Cody N. Guarnieri

Cody N. Guarnieri

Hartford, Connecticut
877-783-5367 (Toll Free)

Welcome, I'm Cody

I'm a trial attorney at Brown, Paindiris & Scott in our Hartford office. That means that I defend people who are accused of crimes as well as bring claims and lawsuits for people who are hurt by another driver, their doctor, a co-worker or someone else. I am a new breed of attorney with and old soul: I am never outworked by the other side, nor afraid to think outside of the box on bringing or litigating a case.


  - JD, University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford (2012)

  - BA, History and Social Sciences, Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic (2009)

  - BA, Political Science, Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic (2009)

  - Presedential Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Association (2015-2016)

  - Hartford Rotary Club, President (2015-2016)

  - Alternate Commissioner, South Windsor Planning and Zoning Commission (2014)

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I am the second son of a factory machinist and a bartender from southern Connecticut and was the first person in my family's history to graduate from college. I worked my way through both college and law school. Given my passion for learning, critical thinking and my strong work ethic, the law seemed like an obvious career choice for me. Early in my college career I set out to become not just a trial lawyer, but the best.

While other lawyers may see court as intimidating or daunting, I see the opportunity to use my craft for my client's benefit. In law school I focused my studies on trial advocacy, including criminal defense, by representing poor inner-city defendants as part of the UConn Law Criminal Defense Legal Clinic. Since becoming a lawyer, I have been always ahead of the curve. I have handled a vast number of criminal defense matters, including tryinf criminal and personal injury cases to verdict before the court and juries in state and federal courts in Connecticut.

I have been invited to speak at seminars and continuing legal education courses on issues in civil, criminal and workers' compensation litigation.

I also publish a guide to pretrial diversionary programs in the criminal courts of Connecticut that is widely distributed and referenced among prosecutors and defense attorneys throughout the state. I sit on the executive committee of the Criminal Justice Section of the Connecticut Bar Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the American Association for Justice. I am Lead Counsel rated in Criminal Law, have a perfect 10.0 rating on the lawyer referral website and was selected to Connecticut Super Lawyers Rising Stars in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

My Family

I live in South Windsor with my wife, son and daughter. I had lots of hobbies - snowboarding, fishing, reading - and then the kids came. Now I enjoy bounce houses, splash pads, board books and visiting every playground within fifty miles of Hartford.


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Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense
  • Professional License Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Workers' Compensation