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Michael A. D'Amico

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Watertown, CT

D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC
465 Straits Turnpike
Watertown, CT 06795
Phone: 860-945-6600
Fax: 860-945-6668
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2022
Licensed in Connecticut Since: 1986
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Highly respected personal injury attorney Michael A. D'Amico is one of the partners at the law firm of D'Amico & Pettinicchi LLC in Watertown, Connecticut. Mr. D'Amico strives to provide high-quality legal representation to injured victims and the families of catastrophically injured victims as they pursue personal injury compensation due to the negligence of other individuals or medical professionals.

Mr. D'Amico began practicing law in Connecticut in 1986 after earning his law degree from the University of Bridgeport School of Law. He went on to earn board certifications from the National Board of Trial Advocacy in both civil trial law and civil pretrial practice.

Over the past 30 years, attorney D'Amico has earned much recognition from the legal community. He is a regular guest speaker at legal events, and he has written a number of articles on topics related to personal injury, medical malpractice, and product liability law.

Mr. D'Amico also earned a number of honors for his long record of success, including membership in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an AV-Preeminent* peer-review rating from Martindale-Hubbell and a "Superb" rating from Avvo. The Best Lawyers in America have also honored him by including him among the best plaintiff attorneys in three categories — medical malpractice, personal injury and product liability.

A longtime leader in the legal community, Mr. D'Amico is a Past President and member of the Board of Governors of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, where he also co-chairs the General Tort Committee and serves on the Executive, Medical Malpractice and Legislative Committees. He is also a member of the American Association for Justice and a past member of the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America's National Advisory Board.

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 40%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 10%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent, Medical Devices

Selections

17 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2022

Certificates and Credentials

About Michael A. D'Amico

First Admitted: 1986, Connecticut

Professional Webpage: https://www.damicopettinicchi.com/attorneys/michael-a-d-amic...

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Dual Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy and Civil Pretrial practice, National Board of Trial Advocacy

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Board of Examiners, National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Past Board Member, National Advisory Board of the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Past President
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association - Executive, Medical Malpractice and Legislative Committees
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Member, Board of Governors
  • Member, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Member, American Bar
  • Member, Waterbury Bar
  • Member, Litchfield Bar
  • State of Connecticut Superior Court, Arbitrator/Fact- Finder in Civil Litigation
  • State of Connecticut Superior Court, Special Settlement Master, Personal Injury Claims
  • Connecticut, 1986

Honors/Awards

  • Plaintiff's Personal Injury Law for the New Haven metropolitan area, Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers, 2019
  • Plaintiff's Medical Malpractice Law for the New Haven metropolitan area, Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers, 2018
  • Plaintiff's Medical Malpractice Law for the New Haven metropolitan area, Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers, 2016
  • Plaintiff's Personal Injury Law for the New Haven metropolitan area, Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers, 2015
  • Personal Injury Hall of Fame, Connecticut Law Tribune, 2015
  • Life Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Life Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Gold Member, Elite Lawyers of America
  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in the fields of Plaintiff’s Medical Malpractice Law, Plaintiff's Personal Injury Litigation & Plaintiff's Product Liability Litigation, The Best Lawyers in America, 2013

Verdicts/Settlements

  • $23,050,000 verdict in Waterbury Superior Court for a 12-year-old boy with autism who sustained a severe traumatic brain injury in a school bus crash, 2019
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Office Location for Michael A. D'Amico

465 Straits Turnpike
Watertown, CT 06795

Phone: 860-945-6600

Fax: 860-945-6668

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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