TRIAL PRACTICE IN ALL STATE and FEDERAL COURTS
President: Eugene L. DeFronzo
Associates: Marci M. Aldi and Daniel A. Petroskey
Ivelisse A. Cruz, Office Manager and Legal Assistant
Eugene L. DeFronzo is a native of Waterbury. He attended Woodrow Wilson Grammar School and Crosby High School. He graduated from the University of Michigan with honors and the University of Virginia Law School. He served more than 10 years as an officer in the United States Army Reserve. Connecticut admitted him in 1960 and the US Federal Court in 1962. He has practiced law in Waterbury continuously from 1961, concentrating on Personal Injury law. In that capacity, he has settled thousands of cases for thousands of clients, the settlements totaling millions of dollars.
He is devoted to giving his clients fast and efficient service and treating them so that when they visit his office for a case, they feel they have come home.
“I enjoy helping my clients solve their problems and to ensure they are promptly and properly compensated for their injuries. I have helped so many people which have thank me and recommended me to their family and friends and that is the reason I will continue to be a lawyer in Connecticut.”
Marci Middletown Aldi graduated from Western Connecticut State University with a Bachelor of Science in Justice and Law Administration and a Minor in English. Marci was a Dean's List Student who received the university's Presidential Award for Leadership and a Connecticut General Assembly Award in recognition of her legislative internship. Marci graduated from Western New England School of Law in Springfield, MA with a Juris Doctorate. She is licensed to practice law in Connecticut.
Marci came to the firm with a strong background in litigation, insurance defense, and real estate. She is currently responsible for the firm's Workers' Compensation, Real Estate, Probate, and Family Law cases. Marci is dedicated to caring, human approach in zealously advocating for her clients.
Ivelisse A. Cruz is the Office Manager and Attorney Defronzo’s Legal Assistant. She has been working at the firm for over 17 years. She attended Wilby High School in Waterbury. She has a Bachelor of Science from Teikyo Post University and a Masters in Political Science from Southern Connecticut State University.
She was appointed by Former Governor Jodi Rell to be a public member for the Board of Examiners of Nursing, and she served for almost three years.
Ivelisse has always been interested in the law and feels very useful helping others, especially the Hispanic community. She is able to assist Spanish-speaking clients since she speaks, writes, and reads Spanish.
“I enjoy working for Attorney DeFronzo. I love my job as a Legal Assistant. I enjoy helping our clients by getting positive results for them, answering their questions or by simply listening to them. It is very gratifying when clients ask for me and especially when our clients appreciate my help. As the Office Manager, I take pride on what I do. It is rewarding to be able to assist on the success of the firm.”
“My job is to work with people. I love working with people. I love to help others in need. Clients come to our office in need of help and we are able to help them. Sometimes they just have questions, that even though they may seem simple to me but to them they are confused. It is self rewarding to be able to do what I love. I love to work here because we have a big clientele, largely Hispanic, who need my service. I love to work for Attorney DeFronzo because he is consistent on what he wants and what he expects. Attorney DeFronzo makes me feel comfortable. It is also close to home, and they are very understanding with my obligations of being a single parent and a good mother."
“I like my job for various reasons, among them helping our Spanish-speaking clientele with their cases, learning something new every day, and having that professional relationship with the insurance adjusters that by now know me by name. I love the feeling of being useful working with my clients as they ask for help. At the end of the day there is no greater feeling than to know that you have made a difference and have helped someone in need. Attorney DeFronzo trusts my ability to assist our clients. It makes me feel good to know I am appreciated by Attorney DeFronzo and our clients.”