2004-2002, STATE V. DAVIS, Superior Court, New London

The defendant was charged with murder, attempted murder and three counts of first-degree assault on the claim that he shot and killed one man and injured three others in The Sportsman’s, a notorious Norwich bar. The trial took several weeks, with the prosecution calling more than fifty witnesses. After eight days of deliberations, the jury […]

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2007, STATE V. D*, Superior Court, New Britain

The defendant was charged with multiple counts of sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor on a claim that he molested his mentally impaired grandchild. After a two-week jury trial, where Mike established that the child’s memory was tainted, the defendant was found not guilty on five counts, with the jury deadlocked on […]

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2007, STATE V. S*, Superior Court, Danbury

Following a fatal motor vehicle accident on I-84 in Danbury, the defendant was charged with first and second-degree manslaughter, evading responsibility and other offenses. Mike’s defense strategy included calling as a witness an accident reconstruction expert and presenting a computer simulation of the crash. After a three-week jury trial, the defendant was acquitted of nearly […]

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2008, STATE V. E*, Superior Court, Bridgeport

Alerted by a call from a concerned citizen, Fairfield police arrested the defendant and charged her with driving while intoxicated. No breath test was taken. At trial, Mike established that the prosecution’s evidence was equally consistent with distracted driving and that the police failed to properly administer the roadside sobriety test and to preserve important […]

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2012, STATE V. R*, Superior Court, Bridgeport

The defendant was charged with murder, first-degree manslaughter and conspiracy in connection with the shooting of a patron outside a Bridgeport nightclub. Mike’s defense strategy included calling as a witness an expert on mistaken identification. After a two-week jury trial, the defendant was found not guilty of all charges and released from custody.

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2012, STATE V. JUSINO, Superior Court, Rockville

The defendant was charged with capital felony on a claim that he bound, strangled and carved his nickname into his prison cellmate’s chest. The State announced its intention to seek the death penalty. The trial took several months, with the jury finding the defendant guilty of capital felony. In the penalty hearing, after Mike’s closing […]

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