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Firm Overview

Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Law

Example cases

For confidentiality reasons, we prefer not to list any cases.

Main Office

Main
683 State Street
New Haven  CT  06511

Phone
  • (877) 387-1787
Fax
  • (203) 865-3976

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

We offer free initial consultations and there is no time limit to our discussion.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

No, we do not have any fixed-price services or fees. All fees are case specific, but new clients who mention our Nolo profile can receive a discount.

Hourly Rates

All fees are case specific.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with evening and weekend appointment available.
For Emergency After Hours please call (203) 415-5115.

Office Manager

Debbie Godfrey

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

Yes, Spanish interpreters are available.

Is your firm willing to help a client with one discrete part of a case, without taking on the whole case?

Yes, we can help with one part of a case, but we prefer to be fully involved. One segment of a case is seldom independent of the others.

What are your policies about dividing work within the firm to make the process most cost-effective for the client?

We are first and foremost accountable for the client's file, but we sometimes rely on paralegals and associates to assist in situations where our vast experience is not essential.

How frequently does your firm use mediation, arbitration, or collaborative law to resolve cases?

We use mediation, arbitration, or collaborative law only if the case calls for it and if such measures are available at the time.

Does your firm provide pro bono legal services or otherwise participate in your community?

Although we provide some pro bono services, our affordable fee structure makes our services available to everyone, especially the less fortunate.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Our affordable fees and availability of payment plans distinguish us from other firms offering comparable services at higher costs.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

We support clients educating themselves on legal issues. The informed client is the best client.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

We are always willing to review documents prepared by clients. The more assistance the client provides, the better we can serve him or her.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

We will provide modest advice to clients willing to represent themselves, but coaching clients is not part of our business model.

Jack O'Donnell

For over 30 years, Attorney Jack O'Donnell has provided affordable criminal defense and personal injury representation to clients throughout Connecticut. He established his firm in 1988 and has remained at the same location for 24 years.

We are first and foremost accountable for the client's file, but we sometimes rely on paralegals and associates to assist in situations where our vast experience is not essential.

License
  • Bar Number: 101612
    Connecticut , 1981

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