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Charlie joined  Loughlin FitzGerald, P.C. in 1998, after working at Wiggin and Dana, LLP, one of Connecticut's premier law firms. His practice focuses on representing parties in actions for personal injury, including claims of catastrophic orthopedic and neurologic injury, wrongful death and traumatic brain injury. He has also had extensive experience in medical malpractice claims and general commercial litigation. He has substantial trial experience in the Connecticut Superior Courts as well as in the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut.  Charlie also serves as a neutral and has been asked by individuals, corporations, organizations and their counsel to arbitrate and mediate a variety of contested matters and pending litigation, including complex tort cases.


Charlie is active in the New Haven County Bar Association, currently serving that organization as Treasurer. He will be President of the Bar Association in 2010. As an active member of the Bar Association, he has been the Chair of the Court Relations Committee and developed a pioneering program of continuing legal education for first year attorneys, known as the Nuts and Bolts series, which consists of 10 seminars on various aspects of law directed towards new practitioners.


Charlie graduated from Northwestern University, in 1986. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 1990, having served as the Editor In Chief of the Journal of College and University Law. He was co-author of an article entitled Fox v. Board of Trustees of the State University of New York: University Regulation Faces the First Amendment, 15 JCUL 443 (1989).


Charlie was recently featured in an article by Cara Baruzzi, "A More Inclusive Economy", New Haven Register, No. 179, Business Section (C), p.1 (June 28, 2009)


Charlie resides in Hamden, Connecticut with his domestic partner, Glen Pierson.


Languages spoken: French

Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 30%
    26 years, 800 cases
  2. Medical Malpractice: 20%
    26 years, 150 cases
  3. Wrongful Death: 15%
    26 years, 75 cases
  4. Slip and Fall: 15%
    26 years, 350 cases
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 



Hourly ($250-350/hour), contingent (20-33%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

4 total 

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  • Jeffrey C Nicholas

    I endorse Charles as a mediator and arbitrator in Personal Injury litigation. I had occasion to submit a matter to him as a neutral arbitrator. He was instrumental in resolving it short of trial. He possesses the right skill set and demeanor to effectuate fair resolutions of claims.


    Jeffrey Nicholas Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Charles. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Loughlin FitzGerald, P.C.

150 South Main Street
Wallingford, CT, 06492-4217

Loughlin FitzGerald, P.C.

1970 Whitney Avenue, 2nd Floor
Hamden, CT, 06517



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PrincipalLoughlin FitzGerald, P.C.1998 - Present
AssociateWiggin and Dana LLP1990 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Metropolitan Bar CaucusExecutive Committee2012 - Present
Connecticut Bar AssociationMember, Task Force on Communications2012 - Present
New Haven County Bar AssociationPast President2010 - 2011
National Council of Bar PresidentsMember2010 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Gray v. Hospital of St. RaphaelAffirmance of summary judgment
Miller v. United Technologies Corp.Affirmance of summary judgment
Noyes v. Johnson Controls, Inc. et al.Defendant's verdict
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Publication nameTitleDate
Connecticut Law Tribune(Featured In) Marie P. Grady, "Partners In Law And In Life"2011
Connecticut Law Tribune(Featured In) Marie P. Grady, "Companies That Outsource Face New Legal Risk"2011
New Haven Register(Featured in) Cara Barruzzi, "A More Inclusive Economy2009
15 Journal of College and University Law 443"Fox v. Board of Trustees of the State Univ. of N.Y.: University Regulation Faces the First Amendment"1989
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Notre Dame Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Northwestern UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Nuts & Bolts CLESuccessful Lawyering2004
Nuts & Bolts CLESuccessful Lawyering2003
Nuts & Bolts CLESuccessful Lawyering2002