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Neil W. Sutton

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Bridgeport: (203) 331-8888
Danbury: (203) 744-4707
Middletown: (860) 343-1051

1000 Lafayette Boulevard
Bridgeport, Connecticut 06604


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Since he graduated cum laude from Boston College Law School in 1984, Neil Sutton has tried dozens of cases, involving issues from professional malpractice and products liability to fall-downs and motor vehicle collisions. His most significant success was a jury verdict in favor of the estate and widow of a plumber who was buried alive in a dangerous and unprotected trench. Under a rarely-used theory of law, a commercial property management company was held legally responsible for failing to make sure that precautions were taken to make the trench safe for workers to use.

Neil is a cum laude graduate of The University of Pennsylvania. He has lectured on pharmacist malpractice, motor vehicle trials, evidence, and uninsured motorist law, served on the faculty of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, and co-authorized articles on the law of evidence.

"We have never taken a case that we were not willing to take to trial. Defendants and insurance companies offer reasonable settlements only because they know that if they don't, they will have to answer to a jury."

Education

J.D., Boston College Law School, Boston, Massachusetts, 1984
Honors: Cum Laude

B.A., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1980
Honors: Cum Laude

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

Connecticut, 1984
U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1985
U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 2000
U.S. Supreme Court, 1993

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Connecticut Bar Association, Litigation Section

American Association for Justice (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America)

Greater Bridgeport Bar Association

Published Works

Update on Evidence 1994, CTLA Forum, Vol. 12, No. 6, 1994

Update on Evidence 1995, CTLA Forum, Vol. 13, No. 6, 1995

Update on Evidence 1996, CTLA Forum, Vo. 14, No. 6, 1996

Update on Evidence 1997, CTLA Forum, Vol. 15, No. 6, 1997

Update on Evidence 1998, CTLA Forum, Vol. 16, No. 6, 1998

Update on Evidence 2000, CTLA Forum, Vol. 18, No. 4, Oct/Dec 2000

Update on Evidence 2001-2003, CTLA Forum, Vol. 21, No. 2, Oct/Dec 2003

Update on Evidence 2005, CTLA Forum, Vol. 23, No. 1, Oct/Dec 2003

Update on Evidence 2007, CTLA Forum, Vol. 25, No. 3, Winter, 2008

Update on Evidence 2008, CTLA Forum, Vol. 26, No. 1, Spring, 2009

Update on Evidence 2009, CTLA Forum, Vol. 26, No. 2, Winter, 2010

Update on Evidence 2010, CTLA Forum, November/December, 2011

Classes/Seminars Taught

Pharmacist Malpractice, Annual Meeting, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Washington, D.C., 1995

Preparing and Presenting the Uninsured-Underinsured Motorist Coverage Lawsuit, Connecticut Bar Association, 1996 - 2001

The Art and Science of Bringing and Defending Personal Injury Claims, Connecticut Bar Association, 2001

Twenty Fourth Annual College of Evidence, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association Connecticut Civil Justice Foundation, 2006