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I practice law in two main areas: personal injury and employment litigation. My personal injury practice involves virtually every type of personal injury case: car accidents, medical malpractice, product liability, dangerous and unsafe medications, defective medical devices, slip and falls, premises liability including inadequate security cases, dental malpractice, construction accidents, aviation accidents, truck accidents, boating accidents, nursing home abuse and workers' compensation.  My employment law practice involves the representation of people wrongfully terminated and/or discriminated against in the workplace on the basis of age, race, national origin, gender, pregnancy, disability, religion, sexual orientation. I handle FMLA claims, whistleblower claims, unpaid wages and overtime claims, sexual harassment claims, hostile work environment claims, claims involving retaliation for filing a workers' compensation claim and civil rights claims including claims againt cities and police departments.  I also represent individuals and businesses involved in business litigation including breach of contract and unfair trade practices.


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 40%
    18 years
  2. Wrongful Termination: 25%
    18 years
  3. Employment: 20%
    18 years
  4. Workers Compensation: 10%
    18 years
  5. Litigation: 5%
    18 years



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100 Pearl Street - 14th Floor
Hartford, CT, 06103-4500



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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Distinguished AttorneyLexisNexis2012
Distinguished AttorneyLexisNexis2011
Distinguished AttorneyLexisNexis2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneySabatini & Associates, LLC1998 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Connecticut Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2011 - Present
Hartford County Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Connecticut Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Connecticut Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1999 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember1999 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
$1,500,000.00 Wrongful Death SettlementSettlement
Palmieri v. City of Hartford$235,000.00 plus job reinstatement
Bosco v. Bright$350,000.00 Settlement
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Case Western Reserve University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
Hamilton CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Driving Instructors Continuing EducationCivil Liability For Driving Under the Influence2009