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Connecticut Personal Injury and Family Law Attorneys

Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice, Family Law & Divorce Lawyers Serving Clients Throughout Connecticut, Including New Haven, Litchfield, Hartford and Fairfield Counties

We give a voice to people in Connecticut who have suffered serious personal injuries, who are victims of medical malpractice and the family members of those who have died a wrongful death due to the negligence of another.

We also help clients through the emotional turmoil of divorce so they can move forward with their lives. Whatever the specifics of your legal problem, at D'Amico, Griffin and Pettinicchi, LLC, we are your advocates for your future well-being.

If you have questions about a personal injury, divorce and/or family law matter, contact us at our office in Watertown.

Recognized. Accomplished. Well-Respected ... and in Your Own Backyard
Call us at 860-631-5368 or toll free 866-751-5691 for a free initial consultation on all injury claims.

Areas of Practice

With over 100 combined years of experience, our attorneys have extensive legal knowledge and use that skill to obtain a just and fair resolution for your case. Our entire legal team is committed to providing the highest-quality legal representation and client service. The firm's practice areas are:

Award-Winning Lawyers

In 2014 and 2015 D'Amico, Griffin and Pettinicchi, LLC was named a Tier 1 firm in the New Haven Metropolitan area in Plaintiff's Personal Injury Litigation by U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms".

Michael D'Amico is a dedicated trial lawyer in personal injury and medical malpractice, Mike is an active member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice. Mike is the current Vice-President for the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, serves on its Board of Governors and on its Executive, Medical Malpractice and Legislative Committees. Mike is on the National Advisory Board of the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America. He is dual board-certified in civil trial advocacy and civil pretrial practice by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, and has served on the Board of Examiners for the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He has been a Court Appointed Arbitrator/Fact- Finder in Civil Litigation, as well as a Special Settlement Master for Personal Injury claims in the State of Connecticut Superior Court.

Most recently in 2015 Mike was named Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers® in the practice of Plaintiff's Personal Injury Litigation for the New Haven metropolitan area. Mike was also selected for inclusion in the 21st Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in three practice areas: Plaintiff's Medical Malpractice Law; Plaintiff's Personal Injury Litigation and Plaintiff's Product Liability Litigation. Also in 2015 Mike was named to the Connecticut Law Tribune's Personal Injury Hall of Fame. Mike is a Life Member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Mike has been named yearly as a New England Super Lawyer since 2007 and a Connecticut Super Lawyer since 2006 by Law & Politics magazine in the practice area of plaintiff's personal injury. In 2011/2012 and again in 2013, Mike was named to the Super Lawyers list of Top 50 Lawyers in Connecticut by Law & Politics magazine in the practice area of plaintiff's personal injury. Also in 2013, Mike was named to the New England Super Lawyers list of Top 100 attorneys in the practice of plaintiff's personal injury. Mike has received the preeminent AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. He has authored numerous articles in the fields of personal injury; medical negligence; and trial advocacy and has lectured frequently on these topics. Mike frequently serves as trial counsel for clients referred by other local and out-of-state law firms.

Mark Griffin attended Providence College as an undergraduate where he graduated with honors with a Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting. After working as an accountant for two years, he attended Albany Law School of Union University in Albany, New York. Mark is admitted to practice before all Federal and State Courts in Connecticut. He is a member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association and practices in the field of personal injury. Mark is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association, the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice and the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. He is also a Life Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Mark has yearly been named a New England Super Lawyer since 2010 and a Connecticut Super Lawyer since 2011 in the practice area of plaintiff's personal injury.

Thomas Pettinicchi concentrates his practice in the area of matrimonial law, divorce mediation and personal injury. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association, the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association and the National Trial Lawyers Association. In addition he serves as a Special Master in the Alternative Dispute Resolution Process for Family Matters for the Superior Court of the State of Connecticut and for the Regional Family Trial Docket in Middletown. He has been recognized by the court for his service in representing children in family cases. Thomas has been a lecturer for the National Business Institute on various family law topics.

Brendan Faulkner is a dedicated trial lawyer on behalf of plaintiffs only, Brendan's practice focuses exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death cases including medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, and product liability claims. He is actively licensed and admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of Connecticut (1998) and Massachusetts (2001), and the state courts of Hawaii (2009).

He has achieved the highest possible "AV Preeminent" rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the leading peer review rating organization, and was selected to the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 Connecticut Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers in the practice area of plaintiff's personal injury.

Brendan has recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients and is the author of "Piercing the Corporate Veil in Connecticut," 83 Conn. B.J. 3 at 251-263 (2009). He is a an active member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA), and is also a member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys (MATA), and the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA). He is a frequent contributor the Connecticut Law Tribune and the CTLA Forum.

Christine Norton concentrates exclusively in the areas of medical malpractice and products liability. She has represented clients from all over the state for a variety of medical claims, including nursing home, radiology, general surgery, anesthesiology, internal medicine, urology, obstetrics and gynecology, plastic surgery, emergency medicine and pediatrics. These cases have included claims of significant economic loss, wrongful death and severe permanent injury.  Christine has managed all aspects of litigation in the state and federal courts of Connecticut and is admitted to practice in Connecticut and Massachusetts.

Meaghan Griffin attended Providence College where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Certificate in Business Studies. The following year, she attended Ave Maria School of Law in Naples, Florida to obtain her Juris Doctorate Degree. Throughout law school, Meaghan actively competed as a team member on her school's Moot Court Board.

After her first year of law school, Meaghan was a summer intern for the Attorney General for the State of Connecticut where she worked with the Department of Child Protection. The following summer, Meaghan earned academic credit in international law while studying abroad in Rio De Janeiro. She spent the rest of her summer as an intern for the New Haven Legal Aid Association (NHLAA), where she was assigned a position in the Juvenile Matters Unit. During Meaghan's final year of law school, Meaghan obtained an externship at the Powell Law Firm, a civil litigation and appellate advocacy firm in Fort Myers, Florida.

Meaghan is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association, the Waterbury Bar Association and the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association. Dedicated to being an active member of her community, she is also a member of the Young Professionals of Greater Waterbury Region (YPOWR) and provides free legal services to Carolyn's Place, a non-profit organization located in Waterbury.

Meaghan practices in the field of personal injury and is admitted to practice in the State of Connecticut.

All of our Connecticut personal injury and family law lawyers are dedicated to fighting the good fight on behalf of our clients - and getting results. While we always work to achieve a fair settlement outside of the courtroom, we are skilled and successful Connecticut trial lawyers who will take your case to court if the opposition refuses to be reasonable.

Contact a Connecticut Personal Injury Lawyer, Medical Malpractice Lawyer or Family Law Lawyer

Are you seeking experienced and ethical personal injury, medical malpractice, family or divorce legal representation? Contact us today to arrange for a consultation. Our firm serves clients in the greater Waterbury area, the greater Litchfield area, the greater Bridgeport area, the greater New Haven area, the greater Hartford area, the greater Danbury area, and other surrounding communities. Whether you need the assistance of a personal injury attorney, a car accident lawyer, a truck accident lawyer, a motorcycle accident lawyer, a boat accident lawyer, a medical malpractice lawyer, a nursing home lawyer, a product liability lawyer, or a divorce and family law attorney, we can help.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

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St. Thomas More Prayer

"Lord, grant that I may be able in argument,
accurate in analysis,
strict in study,
candid with clients,
and honest with adversaries.
Sit with me at my desk
and listen with me to my client's plaints,
read with me in my library,
and stand beside me in court,
so that today I shall not,
in order to win a point
lose my soul."

D’Amico, Griffin & Pettinicchi, LLC
465 Straits Turnpike

P.O. Box 670
Watertown, CT 06795

Phone: 860-631-5368
Toll Free: 866-751-5691
Fax: 860-945-6668

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