Since acquiring his Juris Doctorate in 1992, Robert M. Berke has been exclusively focused on criminal defense. With a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice as well, he is the definitive counsel for those charged with any type of crime, from minor felonies to capital offenses.

Working for nearly a decade as a public defender, Robert garnered extensive trial experience before entering the private sector. Establishing The Law Office of Robert Berke in 2003, he has gained a reputation for success and aggressive representation at trial for clients throughout Connecticut and New York State. Mr. Berke has been retained and has testified as an expert in Criminal Defense. Attorney Berke also has teaching experience at the Connecticut Bar Association on Basic Criminal Law and Advanced Criminal Advocacy.

Robert Berke served as an instructor in a Paralegal Program on Civil Litigation, Torts and Criminal Law.

Admissions

Robert Berke has been admitted to the Bars of the State of Connecticut, the State of New York, and the Federal District of Connecticut. He is licensed to represent clients in State Trial and Appellate Courts in New York & Connecticut, and in the fields of Criminal Defense, Civil Rights, Corporate Defense, & Personal Injury actions.

Awards

Silver Bullet Award, NRA, for obtaining a motion to dismiss on behalf of New Haven cab driver John Lutters, who possessed and discharged a handgun without a license, in his cab, when he was robbed and stabbed in the neck.

Best Appellate Brief, Moot Court Competition, 1992.

Political Experience

Town Moderator (Chief Election Official), Town of Woodbridge, CT 2004-Present

Treasurer, Woodbridge Democratic Town Committee, 1997- Present

Member, Woodbridge Democratic Town Committee, 1994-Present

Treasurer, Ed Sheehy for First Selectman, 2013, 2011, 2009

Education

Juris Doctorate, Quinnipiac University School of Law, 1992

Bachelor of Arts, Criminal Justice, State University of New York at Albany, 1988

Admitted to the Bars of the State of Connecticut, State of New York, and Federal District of Connecticut.

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