About the History & Work Experience

Attorney DeSantis graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1993. Attorney DeSantis graduated from Suffolk University Law School and Suffolk University Sawyer School of Management in 1997 receiving a Juris Doctor and a Masters in Business Administration. Attorney DeSantis founded the DeSantis Law Firm and is the manager of the firm.

Attorney DeSantis has handled thousands of criminal matters in State, Federal and Tribal Court ranging from Capital Murder down to DUI’s and misdemeanors. Attorney DeSantis has experience handling criminal matters from when someone is under investigation, to negotiating a disposition, jury and bench trials, and appeals. This includes targets of federal investigations and Grand Jury investigations.

Attorney DeSantis has handled dozens of appeals, in Connecticut and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Attorney DeSantis has handled hundreds of Habeas Corpus matters. Attorney DeSantis has testified and worked as an expert on the standard for effective assistance of counsel in criminal matters.

Attorney DeSantis has been a Board Certified Criminal Trial Advocate (www.NBTAlawyers.com) since 2006. There are only a handful of attorneys in Connecticut that are "Board Certified" as Criminal Trial Attorneys. This is due to the rigorous standards required to receive, and maintain, such certification. Attorney DeSantis was selected as one of the Top 100 Criminal Trial Lawyers starting in 2013 by the National Trial Lawyers. Attorney DeSantis is rated by Martindale which indicates he has a high criteria of general ethical standard and skills. These awards and certifications are by third party nomination based upon Attorney DeSantis's past legal work.

Attorney DeSantis constantly stays abreast of new developments in the practice of law. He is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association and other relevant associations. As a CJA panel member he attends seminars focused on federal defense and sentencing. This allows Attorney DeSantis access to attend numerous Continuing Legal Education events throughout the years as well as publications with the most updated information necessary to be knowledgeable regarding the constantly changing legal field.

In the past Attorney DeSantis has served on the board of the Garde Arts Theater, Sound Community, and on the New London Democratic Town Committee. Attorney DeSantis owns and practices out of 345 State Street in historic downtown New London.

Attorney DeSantis is dedicated to providing knowledgeable and experienced representation in legal matters. Attorney DeSantis practices ‘client-orientated’ representation and strongly believes in staying continual contact with his clients and their families. Attorney DeSantis has practice law for over 20 years in various types of law with an emphasis on criminal defense. Attorney DeSantis has extensive experience in representing clients in all aspects of a criminal investigation and prosecution.

Mr. Sebastian Desantis

Bar Memberships

  • Connecticut
  • District of Connecticut
  • Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • District of Massachusetts
  • Court of Appeals for the First Circuit


  • University of Connecticut (BA)
  • Suffolk University School of Law (JD)
  • Suffolk University School of Business (MBA)