Mario K. Cerame, Esq.

Mario K. Cerame
Mario K. Cerame
Mario K. Cerame

East Hartford, Connecticut


Phone:  860-290-8690
800-923-0557 (Toll-Free)
Fax:  860-290-8697
Email:  Contact Mario

Attorney Mario K. Cerame represents clients in these areas, among others:

  • Criminal Defense
  • Appeals, civil and criminal
  • Personal Injury
  • First Amendment and the Freedom of Speech
  • Drone Law, including defense against FAA enforcement actions, as well as compliance and Part 107 waivers
  • Slander, libel, defamation, invasion of privacy
  • Retaliation
  • SLAPP litigation
  • Civil Rights
  • State constitutional litigation
  • Post-conviction relief
  • The right to record the conduct of government officials in public

Bar Admissions:



Quinnipiac University School of Law, Hamden, Connecticut, 2012
J.D., Summa Cum Laude

Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York, 2003
Bachelor of Arts in English, 7-12 Education


The Honorable Douglas S. Lavine, Judge to the Connecticut Appellate Court


The Right to Record Police in Connecticut, 30 Quinnipiac Law Review 385, 2012

Honors and Awards:

Quinnipiac Law Review, Publications Editor

QUSL Faculty Fellow Scholarship

Champion, Terence H. Benbow Moot Court Intramural, 2011 (Second Place for Best Brief)

Champions, QUSL Mock Trial Intramural, 2010

QUSL First Place, Excellence in Written Advocacy Award, 2010

QUSL Excellence in Clinical Work Award

QUSL Outstanding Legal Scholarship Award

QUSL Outstanding Performance in Oral Advocacy Award

QUSL Academic Excellence Award

QUSL Distinguished Academic Achievement Awards in Legal Skills I, Legal Skills II, and Alternative Dispute Resolution

QUSL Service to the Law School Award

QUSL Service to the Community Award

Legal Internships:

New Haven United States Attorney’s Office, Civil Rights Fellow, 2012

Cato Institute, Constitutional Studies Research Intern, 2011

Defense Appellate Clinic, 2010-2011

Chambers of the Honorable Dominic J. Squatrito, Senior U.S. District Court Judge, 2010

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Connecticut Bar Association. Appellate Advocacy Section

American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut, Volunteer Attorney

First Amendment Lawyers Association, Member

National Press Photographers Association, Member

Presentations and Panels:

Drones, Photography, and the First Amendment, First Amendment Lawyers Association, July 2016

“Flex Your Rights in Police Encounters,” New Haven Adult Education Center, February, 2014

“The Right to Record: Examining the Public and the Media’s Right to Record Police,” Connecticut for Open Government, at Quinnipiac University School of Law, April 2013

“Connecticut Implied Waiver and State v. Kitchens,” Connecticut Division of Public Defender Services: Appellate Training, November 2012

“How to Testify Before the Connecticut Legislature,” New Haven People’s Center, February, 2012

Connecticut S.B. 245: The "Right to Record Police" Bill, gave oral and written testimony to the Connecticut Legislature Joint Judiciary Committee, 2012

“The Right to Record Police,” Dallas Students for Liberty Regional Conference, University of North Texas, November 2011

“Is Your Privacy in Peril?” Hosted by ACLU-CT at Ives Main Library in New Haven, October 2011

“The Right to Record Police,” American University, Students for Liberty, October 2011

“Cops on Camera,” Quinnipiac University School of Law, September 2011

The Criminalization of Copwatching, International Copwatch Conference, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, July 2011

Connecticut S.B. 1206: The "Right to Record Police" Bill, gave oral and written testimony to the Connecticut Legislature Joint Judiciary Committee, 2011

We are available by appointment during evening and weekend hours, if necessary.
860-290-8690 or 800-923-0557 (Toll-Free)
Logo Image 50 Founders Plaza
East Hartford, CT 06108
Phone: 860-290-8690
Toll Free: 800-923-0557
Fax: 860-290-8697
We are available by appointment during evening and weekend hours, if necessary.

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