Ciulla & Donofrio, LLP was co-founded in 1996 by Robert K. Ciulla and Jeffrey M. Donofrio. Bob and Jeff practiced law together at a large regional firm immediately prior to founding Ciulla & Donofrio, LLP. From its inception, Ciulla & Donofrio, LLP has provided its clients the experience, skill and sophistication of a large firm with the responsive, personalized and cost-effective delivery traditionally associated with a smaller firm. Our practice is, by design, focused on civil and commercial litigation, construction law and municipal law. Within these practice areas, we handle a wide variety of matters. We have extensive litigation experience not only in the state and federal courts of Connecticut, but also with ADR proceedings. All of our attorneys have extensive experience with mediation and arbitration. Our most "inexperienced" attorney has been practicing law for 20 years.

From its inception, Ciulla & Donofrio, LLP has implemented and relied upon state of the art technology as a tool to enable its attorneys to maximize productivity, efficiency and responsiveness. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have remained fully operational - at all times - allowing us to serve our clients without interruption or delay.

There are four characteristics that distinguish us as lawyers: (1) our extensive and broad expertise, established through a significant number of high stakes matters for institutional clients; (2) our sustained level of responsiveness; (3) our unwavering passion and commitment to zealously represent each and every client, no matter how big or small; and (4) our efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Cost containment is achieved through a variety of measures. Hiring efficient counsel with extensive experience in the specific subject matter for which services are required is mandatory. Efficient lawyers are organized, disciplined and cognizant of the stresses faced by their clients. Efficient lawyers solve problems proactively, through innovative and creative lawyering. We frequently provide complimentary in-house seminars or webinars for our clients. We do not bill for internal discussions or memoranda and we staff each matter appropriately so as to avoid duplication and unnecessary costs. For more information about our qualifications and approach, please contact Jeff Donofrio at JDONOFRIO@CD-LLP.COM or (203) 239-9828. 

  • AT&T
  • City of New Haven
  • Downes Construction Company
  • F&W Equipment
  • F+F Mechanical Enterprises
  • Ferrandino & Sons
  • Frontier Communications
  • J.A. Rosa Construction
  • John J. Brennan Construction Company
  • Kimco Realty Corp.
  • Simoniz USA
  • South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority
  • Tilcon Connecticut
  • Town of Berlin
  • Town of East Haven
  • Town of Guilford
  • Town of Hamden
  • Town of North Haven
  • Webster Bank, N.A.
Louis J. Dagostine
(203) 2399828
Jeffrey M. Donofrio
Managing Partner

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  • Arbitration
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
  • Government Contracts
  • Insurance Law
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Insurance
  • Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
  • Litigation - Municipal
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Mediation
  • Municipal Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Real Estate Law

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