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Ioannis A. Kaloidis

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"I believe that my role as an attorney is to passionately advocate for my clients. People hire me because they want someone who is willing to fight. I represent people accused of all types of crimes as well as those injured by others. "

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Attorney Ioannis (John) Kaloidis was admitted to practice law in the State of Connecticut on November 4, 2002. He is a graduate of the University of Miami School of Law where he earned a Juris Doctor and graduated Cum Laude in 2002. While at the University of Miami, he worked as an intern at the Miami Dade Public Defender’s office.

He is a 1999 graduate of The George Washington University in Washington, DC where he earned a Bachelor’s of Art in Political Science. In 1995 he graduated from The Gunnery preparatory school in Washington, Connecticut.

Immediately after law school, Attorney Kaloidis began working at a prominent Waterbury, Connecticut law firm under the direction of Attorney Timothy C. Moynahan. During his time there he worked on a variety of cases including personal injury litigation, criminal defense litigation, worker’s compensation, civil litigation and real estate transactions. Attorney Kaloidis second chaired a number of criminal trial including several murder, manslaughter, and sexual assault trials. He gained valuable experience which made him the aggressive, compassionate and effective attorney he is today.

Attorney Kaloidis has now established himself as an aggressive and well qualified criminal defense attorney who is not afraid to take on tough cases.  He has successfully defended many people accused of extremely serious crimes and has proven himself to be an effective litigator.  His approach to all his cases involves countless hours of preparation, analyses, and research.  Attorney Kaloidis cares about his clients and their cases; his devotion to them is unquestioned, and it shows.

Attorney Kaloidis has successfully represented people accused of serious felony offenses.  In particular, he has gained a reputation for being an excellent and fearless advocate for those accused of sexual offenses.  These offenses cast a dark cloud over the lives of the accused.  It is in these darkest hours that people call on Attorney Kaloidis for assistance.

Attorney Kaloidis practices in the areas of personal injury, criminal defense, worker’s compensation, civil litigation and real estate transactions.  He has spent the last nine years building his law firm into a powerful and respected firm. Attorney Kaloidis is willingness to fight for his clients.

In 2012, Attorney Kaloidis was voted Waterbury’s Best Criminal Defense Attorney by the reader’s of the Waterbury Observer.  He was voted Best Criminal Defense Attorney again in 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017   In 2014 he received two very distinct honors in the legal field.  He was first honored as a member of The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 for his work as a criminal defense attorney.   Shortly thereafter he was named as a 2014 Super Lawyer in the field of Criminal Defense by Super Lawyers Magazine.  He received this honor again in 2015, 2016, and 2017.  Learn more about what it takes to be recognized by Super Lawyers.

He is a Past President of the Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.


Gunnery Preparatory SchoolHS Diploma1995
George Washington UniversityB.A. Political Science1999
University of Miami School of LawJ.D. Cum Laude2002

Bar Admissions

State of Connecticut
Federal District Court - Connecticut


Super Lawyers - 2014-2018
Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated - 2016
National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 - 2014
Waterbury’s Best Criminal Defense Attorney - Waterbury Observer - 2012-2013-2014-2016-2017

Professional Memberships

Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association - 2010-Present
Hellenic Bar Association of Connecticut - 2010-Present
National Trial Lawyers Association - 2014-2016
Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association - 2003-2014
Connecticut Bar Association - 2002-2010
Waterbury Bar Association - 2010-Present

Executive Positions

Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, President - 2017-2018
Hellenic Bar Association, Vice President - 2007-2017

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