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Anthony Spinella


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Location: Manchester, Connecticut
Phone: 860-649-4400
Fax: 860-645-7900

Attorney Anthony Spinella is a BBS partner and has been practicing law in Connecticut since 2003. During Attorney Spinella’s extensive eighteen years, he has litigated over 1,000 civil and criminal matters. Among them, he has taken over 60 trials to verdict, and has achieved a 95% success rate. He handles a broad array of criminal and civil matters in which he represents individuals, small business, and large corporations.

During his career, Attorney Spinella successfully negotiated a plea bargain in a computer-based sex crime where the accused individual faced 20 years’ incarceration, but is now only serving 2 years’ incarceration, and 10 years on probation. He also represented a man accused of two counts of risk of injury to a child and one count of fourth-degree sexual assault. The case went to trial where the jury ultimately returned a not guilty verdict. Attorney Spinella also represented a woman charged with child abuse, an offense carrying a punishment of a $500 fine and up to ten years in prison. Through his strong litigation skills, Attorney Spinella achieved only internal disciplinary measures at the daycare center for his client.

Attorney Spinella obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Providence College, where he graduated cum laude. Attorney Spinella went on to attend the University of Connecticut School of Law, where he was an Associate Editor of the Connecticut Insurance Law Journal­. The Connecticut Insurance Law Journal is the world’s only law journal dedicated exclusively to the publication of original research on the law relating to insurance, risk and responsibility. After obtaining a Juris Doctorate in 2003, Attorney Spinella began his legal career as a Research Clerk for the Connecticut Superior Court Judges. After completing his clerkship, Attorney Spinella accepted the position of Deputy Assistant State’s Attorney. In this role, he worked in both New Haven and Hartford Judicial Districts. Over the next 12 years, Attorney Spinella was promoted to the position of Senior State’s Attorney. There, he served the State by prosecuting criminal trials across Connecticut on behalf of the Statewide Prosecution Bureau of the Chief State’s Attorney’s Office. He is currently a hearing officer with the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Attorney Spinella was raised in Wethersfield, Connecticut where he currently resides, and is an active member of the community. He currently sits on the Board of Directors for the ECSU Foundation, Inc. In 2021, he was named to the Connecticut Super Lawyers list for his work in criminal defense. He enjoys fishing and spending time with his family.

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Areas of Practice



  • Research Clerk for the Superior Court


  • State of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut 

Representative Cases

  • Successfully negotiated a plea for a reduced sentence in a computer-based sex crime
  • Represented a man accused of sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor and achieved a not guilty verdict
  • State v. Sherman, 127 Conn. App 337 (Superior Court 2011)
  • State v. Legrand, 129 Conn. App 239 (Superior Court 2011)
  • State v. Burns, 2010 WL 1612206 (Superior Court 2010)
  • State v. Reynolds, 2010 WL 1224620 (Superior Court 2010)
  • State v. Rodriguez, 146 Conn. App. 99 (Superior Court 2013)
  • State v. Popeleski, 291 Conn. 769 (Superior Court 2009)
  • State v. Sunila, 98 Conn. App 847 (Superior Court 2006)
  • State v. Griswold, A.C. 35743 (Superior Court 2013)
  • State v. Kirby, A.C. 34862 (Superior Court 2012)
  • State v. Stanley, A.C. 35600 (Superior Court 2013)

Community Involvement

  • Wethersfield Town Council, 2015 - Present
  • Wethersfield Insurance Committee
  • Wethersfield Public Safety Committee
  • Wethersfield EDIC, Member
  • Wethersfield Memorial Day Committee
  • Wethersfield Democratic Town Committee, Member
  • UNICO, Member
  • Democratic State Convention, Rules Committee, 2016
  • Lector at The Incarnation Church, Wethersfield, 2014 – 2015
  • Ice Hockey Coach (2004-2018)

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