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SIMON I. ALLENTUCH is a partner in the law firm of Stockman O'Connor PLLC. Mr. Allentuch has a broad litigation practice representing healthcare providers and institutions, like hospitals and hospital based medical groups, concerning an array of legal issues facing these clients. These legal issues include: ERISA, director and officer disputes and liability, products liability, employment advising and litigation, healthcare regulatory issues, and medical malpractice defense. He drafts and advises clients regarding employment contracts; restrictive covenants; severance agreements; and the implementation of employment manuals, policies and procedures. Mr. Allentuch represents clients in state and federal court at the trial level and on appeal, in arbitrations, and before various administrative agencies, including the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, and the National Labor Relations Board. He received his B.A. degree from the University of Chicago, with departmental and general honors, and his J.D. degree from New York University School of Law, where he served as an associate editor for the Review of Law and Social Change. He has been designated as a Superlawyer starting in 2014 and each year thereafter. Mr. Allentuch is a regular speaker at continuing legal education seminars for other lawyers.
JONATHAN H. DODD is an attorney and partner at The Dodd Law Firm, LLC, where he focuses his practice on personal injury, workers' compensation, products liability, motor vehicle accidents and injuries in slip and fall cases. Mr. Dodd was named Connecticut Super Lawyer member, 2012 and 2013, and named Outstanding Young Lawyer, Connecticut Magazine, Rising Star Section, 2009 - 2011. He is admitted to practice in Connecticut and the U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut. Mr. Dodd received his B.S. degree from Vanderbilt University and his J.D. degree at George Washington University.
MICHAEL JACK KACZYNSKI is of counsel to the Guilford law firm of Lafferty & Martin LLC. At Lafferty & Martin LLC, he assists businesses of all sizes with a wide range of legal matters including contract drafting and negotiation, risk management, business mediation, compliance, civil litigation, and more. He is also a practitioner-in-residence at the University of New Haven, and serves as a special education mediator for the Connecticut Department of Education. He is a member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, and the Connecticut and New Haven County bar associations. Mr. Kaczynski earned his B.S. and B.A. degrees, magna cum laude, at the University of New Haven; and his J.D. degree with a certificate in law and public policy, with honors, at the University of Connecticut School of Law.
CHRISTOPHER P. KRIESEN is the founder and principal of The Kalon Law Firm, LLC, where he practices in the area of civil litigation. He has tried cases in state and federal court, argued before the Connecticut Appellate and Supreme Courts, and serves as an attorney trial referee. Mr. Kriesen received his B.S. degree, cum laude, from Villanova University, his J.D. degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law, and his M.A. degree from Trinity College-Harford. He received a strategic decision and risk management certificate and a certificate in corporate innovation from Stanford University. He is admitted to practice in Connecticut and the U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut.
JAMES F. SULLIVAN is an attorney with the Hartford law firm of Howard, Kohn, Sprague & Fitzgerald, LLP, where he practices in personal injury, products liability and construction, representing both plaintiff and defense. Mr. Sullivan received his B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from Boston College and his J.D. degree, with honors, from the University of Connecticut, where he was editor-in-chief of the Connecticut Law Review. He served as judicial law clerk for Chief Justice Robert J. Callahan. Mr. Sullivan is currently on the Board of Editors of the Connecticut Bar Journal.
PATRICK TOMASIEWICZ is the owner and principal partner of Fazzano &Tomasiewicz, a firm specializing in criminal and civil litigation located in Hartford, Connecticut, where he has been in private practice for more than 30 years after graduating from the University of Bridgeport School of Law. Mr. Tomasiewicz is admitted to practice and has been involved in cases in the Connecticut state and federal courts, The U.S. Court of Appeals, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and the U.S. Supreme Court. His professional memberships include the Hartford County Bar Association, the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, the American Trial Lawyers Association, the Civil Justice Foundation, and the Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. He also serves as counsel for the Fraternal Order of Police, Hartford Chapter. Since 2004, Mr. Tomasiewicz has maintained certification with the National Board of Trial Advocacy in civil litigation. He has been honored since 2007 as a Connecticut Super Lawyer and as a New England Super Lawyer. He is currently the treasurer for the Hartford County Bar Association and has also been elected to the Board of Governors of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association. Besides his commitment to the firm, Mr. Tomasiewicz has written a chapter in the 2016 compendium, Connecticut Criminal Procedure (Chapter 5, "Jeopardy, Pre-Arrest Delay, Speedy Trial, and Prosecutorial Discretion"). He has lectured individually and participated in panels before members of the HCBA and CTLA on the following topics: "Ten Most Wanted Pieces of Evidence," "The Hearsay Rule and Exceptions: Friend or Foe," "What You Want to Know About Depositions," "Courthouse Practice and Procedure," and "Panel Voir Dire." He serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Hartford in their legal studies program teaching criminal law and professional ethics. Mr. Tomasiewicz has also served as an instructor in the Laborers-AGC Apprenticeship Law class in Chicago, Illinois.
KERRY M. WISSER is a principal in the West Hartford law firm of Weinstein & Wisser, P.C., where he practices in the areas of commercial litigation, medical malpractice litigation and personal injury litigation. He is a board certified civil trial advocate by the National Board of Civil Trial Advocacy since 2004, and he is a member of their Examining Board. Mr. Wisser has authored and graded the commercial law question for the national exam on two occasions. He has recently also been certified by the National Board in civil pre-trial practice. Mr. Wisser has extensive trial experience in state and federal courts. He also has extensive experience in arguing appeals before the appellate and supreme court. Mr. Wisser has received the highest rating available from other lawyers as published in Martindale-Hubbell since 1999. He has also been named as a Super Lawyer in Connecticut Magazine from 2006 through 2018, which designation is granted to the top 5% of the lawyers in Connecticut. Similarly, Mr. Wisser has been named as a Super Lawyer in New England Magazine from 2007 through 2018 and he has been listed in the national Corporate Counsel Edition of Super Lawyers in business litigation from 2008 through 2018. He has been named as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the American Trial Lawyers Association from 2010 through 2018. Mr. Wisser has received an AVVO Rating of 10.0/Superb, which is the highest designation provided. He is also a member of the Litigation Counsel of America, a trial lawyer Honorary Society by invitation only; The Million Dollar Advocates Forum; and a member of Cambridge Who's Who Registry. Mr. Wisser received his B.A. degree from Connecticut College and his J.D. degree from Quinnipiac University School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review and received the American Jurisprudence Award for Excellence in Evidence. He has lectured in the past regarding various evidentiary issues and trial techniques, corporate veil-piercing, as well as foreclosure defense strategies. Mr. Wisser is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut, as well as the Supreme courts of Connecticut and Pennsylvania. He was a former member of the House of Delegates of the Connecticut Bar Association and is a present member of the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association and the Hartford County Bar Association.