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Erica A. Barber

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Phone: (203) 495-9790

350 Orange St #100
New Haven, Connecticut 06511

Practice Areas and Experience

Erica Barber is an associate with the firm. Her practice areas include state and federal criminal defense, criminal appeals, post-conviction matters, and civil litigation.

Prior to joining the firm, Erica clerked for the Honorable Michael R. Sheldon at the Connecticut Appellate Court. Before that, and while in law school, Erica was a law clerk both for FROST | BUSSERT LLC and a prominent Hartford based appellate practice. Additionally, Erica represented clients in criminal trial level and post-conviction cases through the University of Connecticut School of Law Criminal Clinic, and was awarded the Judge Jerrold H. Barnett ’54 Scholarship for excellence in criminal appellate advocacy.

About Erica

Erica, a Connecticut native, resides with her family in Newtown.


University of Connecticut School of Law
With Honors
Criminal Trial Clinic
Criminal Appellate Clinic

B.A., Western Connecticut State University
Magna Cum Laude

Admissions to Practice Connecticut
Professional Affiliations

Connecticut Bar Association

Awards and Recognitions

CALI Excellence for the Future Awards: Constitutional Law, Criminal Procedure, Moot Court, Criminal Trial Clinic, Criminal Appellate Clinic, Negotiation, Family Law, Problems in Constitutional Law. For information on the CALI Excellence for the Future Award, click here.

2013-2014 recipient of the Judge Jerrold H. Barnett '54 Scholarship.


Contributing author, Jury Instructions and Evidentiary Issues in CONNECTICUT CRIMINAL PROCEDURE HANDBOOK (publication pending).

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In 2016 I was wrongfully accused or very offenses I did not commit. After 3 years facing the matter with a public defender I hired attorney Bussert. From the start he was knowledgeable, responsive and aggressive in defending me in court. Before trial he successfully won arguments on what evidence could be presented and other constitutional matters. During trial attorney Bussert dismantled the complainants story via cross examination and effectively turned the prosecutions witnesses into our witnesses. I was facing a lengthy sentence on false charges but I was found not guilty now I can resume my life. I strongly recommend attorney Bussert and his team on any legal matter. Marc
Two years ago my son, a federal inmate, lost all his privileges for 6 years along with 6 months good time. We believe the severity of these sanctions was not deserved. We hired Todd Bussert who guided us through the lengthy process of appeals ultimately leading to filing a 2241 motion the end of July 2018. Two months later Mr. Bussert called to inform me that after reviewing the motion the government decided to drop the case and completely expunge it from my sons record. He got all his privileges back, along with the 6 months good time. This was the best possible outcome and exceeded our expectations. After 2 years I finally got to speak to my son and look forward to visiting him soon. This would not have been the case without the experience and expertise of Todd Bussert. Arlene
Todd was recommended to us by an attorney -- in itself a highly positive statement about Todd's qualifications. Todd helped us obtain a very successful outcome in a federal criminal case. He was very knowledgeable, very competent and responded quickly to questions. It was a true comfort having him on our side and I absolutely recommend him. John
I was fortunate enough to have Mr. Bussert as one of my defense attorneys when I went to trial. He never gave up no matter how may challenges we faced. He has an incredible ambitious passion for what he is hired to do. The team he had working with him was impeccable and resilant in achieving getting me home to my family. I am very grateful for having Mr. Bussert on my side when it was needed. Steve