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Aggressive Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Lawyers in Hartford and Manchester, Connecticut

When you need a fighter on your side, you want Barry, Barall & Spinella, LLC

Most people will only need an attorney a few times in their lives. When one of those times comes, you want an attorney with the skills, experience, and resources to handle your needs aggressively and effectively. You want someone who will fight for your future, and who knows how to get results.

At Barry, Barall & Spinella, LLC, our only goal is to protect your best interests. We are accomplished trial attorneys whose focus is handling criminal defense and personal injury claims in Hartford, Manchester, and throughout Connecticut. Our clients gain the benefits of our unique perspectives into the law, as well as our total commitment to pursuing their goals. If you are facing trouble and you don’t know what to do, let us help you plan your next steps.

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Small firm feel; large firm resources

Barry, Barall & Spinella is dedicated to serving the legal needs of individuals and businesses in Hartford, Manchester, and throughout central Connecticut. By purposefully keeping our firm smaller in size, we are able to offer our clients the one-on-one attention they need, and create the customized solutions they deserve. We invite you to learn more about us.

Upholding the rights of the accused in Hartford, Manchester, and beyond

The Constitution guarantees you the right to due process and a fair trial. At Barry, Barall & Spinella, we take these rights seriously, and believe it is our duty to ensure that they are upheld on behalf of the clients we represent. We fight for the rights of our clients in felony and misdemeanor criminal charges, including those related to:

Crime stats as of July 2019 in Hartford

Murder - 10
Rape - 14
Robbery - 48
Aggravated Assault - 175
Narcotics Charges - 388
Simple Assault - 868

We know that being accused of a crime can be terrifying, frustrating, and often overwhelming. We also know that the longer you wait to secure representation, the harder it can be to get the defense you need. Our Hartford criminal defense lawyers hit the ground running when it comes to building your defense. We handle complex claims in State and Federal Court, and assist the families of the accused who are seeking additional resources to help them through this difficult time.

Did you know?

In 2017, Connecticut had the highest drunk driving fatality rate in the U.S. Out of the 278 fatal accidents that year, 43% involved one or more persons with a BAC of .08 or higher.

Assistance for students and youth offenders

As parents, we understand that primal urge to protect your children at all costs, especially when someone hurts them. When it is your child who has been accused of hurting another person, or of breaking the law, those initial responses – anger, fear, even denial – are both common and expected. The very best thing you can do to protect your child is seek experienced legal counsel.

Barry, Barall & Spinella has represented youth offenders in juvenile court, as well as college students who are of legal age. We do not believe that one mistake should dictate the rest of your child’s life, or the future that he or she could have. If your child has been accused of a crime or wrongdoing, call our Hartford criminal defense lawyers today for help.

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Special experience in NCAA investigations

The NCAA’s process of investigation potential infractions is complex, and college student athletes may feel as though they have no true voice in those proceedings. While our firm advises Universities and colleges in NCAA-related lawsuits, we primarily represent student athletes, and can leverage our experiences on behalf of those students.

Our team is equipped to represent students who have been accused of violating NCAA standards, have been deemed ineligible to play, or are facing inquiries regarding Title IX or sexual misconduct. We also represent students who wish to transfer schools, or have had their scholarships revoked, among other issues.

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Personal injury attorneys in Hartford and Manchester,
Connecticut, on your side

One serious injury can change everything about your life. When that injury was caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of another person, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries and losses. Barry, Barall & Spinella handles a wide array of personal injury claims, including:

The firm also handles class action claims on behalf of consumers and victims.

Zealous car, truck, and motorcycle accident lawyers in Hartford and Manchester

There are more than 3.5 million people residing in Connecticut, which means there are a lot of cars on our roads. When you combine commuters and day travelers with outside visitors, college students, long haul truck drivers, and people who are passing through, you see how there’s an increased chance you could be critically hurt in a car, truck, or motorcycle crash.

If you are injured in a wreck with another car, with multiple vehicles, with a commercial truck, or in a single-car incident, you need an attorney who will fight back on your behalf. Insurance companies don’t want to pay out fair compensation for your injuries and property loss; their sole goal is to keep your money. The Hartford car accident lawyers of Barry, Barall & Spinella won’t let them off the hook when it comes to your care. You can rely on us to protect you and your family, now and in the future.

Breakdown of fatalities in 2017 collisions

Car Crash Occupants - 41%
Motorcycle Riders- 21%
Pedestrians - 17%
Pickup and SUV Occupants - 17%
Truck Occupants - 1%
Cyclists - 1%

Why choose Barry, Barall & Spinella when you need legal help?

When the time comes for you to choose an attorney, you deserve a team who takes your future into consideration. Our attorneys know that being accused or convicted of a crime, or suffering a catastrophic injury because of negligence, could have long-term repercussions on your life, and on the lives of your loved ones. It may be more difficult to secure a job, or to keep the one you have. Certain rights could be taken away from you, or your children’s education could suffer. The mounting costs – both financial and emotional – can add a strain to any marriage or relationship.

We get it.

We also know that while you want an aggressive, assertive lawyer fighting for you in trial, sometimes you need a sympathetic ear or a shoulder to cry on just as much. At Barry, Barall & Spinella, we never lose sight of who you are, and what you are going through. When you are hurt, we are here. And part of being here means assisting you in more than just settlement negotiations or jury trials. It means helping you gain access to the medical care you need, and figuring out which tests and treatments should have been performed. It means dealing with the insurance companies on your behalf, so you can focus on getting a rental car, or finding after care programs for your children. It means working with outside field experts, like financial planners or accident reconstructionists, to help build your case. It means helping you with your estate planning, or your family law issues.

With Barry, Barall & Spinella on your side, you get the whole package: an attorney who listens and fights for you, and a firm that puts itself entirely behind your case.

Representing the injured and the accused in Hartford, Manchester, and throughout CT

Dealing with the effects of an injury, or the fallout of a criminal accusation, can be incredibly hard. Choosing the right lawyer to help you get back up on your feet shouldn’t be. Barry, Barall & Spinella, LLC is the law firm you know and trust to protect you. To schedule your free initial consultation with one of our criminal defense or personal injury lawyers in Hartford or Manchester, please call 860-649-4400 or fill out our contact form.

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