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Michael C Jainchill

Car accident Attorney at Hartford, CT

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Born in Hartford and raised in West Hartford, Michael has deep roots in the Hartford community. After graduation from the University of Connecticut (B.A., cum laude, 1975) and receiving his law degree, with honors, from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1978, he was admitted to the Connecticut bar. He is also admitted to practice before the Federal District Court in the District of Connecticut.


Mr. Jainchill is a certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He has been listed in the field of Personal Injury Litigation in The Best Lawyers in America, every year since 2002, © Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, S.C., 2012 and has been designated for inclusion in the publication New England Super Lawyers 2005-2012 Magazine ®.


In 2005, Attorney Jainchill was inducted into the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers, an organization whose mandate is to improve and elevate the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice and the ethics of the profession, and he currently serves on the selection committee for Connecticut. The American College is a professional society of Fellows who become members only by invitation. Admission is limited to experienced, outstanding trial lawyers who are unquestionably and eminently qualified as actively engaged trial lawyers. Only 1% of all trial lawyers in any state or province are offered admission as members to the College.


In his practice of law over more than 30 years, Michael endeavors to bring his compassion for his clients; his keen understanding of the law, and his tenacious work ethic to the pursuit of a just result for his clients in the resolution of their cases. He has tried dozens of court and jury trials to verdict and has appeared before the Connecticut Supreme Court and Appellate Court on many occasions. In January of 2000, he tried a medical malpractice case involving a gentleman who suffered permanent kidney damage that required transplant surgery, because his doctors failed to monitor his kidney function after prescribing medicine known to have the potential to cause kidney damage. The $4.1 million verdict was reported to be the largest verdict in any personal injury case in Tolland County as of that time.

His experience ranges from his representation of former NBA star Manute Bol, who was almost killed while a passenger in a taxi cab operated by an intoxicated taxi driver, (that case was settled in 2007 for $1.2 million) to his representation of Ray Guillimette, one of the foremost Elvis Presley "tribute artists", now known as "The Bionic Elvis." Ray suffered an above-the-knee amputation of his left leg from a crash caused by a drunk driver. He has also been retained to represent the Estate of the University of Connecticut co-ed, Carlee Wines, who was struck and killed by a hit and run driver on the UConn campus in January of 2007. He recently settled a motor vehicle case involving traumatic brain injury for $11million.


In addition to getting adequate compensation for the damages suffered by his clients, Michael has sought to use the law to improve the lives of those in our community. He was instrumental in the creation of the Mark Tsvok Rehabilitation Care Center at the Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford, as a tribute to an exceptional young man who died tragically after injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident in 2004, and also in maintaining a speakers program at Mark Tsvok's high school in West Hartford.


Mr. Jainchill is the co-author of a textbook entitled, "Connecticut Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage: A Guide," published in 1993 and now in its Third Edition. This textbook, written for practicing attorneys and judges, has been described by the Connecticut Supreme Court as the "leading treatise" in this area of the law. He is also an author of a chapter of the Connecticut Basic Practice Manual, entitled, "Deposition, Practice and Procedure in the Federal District Court," and has lectured extensively for the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Connecticut Bar Association, the American Arbitration Association, the American Board of Trial Advocates, and the Connecticut Judicial Branch in the fields of uninsured motorist law, evidence and civil procedure.


Mr. Jainchill is a member the Hartford County, Connecticut, and American Bar Associations. He is a member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, serving on the Board of Governors and on its Legislative Committee. He is also Associate Editor of The Forum, the legal publication of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association. He was elected a member of the House of Delegates of the Connecticut Bar Association (1986-1992) and belongs to The Association of Trial Lawyers of America and the American Board of Trial Advocates. Mr. Jainchill was selected as a James W. Cooper Fellow of the Hartford County Bar Foundation in 2007.

Related Results
  • $1,200,000 Settlement - Motor Vehicle Accident - 17-year old struck while crossing the street
  • $3,000,000 Settlement - Medical Malpractice - Loss of visual field in a 36-year old woman
  • $11,000,000 Settlement - Automobile Accident - Brain injury

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Related News
  • 08/21/2013 | Michael Jainchill named Best Lawyers' 2014 "Lawyer of the Year"
  • 08/19/2013 | Exciting Announcement: Nine of Our Attorneys Selected for 2014 The Best Lawyers in America

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Licensed for 44 years
State CT
Status Active
Acquired 1978
Updated 11/28/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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RisCassi & Davis, P.C.
131 Oak Street
Hartford, CT, 06106


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Posted by Joseph | October 17, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Very Grareful for Michael
After being bit in the mouth by a dog, I was referred to Michael Jainchill at RisCassi & Davis and I couldn’t be happier with my experience. If you are looking for a lawyer who is quick to respond to emails, keeps you posted on updates regarding to your case, and doesn’t beat around the bush, Michael is the Attourney for you! Michael is very personable and extremely easy to get along with. He truly treated me as if I had known him for years and I can’t emphasize enough how great he was to me. I would recommend him to anyone who has suffered a personal injury and wants to receive as much as possible for their pain, suffering, and injury. I will be sure to contact Michael Jainchill at RisCassi & Davis again if something were to ever happen to me or my family. If you look at his accomplishments, he is one of the most well respected lawyers in the area and has succeeded in many large settlements for many different personal injuries. Check him out and I am confident you will have a great experience also! I’ve dealt with several lawyers in the past and Michael is by far the best so far!
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Posted by Matt & Linda | August 30, 2013
An attorney that puts his clients first
Having worked with Michael Jainchill on more than one occasion, we would recommend him without hesitation. Michael will call to see how you are doing, his concern for his client's well-being is genuine. He takes time to listen and does not rush you to make a decision. You have to be satisfied with the outcome of your case. There are no "office hours" with Michael, he always responds to emails & phone messages in a very timely manner, even after hours and weekends. Matt & Linda
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Posted by Cathleen | August 29, 2013
#1 Personal Injury Lawyer in Connecticut
Michael Jainchill is the best personal injury lawyer in the State of Connecticut. He is kind, professional, courteous and will fight for your deserved settlement. He will not overstate your case's importance, however you will know by his results that your case was always his priority. While working toward a settlement last year on my personal injury case, he negotiated with my medical provider to settle my outstanding medical bill for far less than their invoice, thereby ensuring a larger settlement for my future medical needs. I have worked for attorneys and law firms for over 30 years; I have extensive knowledge of personal injury cases and attorneys in this field. I would wholeheartedly recommend Michael Jainchill to anyone who is in need of a highly-qualified personal injury or medical malpractice attorney.
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Posted by Mary | August 26, 2013
I would recommend Michael Jainchill highly!
Attorney Jainchill is an exceptionally good lawyer and a great human being. He is bright, energetic, conscientious, friendly and extremely helpful. I cannot recommend him highly enough. Outstanding!


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AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • RiCassi & Davis, P.C.
  • 1978 - 2015


  • University of Connecticut School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1978
  • University of Connecticut
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1975


  • Hartford County Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • 2007 - Present
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow
  • 2005 - Present
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Governors
  • 1990 - Present
  • Hartford County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Personal Injury Hartford - Plaintiffs "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyer, Commercial Litigation & Personal Injury
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Selected for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers
  • New England Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2007
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  • Book
  • "Connecticut Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage: A Guide,"
  • 1993

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Personal injury Attorney | Jun 12
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"I endorse Michael. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Car accident Attorney | Dec 31
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Hartford Car accident Lawyer Michael C Jainchill
Michael C Jainchill
Car accident Attorney
Hartford, CT
Licensed for 44 years