Duffy & Fasano, Attorneys at Law - Greater Waterbury area, Middlebury,  and other areas in Connecticut Duffy Fasano Attorneys and Counselors at Law


Michael A. Fasano, Sr.


Founding Partner, Michael A. Fasano Sr. has built his practice based on the firm belief in the importance of practicing law one person at a time. This dedication to the individual client has resulted in building lifelong relationships with clients that spans generations within the same families. He is well respected as a thoughtful and proactive advisor, and, aggressive advocate who both counsels clients and provides strategic advice in difficult or challenging circumstances of their changing life circumstances.

A well-known attorney within the greater Waterbury area, Attorney Fasano Sr. has assisted generations of individuals and families from the greater Waterbury and Litchfield communities since 1976. Atty. Fasano, Sr. is a well-recognized family and civil law advocate who has substantial experience in and out of the courtroom. His extensive practice encompasses litigation, family law, contested custody and access matters, prenuptial and post nuptial agreements, personal injury, and civil litigation matters.

In addition to arguing matters in the Superior Courts, including the Regional Family Trial Docket in Middletown, he has appeared and successfully argued cases before the Connecticut Appellate Court and the Connecticut Supreme Court. The depth of his experience plus his commitment to the focus on one person, one client,
one case at a time results in the ability to build relationships as a trusted advisor to clients for legal representation.

In the practice of Family Law, Attorney Fasano’s training as a Special Master provides him with in-depth understanding of the nuances of family court and child custody issues and concerns as related to the court of law. A skilled mediator, he regularly works with family members and other attorneys to facilitate and develop agreements that work for all parties involved.

As a testimonial to his expertise, Attorney Fasano is the attorney’s attorney. Attorneys and colleagues regularly consult with him both for his advice on their own complex and challenging cases as well as to represent them in personal legal matters because of his straight talk and no-nonsense approach. Atty. Fasano, Sr. provides services to litigants and fellow family lawyers as a private mediator and special master.

Attorney Michael Fasano Sr. concentrates his practice on family matters focusing on divorce and custody cases as well as civil litigation and personal injury trials. He has been recognized by the American College of Advocacy as an Advocate. He has also been recognized by the Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court for his work on behalf of the indigent and serves as a court appointed arbitrator in civil and family cases

A notable attorney, Attorney Fasano is regularly sought after as a speaker for professional organizations. In 2010, he was recognized as one of Connecticut’s Top Super Lawyers. He is also recognized as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Connecticut.

Education & Licensing

Attorney Michael Fasano Sr. holds a Juris Degree from the New England School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts.
He also holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT.  He was admitted to practice in Connecticut in 1976 and by the United States District Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals, and the United States
Supreme Court.

Classes / Seminars Taught

  • Third Party Rights in Contested Custody Matters, Waterbury Bar Association, 2004 – Present
  • Lecturer, various professional seminars and continuing legal education presentations


Professional Affiliations

  • Waterbury Bar Association, 1976 – Present. Past President & Director
  • Connecticut Bar Association, 1976 – Present. Member
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Designation of Advocate 1992
  • National College of Advocacy, Certification Ultimate Trial Advocacy Course
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member


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Michael A. Fasano Sr. was recently awarded recognition by the American Society of Legal Advocates for his dedication to our clients.
Michael A.Fasano, Sr. was awarded membership in The National Advocates: Top 100 for his work in Matrimonial and Family Law.
Michael A. Fasano, Sr. was recently selected by peer recognition for inclusion in the 24th Edition of the Best Lawyers® in America for work in Family Law. September 2017.
September 2016 – We are proud to announce that Michael Fasano Sr. was recently awarded the Pioneer Award from Sacred Heart University.

Each year, this award is presented to an individual who has made an impact through service in their community or for other humanitarian efforts which reflect the mission of Sacred Heart University.
Attorney Michael A. Fasano, awarded Lifetime Achievement and selection to Americas Top 100 Attorneys
Michael A. Fasano received national recognition in Best Lawyers in America 2017
Michael Fasano has been recognized as one of the top 2015 Family Law Attorneys in Connecticut by the American Institute Group

Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in CT, 2014, National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
Top 100 Family Law Attorneys in CT, 2014, The American Society of Legal Advocates

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