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Michael John Dolan

Personal injury Attorney at New Haven, CT

5.0   14 reviews

About Michael

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Michael J. Dolan is a lifelong resident of Connecticut who was born and raised in New Haven County. Attorney Dolan primarily handles the firm’s personal injury, wrongful death and medical malpractice cases.  Attorney Dolan received his B.A. from Boston College, graduating with honors in three and one-half years.  Attorney Dolan received his law degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law.  While in law school, Attorney Dolan clerked for the Bridgeport Superior Court and the Regional Family Trial Docket in Middletown.  Attorney Dolan also interned at Jacobs, Grudberg, Belt, Dow & Katz and for the State’s Attorney’s Office in Middletown.

After graduating from law school, Attorney Dolan worked as an associate attorney at the firm of Sinoway, McEnery, Messey & Sullivan, where he handled a large portion of the firm’s soft tissue motor vehicle cases. Prior to forming Dolan & Dolan, Attorney Dolan was employed as an associate attorney at Jacobs & Dow, where he worked on complex automobile accident cases, medical malpractice cases, and wrongful death cases.

Attorney Dolan serves on the boards of the Milford Planning and Zoning Commission, the Milford Arts Council, and the Yale Sappern Memorial Fund.  He resides in Milford with his wife, Alyssa.

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Licensed for 12 years
State CT
Status Active
Acquired 2010
Updated 09/28/2022

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

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Dolan & Dolan, LLC
129 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT, 06510
Dolan & Dolan, LLC
20 Water Street
Guilford, CT, 06437
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Posted by Cam | December 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Car accident
I reached out to Dolan and Dolan after being rear-ended by a speeding car. Mike handled my case in a very professional and timely manner. He was very sensitive to my specific needs. The outcome of the case was even better than I expected. I highly recommend Dolan and Dolan.
Posted by John | December 1, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
One of a kind
As with any personal injury case, you seek guidance from an established and knowledgeable attorney - I knew that by working with Michael he’d handle my case thoroughly and successfully. As a very busy salesman that routinely travels, Michael made sure to keep our meetings and discussions on point and incredibly efficient. He went above and beyond to ensure fair compensation based on the merit of the case and subsequent injuries. I would highly recommend Michael Dolan to my colleagues and friends.
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Posted by Sung | February 22, 2017
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Best attorney
I was out of state resident and was on a business trip to Connecticut , I came across Michael and he was very helpful and smart. Best attorney I've ever known, I would definitely recommend him to anyone and everyone.
Posted by Daniel | June 24, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
One of the best
Attorney Michael Dolan represented me against a former landlord. Michael is very smart, compassionate, and knowledgable of law. He is always available and responds to my questions with accurate detail. I highly recommend himself and his practice!
Posted by Samantha C. | June 8, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Always Reliable & Professional
Michael Dolan has been my lawyer since he started practicing. He is very knowledgeable and goes above and beyond to ensure the best decisions are made for each case. He responds quickly to all inquires and makes himself available as much as possible. He works closely with his brother Matthew Dolan who is always ready to assist as needed.
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Posted by Khalid | June 7, 2016
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Excellent Lawyer
Michael communicated with me very well while I was his client on two different occasions. He will go through great lengths to ensure the proper settlement of case. I highly recommend him as a lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | October 26, 2015
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Excellent Representation
I have had to hire several personal injury attorneys in my life (both for myself and a family member), and D&D has provided the best service, and best results thus far.
Posted by anonymous | August 12, 2015
Great Result
He was great with customer care/attention, and got me a great result (much higher settlement than I was expecting). What else could I ask for
Posted by Meg | April 25, 2015
Exceptional Customer Service
Aside from the fact that he is an excellent litigator, the other really refreshing thing about Michael was that he actually responded to me whenever I reached out to him. This was a complete 180 from what I had experienced before! Michael always returned my phone calls/texts/emails within a day (I think once I called him on a Friday and he got back to me the following Monday- I can live with that). He also never sounded like he was bothered when I had a question for him. He made me feel like a person rather than a number.
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Posted by anonymous | April 23, 2015
Hire Mike!
Can’t say enough good things about my experience with Attorney Dolan as my lawyer! I came to him right after my car was T-Boned as I was driving through an intersection. This was my first serious car accident (a few previous fender benders, but no injuries fortunately) and I had no idea what to do. I was receiving calls from hospitals, insurance companies, and god knows who else all asking me a million questions, all while I was suffering through terrible headaches and pain throughout my body. After I hired him, he took over, and all the pressure was gone. Hire Mike if you want a great experience.
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Posted by Stephanie | April 23, 2015
Excellent Lawyer
What I liked most about Mike, other than his emphasis on customer service, was that he seemed to genuinely understand that you can still be hurt in a car accident even when your car isn’t totaled. Mike seemed to really take this to heart, because he went back and forth with the other driver’s insurance company until they finally gave me what I deserved. Another great perk is that you don’t have to pay him anything up front- he gets a percentage of your settlement. That’s probably one reason he fought so hard: more for me, more for him!
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Posted by anonymous | April 23, 2015
Great to work with
I was a little apprehensive about talking to a lawyer since I had never been in this type of situation before, but Mike was totally approachable. He was able to answer all my questions, and put absolutely no pressure on me to sign up with him. Once I did sign up, it was pretty much smooth sailing. I didn’t have many questions for him throughout the case, but when I did he answered them quickly. He also made sure to keep me updated throughout.
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Posted by anonymous | April 23, 2015
Michael J Dolan Review
Super sharp, always had my best intererest at heart and worked the whole process through with a level on integreity that I would think is rare for the profession. Mike was able to explain everything to me in a way I understood, he wouldn't talk over my head with legal buzzwords like my previous attorney did. He also knew when to turn on the switch to be a pitbull in the settlement negotiation when he needed to and ended up getting me a better deal. Highly recomend him
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Posted by anonymous | April 23, 2015
Highly Recommended!
I was referred to Mike by a friend after I was rear-ended while driving at a busy intersection. My injuries weren’t horrible (fortunately no broken bones), but my neck and back were in a lot of pain for several months after the crash. I tried dealing with the other driver’s car insurance company myself at first, and I felt like they were treating me really unfairly. They kept telling me that there wasn’t much damage to my car, so I couldn’t have been that injured- which was definitely not the case. I ended up telling a friend about my situation and that’s when he told me to call Mike.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Dolan & Dolan, LLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Associate
  • Jacobs & Dow, LLC
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Associate
  • Sinoway, McEnery, Messey & Sullivan, P.C.
  • 2010 - 2011

Education

  • University of Connecticut School of Law
  • JD
  • 2010
  • Boston College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Legal Cases

  • Pedestrian Accident
  • $825,000 Settlement
  • Motorcycle Accident
  • $415,000 Settlement

Associations

  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • New Haven County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • New Leaders of the Law
  • Connecticut Law Tribune
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Alumni of the Year
  • Amity High School Hockey Team
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (37)
Given (35)
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Great personal injury attorney!"
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Dolan is an experienced and knowledgeable injury lawyer. I am proud to endorse this attorney."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michael without reservation. He has demonstrated an exceptional grasp of the law and has the skills of a superb litigator."
Unknown Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the absolute best. Exceptional attention to detail, service next to none. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Other
"This lawyer is highly respected in the community. I endorse this lawyer"
Medical malpractice Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Other
"This lawyer strives to get the best results for clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Well respected, hard working advocate."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Always providing thoughtful answers and insight. I highly recommend this attorney if you need legal advice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is a skilled attorney, and a very well qualified practitioner. Were I to need an attorney, I'd sit down with him first."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Michael Dolan. Competent, experienced, and hard working attorney with a proven track record of success."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Michael Dolan. Strong and aggressive advocate for his clients. Dedicated to his profession. A respected member in our field."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Michael Dolan has earned respect from his colleagues in the legal community due to his dedication to his clients. I fully endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Michael Dolan. A respected member within the legal community with a track record of success."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant attorney, highly respected in the legal community."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Michael Dolan. Dedicated to his profession and respected by colleagues."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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New Haven Personal injury Lawyer Michael John Dolan
Michael John Dolan
Personal injury Attorney
New Haven, CT
Licensed for 12 years
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