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Anthony A. Piazza

Piazza, Anthony A.

Anthony A. Piazza

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Biography

When it comes to hiring a divorce attorney, you want a lawyer with experience and expertise to ensure that your interests are protected. Anthony Piazza is eminently qualified to represent you in even the most complicated divorce proceedings. If you are a high net-worth individual, we encourage you to work with Mr. Piazza, who has extensive experience in these types of divorces.

Anthony Piazza has more than forty-five years of experience and has represented over 2,000 divorce clients. A graduate of Fordham Law School, he is a Harvard-trained mediator and negotiator.

Mr. Piazza, a past President of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association and Connecticut Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers President. He has been selected as a “Super Lawyer” since 2006 and was recently selected in the area of Divorce in 2012.  He was also listed in the Top Fifty Lawyers in Connecticut ( of 17,000 lawyers that are practicing in the state) in 2006 for Divorce.

Mr. Piazza is experienced in negotiating and litigating complex divorce cases involving high net- worth individuals who work and reside in one of the highest per-capita income regions of this country.

Mr. Piazza’s well-deserved reputation as a highly skilled trial attorney precedes him into any courtroom setting and that skill-set alone results in the generation of a higher percentage of voluntary settlements prior to trial.

With Connecticut being an equitable division of assets state, an accurate valuation of assets is critical to the successful resolution of marital disputes. Real estate, intellectual property, patents, compensation packages, severance packages, trusts and estates, hedge fund investments and operations, private equity and family-run businesses and trusts have all been arenas that have seen Anthony Piazza prove successful in time after time. The fact that Piazza, Simmons &Grant, LLC has access to two on-site Certified Public Accountants again helps them to produce the finest results for their clients

Mr. Piazza has the highest possible ratings for any attorney by all entities that have rated him, including Martindale-Hubbell’s AV Rating. The attorneys and paralegals on his staff provide skilled, qualified assistance in a considerate, competent and confidential manner in their attempts to clarify and resolve any client issues which may affect the bringing about of a timely dissolution.

Law Offices of Piazza & Simmons, LLC – Family Law never forgets that human elements involved in any family-law dispute require a humanistic approach ; while we do not encourage wars, we never back away from the good fights in our on-going efforts to solve problems and create resolution.

Professional Associations

  • Superior Court, State of Connecticut, Special Master, 1979
  • Superior Court, State of Connecticut, Trial Referee, 1984
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, Special Master, 1990
  • Stamford-Norwalk-Danbury Legal Services, Member, Board of Directors, 1974 to 1975
  • American Arbitration Association, Member, Panel of Arbitrators, 1985 to 1985
  • Stamford Regional Bar Association, Member, Executive Committee, 1978 to 1979
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Civil Justice and Family Law Sections, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Member, Board of Governors, 1976
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Secretary-Treasurer, 1977 to 1979
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Vice President, 1979 to 1982
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, President Elect, 1982 to 1983
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, President, 1983 to 1984
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Member, Executive Committee, 1985
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, State Delegate for Connecticut, 1985 to 2000
  • American Board of Trial Lawyers Advocates, Member
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, President, Connecticut Chapter, 1999 to 2000
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Trial Lawyers Association, Board Member

Classes & Seminars

  • Chairman, First Annual College of Evidence, Connecticut Trial Lawyers, 1982 to 1982
  • Lecturer, Discovery/Depositions, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, 1983 to 1984
  • Lecturer, How To Try a Negligent Case, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, 1983 to 1984
  • Lecturer, Discover and Depositions: The First Step in a Proper Cross Examination, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, 1986 to 1986
  • Lecturer, How to Maximize Damages in a Wrongful Death Action, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, 1988 to 1988
  • Lecturer, Attorney Client Privilege Is Not All It Appears, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, 1988 to 1988
  • Lecturer, Product Liability Under Ct Law, The Cambridge Institute, 1988 to 1989
  • Lecturer, How to Handle Common Courtroom Problems Including Thirty-Five Semi-Common Objections, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, 1989 to 1989
  • Lecturer, How to Meet the Challenge of Cross-Examining the Defense's Medical Expert, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, 1991 to 1991
  • Lecturer, How to Examine the Defenses, Medical Expert, 1994 to 1994
  • Lecturer, How to Make Jury Hear, See and Feel Your Opening Statement, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, 1995 to 1995
  • Lecturer, Practical Divorce Practice, American Bar Association, MA, 1998 to 1998
  • Lecturer, Handling Wrongful Death Cases in CT, 2003 to 2003

Practice Areas

  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Child Custody

Education

  • Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York
    • J.D. - 1972
  • Seton Hall University
    • A.B. - 1964

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 1972
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1975
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1975

Honors

  • The Best Lawyers In America
  • Fellow, Roscoe Pound Foundation
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Published Works

  • Wanted More Judges for Swifter Justice, New York Times, 1984
  • Justice Delayed is Not Justice, New York Times, 1983
  • The Forum, Connecticut Trial Lawyer's Magazine
  • Sue, Settle or Be Silent, 1993