John W. Cerreta


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John Cerreta, a litigator and member of the firm's Appellate Practice, represents clients in complex tort and product liability cases, insurance coverage disputes and class actions. Clients rely on John to handle their most complex appeals and critical motions. He has briefed and argued numerous appeals in the Second Circuit, and appellate courts in Connecticut and throughout the U.S.

Before joining Day Pitney, John served as a law clerk to Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. of the United States Supreme Court. Prior to that, he was an associate in the New York office of an international law firm. John 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.


Education and Credentials

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. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
American Bar Association, Section of Litigation
Connecticut Bar Association, Appellate Practice Committee
Federal Bar Council

Recognition and Community


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Chosen for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.) for Appellate Practice, 2023-2024

Chosen for inclusion in the Chambers USA Legal Directory (Chambers & Partners)of recognized practitioners for Litigation: General Commercial in Connecticut, 2022-2024

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