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Tom Cella’s practice is concentrated in the representation of both plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury litigation, although he has represented parties in other types of litigation including real estate disputes, will contests, construction matters, etc.   A large percentage of his litigation caseload comes from referrals from other attorneys.

Since 1997, he has been has been certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a civil trial lawyer and has tried over 50 cases to verdict or judgment. He has received the highest rating (AV) from Martindale-Hubbell.  In 2006 and 2007, Mr. Cella was designated as a Connecticut Superlawyer.  

Mr. Cella is fequently called upon to mediate or arbitrate civil disputes.   


Practice areas


  1. Wrongful Death: 25%
  2. Defective Products: 25%
  3. Medical Malpractice: 25%
  4. Litigation: 25%

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Contact info

Howard, Kohn, Sprague & FitzGerald, LLP

237 Buckingham Street
P.O. Box 261798
Hartford, CT, 06126-1798


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Board Certified Civil Trial LawyerNational Board of Trial AdvocacyN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHoward, Kohn, Sprague & FitzGerald, LLP1984 - Present
Law ClerkConnecticut Superior Court1983 - 1984
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Connecticut Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Connecticut Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Connecticut Defense Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Defense Research InstituteMemberN/A
Hartford County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Manchester Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Ellen Devlin v. United StatesSummary Judgment vacated and case remanded.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Western New England College School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
University of ConnecticutN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Connecticut Defense Lawyers AssociationCross -Examination of an Accident Reconstruction Expert2004
National Business InstituteSuperior Deposition Strategies in Connecticut Civil Trial Practice2002
Connecticut Defense Lawyers AssociationCross-Examination of the Plaintiff in Minor Injury/Soft Tissue Cases2000