Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Employment & Civil Rights Claims
Before starting his own office, James Brewer was an Assistant Prosecutor in the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office in Newark, New Jersey where he investigated and tried over 35 felony cases, hundreds of plea negotiations and numerous specially assigned prosecutions.
After leaving the Prosecutor’s Officer he practiced law for over 14 years in Connecticut, primarily representing government and other employees in claims of workplace mistreatment and wrongful termination in state and federal courts. He has briefed and argued numerous appeals to the Connecticut Appellate and Supreme Court and the United States Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York City.
Attorney Brewer developed a reputation as a strong advocate, prosecuting claims on behalf of citizens who have had their rights violated by law enforcement, municipalities, government agencies and officials, and powerful corporate interests. He has vigorously defended persons charged with criminal offenses. He has represented plaintiffs in personal injury matters, and is an experienced and comprehensive trial and appellate lawyer.
Attorney Brewer is an Adjunct Professor in the Criminal Justice program at the University of Hartford. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Connecticut Bar Association, and the Hartford County Bar Association.
He is a 1981 graduate of the University of Hartford and a 1987 graduate of Quinnipiac University School of Law. Prior to law school, he served in the United States Army on active duty as a Field Artillery and Nuclear Security Officer with the 3D Armored Division.
While in law school he served as a law clerk to a United States District Court Magistrate-Judge and worked as an intern in the Connecticut Attorney General’s Office.
He was the 1992 recipient of the Hartford County Bar Association’s Pro Bono Award. He has been a high school and college football official for over 20 years.