John W. Cerreta

242 Trumbull Street
Hartford, CT 06103
T: (860) 275 0665
F: (860) 881 2517

New York
7 Times Square
New York, NY 10036
T: (212) 297 5800
F: (212) 916 2940

John W. Cerreta – Counsel

Professional Experience

John Cerreta is counsel in Day Pitney's Commercial Litigation department. He represents clients in a wide variety of matters, including products liability cases, complex commercial disputes, and criminal matters.

Before joining Day Pitney, Mr. Cerreta served as a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. Prior to that, he was an associate in the New York office of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. Mr. Cerreta also clerked for then-Judge Alito and Judge Michael A. Chagares of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit from 2005 to 2007.

Practice Areas

News, Publications & Presentations


  • Cornell Law School, J.D., summa cum laude, 2005
  • University of Connecticut, B.A., summa cum laude, 2002


  • State of New York
  • State of Connecticut
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Section of Litigation

Awards and Achievements

  • Recipient of a Day Pitney Coleman Award for his commitment to pro bono and public service, 2015