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Lawrence C Sgrignari

Personal injury Attorney at Hamden, CT

5.0   5 reviews

also known as Larry Sgrignari

  • Licensed for 39 years
    State CT
    Acquired 1984
    Active No misconduct found

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About Lawrence

Learn Lawrence’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    Automobile Accidents; Car Accidents; Motorcycle Accidents; Truck Accidents; Uninsured Motorist; Underinsured Motorist; Slip & Fall; Trip & Fall; Dog Bites; Defective Products; Surgical Injury; Traumatic Brain Injury.

    39 years

  2. Litigation
    Civil Litigation; Insurance Litigation; Probate/Estate Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Will Contest.

    39 years

  3. State, local, and municipal law
    Municipal Law & Litigation; Administrative Proceedings; Mediation & Arbitration Proceedings; Civil Rights & Constitutional Law.

    39 years

  4. Workers compensation
    Work Related Injury; Workplace Accidents; On-The-Job Accidents; Industrial Injuries; Occupational Disease; Repetitive Stress Injuries; Cumulative Trauma; Toxic Exposure; Construction Site Injuries.

    39 years

Lawrence C. Sgrignari has been engaged in civil litigation and municipal law for over 35 years. He has successfully tried, arbitrated and mediated numerous jury and court cases, involving serious personal injury, business and commercial disputes and contested probate matters, including will challenges and appeals to the superior court. Mr. Sgrignari has represented individuals in administrative agency hearings before the Workers’ Compensation Commission, the Compensation Review Board and many state licensing agencies. He has appeared and argued before the State Appellate and Supreme Courts.

In addition to his civil trial practice, Mr. Sgrignari has extensive municipal experience, having served as Assistant Town Attorney for the Town of East Haven from 1985 to 1987 and as Town Attorney from 1987 through 1991 and again from 1997 through 2007. In connection with his municipal law practice, Mr. Sgrignari has represented East Haven and other municipalities in administrative proceedings, including matters before the State Board of Labor Relations, the Board of Mediation and Arbitration, the Freedom of Information Commission and other state agencies. He has negotiated and arbitrated collective bargaining agreements and grievances and has handled disciplinary hearings before local agencies and state mediators and arbitrators. Mr. Sgrignari has successfully litigated and resolved many high profile disputes on behalf of his municipal clients; most recently, he was instrumental in negotiating a settlement agreement between the Town of East Haven and the United States Department of Justice relating to effective and constitutional policing.

Mr. Sgrignari received his undergraduate degree from the University of New Haven, magna cum laude, in 1981 and his law degree, cum laude, from Temple University School of Law in 1984. After graduating law school, Mr. Sgrignari served as a judicial clerk for the State of Connecticut Superior Court, conducting legal research on a variety of matters. After concluding the judicial clerkship in 1985, Mr. Sgrignari began employment with the firm of Gesmonde, Pietrosimone and Sgrignari, L.L.C. where he currently serves as the managing member. In addition to his private and municipal law practice, Mr. Sgrignari also served as a member of the State of Connecticut Judicial Selection Commission from 2003 through 2006, a Hearing Officer for the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles from 2008 through 2011, and as a Special Master for Tax Appeals at the New Haven Superior Court.

Mr. Sgrignari is listed as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by The National Trial Lawyers and recognized as a Connecticut Super Lawyer. He was admitted to the Connecticut Bar in 1984, and to the U. S. District Court, District of Connecticut in 1985. He is a member of the New Haven County Bar Association, Connecticut Bar Association, American Bar Association, American Association for Justice, a Fellow of the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation and a member of the Board of Governors of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association.

Top 100 Trial Lawyer (The National Trial Lawyers)
Connecticut Bar Association
New Haven County Bar Association
American Bar Association
Connecticut Trial Lawyer's Association
American Association for Justice
Fellow of “The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation”

Miscellaneous Information:
Law Clerk, Judicial Department, State of Connecticut Superior Court, 1984-1985
Assistant Town Attorney, Town of East Haven, 1985-1987
Town Attorney, Town of East Haven, 1987-1991; 1997-2007

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Gesmonde, Pietrosimone & Sgrignari, LLC
3127 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT, 06518-2344
Gesmonde, Pietrosimone & Sgrignari, LLC - East Haven Office
42 Thompson Street - Suite 1C
By Appointment Only
East Haven, CT, 06513
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Posted by Beth | August 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Gets Things Done!
My case was transferred to Attorney Sgrignari after working with an attorney who left the firm. This was a very ugly, complicated, situation but he prevailed. He treated me with respect and kindness, and held my former employer's feet to the fire. He was not discouraged, or dissuaded, by their sleazy, hardball, tactics; he just kept going and got me a sizeable settlement. I highly recommend Attorney Sgrignari.
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Posted by Stacey | July 26, 2019
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Attorney Sgrignari
Attorney Sgrignari was clear, concise and kept me informed throughout my case. He and his staff were friendly and attentive. I would recommend them without hesitation.
Response from Lawrence Sgrignari July 30, 2019
Stacey, thank you for the post. I’m glad we were able to assist you with your legal matter and that you had a positive experience with our office. We appreciate your confidence and recommendation!
Posted by Basil | July 26, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
GPSP: When experience and professionalism are paramount
My firm retained Mr. Sgrignari; a managing partner of GPSP almost 20 years ago and it was one of the best moves we made operationally in our 30-year history. Thankfully we've only had to use him and his firm a handful of times, but when it comes to employment, business and contract law in Connecticut, this is the firm and Atty Sgrignari is the person you want representing and protecting your life's work.
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Response from Lawrence Sgrignari July 30, 2019
Buzz, thank you for the kind words. We have enjoyed getting to know you and your family and appreciate the confidence you have expressed in our firm with both your personal and business matters. We pride ourselves in establishing long lasting relationships with our clients and are always available to assist with any legal matters that might arise. I hope you, Ale and the girls are enjoying the summer!
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Posted by Bruce Saulnier | February 7, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Truly Outstanding Representation
At once highly professional, very personable, and quite knowledgeable of the issue we dealt with. Very confident of his ability. Provided excellent guidance for a phased retirement personnel agreement. Would hire again for any related matter. Highly recommend!
Response from Lawrence Sgrignari February 20, 2019
Thank you for the kind words Bruce – always happy to help.
Posted by Carol Ann | August 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I was nervous and unsure of how to handle my problem. Larry was honest, upfront and gave me all possible outcomes. With this honesty I felt I could trust him to guide me down the right path and make good decisions that would benefit me in the end.
Response from Lawrence Sgrignari February 20, 2019
Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback Carol Ann - much appreciated.


  • Hourly Rates $ 225-500 per hour
  • Contingency 20%-33%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • 1985 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • Judicial Department, State of Connecticut Superior Court
  • 1984 - 1985


  • Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • University of New Haven
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1981


  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • New Haven County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Connecticut Association of Municipal Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian

Honors and Awards

  • Lifetime Charter Member
  • Best Attorneys of America
  • 2017
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Connecticut Magazine
  • 2009
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Personal injury Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse Attorney Lawrence Sgrignari. He is a very knowledgeable and experienced trial lawyer who is a zealous advocate for his clients while always maintaining the highest professional standards. He has knowledge in the field of municipal law and I have sought his advice in that area. We have been in the opposite sides of cases and there I have seen his outstanding level of preparation and dedication to his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Larry is one of the best in the business in evaluating a personal injury case from both a liability and damages perspective. He is highly respected by judges and his colleagues of the trial bar. He is an excellent trial lawyer. I endorse Larry without qualification."
State, local, and municipal law Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Larry is the go-to attorney for municipal law and for all other civil matters. He is well versed in the law, experienced and fair in dealings with other counsel as well as clients."
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Hamden Personal injury Lawyer Lawrence C Sgrignari
Lawrence C Sgrignari
Personal injury Attorney
Hamden, CT
Licensed for 39 years