Emanuel, Richard

350 Orange StreetNew Haven, CT 06511- 6403

Updated: 07/10/2015


Richard's practice focuses on civil and criminal appeals in state and federal court. He is widely considered one of Connecticut's most experienced and effective appellate lawyers. He has briefed and argued over one hundred appeals in the Connecticut Supreme Court and Connecticut Appellate Court, and has argued appeals in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He has worked on many complex and challenging issues, involving search and seizure, state constitutional law...



Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 1970
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit

Other Affiliations

  • Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (CCDLA) (Member, Executive Committee)


  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in Appellate Law
  • Listed by Connecticut Magazine as a Connecticut Super Lawyer® in the field of Appellate Law from 2007 to 2015
  • Listed by Connecticut Magazine as a New England Super Lawyer® in the field of Appellate Law from 2007 to 2015
  • CCDLA's Champion of Liberty Award

Classes and Seminars

  • Faculty Member and Co-Instructor, University of Connecticut School of Law, 1981 - 1983
  • Adjunct Faculty, Quinnipiac University School of Law, 1995 - 1997

Pro Bono Activities

  • Connecticut Law Tribune
  • Supervisor, Appellate Clinic Sponsored by the Public Defender System

Past Positions

  • D.C. Office of a Connecticut Congressman, Legislative Assistant


  • George Washington University Law School, Washington, District of Columbia, 1970
  • University of Connecticut, 1967


Offers Free Initial Consultation


Published Works

  • Co-Author, Connecticut Criminal Caselaw Handbook, 1992

Office Information


350 Orange StreetNew Haven, CT 06511- 6403


  • 203-488-0637


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