Chad L. Edgar, Esq.

Chad L. Edgar, Esquire


Mr. Edgar received his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin Law School after receiving his B.A., cum laude, from Bates College. After his first year of law school, Edgar spent a summer interning at the University of Wisconsin Law School’s Remington Center providing a range of legal assistance to inmates within the State of Wisconsin Prison system. Mr. Edgar was a member of the University of Wisconsin Law Review and one of its Note and Comment editors. He also had an article published entitled “Expanding Employer Liability for Sexual Harassment Under the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act: Jim Walter Color Separations v. Labor & Industry Review Commission,” in 2000 Wisconsin Law Review 885 (2000).

After graduating from the University of Wisconsin Law School, Mr. Edgar was hired as an associate at Sidley Austin, an internationally renowned law firm.  While at Sidley Austin, Mr. Edgar represented corporate clients, defending against a broad range of claims from employment discrimination to wage and hour violations to trademark infringements.  These disputes were often high profile and high stake.

In 2004, Mr. Edgar was hired by Jerry Lefcourt, one of the pre-eminent criminal defense attorneys in New York.  While an associate of Lefcourt, Mr. Edgar represented many high-profile clients in sensitive criminal matters, gained trial experience and represented clients in a range of white-collar criminal matters including but not limited to securities fraud, commercial bribery, computer crimes, tax evasion and money laundering.

In 2006, Mr. Edgar associated with Dawn M. Cardi.  With Ms. Cardi, Mr. Edgar litigated both civil and criminal matters.  With respect to civil matters, Mr. Edgar successfully defended numerous companies against discrimination and compensation claims by employees.  He also successfully represented employees who sought redress for discrimination and violations of federal and state compensation laws.  With respect to criminal matters, Mr. Edgar represented clients accused of various crimes, including but not limited to drug-trafficking, credit-card fraud, identity theft, mortgage fraud, tax evasion, and terrorism.  In the course of representing clients accused of criminal conduct, Mr. Edgar obtained trial experience and in some instances under the glare of considerable media scrutiny.

Mr. Edgar’s written advocacy has gained wide praise. The strength of Mr. Edgar’s written advocacy is based on a lifetime of writing on a professional level, commencing with an award-winning dissertation which he wrote while obtaining his Ph.D. from New York University and continuing with the publication of a scholarly article entitled “Felicia Hemans and the Shifting Field of Romanticism.” Edgar has taught literature at various institutions, including the University of Wisconsin, Edgewood College and New York University.

Mr. Edgar is a member of the American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, the New York County Law Association, the Connecticut Bar Association, the New Haven County Bar Association and the National Association Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Mr. Edgar is admitted to practice in New York, Connecticut, the United States Courts for the District of Connecticut, Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York, and the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits.