Super Lawyers 2008

The attorneys at D’Amico Griffin & Pettinicchi LLC are not just advocates for their clients’ rights; they are advocates for the integrity of the legal profession. They are passionate about making a difference in their communities. This shared value system is what makes the firm so effective.

“We hold ourselves—and each other—to the highest ethical, moral and professional standards,” says Michael D’Amico, a board-certified civil trial specialist who has been named to the Connecticut Super Lawyers® list for three consecutive years. “We are committed to helping the community and helping people. We apply this commitment to getting the best results for our clients.”

The firm—which has received an “AV” rating, Martindale-Hubbell’s® pre-eminent rating—dedicates its practice to personal injury, medical negligence (including nursing home negligence) and divorce.

“We give a voice to people who have suffered serious personal injuries that affect entire families,” D’Amico says. “We are privileged to be there in a time of need and to help them rebuild their lives.”

FOCUSED STRENGTH Because of the firm’s targeted focus, its attorneys are recognized experts in their respective areas. D’Amico, who has a special practice interest in wrongful death cases, has handled many cases publicized in The New York Times, The Hartford Courant and the Waterbury-Republican American, as well as on ABC, NBC, CBS and other local, state and national news programs. Name partners take a hands-on approach to each case, and they’re personally involved from start to finish.

“Our staff works as a team to provide the highest level of service,” says D’Amico, an active member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA) and the American Association for Justice. He serves on the Board of Governors of the CTLA and on its Executive, Medical Malpractice and Legislative Committees. “Many clients have suffered devastating losses and we provide a support network for them,” says D’Amico. “Whether they come to us with an emotional divorce or a medical malpractice matter, each is handled with sensitivity and respect.”

GIVING BACK Helping others is not limited to the courtroom or boardroom. The firm has contributed to more than 40 nonprofit causes and organizations, including local youth athletic teams and charities, as well as national causes, such as the American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association.

“We don’t live and work in a vacuum,” D’Amico says. “Businesses—no matter what size—have an obligation to give back to their communities. Whether it’s helping our clients or helping the community, we feel good when we do good.”

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