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Gasser, Joseph E.

Joseph E. Gasser

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Practice Areas:

  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • General Civil and Business Litigation
  • Civil Rights Litigation
  • Criminal Defense


Joe Gasser’s practice is devoted to representing individuals and small businesses in litigation matters, including representing people seriously injured by the negligence or recklessness of others.  His experience includes handling cases involving car accidents, motorcycle/scooter accidents, premises liability issues, defective products, and medical malpractice.  Joe also represents individuals and businesses in general civil litigation matters including collections, breach of contract, misrepresentation, violations of the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act (CUTPA), and other claims, and assists clients in state court criminal matters.
Joe began his practice at the New Haven office of one of the largest law firms in Connecticut, handling a variety of cases in various stages of litigation in state and federal courts throughout the state.  His work ranged from wrongful death cases, to breach of contract and collections disputes, to real estate issues, to assisting with a major, “market-moving” antitrust and intellectual property litigation.
Joe has also devoted time to pro bono representation, representing veterans and others in family, landlord-tenant, and criminal matters, as well as federal civil rights claims.
He is an active member of the New Haven County Bar Association and the Connecticut Bar Association (in particular its Litigation Section, where he is a member of the Programming Committee).
Joe received his J.D. with honors from the University of Connecticut School of Law, where he won awards for placing first in trial practice and legal research and writing courses. He also served as Lead Articles Editor for the Connecticut Law Review. Before that, Joe graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Connecticut at Storrs, where he majored in Political Science and minored in Criminal Justice.
He grew up in Burlington, Connecticut and currently lives with his fiancé Alex in Cheshire.  When not working, he enjoys photography, riding his motorcycle (a Harley Sportster), traveling, and spending time with his friends.


  • University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford, Connecticut
    • J.D. - 2016
    • Honors: With Honors
  • University of Connecticut
    • B.A. - 2012
    • Honors: magna cum laude

Bar Admission

  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts
  • Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Court
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut

Professional Associations

  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • New Haven County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association - Young Lawyers Section
  • Connecticut Bar Association - Federal Practice Section

Current Employment Position

  • Associate