Michael D. Colonese

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Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Norwich, CT

Brown Jacobson PC
 | 22 Courthouse Square, PO Box 391
Norwich, CT 06360
Phone: 860-516-8556
Fax: 860-886-0673
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2010, 2019 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1985
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (30%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (20%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Michael D. Colonese is president of Brown Jacobson P.C. law firm, which has office locations in Norwich and Groton, Connecticut. A leader of the firm's Plaintiffs Practice Group, Mr. Colonese provides exceptional representation and support to clients across the state who have legal needs involving any of the following:

    · Personal injury

    · Workers' compensation

    · Employment law claims

    · Complex civil litigation

    Board certified as both a civil trial specialist as a workers' compensation specialist, Mr. Colonese has more than 35 years of total legal experience, and he has gained a reputation as a staunch legal advocate who aggressively pursues the maximum amount of compensation possible for those he serves. A native of Connecticut, he has a genuine concern for the legal issues that affect the residents of his community, and he has recovered millions of dollars in total compensation for his plaintiff clients.

    A highly competent and thorough attorney, Mr. Colonese prepares each case he handles as if it were to go to trial. This helps him to bring the best case forward for his clients during negotiations and achieve the most favorable settlement possible. Should negotiations break down, he is then ready to take the case to court to obtain the positive results his clients expect and deserve.

    After graduating magna cum laude from the University of Connecticut in 1982, Mr. Colonese returned to his alma mater and obtained his Juris Doctor with honors from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1985. He is admitted to practice before all Connecticut state courts as well as before the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut and the Mohegan Gaming Disputes Court.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 40%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 30%Workers' Compensation: Claimant
    • 20%Employment & Labor: Employee
    • 10%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Employment Law - Employee, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2010, 2019 - 2020

    Certificates and Credentials

    National Board of Trial Advocacy

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    About Michael Colonese

    Admitted: 1985, Connecticut

    Professional Webpage: https://brownjacobson.com/our-attorneys/michael-d-colonese

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Board Certification by the National Board Trial Advocacy as a Civil Trial Advocate
    • Board Certified Workers Compensation Specialist

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • District of Connecticut
    • Mohegan Gaming Disputes Court
    • State of Connecticut

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Exploration of law of defamation in the employment context, Co-author, Interoffice Communication can lead to Employee Defamation, Connecticut Law Tribune, 2014
    • Discussion of the case of Tomick v. UPS relative to availability of punitive damages under CFEPA, Co-author, Punitive Damages Claimed Under Fair Employment Act, Connecticut Law Tribune, 2014

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • St. Bernard School of Montville v. Bank of America, 312 Conn. 811 (2014), 2014
    • Tomick v. UPS, 324 Conn. 470 (2016), 2016

    Educational Background:

    • University of Connecticut, B.A., Economics, Magna Cum Laude, 1982
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    Office Location for Michael D. Colonese

    22 Courthouse Square
    PO Box 391
    Norwich, CT 06360

    Phone: 860-516-8556

    Fax: 860-886-0673

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    Last Updated: 7/22/2020

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