Gregory Cerritelli

Gregory Cerritelli, Partner

Attorney Cerritelli enjoys the prestigious distinction of being consistently nominated by his peers as a “Connecticut Super Lawyer” every year since 2014.

Gregory Cerritelli is a partner of the law firm Knight & Cerritelli Attorneys at Law. Before joining his firm, Attorney Cerritelli worked as a litigator devoting his practice primarily to criminal defense, police misconduct, and general litigation. He is a member of the bars of Connecticut, New York, and federal District Court (Connecticut). Attorney Cerritelli is also a member attorney with the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) and the Peace Officers Legal Defense Fund where he represents police officers in both criminal and administrative matters throughout the state. In addition to his private clients, Attorney Cerritelli is a Special Public Defender and has been approved by the Chief Public Defender to represent persons accused of crimes who otherwise would be unable to afford competent legal representation. He has represented people throughout the state in a wide variety of matters ranging from murder to breach of peace and minor traffic offenses. He has also represented individuals in Federal District Court for offenses ranging from federal narcotics offenses to Social Security fraud and money laundering.

Location: New Haven, Connecticut
Phone: 203-680-8170
Fax: 203-624-4791

Attorney Cerritelli is a former police officer of two separate municipalities (1991-1997) and served as a Chairman of the Board of Police Commissioners in Derby (1997-2001). While a police officer, he was a certified domestic violence victim counselor and volunteered as a victim advocate for the Judicial District of Ansonia/Milford. During his tenure as a police officer, Attorney Cerritelli received specialized training in the detection and apprehension of drunk drivers and was certified to operate the Intoxilyzer 5000. He also received training from the Institute of Police Technology and Management in Jacksonville, Florida in motor vehicle enforcement and the detection and apprehension of drug couriers.

Attorney Cerritelli is a faculty member at the University of New Haven, where he teaches criminal law, constitutional law, police civil liability, and evidence to both the undergraduate and graduate schools of criminal justice. He is a Magistrate Judge for the Judicial District of New Britain and Middlesex, where he presides over small claims matters and criminal/motor vehicle infractions.

Attorney Cerritelli graduated from the University of New Haven with a Master of Science degree in Forensic Science. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Quinnipiac University School of Law.


Professional Associations & Memberships

Connecticut, Member
Federal District Court, Member
University of New Haven, Member
Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member
Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Member
New Haven County Bar Association, Member
University of New Haven, Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice