Attorney Cara T. Cavallari is a trial attorney primarily practicing criminal defense and personal injury at Brown, Paindiris & Scott. Cara handles criminal matters across the state of Connecticut as well as in Connecticut federal court. She regularly handles criminal matters ranging from DUIs, domestics, larceny, drug possession and sale to assaults, guns, drug distribution, sexual assault, manslaughter and murder.
Cara recently earned a Certificate of Completion for the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) DWI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Course. In addition to criminal defense, Cara assists individuals with pardon applications in the state of Connecticut. She regularly presents in front of the Connecticut Board of Pardons and Paroles and represents individuals in hearings in front of the Board to get their criminal records expunged.
In her civil litigation practice, Cara also handles a wide variety of personal injury matters for individuals injured in various types of motor vehicle accidents, including motorcycles, construction accidents, slip & falls, dog bites and sexual assault claims. She has tried multiple cases to verdict and has secured numerous settlements for individuals who have suffered serious physical injuries.
Cara is a graduate of Central Connecticut State University where she was a member on the NCAA Division1 Women’s Soccer Team. She graduated cum laude in the CCSU School of Business and with high honors in the Delta Mu Delta International Business Society. Cara attended law school at Quinnipiac University School of Law where she was awarded the High Academic Achievement Award for having the highest grade in the school for Trial Practice and Excellence in Clinical Work Award for her work at an externship with the Harford Public Defender’s Office.
She is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Connecticut Italian American Bar Association, National Italian American Bar Association and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.