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Michael A. D'Amico

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“We give a voice to people who are unable to speak for themselves and who otherwise might be taken advantage of,” says board-certified civil trial specialist Michael D’Amico. As a dedicated trial lawyer in personal injury and medical malpractice, Mike is an active member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice. Mike is the current President-Elect for the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, serves on its Board of Governors and on its Executive, Medical Malpractice and Legislative Committees. Mike is on the National Advisory Board of the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America. He is dual board-certified in civil trial advocacy and civil pretrial practice by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, and has served on the Board of Examiners for the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He has been a Court Appointed Arbitrator/Fact- Finder in Civil Litigation, as well as a Special Settlement Master for Personal Injury claims in the State of Connecticut Superior Court. Most recently in 2015 Mike was named Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers® in the practice of Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Litigation for the New Haven metropolitan area. Mike was also selected for inclusion in the 21st Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in three practice areas: Plaintiff’s Medical Malpractice Law; Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Litigation and Plaintiff’s Product Liability Litigation. Also in 2015 Mike was named to the Connecticut Law Tribune’s Personal Injury Hall of Fame. Mike is a Life Member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mike has been named yearly as a New England Super Lawyer since 2007 and a Connecticut Super Lawyer since 2006 by Law & Politics magazine in the practice area of plaintiff’s personal injury. In 2011/2012 and again in 2013, Mike was named to the Super Lawyers list of Top 50 Lawyers in Connecticut by Law & Politics magazine in the practice area of plaintiff’s personal injury. Also in 2013, Mike was named to the New England Super Lawyers list of Top 100 attorneys in the practice of plaintiff’s personal injury. Mike has received the preeminent AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. He has authored numerous articles in the fields of personal injury; medical negligence; and trial advocacy and has lectured frequently on these topics. Mike frequently serves as trial counsel for clients referred by other local and out-of-state law firms.


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Practice areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 25%
  2. Nursing Home Abuse: 25%
  3. Car Accident: 20%
  4. Motorcycle Accident: 10%
  5. Other: 20%
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Contingent (33%), Free consultation (120 minutes)

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  • Matthew Julian Forrest

    Attorney D'Amico is one of the leading legal minds in tort law in the State. He is also one of the leaders of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers of Connecticut and a great trial lawyer. I recommend him without hesitation.


    Matthew Forrest Car accident Attorney
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Contact info

D'Amico, Griffin and Pettinicchi, LLC

465 Straits Turnpike
Watertown, CT, 06795-3337


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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Lawyer of the YearBest Lawyers2016
Super LawyerConnecticut Super Lawyers2015
Personal Injury Hall of FameConnecticut Law Tribune2015
Lawyer of the YearBest Lawyers2015
Super LawyerNew England Super Lawyers2014
Super LawyerConnecticut Super Lawyers2014
Plaintiffs Medical MalpracticeBest Lawyers in America2014
Plaintiff's Personal Injury LitigationBest Lawyers in America2014
Plaintiff's Product LiabilityBest Lawyers in America2014
Super LawyerConnecticut Super Lawyers2013
Top 100New England Super Lawyers2013
Super LawyerNew England Super Lawyers2013
Top 50Connecticut Super Lawyers2013
Top 50Connecticut Super Lawyers2012
Super LawyerConnecticut Super Lawyers2012
Super LawyerNew England Super Lawyers2012
Super LawyerNew England Super Lawyers2011
Top 50Connecticut Super Lawyers2011
Super LawyerConnecticut Super Lawyers2011
Super LawyerNew England Super Lawyers2010
Super LawyerConnecticut Super Lawyers2010
Super LawyerNew England Super Lawyers2009
Super LawyerConnecticut Super Lawyers2009
Super LawyerNew England Super Lawyers2008
Super LawyerConnecticut Super Lawyers2008
Super LawyerNew England Super Lawyers2007
Super LawyerConnecticut Super Lawyers2007
Super LawyerConnecticut Super Lawyers2006
Invited MemberMillion Dollar Advocates ForumN/A
ListedBar Register of Preeminent LawyersN/A
Certified in Civil Trial AdvocacyNational Board of Trial AdvocacyN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerD'Amico, Griffin & Pettinicchi, LLC1990 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Connecticut Trial Lawyers AssociationPresident2016 - Present
Connecticut Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1986 - Present
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Connecticut Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of GovernorsN/A
National Board of Trial AdvocacyBoard of ExaminersN/A
Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Medical Malpractice CommitteeExecutive CommitteeN/A
Connecticut Trial Lawyers AssociationExecutive CommitteeN/A
Connecticut Trial Lawyers AssociationVice President2014 - 2015
Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of AmericaNational Advisory Board2013 - 2015
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Alicia Howe v. Christopher T. McAllister, et al$4.25 million settlement
Theresa Dalessio, Administratrix of the Estate of Amel Trezza$2.5 million jury verdict (2007)
Christopher Duffy v. Sarah Poynton$5.3 million judgment
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Publication nameTitleDate
Connecticut Law TribuneDigitalo Evidence in Personal Injury Cases2015
Connecticut Law TribuneInjury Victims Gouged for Requesting Medical Records2015
Connecticut Law TribuneDoing Your Own Focus Group2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Bridgeport School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Basic Anatomy of a Nursing Home Case in ConnecticutNursing Home Negligence & AbuseN/A
A Review of Common Practice Issues for the Personal Injury ParalegalPersonal Injury Paralegal PracticesN/A