|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2011|
|Associate||Ciulla & Donofrio, LLP||2006 - Present|
|Associate||O'Brien Tanski & Young, LLP||2001 - 2006|
|Judicial Law Clerk||Connecticut Judicial Branch||2000 - 2001|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce||Board of Directors||2014 - Present|
|Shelton Board of Apportionment and Taxation||Member||2013 - Present|
|New Haven County Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|Connecticut Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley||Board of Directors||2006 - Present|
|Griffin Hospital Gala Committee||Member||2014 - 2014|
|Shelton American Little League||Coach||2013 - 2015|
|Connecticut Lawyer||Contract Validity and Personal Liability: A Double-Edge Sword for Individuals Who Contract on Behalf of Unformed Limited Liability Companies||2008|
|Connecticut Law Tribune||Has the Time Come for a Sea Change? Connecticut’s Insurance Guaranty Act Hasn’t Changed In 31 Years (Co-author)||2002|
|Hofstra University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2000|
|Colby College||Administrative Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1996|
|Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce||Basic Overview of Collection Law||2013|
Posted by Bill & Kelly
We happened upon Attorney Lou Dagostine when doing some internet research to find a lawyer who specialized in New Home Construction issues. From the very first phone call (which was returned promptly from an initial, brief email inquiry) Lou took the time to listen to our concerns (really hear and understand what we were saying). We were educated on what our options might be and advised that his goal is to handle our situation without us incurring unreasonable costs. His primary goal was to try to avoid litigation if possible, while negotiating a fair and reasonable settlement. Lou certainly held true to his word. We paid a retainer fee and received monthly invoices detailing the time spent on our case. We were kept well informed of the progress he was making, without having to request updates. It was extremely rare that I would contact Lou as he would reach out to us when something additional was needed, but kept the communication and progress going with the Respondent. Lou's confident, yet personable demeanor is carried forward during negotiations leading to results in an extremely reasonable time-frame. Our case was settled without litigation (although he made it quite clear to the opposing party that he would file the law suit tomorrow if need be) and within the amount of our initial paid retainer in less than 5 months. Considering we'd been trying to handle the situation ourselves for more than 2 years, this result is incredible.
We are so happy to have stumbled upon Attorney Dagostine and his firm. As each lawyer in the firm specializes in different areas we intend to contact Ciulia & Donofrio, LLP for all of our future needs, such as having a Will prepared, which is something that we have been avoiding, but with the comfort level that we have experienced working with Attorney Lou Dagostine of Ciulia & Donofrio we have no reservations whatsoever.
Bill & Kelly
Posted by Terri W.
Louis helped us with a case where we were being overcharged and charged for unauthorized work on a new home. From the moment we met, Louis asked pointed questions and always kept our best interest in mind. He made clear what the law was, but also included a tremendous amount of knowledge about precedents in this area of construction contracts as well as an understanding of how judges would interpret the case. He was patient as we gathered our evidence, and consistent with communication about where we stood. In the result, he negotiated a significant (~75%) reduction as a settlement, avoided court, and allowed us to move forward knowing there would be no additional or future costs/actions - all the while never even exhausted our retainer. We were so very glad to have been recommended to Louis, especially since a number of lawyers we know and inquired with would not take the case because of the specialized knowledge required to really help us.
Posted by anonymous
Lou is a very honest and a very knowledgeable individual.He helped us through a time when I was at a cross road in making a difficult decision .He made it look so simple and was very clear in explaining the whole process .He is very prompt and doesn't waste time in returning your calls and keeps you abreast with the day to day progress which is what I loved about the guy !!!!!