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WE HELP PEOPLE JUST LIKE YOU

We don’t believe that a single incident should define a life.  For nearly 40 years, Ruane Attorneys have stepped into court to represent normal everyday people.  Our practice is focused on one thing . . . victory.  You see, when facing a legal problem, many people don’t know where to turn. They know there are lots of lawyers in Connecticut who advertise that they can do anything and everything, but even just hiring a lawyer can be confusing – do I need a specialist?  Can I trust the lawyer on the bus?  What is important when hiring a lawyer?

These questions are all answered the same way – hire a lawyer with TRAINING and EXPERIENCE in your type of case.  If it is a criminal defense or a personal injury to a loved one, you are at the right place.  Speak to use for FREE to see how we can help with your legal challenge.

MEET THE FIRM

Meet Jay 

Respected.  Knowledgeable.  When attorneys look for help with their complicated cases, they turn to Jay.  Jay concentrates his practice on winning the unwinnable, and helping his clients along the way.

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WHERE WE WORK

HEADQUARTERS

Located in Shelton, easily accessible from Route 8. Our corporate offices are located in Enterprise One.

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HARTFORD

Close to the Department of Motors Vehicles our offices in Wethersfield are on the Silas Deane Hwy just off of I91.

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STAMFORD

Right in the heart of downtown Stamford our offices are located in The Davenport Building on West Park Place.

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NEW LONDON

Our New London Offices are located directly across the street from the Courthouse. You could not find an office closer.

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WATERBURY

Located walking distance from the courthouse our offices on Holmes Avenue are convenient with plenty of street parking.

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NEW HAVEN

Our Whitney Avenue office location is just off the Wilbur Cross Parkway. Easy to get to with plenty of off street parking.

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WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY ABOUT US 

As a single Mom of a son with a DUI, I was feeling overwhelmed and wanted to be sure that he had the best representation. Jay Ruane came highly recommended. Jay and his staff were incredibly professional, organized and made us both feel at ease during this stressful time. I would highly recommend Jay and his team of professionals!
Kris, Mother of DUI Client
“I was very nervous and the communication I received from everyone in the office literally daily was a godsend in helping me calm my nerves. Jay explained how it is possible to fight the DMV suspension and although I knew it was an uphill battle they fought it for me and won it. I interviewed a bunch of different lawyers … I just felt most comfortable with the lawyers at Ruane Attorneys and I would definitely recommend them.”
Gary, Former DUI Client
“Not only are Jay and his team the top in their field, he helps put you at ease during an extremely stressful situation. Not knowing what to expect and extremely nervous about the whole process, Jay assured us we were in good hands and that he wouldn’t let us down. He lived up to his word and delivered a great result and I couldn’t be more pleased with him, he’s a top man in every way.”
Rich, Former DUI Client
“I had discussed my case with 2 other law firms prior to retaining Ruane Attorneys to defend my case. The other law firms seemed impersonal and mechanical in nature. While discussing my case with you I saw vitality, energy, enthusiasm, and a true personal interest in the defense of my case. It was like I suddenly had a best friend at my side. I never thought it possible to consider my lawyer as a close friend. Thank you for all you have done for me and my family Jay!!!”
Ed, Grateful DUI Client
I recently was arrested for a DUI about 7 months ago and had the Ruane’s represent me and when my case was almost over I was arrested again like a fool for another DUI and I started to panic. I called Attorney James Ruane and he seemed very confident that he would be able to get this case resolved as well. Just last week both of my DUI’s were resolved and believe it or not I did not have to spend one day in jail, which was why I began to panic in the first place and now I get to enjoy the holidays with my family. I was very impressed with attorney James Ruane and his staff. I would definitely refer them to anyone that needs a criminal attorney.
Matthew S
Jay had me come in to meet him personally before I retained with his firm. After one conversation, I knew I could trust him with my case. He made me feel comfortable and assured me that he would do everything he could to win. The staff he has behind him is strong and caring. I could not ask for a better attorney to handle my legal services
Ashley, A Worried Client
I had discussed my case with 2 other law firms prior to retaining Ruane Attorneys to defend my case. From the moment I left our initial consultation I knew I was in good hands. The other law firms seemed impersonal and mechanical in nature. While discussing my case with you I saw vitality, energy, enthusiasm, and a true personal interest in the defense of my case. It was like I suddenly had a best friend at my side. I had the best law firm I could have ever had at my side through all of this. I never thought it possible to consider my lawyer as a close friend. Thank you for all you have done for me and my family Jay!!!
Ed, a Very Happy Client
Throughout the whole process, I never had to worry about being overwhelmed. Attorney Ruane took care of everything. He was always available when I needed to speak with him, or had a question about my case. His staff was also very friendly every time I called in. I felt like they really cared about me as their client. I highly recommend.
Michael
Jay Ruane provided the best defense I could have asked for. He was always available to take my calls. If he wasn’t in the office, he’d call me back right away or his staff was quick to answer my questions. Once I hired the firm I knew everything would be taken care of. They put my mind at ease. The office even called me prior to Court dates to remind me about the court appearance and make sure I wasn’t nervous. Hiring Jay Ruane was the decision that I could have made. I highly recommend him to anyone arrested for a DUI.
Annabelle
What impressed me the most about Attorney Jay Ruane was his thorough knowledge about DUI in the state of Connecticut. When we talked about my case, Jay asked tons of questions about what happened when I was pulled over and he was able to use my answers to craft a great defense for me. If you get a DUI in Connecticut, I would recommend Jay and Ruane Attorneys.
Joseph