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John L. Laudati

Attorney Profile

Top Rated General Litigation Attorney in Granby, CT

Murphy, Laudati, Kiel & Rattigan, LLC
4 E Granby Rd
Granby, CT 06035
Phone: 860-674-8296
Fax: 860-674-0850
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2021
Licensed in Connecticut Since: 1981
Practice Areas: General Litigation (30%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%), Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%), Criminal Defense (10%), Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (10%), Workers' Compensation: Claimant (10%)
Attorney Profile

For over three decades Attorney John L. Laudati has practiced extensively and primarily as a trial lawyer.  He concentrates his practice on civil litigation, personal injury law, and criminal law.  He has litigated cases in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies.  He strongly believes that every case should be handled as if destined for trial.  This philosophy requires aggressive, professional advocacy.  Most often this approach results in a reasonable settlement or resolution of a client’s case.  When resolution cannot be achieved, Attorney Laudati has enjoyed a very successful track record at trial.

 Not all cases end up in a trial.  Oftentimes negotiation and mediation is a better, more efficient approach.  Attorney Laudati is a trained mediator and Collaborative Attorney.

About John L. Laudati

First Admitted: 1981, Connecticut

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Pro bono/Community Service

  • For thirty years, Attorney Laudati has served as a director, officer and legal counsel to the Farmington River Watershed Association.  He is currently the Vice President of the association.  He sat on the Board of the Salmon Brook Watershed Association for more than a decade.  He is a past president of the Manitook Lake Association and an active member of the Friends of Manitook Lake.  He sits on the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission for the Town of Granby. Attorney Laudati is a charter member of the Granby Chapter of UNICO, the country’s largest Italian American Service Organization.  Attorney Laudati is the President of the Granby Chamber of Commerce and currently chairs its Finance Committee.  He is a President and legal counsel to the Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame, and chairs its giving committee.


  • In 2013 and 2015 Attorney Laudati earned Martindale-Hubbell’s Client Distinction Award.   Fewer than 4% of the 900,000 attorneys listed on and have been accorded this Martindale-Hubbell Honor of Distinction. Attorney Laudati was recently selected by the American Society of Legal Advocates as one of the top 100 litigation attorneys in the State of Connecticut.  In 2013 Attorney Laudati was selected by the Hartford Advocate as one of Hartford’s finest Collaborative Divorce Attorneys.  The National Trial Lawyers selected Attorney Laudati as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer in 2014-2016.  In 2015 Attorney Laudati earned Martindale-Hubbell’s Top Rated Lawyer in Litigation.  He was also selected to the 2015 Connecticut Super Lawyers in General Litigation.  Attorney Laudati has been chosen by the NAOPIA as a Top 10 Attorney in Personal Injury for 2016 and 2017.  He was chosen  in 2017 as a Lawyer of Distinction in Civil Litigation.

Other Outstanding Achievements


  • Bert Brander vs. Trisha Stoddard, Connecticut Temporary Administrator of Estate of Lily B. Frey – Docket Number:  LLI-CV13-6008351-S Litchfield Superior Court. John L. Laudati successfully represented the co-defendant in a quiet title action wherein the plaintiff alleged he had obtained title to his aunt’s farm by adverse possession.  This case is currently on appeal.
  • Barbara Guarco et al. vs. Michael Guarco Sr., et al – Docket Number: HHD-CV14-5038049-S Hartford Superior Court Attorney Laudati successfully co-defended a shareholder action to appoint a receiver for and dissolve a family owned business.
  • Congamond Lake Environmental Protection Organization, et al. vs. Suffield Zoning & Planning Commission, et al. – Docket Number:  HHD-CV14-6052169-S Hartford Superior Court. In a case of first impression, Attorney Laudati successfully proved on behalf of his client, that the Town of Suffield, CT Zoning Commission had exceeded its authority in granting a land owner’s special permit to mine a parcel of land.  The case turned on the Defendant’s claim that the land owner had a “vested interest” in the operation of the gravel operation.  This case is currently on appeal.

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Board of Directors of the Hartford County Bar Association, 2018
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Office Location for John L. Laudati

4 E Granby Rd
Granby, CT 06035

Last Updated: 7/7/2021

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