Timothy M. Pletter







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Timothy M. Pletter is the managing member of Ambrogio, Pletter and Associates, LLC and is a graduate of Brandeis University and Villanova Law School. Tim helps consumers and small-business owners rebuild their lives after job loss, uninsured medical expenses, foreclosure, business problems and insurmountable credit-card debt. He also helps people obtain mortgage loan modifications. Tim has used Connecticut’s Foreclosure Mediation Program to save hundreds of homes since the program’s inception in 2008. Since 1995, he has helped thousands of Connecticut residents save their homes and avoid civil judgments. Tim has been negotiating short sales for homeowners since the mid-1990s. If a client has the courage to ask for help, Tim Pletter has the experience and compassion to guide his clients through bankruptcy, foreclosure and their alternatives, in a non-judgmental way.

Tim is a member of the Consumer Law and Bankruptcy Section of the Connecticut Bar Association and is a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. 

Tim was recently selected to the 2020 Connecticut Super Lawyers list. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Martindale Hubbell, the international legal network with a database of more than 1 million attorneys, conducts confidential surveys of local attorneys and judges in order to identify those lawyers who have achieved the highest levels of ethical and professional excellence. Tim is honored to have been rated "AV Preeminent", the highest peer review available.

In December, 2012, Tim was listed among the top bankruptcy lawyers in Fairfield County in Fairfield Living Magazine and The New York Area's Top Rated Lawyers in New York Magazine.

In 2013, Tim contributed a chapter to a book published by Aspatore Books:  Inside the Minds: Chapter 7 Consumer Bankruptcy Strategies, 2013 ed.

Chapter 7 Consumer Bankruptcy Strategies provides an authoritative, insider’s perspective on helping clients seek relief under Chapter 7. Featuring experienced bankruptcy partners from around the country, this book guides the reader through the initial client consultation to the Section 341 meeting, and analyzes strategies for each step along the way. From handling valuations and negotiating reaffirmations to filing emergency bankruptcies and working effectively with trustees, these top lawyers reveal proven tactics for tackling the common issues that arise in Chapter 7 cases. These authors also evaluate the continuing impact of BAPCPA and how to use the means test to your client’s best advantage. Additionally, these leaders examine recent bankruptcy trends and case law that lawyers need to be aware of, and their repercussions on current filings. The different niches represented and the breadth of perspectives presented enable readers to get inside some of the great legal minds of today, as these experienced lawyers offer up their thoughts on the keys to success within this complex field.

Inside the Minds provides readers with proven business and legal intelligence from leading C-Level executives and lawyers. Each chapter offers thought leadership and expert analysis on an industry, profession, or topic, providing a future-oriented perspective and proven strategies for success. Each author has been selected based on their experience and C-Level standing within the business and legal communities.

Areas Of Practice

  • Bankruptcy Law; Chapter 7, Chapter 13, Chapter 11
  • Foreclosure Representation
  • Real Estate Closings
  • Refinances
  • Debtor / Creditor Issues
  • Opening and Closing Small Businesses
  • Wills

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 1995
  • New York, 1996
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1996


  • Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 1995
  • Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts
    • B.A. - 1992
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: History/American Studies

Honors and Awards

  • Connecticut Super Lawyers
  • "AV Preeminent" rated by Martindale Hubbell (the highest peer review available)
  • AVVO Client Distinction Award
  • Listed in The New York Area's Top Rated Lawyers in New York Magazine
  • Listed among the top Bankruptcy Lawyers in Fairfield County in Fairfield Living Magazine

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Connecticut Bar Association, Member, Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys