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David Lincoln Woodard

David Lincoln Woodard

also known as Lincoln Woodard, D. Lincoln Woodard

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Lincoln Woodard represents plaintiffs in all types of personal injury matters, medical and legal malpractice cases, and private long term disability appeals in both state and federal court. He is a Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy since 2007. From 2009 to the present, he has been selected by his peers in the Connecticut Magazine Super Lawyers publication, The selection process for Super Lawyers can be found at  He was also listed as one of Hartford’s top plaintiffs’ personal injury lawyers in Hartford Magazine in 2010. He has spoken at seminars for Connecticut attorneys on topics including trial tactics, municipal liability, and medical liens.  In 2012 and 2014, he was co-chair of the “Ugliest Seminar of the Year” sponsored by the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association and the Civil Justice Foundation and spoke on the complex issues surrounding liens in personal injury matters.

Mr. Woodard was admitted to the Connecticut Bar in 1992 and the New York Bar in 1993. He is also admitted to practice in the Federal District Court of Connecticut and the United States Second Circuit Court of Appeals. From 1993 to 1997, Mr. Woodard gained invaluable trial experience as a prosecutor in New York, spending the last two years prosecuting cases in the domestic violence and sex crimes division. He returned to Connecticut with his family in 1997 and has practiced exclusively in civil litigation since that time. In addition to his trial experience, he has also argued cases before the Supreme and Appellate Courts in Connecticut as well as the United States Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Woodard is an active member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association.  He currently serves as Secretary for the organization. He is co-chairman of the Public Relations Committee, and a member of the Executive Committee,  Board of Governors, and Continuing Legal Education Committees.  He is also a member of the Hartford County Bar Association, the New London County Bar Association, the Connecticut Bar Association and the American Association of Justice.

Mr. Woodard received his law degree in 1992 from Western New England School of Law where he graduated with honors and served on the editorial board of the school’s Law Review. He received a bachelor’s degree in business and economics in 1987 from Syracuse University.


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 45%
    18 years
  2. Medical Malpractice: 35%
    13 years
  3. Litigation: 20%
    18 years

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Contact info

Walsh Woodard, LLC

527 Prospect Avenue
West Hartford, CT, 06105

328 Mitchell St.
Groton, CT, 06340



NYCurrently registered 199303/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
CT Super LawyersConnecticut Magazine2014
CT Super LawyersConnecticut Magazine2013
Connectiut Super LawyerConnecticut Magazine2012
Connecticut Super LawyersConnecticut Magazine2011
New England Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2010
Conn. Super LawyerConnecticut Magazine2010
Super LawyerConnecticut Magazine2009
New England Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2009
Board Certified Civil Trial AdvocateNational Board of Trial Advocacy2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyWalsh Woodard2000 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Connecticut Trial Lawyers AssociationSecretary2014 - 2015
Connecticut Trial Lawyers AssociationParlimentarian2013 - 2014
Connecticut Trial Lawyers AssociationExecutive Committee2013 - Present
Connecticut Trial Lawyers AssociationCo-chair, Public Relations Committee2009 - Present
Connecticut Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Governors2009 - Present
New London County Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Hartford County Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Connecticut Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2002 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2002 - Present
Connecticut Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Weaver v. McKnightGranted new trial
Nikides v. Town of WethersfieldPlaintiff's verdict upheld
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Western New England College School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor, Cum Laude1992
Syracuse UniversityMarketing/EconomicsBS - Bachelor of Science1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Ugliest Seminar of the YearLiens in Personal Injury Matters2014
32nd Annual College of EvidenceEvidence issues decided in Weaver v. McKnight2014
Ugliest Seminar of the yearMedicaid, Medicare Advantage Plan and othe Lien rights2012
Ugliest Seminar of the YearRecognizing Valid Liens2010
Winning the Premises Liability CaseConnecticut Highway Defect Claims2005