Attorney Jason C. Goddard is the owner and founder of Goddard Law Offices. His practice focuses on criminal defense, post-conviction proceedings, and child protection matters. A former public defender in New Haven, Connecticut, Attorney Goddard has represented hundreds of clients charged with both misdemeanors and serious felonies.
Attorney Goddard attended Western New England College in Springfield, MA, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 1993. He then went on to attend Roger Williams University School of Law in Bristol, RI and obtained his Juris Doctor in 2007.
Attorney Goddard’s criminal defense practice ranges from drug offenses to assaults, homicides, robberies, sexual assaults, and money laundering. He practices throughout the State of Connecticut and also has experience working with clients who find themselves involved with both state and federal criminal cases pending at the same time.
Attorney Goddard has been recognized by SuperLawyers as a rising star in 2018, 2019, and 2020. His firm has received multiple awards for excellence in client satisfaction, including receiving the Best of Hartford award in 2019 for “Best Law Firm.” He also provides instruction to other young lawyers on the practice of law, both as the owner of his firm and as a guest lecturer for the Office of the Chief Public Defender in the area of criminal practice in Geographic Area courts.
In addition to his law practice, Attorney Goddard is a board member of The Bridge Family Center and serves as volunteer legal counsel for Sisters’ Journey. He is also a member of the Human Rights Committee for the Town of Wethersfield.
Attorney Goddard is admitted to practice law in state courts throughout Connecticut and New York. He is also admitted to federal practice both Connecticut and the Southern District of New York.