Rute Mendes Caetano, Esq.

Rute believes it is important that all of her clients fully understand what is happening in their case, even when English is not their native language.

Caetano is a fluent speaker of Spanish and Portuguese.

“Knowing my client is comfortable speaking with me in their native language brings me great peace of mind,” Caetano says. Born in Portugal, Rute immigrated to Danbury at a young age and has a true appreciation for dealing with English as a second language. In English, Portuguese, or Spanish, Rute values the time she spends each day addressing and helping resolve issues that her clients face.

Rute’s practice is dedicated to representing personal injury victims. In addition, she frequently represents victims in sexual assault cases in the local criminal Courts. Caetano received a Pro Bono Award from the Danbury Bar Association for her work representing victims of crime.

Work in the community
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Board of Governors
  • Recipient, Pro Bono Award from the Danbury Bar Association, 2012
  • Portuguese Cultural Center, Danbury, Conn., Past Vice-President and Past President Board of Trustees and Member Board of Trustees
  • Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut, Past Board of Directors
  • Western Connecticut State University Alumni Association, Past Board of Directors
  • J.D., New England School of Law, Boston
  • B.S., Western Connecticut State University
Bar admissions
  • Massachusetts
  • Connecticut
Court admissions
  • Massachusetts
  • Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Board of Governors
  • Danbury Bar Association
  • Portuguese Bar Association of Connecticut, Founding member, Past Vice-President
  • Portuguese American Bar Association, Founding Member, Secretary
  • Danbury Women’s Business Council
  • Women’s Center, Member
Publications and presentations

Caetano has been a seminar presenter for the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association.