Big Firm Ability With Small Firm Agility
Pamala J. Favreau
- Sole Practitioner
- Criminal Law
- Domestic Violence
- Drug Offenses
- Sexual Assault
- Personal Injury
- Administrative Law
I was not a traditional student. I was licensed by the American Association of Clinical Pathologists as a Medical Laboratory Technician in 1982. I was later licensed as a Medical Laboratory Technologist by the former Connecticut State Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. I was employed by Manchester Memorial Hospital and then Windham Community Memorial Hospital as a Medical Laboratory Technologist (HEW) from 1982 through 1986.
I returned to college and attended Eastern Connecticut State University as a full time student while working full time in the hospital laboratory. I received my Bachelors Degree in Science, magna cum laude, from Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic, Connecticut in 1986 and went on to law school.
I received my Juris Doctorate from Western New England College School of law in Springfield, Massachusetts, graduating cum laude, in 1989. During law school, I worked as a legal intern with a prominent criminal defense firm in the Rockville section of Vernon, Connecticut. I was trained by lawyers who believed that the practice of law was a privilege and a calling, not just a business. I have conducted myself and developed my law practice accordingly. My firm focuses on Criminal Defense, Civil Rights, and some areas of Personal Injury law including Motor Vehicle Accidents.
The law is always evolving to fit the needs of our changing society, especially in the area of forensic science. Throughout my career I have attended countless seminars all over the country related to the practice of criminal law. I was selected as a Panelist by the Connecticut Bar Association which presented a seminar in November of 2006 entitled "Raising the Bar: A Bench Bar Symposium on Professionalism". I was also selected as a Panelist by the Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association in March of 2009 which presented a seminar entitled "Defense of Sexual Assault Cases; Negotiation, Probation, and Registration Issues ". I was selected to file the Brief of Amicus Curiae on behalf of the Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association in the State Supreme Court case of State v. Luis Norberto Martinez, (S.C. 18168), in March of 2009 which focuses on the issue of a criminal Defendant's Constitutional right to access any expert witness necessary for an adequate defense, particularly where one is needed to counter expert testimony offered by the State to prosecute the person. No matter how many years of experience I may have in this field I will never stop learning.
- Western New England College School of Law, Springfield, Massachusetts
- Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, Connecticut
- Bachelor of Science
- Connecticut, 1989
- U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1999
- U.S. Supreme Court, 2009
- Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member
- National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
- Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Member
- Connecticut Bar Association & Windham County Bar Association
- National Lawyers Guild, Member
- Elected Super Lawyers – 2010 – 2011
- AV Rated by Martindal-Hubbell*
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