Super Lawyers 2006

DEDICATION The attorneys at D’Amico Griffin and Pettinicchi, LLC recently celebrated the firm’s 15th anniversary, making this a fitting time to honor principal Mike D’Amico as a Connecticut Super Lawyer. D’Amico and his staff work tirelessly for their clients, who have been wronged through the carelessness of others. D’Amico — who’s board-certified as a civil-trial specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and serves on the Board of Examiners for the National Board of Trial Advocacy — restricts his work to plaintiffs’ personal injury, medical malpractice and worker’s compensation.

SUCCESSFUL LITIGATORS An accomplished trial lawyer with a specialty in personal-injury cases and 19 years of experience, D’Amico is an active member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and he serves on the board of governors of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association. D’Amico has a special practice interest in wrongful-death cases and has successfully resolved multiple claims resulting in six-to seven-figure settlements. Several local and national sources, including The New York Times, The Hartford Courant, The Waterbury Republican American, The Bristol Press, ABC, NBC and CBS have reported on cases in which he has been involved.

“The most important adversarial qualities a trial lawyer can have are a thirst for the true facts, a work ethic to thoroughly prepare and strength in perseverance toward a just result,” D’Amico says. “I take these with me into every case.”

PERSONAL COMMITMENT TO CLIENTS D’Amico’s work also reflects the firm’s personal commitment to its clients.

“When [clients] enter our office,” he says, “they know immediately that our attorneys and other staff members genuinely care about them and their legal concerns.”

D’Amico’s peers regard him highly and place their trust in him. He frequently serves as trial counsel for clients whom local and out-of-state firms refer to him. And by serving on the legislative, public relations and medical-malpractice committees of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, D’Amico stays at the forefront of current legal issues and is instrumental in bringing about positive changes in legislation affecting injured people’s rights. He’s a court-appointed arbitrator and fact-finder in civil litigation as well as a special settlement master for personal-injury claims in Connecticut’s Superior Court. D’Amico is a lifetime member of the Million-Dollar Advocates Forum, a tribute to his successes.

“I believe a good heart and honesty of character are a lawyer’s finest virtues,” he says.

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