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ANTHONY S. BONADIES is the founding attorney of Bonadies Law Firm LLC, located in Mount Carmel of Hamden. For 30 years he has represented Hamden and New Haven County residents in personal injury, wrongful death and workers' compensation matters. Of note, Mr. Bonadies (with co-counsel John Naizby) represented The Estate of Layla Banks v Starwood Resorts International; Kramer v. Snapple and Pepsi; and In Re The Estate of Dacari Robinson. In January, he (and co-counsel John Naizby) won what may be the first verdict in Connecticut for negligent supervision, training and retention against a tractor trailer company in Bellacicco v. NFI. Mr. Bonadies has also represented the Hamden Legislative Council in special litigation, the Hamden Water Pollution Control Authority, and presently serves as an Impartial Hearing Officer for The Hamden Board of Education. He has resolved hundreds of cases by settlement or trial. Mr. Bonadies has sat as faculty and lecturer at numerous legal seminars on trial law for the Connecticut Bar Association, the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, and the New Haven and Milford Bar Associations. He has also argued to the Connecticut Supreme Court. Mr. Bonadies presently sits on the Executive Committee and the Board of Governors for the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association. He also volunteers his time as a mentor for the Connecticut Bar Grievance Committee and as a court arbitrator for civil matters filed in New Haven. Mr. Bonadies earned his B.S. degree from Bucknell University and his J.D. degree from the University of Connecticut Law School.
RYAN McKEEN is an attorney with Connecticut Trial Firm, LLC, where he regularly tries cases to verdict and works diligently to apply cutting edge trial methods. Prior to opening McKeen Law Firm, LLC, he was an associate for 6.5 years at a well-respected East Hartford law firm and a partner at a firm in Hartford. Mr. McKeen also served a 3 year term as a member of the Oliver Ellsworth Inn of Court. He takes an active role in his continuing professional education. Mr. McKeen is a member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, American Association for Justice, the Connecticut Bar Association and the Hartford County Bar Association. In 2014, the Hartford Business Journal named him one of its 40 under 40. In 2015, the Connecticut Law Tribune honored Mr. McKeen as one of a handful of lawyers in its personal injury hall of fame. He earned his B.A. degree from Framingham State University and his J.D. degree from Western New England College School of Law.
BRUCE E. NEWMAN is an attorney with Brown Paindiris & Scott, LLP. Mr. Newman has been practicing law for more than 27 years. He concentrates his practice in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, employment litigation, medical malpractice, product liability, and class actions where he has served as plaintiff's class counsel and liaison counsel. In addition to Connecticut, Mr. Newman has successfully tried cases in New York and California. Based on his accomplishments, he was selected by The National Trial Lawyers as a Top 100 Lawyer for 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. Mr. Newman was recently ranked as being in the Top 1% of all attorneys by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel for 2015, 2016 and 2017. He has also been designated by his peers to Connecticut Super Lawyer in the Connecticut Super Lawyer Magazine, personal injury plantiffs law, 2017. Mr. Newman is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the American Association for Justice, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, and the Connecticut Bar Association. He has been a guest lecturer at the UConn School of Law. Mr. Newman received his B.A. degree from Colgate University Hamilton, New York; and his J.D. degree from Albany Law School of Union University, Albany, New York.