Eric Garofano

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in New London, Connecticut

Conway, Londregan, Sheehan & Monaco, P.C.
Eric Garofano
Conway, Londregan, Sheehan & Monaco, P.C.

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation, Civil Litigation; view more

Licensed in Connecticut since: 2012

Education: Albany Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2023 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2016 - 2022

Conway, Londregan, Sheehan & Monaco, P.C.

38 Huntington Street
PO Box 1351
New London, CT 06320 Visit website

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For the past decade, Attorney Eric Garofano has devoted himself to working tirelessly for his civil and commercial litigation clients to get the justice they deserve.

Whether the client has suffered as a result of negligence, wrongful death, a car accident, fall, medical malpractice, product liability or other personal injury, Attorney Garofano fights hard and fair to ensure his clients are justly compensated for the physical and emotional damages they have experienced. Attorney Garofano is also a proven advocate on behalf of injured employees, ensuring workers’ compensation insurance companies pay all benefits due to the injured worker. He represents workers in both state workers’ compensation claims as well as federal longshore workers’ compensation claims.

Regarding real property and environmental law, Attorney Garofano is counsel to matters ranging from adverse possession cases including boundary disputes, to environmental contamination cases requiring multi-year abatement and remediation projects. He handles zoning applications and appeals and litigation arising from covenants, easements, and property transfers, and land use matters including variances, subdivisions, and siting of telecommunication towers. He has also represented homeowners in actions against general contractors, subcontractors and insurance companies under Connecticut's Home Improvement Act.  These claims include matters in which the contractor has walked off the job or failed to perform under the contract. Once clients receive a judgment in Home Improvement Act cases, Attorney Garofano helps his clients collect the on judgments through the Home Improvement Act fund.

Attorney Garofano earned a bachelor’s degree cum laude from Union College and his law degree summa cum laude from Albany Law School.

Admitted in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New York, Attorney Garofano has ample experience in mediation, jury and court trials to meet the legal needs of individuals and businesses alike.

Making a difference in the community is important to Attorney Garofano. He serves on the Board of Directors of the following community organizations:

  • Mystic Flag Committee (Board president from 2019 to Present)
  • Mystic Lions Club (Past President of the Club)
  • Stonington Community Center (COMO) (Board president from 2018 to 2023)
  • Southeastern Connecticut Cultural Coalition (Board member 2016-2022; Advisory Board member 2022 to Present)

Attorney Garofano is also as a member of the following local organizations:

  • New London Rotary Club
  • Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut

Mr. Garofano was given the State and Local Government Law Award by the American Bar Association for his impressive work in land use and local government law. He holds active memberships in the American Association for Justice, the Connecticut Bar Association, the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association and the Rhode Island Bar Association. He is a board member of The New London County Bar Association.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Workers' Compensation: Claimant, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Animal Bites, Brain Injury, Dram Shop Laws, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 50% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 30% Workers' Compensation: Claimant
  • 10% Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 2012, Connecticut

Professional Webpage: https://conwaylondregan.com/attorney-profiles/eric-j-garofan...

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Rhode Island Bar Association, Member
  • New London County Bar Association, Board Member, 2015 - Present
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • New London County Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Professionalism Committee, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • American Bar Association Section of State and Local Government Law Award for Excellence in Land Use and Local Government Law
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island
  • Rhode Island
  • New York
  • Mohegan Gaming Disputes Court
  • Mohegan Tribal Court
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Connecticut
  • U.S District Court District of Connecticut
  • Connecticut
Honors/Awards:
  • Connecticut Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2016 - 2021
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Stonington Community Center (COMO) (Board president from 2018 to Present)
  • Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut, Member
  • New London Rotary Club, Member
  • Southeastern Connecticut Cultural Coalition (Advisory Board member)
  • Mystic Lions Club (Past President of the Club)
  • Mystic Flag Committee (Board president from 2019 to Present)
Educational Background:
  • Union College, Honors: Cum Laude, 2008
Representative Clients:
  • Successfully represented client in an environmental contamination case involving fuel oil leak from neighbor's underground storage tank in front of Connecticut Supreme Court. See Crouzet v. First Baptist Church of Stonington, 343 Conn. 88 (2022)., 2022
  • Successfully overturned adverse trial court ruling in a product liability action in front of Connecticut Supreme Court in Donita King, Executrix v. Volvo Excavators, Et al., 333 Conn. 283 (2019), 2019
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Settled wrong level survey medical malpractice for $750,000 during jury selection, 2022
  • Resolved a workers compensation claim arising from a fall down at work claim involving a head injury for $125,000.00., 2021
  • Settled a workers compensation involving disputed issue of intoxication while at work for $375,000., 2022
  • Obtained jury verdict of $244,544.60 in a fall down case involving a single step entrance to a retail store., 2018
  • Obtained a $80,000 employment discrimination based on age settlement., 2020
  • Reached a settlement agreement on a slip and fall case involving right shoulder and back injuries during a lengthy mediation in the amount of $375,000., 2022
  • Obtained a judgment over $1.2 Million Dollars in an environmental contamination case caused by a dry cleaners., 2019
  • Resolved a torn rotator cuff injury claim resulting from a ferry crash for $275,000., 2022

Office location for Eric Garofano

38 Huntington Street
PO Box 1351
New London, CT 06320

Phone: 860-868-4952

Selections

2 Years Super Lawyers
7 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2023 - 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2016 - 2022

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