John Paul Thygerson

JOHN P. THYGERSON is the founding member of the firm. Attorney Thygerson was admitted to practice before the Connecticut State Bar in 1996, the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut in 2000, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in 2007, and the Bar of the United States Supreme Court in 2014.

Attorney Thygerson graduated, cum laude, from Fairfield University with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major of Philosophy and Political Science in 1992. He received a Juris Doctor degree from Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 1995 where he was a member of the criminal appeals clinic providing pro bono appellate representation to indigent defendants.

Early in his career, Attorney Thygerson and a colleague successfully defended, at trial, film legend Kirk Douglas’ son, Eric Douglas, on charges involving numerous felony offenses. As a trial attorney, he practices in Federal and State courts where he has represented thousands of clients faced with criminal charges including DUI/DWI, drug/narcotic, manslaughter, assault, weapons, larceny, burglary, youthful offender, and juvenile offenses. He also represents minors in expulsion hearings brought by school boards following allegations of misconduct on school grounds. His areas of practice further include representing individuals in personal injury and general civil matters.

Contact info
Law Offices of John P. Thygerson8 Byington Place
Norwalk, CT, 06850

Office (203) 951-6471
Fax (203) 810-4196

Fees: Retainer (always), Free consultation (45 minutes)

Payment types: Cash, Check, Credit card

State Status Acquired Updated
CT Active 1996 07/14/2016

Award name Grantor Date granted
Super Lawyer-Criminal Defense Thomson Reuters 2016
AV Preeminent Rated Martindale-Hubbell 2016
Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers American Society of Legal Advocates 2015
AV Preeminent Rated Martindale-Hubbell 2015
Super Lawyers-Criminal Defense Thomson Reuters 2015
AV Peer Review Rating Martindale-Hubbell 2014
Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers American Society of Legal Advocates 2014
Top 100 Trial Lawyers National Trial Lawyers Association 2014
Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers American Society of Legal Advocates 2013
Member National Advocacy for DUI Defense 2013
Superb Rating AVVO 2013
Top 100 Trial Lawyers National Trial Lawyers Association 2013
Clients Choice-Criminal Defense AVVO 2013
Client’s Choice-Criminal Defense AVVO 2012
Top Contributor AVVO 2012
Member- Criminal Appeals Clinic Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law 1993
Cum Laude Fairfield University 1992

Work experience
Title Company name Duration
Owner Law Offices of John P. Thygerson,LLC 2009 – Present
Partner Caldwell & Thygerson, LLC 2007 – 2009
Legal Commentator WCBS Radio 2004 – 2012
Senior Associate DePanfilis & Vallerie 1998 – 2007

School name Major Degree Graduated
Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Law JD – Juris Doctor 1995
Fairfield University Philosophy/Political Science BA – Bachelor of Arts 1992

Speaking engagements
Conference name Title Date
Norwalk High School Shadow Program Criminal Law 2012
Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association The Use of Visual Aids in Trial 2012
Connecticut Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers “Panel of Victors” 2012
Fox News Foreclosure Crisis Affecting the Rich 2008
Wilton PTA Underage drinking and house parties 2002
Underage Drinking and the Legal System Underage Drinking 2000

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