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Edward T. Dodd, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Workers' Compensation Attorney in Cheshire, CT

The Dodd Law Firm, LLC
1781 Highland Ave, Suite 105
Cheshire, CT 06410
Phone: 203-409-5287
Fax: 203-272-2077
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2021
Licensed in Connecticut Since: 1969
Practice Areas: Workers' Compensation: Claimant (80%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

Edward T. Dodd, Jr., is an attorney with The Dodd Law Firm, LLC, in Cheshire, Connecticut. A top-ranked trial lawyer with more than 51 years of experience, Mr. Dodd provides unmatched counsel and support to clients throughout the greater New Haven metro and surrounding areas who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·  Personal injury

·  Workers' compensation

·  Motor vehicle accidents

·  Wrongful death

·  Dog bites

·  Slip-and-fall accidents

·  Products liability

Over the course of his long and illustrious legal career, Mr. Dodd has gained a reputation for his in-depth legal knowledge and unwavering commitment to those he serves. A fierce and tireless advocate for those in need, he has achieved remarkable success fighting for the rights and entitlements of his injured and disabled clients who are suffering needlessly through no fault of their own.

From his efforts, Mr. Dodd has recovered millions of dollars in total compensation for his plaintiff clients, and he has earned consistent top rankings and endorsements from his peers, including perennial recognition from The Best Lawyers in America.

A 1966 graduate of the University of Maryland, Mr. Dodd obtained his Juris Doctor from American University Washington College of Law in 1969. He is admitted to practice before all Connecticut state courts as well as before the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mr. Dodd has served as president and vice president of the Waterbury Bar Association, and he has served as chairman to the workers' compensation sections of both the Connecticut and American Bar Associations. He is also a member of the National District Attorneys Association, the American Association for Justice and the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, among his other professional affiliations.

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Practice Areas
  • 80%Workers' Compensation: Claimant
  • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall


16 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2021

About Edward T. Dodd, Jr.

First Admitted: 1969

Professional Webpage:

Representative Clients

  • Damelio v. Anaconda, Inc., 542 A.2d 1180, 15 Conn. App. 805 (1988)
  • Wilcox v. Borough of Naugatuck, 548 A.2d 469, 16 Conn. App. 676 (1988)
  • Cappellino v. Town of Cheshire, 608 A.2d 1185, 27 Conn. App. 699 (1992); affirmed, 628 A.2d 595, 226 Conn. 569 (1993)
  • Roswell v. State of Connecticut 615 A 2d 1063, 29 Conn. App. 432 (1992)
  • Cocetto v. Lynn Development, 612 A.2d 212, 223 Conn. 376 (1992)
  • Wislocki v. Prospect, 224 Conn. 479 (1993)
  • Struckman vs. Burns, 534 A.2d 888, 205 Conn. 542 (1987)
  • Trinkley vs. Ellas Grasso Regional Center A.2d, 200 Conn. 739 (1992)
  • Roy vs. Centennial Insurance Co., 370 A.2d 1011, 171 Conn. 463 (1976)
  • Eileen Smedley v. Department of Mental Retardation, 270 Conn. 32 (2004)
  • Paternostro vs. Edward Coon Co., 583 A.2d 1293, 217 Conn. 42 (1991)
  • Stitzer vs. Rinaldi’s Restaurant, 557 A.2d 1256, 211 Conn. 116 (1988)
  • Joseph Laliberte v. United Security, Inc., 261 Conn. 181 (2004)

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Connecticut (Chairman, Workers Compensation Section) and American Bar Associations
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • National District Attorneys Association
  • Connecticut, 1969
  • Waterbury (Vice President, 1978-1979; President, 1979-1980)
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1972
  • U.S. Court of Appeals; Second Circuit and U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, 1971


  • , Best Lawyer in America List
  • , Named Connecticut Super Lawyer Member, American Trial Lawyer Associations.
  • Named Connecticut Super Lawyer Member, 2013
  • , Named Connecticut Super Lawyer Member, 2012

Educational Background

  • University of Maryland, B.S., 1966
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Office Location for Edward T. Dodd, Jr.

1781 Highland Ave
Suite 105
Cheshire, CT 06410

Phone: 203-409-5287

Fax: 203-272-2077

Last Updated: 7/21/2021

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