Trent LaLima is the owner of Santos & LaLima, P.C., a law firm with a four decade long track record representing criminal defendants and handling other high profile cases throughout Connecticut. In 2013, Attorney LaLima began at the firm, working with Attorney Santos on cases that ranged from DUI/DWI and domestic violence to murder and other serious violent or sexual assault felonies. He worked on appeals, personal injury, civil cases, business disputes, juvenile matters, and administrative hearings including school disciplinary proceedings. He has experience in trials, negotiating plea deals, achieving dismissals and erased records for defendants, helping clients who have not been charged to avoid arrest, and arguing in front of Connecticut's Appellate Court and Supreme Court.
After six years, Attorney LaLima became a partner at the firm, renamed Santos & LaLima, P.C., and became sole owner in 2021. Attorney LaLima values being creative and bold in defending client's rights, treating clients with respect, using plainspoken straight talk, and ensuring every case receives the attention it deserves.
Attorney LaLima has served in numerous leadership positions in legal organizations through Connecticut. He has been the Chair of multiple capacities in the Connecticut Bar Association, including the Criminal Justice Section, is the co-Chair of the Hartford County Bar Association's Criminal Committee, and is the Chair of Annual Criminal Litigation Seminar organized by the Connecticut Trial Lawyer's Association. He has been the Continuing Legal Education Director for the Connecticut Bar Association, and has been a panelist at multiple legal education seminars. He has been featured as a legal analyst on NBC Connecticut. His peers have rated him AV Preeminent at Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating for professional excellence, skill, integrity, and ethical standards. A lifelong Connecticut resident and UConn graduate, he lives in West Hartford.