I am often asked why I became a lawyer. I had a great teacher in high school who saw that I loved to debate (argue) in civics class, and how I would always take the side with the harder case. I have always been drawn to fighting for the person, or for the causes, that demand fairness and to be treated justly. That is why I love being a lawyer.
For over 25 years, I have represented people and businesses in every court in Connecticut. Today, my practice is mainly focused in the courts of New Britain, Hartford, Waterbury and Torrington. But because of my extensive experience, I’m often asked to handle cases throughout the state. My passion is representing injured people since those are the cases I find most rewarding. I get to help people when they find themselves in their worst situations, and I help them get back on their feet again. I help people become whole again.
Motor vehicle collisions and work injuries are the most common cases I work on, but I also handle premises liability cases, slip and falls and dog bite claims. These injuries can cause economic and non-economic hardship. Medical bills and lost wages are one thing, but the pain, anxiety and uncertainty created as a result of someone else’s negligence, or carelessness, can leave a permanent impact on a person’s life. It is my responsibility to make sure that person receives the compensation to which the law entitles them.
Sometimes I’m asked to consider taking on cases that don’t involve injuries. So while personal injury is my passion, I’m open to a range of cases. Often, I’m called upon to utilize my experience in the insurance industry, real estate, probate and business law, to help people when they find themselves in an unexpected situation that requires my skill as a litigator. I have built a large network of relationships with all kinds of people, businesses, lawyers and other professionals and I’m very active in the community and in the Plainville area.