Jay F. Huntington, Attorney

“So much of the successful practice of law is credibility. Your client must trust you to make choices. Your opponent needs to be persuaded. The judge and jury must be convinced for you to prevail.”

Jay F. Huntington was born in Hartford, Connecticut on August 4, 1955 and admitted to the Connecticut Bar in 1987.

Litigation Percentage

90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

California, 1981
Connecticut, 1987
U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1984
U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1989


Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California J.D. – 1981
Northeastern University B.S. cum laude – 1978 Major: Criminal Justice

Representative Cases

State of Connecticut v. Marvin L. Smith, 209 Conn. 423, 551 A.2d 742
State of Connecticut v. Charles Mebane, 17 Conn.App. 243, 551 A.2d 1268
State of Connecticut v. Richard Lombardo, 19 Conn.App. 631, 563 A.2d 1030


Lecturer, Advanced Officer Training Program, Sheriff’s Dept. Ventura County, California
Lecturer, “Depositions: Strategies, Tactics, and Mechanics”, PESI, 1995
“Taking Effective Depositions”, Lorman Education Services, 1997
“Taking and Defending Effective Depositions in Connecticut”, Lorman Education Services, 2001

Honors and Awards

Lions Clubs International, Melvin Jones Fellow, 2010

Professional Associations and Memberships

American Bar Association, member
Attorneys Association, 1981 – 1984
California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Member, 1984 – 1997
Connecticut Bar Association, Member
Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association, Member, 1987 – 1997
Criminal Defense Bar Association, Ventura County, California, Secretary-Treasurer, 1985
Defense Research Institute, Member
Middlesex County Bar Association, Member
Ventura County, California, Criminal Defense Bar Association, Vice President, 1986
Ventura County, California, Deputy District Attorneys Association, Member, 1981 – 1984