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Jodi L. Zils Gagne

Jodi L. Zils Gagne

Sole Practitioner
Bristol, Connecticut
Jodi Zils Gagné attended the University of Connecticut, earning a bachelor’s degree in Political Science in 1997, with honors, cum laude.  She went on to study at the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, where she earned her Juris Doctor in 2000.  After practicing for six years in the civil area, working mostly in insurance defense, she started her own firm 2006.  Attorney Gagne handles a variety of cases, but mostly practices criminal defense and personal injury.  She has handled all types of cases in the criminal arena, including trial level cases, appeals, and habeas corpus work, both at the state and federal levels.  Attorney Gagne has represented all kinds of cases, ranging from petty larcenies to major federal drug crimes to appeals of murder convictions, and everything in between.
Attorney Gagne is a member of the bar for the states of Connecticut and California.  She is also a member of the bar for the District of Connecticut, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, the Central District of California, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense
  • Personal Injury

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 2002
  • California, 2000
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2000


  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D.
  • University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut
    • B.A. cum laude - 1997
    • Honors: With Honors, Dean's List
    • Major: Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Bristol City Council, Elected Member, 2015 - Present
  • Bristol City Council, Liaison to the Park Board, Board of Police Commissioners, Real Estate Committee, Building Committee, Memorial Boulevard Building Committee, Veteran’s Council, and Public Works Board

Past Employment Positions

  • Litchfield Cavo LLP, Associate, 2004 - 2006
  • Pepe & Hazard, Associate, 2002 - 2004

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