David C. Leard

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Top Rated Workers' Compensation Attorney in Torrington, CT

Manasse, Slaiby & Leard, LLP
 | 507 East Main Street, Suite 107, Torrington, CT 06790
Phone: 860-482-3503
Fax: 860-496-8387
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1984
Practice Areas:
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (90%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

David C. Leard is a partner at Manasse, Slaiby & Leard, LLP, in Torrington, Connecticut. He is the only certified Workers' Compensation Specialist in Litchfield County, and was one of the first attorneys to be certified as a workers' compensation specialist by the Connecticut Bar Association. Mr. Leard focuses his practice of law in that field, assisting workers of all types who have been injured on the job or developed an occupational disease and who are seeking the benefits to which they are entitled. In addition, he represents area plaintiffs who have been injured in motor vehicle accidents caused by the negligence of other motorists.

After receiving his Bachelor of Arts cum laude from Bucknell University in 1981, Mr. Leard pursued his legal studies at the University of Connecticut School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1984. He has been with his current firm since 1985. Admitted to practice before all Connecticut state courts, Mr. Leard is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.

In recognition of his professional achievements and high ethical standards, Mr. Leard has received a Distinguished* rating from his peers through Martindale-Hubbell and a "Superb" rating from his peers through Avvo. Sharing the experiences he has obtained throughout his career, he has been the featured speaker at workers' compensation seminars for medical professionals and fellow lawyers and has authored several articles on workers' compensation law for legal publications.

Mr. Leard is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association's Workers' Compensation Section. He has also been active in a number of community organizations throughout the years, including the United Way of Northwest Connecticut, St. Peter/St. Francis School and St. Maron’s Church.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 90%Workers' Compensation
  • 10%Personal Injury - General
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident


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Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2017

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About David Leard

Admitted: 1984, Connecticut

Professional Webpage: https://www.msllawllp.com/david-leard


  • “Superlawyers” in Connecticut, since 2009
  • "Excellent" attorney rating, Avvo.com
  • Who's Who in American Law, Marquis Who's Who

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Specialist in Workers' Compensation law: certified by Connecticut Bar Association

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Litchfield County Bar Association, Member
  • Workers' Compensation section, Connecticut Bar Association, Member
  • Federal District Court for the District of Connecticut, 1985
  • Connecticut, 1984

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • St. Peter St. Francis School
  • St. Maron’s Church
  • United Way of Northwest Connecticut

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Workers' Compensation Law, Compensation Quarterly, Connecticut Bar Association, Author

Educational Background:

  • Bucknell University, B.A., Honors: cum laude, 1981
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Office Location for David C. Leard

507 East Main Street, Suite 107
Torrington, CT 06790

Phone: 860-482-3503

Fax: 860-496-8387

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Last Updated: 11/19/2019

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