Over 80 Years of Legal Excellence
The personal injury law firm of Trantolo & Trantolo was founded by Joseph Trantolo, Sr. in 1938 in Hartford, Connecticut. Joseph Trantolo observed social inequalities between the wealthy and less fortunate; only the affluent could afford adequate legal representation. Seeing that certain people could not obtain competent legal assistance caused him to act.
Joseph Trantolo committed himself to helping defend and protect these less powerful citizens, joining forces with Waldemar Lach and Edward Krawiecki to create a firm in 1938. Their deep dedication to the public quickly earned them a respected place within the Hartford community. These three men represented a history of distinguished service in Connecticut and throughout the nation.
Joseph Trantolo, Sr. became the director of Legal Services Inc., an organization founded to provide counsel to the indigent. He was then a prosecutor at the Hartford Police Court from 1948 to 1949 and was nominated as a candidate for the State Senate.
Waldemar Lach was a municipal court judge in Newington, CT and would later serve in California as a federal judge within the Social Security system. From 1953 to 1959, Edward Krawiecki lectured at UConn Law School and represented Bristol in the State House of Representatives. The union of their efforts and reputations resulted in the creation of a law firm that would prove to be successful for generations to come.
Joseph Trantolo, Sr. passed his beliefs that fighting for clients meant more than providing successful legal advice onto his sons. It meant providing emotional support for families, stepping outside traditional legal boundaries to provide meaningful, insightful and, most importantly, effective assistance. Together with Joseph Sr., Vincent and Joe Jr. created the Connecticut Law Clinics of Trantolo & Trantolo in 1976.
Joe Jr. and Vincent came from a background in which they were dedicated to social improvement, so the progression to follow in their father’s footsteps and provide passionate, professional legal representation was natural.
The Evolution of Trantolo & Trantolo
In 1999, Vincent Trantolo co-founded the Hartford County Bar Foundation, a charitable organization whose purpose is to develop, promote, provide and/or support programs of an altruistic nature that benefit the homeless, hungry, sick, disabled, unemployed and other disadvantaged persons. He was also a pioneer in groundbreaking media and marketing innovations and impacted both the state and national legal communities.
Vincent Trantolo was able to create an indelible brand name throughout the state by effectively challenging the traditional marketing methods of the legal system, winning his argument before the Connecticut Supreme Court in the process. Joe Jr. often worked with police officers in Greater Hartford, providing essential legal advice.
In 2004, the third generation of Trantolo sons, Keith and Scott, joined the firm. They are equally committed to the family history of integrity, compassion, excellence and dedication to good old-fashioned hard work and will proudly carry this tradition well into the future.
Breaking Ground in Long Island
In 2022, Trantolo & Trantolo expanded its footprint into Long Island, opening two new offices in Melville and Riverhead. The firm is proud to bring its award-winning legal services to the Long Island community.
Robert Peragine, Senior Trial Attorney and Legal Director of our Long Island offices, has years of valuable plaintiffs’ experience and success in the courtroom. He assertively represents his clients and, when he does not receive the maximum offer in pre-trial negotiations, tries the case to a fair verdict. As a lifelong resident of Long Island, Attorney Peragine is honored to serve his community and defend the rights of injured people in Melville and Riverhead.
Three Generations of Success
Trantolo & Trantolo remains the client-focused law firm that it has always been. We are dedicated to helping people who have been hurt and victimized. We want to protect those without a voice, as well as others who have been made victims. We want justice for our clients, and we are willing and able to challenge the wealthiest and largest corporations to do this.
Today, the firm is led by Vincent Trantolo, and his sons Keith and Scott. We are well known as the personal injury law firm whose attorneys will do whatever it takes to fight for those who cannot fight for themselves. This includes proactive community education to prevent injuries that really inspires them. For example, the firm works with local nursing homes to educate the elderly and their families about safe living. It also works with local schools to educate families and children about youth bicycle safety.
The staff at Trantolo & Trantolo is committed to giving back to the communities it proudly serves. When injured people need help, they turn to us. Trantolo & Trantolo knows that accident victims and their families need more than legal knowledge; they need compassion. In Vincent Trantolo’s words:
To learn how to put our history of success as trial lawyers in your corner, contact us today.