Young Lawyers Section
Chair - Criminal Law Committee
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Connecticut
State of Connecticut Judicial Branch
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2nd Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
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  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    Contingent fees available for personal injury cases.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Flat fees available.
Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    White Collar Crime
    Juvenile Law
Websites & Blogs
Website
Santos & LaLima, P.C.
Contact & Map
Santos & LaLima, P.C.
51 Russ Street
Hartford, CT 06106
Telephone: (860) 249-6548