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- Environmental Law
- Estate Planning
- Labor Law
- Litigation & Appeals
- Medical Malpractice
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
- Probate & Estate Administration
- Products Liability Law
- Real Estate Law
- State, Local & Municipal Law
- Workers' Compensation Law
Litigation and Appeals
Conway, Londregan, Sheehan & Monaco, P.C.'s litigation department handles a wide variety of litigation matters for clients in both state and federal courts. Our litigators are proud of the track record that they have established of success in the courtroom. Through tenacity and professionalism, our litigation attorneys have gained wide respect among their peers and the judiciary. Our lawyers are familiar with the courtroom, and employ cutting edge trial skills and techniques through both modern equipment and old-fashion, time-tested trial skills. We pride ourselves in thoroughly preparing each case so that our clients have the maximum advantage in the courtroom. When expert witnesses are needed, we only associate with the highest qualified experts in their field. Whether a jury or judge hears a case, our seasoned lawyers have the experience to get the job done for the client.
Our litigation department is headed by Attorney Ralph J. Monaco, who is a board certified trial lawyer and serves on the executive board of the Litigation Section of the Connecticut Bar Association.
Conway, Londregan, Sheehan & Monaco, P.C.'s appellate group believes that the best way to prepare for an appeal is at the trial level. For this reason, our litigation and appellate lawyers work closely with one another to strategize on litigation and appellate strategies. Our appellate group has been involved in cases at the Connecticut Appellate Court, Connecticut Supreme Court, Second Circuit Court of Appeals and United States Supreme Court. Many of our appellate cases involve important legal and social issues, and have been written about by state, national, and international media organizations. Our appellate cases have established new law in areas such as constitutional law, contract law, torts, municipal law, antitrust law, tax law and eminent domain.
Some of the cases in which they have been involved include:
Kelo v. City of New London , 125 S.Ct. 2655, 160 L.Ed.2d 1093 (2005); Kelo v. City of New London , 268 Conn. 1 (2004); DaCruz v. State Farm , 268 Conn. 675 (2004); Malchik v. Div. of Criminal Justice , 266 Conn. 728 (2003); Terry v. City of Hartford , 262 Conn. 240 (2002); Olynciw v. Stop n Shop, Inc ., 67 Conn.App. 773 (2002); DaCruz, v. State Farm , 69 Conn.App. 510 (2002); Grasso v. Groton Long Point , 69 Conn. App. 230 (2002); L'Homme v. State of Connecticut , 72 Conn.App. 64 (2002); Kroll v. Steere , 60 Conn. App. 376 (2000), cert. denied 255 Conn. 909 (2000);. Edward P. Vallerie, et al. v. Town of Stonington, 253 Conn. 371 (2000); Malcolm Robertson v. Town of Stonington, 253 Conn. 255 (2000); Kroll v. Sebastian , 58 Conn. App. 262 (2000); New Milford Block v. Grondahl , 51 Conn. App. 454 (1999); Branch v. Occhionero , 239 Conn. 199 (1996); Harrall-Michalowski v. Shippee , 40 Conn. App. 613 (1996); M. DeMatteo Construction Co. v. City of New London , 236 Conn. 710 (1996); H H Holding Co. v. Board of Tax Review , 37 Conn. App. 917 (1995); Honan v. Greene, et al , 37 Conn. App. 137 (1995); Carpenteri-Waddington, Inc. v. Commissioner of Revenue Services , 234 Conn. 355 (1994); Fromer v. Lombardi, et al , 33 Conn. App. 910 (1993); Fromer v. Reynolds Metals Development Company ; Gardiner vs. Conservation Commission , 222 Conn. 98 (1992); New London vs. Zoning Board of Appeals , 29 Conn. App. 402 (1992); Caltabiano vs. Phillips , 23 Conn. App. 258 (1991); Phillips vs. Palakewitz , 17 Conn. App. 476 (1989); Caltabiano vs. Salem Planning & Zoning , 211 Conn. 662 (1989); Filosi vs. Hawkins , 1 Conn. App. 634 (1984); Powers vs. Powers , 186 Conn. 8 (1982).
When someone is a victim of medical negligence, they are well served to look to our attorneys for advice. We utilize various doctors, nurses and other health professionals to examine each case and recommend the proper course of action for the client. Connecticut state law requires that before any medical malpractice case is filed, the attorney filing the case must have the case reviewed by a health care professional in the same or similar field to the medical professional who may have provided negligent medical care. Only after a similar medical professional concludes that negligence occurred, may a case be filed. In working with various medical experts, our trial lawyers apply the medicine to the law in analyzing each case. If we believe that medical negligence occurred, our trial lawyers have the experience and talents to seek fair and just compensation for our clients.
Personal Injury - Plaintiff
People who are injured in accidents often do not know where to turn. Faced with mounting medical bills and lost wages, and suffering the pain from an accident, a victim can feel lost. Our trial lawyers will reassure them, and stand beside them through every step of the process. We will fight hard to ensure that our clients are treated fairly and justly by the insurance companies and the courts.
Our trial lawyers are tenacious and professional in fighting for our clients. We are well respected throughout the courts and in the insurance industry. Our lawyers are familiar with the courtroom, and employ cutting edge trial skills and techniques through both modern equipment and old-fashion, time-tested trial skills. Our clients are well served by having lawyers who make their living in the courtroom, and who have logged many jury trials under their belts. We have taken on some of the largest companies in the world for our clients, and we do not rest until we have secured a fair result for our client.
From automobile accidents to product liability cases, from workers compensation to premises liability cases, from medical malpractice to wrongful death cases, we have a proven track record for our clients.
If you have been injured, call us for a free consultation. We will advise you of your rights, fight for what you deserve, and keep you informed through every step of the process.
Our litigation department is headed by Attorney Ralph J. Monaco, who is a board certified trial lawyer, serves on the executive board of the Litigation Section of the Connecticut Bar Association, and is a member of the Board of Governors of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association. He and the other members of our firm have secured numerous substantial verdicts for our clients.
Workers' Compensation Law
When you have been injured at work, you need to be aware of the rights that you possess under the law. You may be entitled to more than just a portion of your wages while you are out of work. We fight hard to secure the proper medical treatment for our clients, for payments of temporary partial and temporary total disability benefits, and for payments for permanent injuries. It is important to have a lawyer from the early stages of your case so that we can effectively manage the case from inception through settlement. Our workers' compensation attorneys will work tirelessly to make sure that your employer does not discriminate against you because you filed a workers' compensation claim. Such discrimination is against the law.
If you have been injured at work, call us for a free consultation. We will advise you of your rights, fight for what you deserve, and keep you informed through every step of the process.
Trusts and Estates Department
Regardless of an individual's wealth or status, most people are concerned about providing for themselves and their families during life and, upon their death, to make sure that their legacy, what ever it may be, provides for the people who they leave behind. The professionals at Conway, Londregan, Sheehan & Monaco, P.C., understand this and thrive to make the client's goals a reality by providing the following services which allow clients to plan ahead or, if tragedy strikes, to assist their family to make things as right as possible.
Estate Planning, Disability Planning/Elder Law and Charitable Giving
We provide a wide range of planning advise to a diverse client base. From the most basic of estate plans to more sophisticated, the professionals at Conway, Londregan, Sheehan & Monaco, P.C. have the experience and extensive legal knowledge to address client's estate planning needs as part of a comprehensive estate plan, which may include wills, revocable and/or irrevocable trusts, irrevocable insurance trusts, specialized grantor retained interest trusts, such as Qualified Personal Residence Trusts, Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts or Grantor Retained Unitrusts, or specialized trusts for disabled individuals, such as Supplemental Needs Trusts.
In addition, we assist clients with planning for disability with the use of advance medical directives, or living wills, or by appointing fiduciaries by designating a health care agent or with the use of a power of attorney. At Conway, Londregan, Sheehan & Monaco, P.C., we look at "Elder Law" as a specialized component of estate and disability planning. We advise clients with respect to their eligibility to receive government benefits, including Medicaid benefits, as part of a comprehensive estate and disability plan. In this regard, one of the attorneys in the Department is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.
Estate and Gift Tax Planning
Many individuals choose not to wait for death when making gifts to family or friends. However, the best of intentions can have adverse tax consequences. From the smallest of gifts to the more sophisticated, the professionals at Conway, Londregan, Sheehan & Monaco, P.C. assist clients with their gifting plans. With our experience and extensive tax knowledge, we will assist clients with their gifting plans and assure that the gifts made conform to their existing estate plan. In this regard, we will assist the client with the gifting process and, if necessary, prepare any gift tax filings.
Business Succession Planning
Planning is essential in order to properly transition a closely held business to the next generation. The professionals at Conway, Londregan, Sheehan & Monaco, P.C., help clients make the transition as smooth as possible by understanding their client's needs and concerns when determining the options available to clients when the transitioning a business entity to the next generation but, at the same time, making sure that the business plan conforms works with their existing estate plan.
Estate and Trust Administration
Coping with the death of a family member is difficult enough without having to venture alone through the complex legal and family issues which can arise during the administration of that person's estate. The professionals at Conway, Londregan, Sheehan & Monaco, P.C., are well positioned to assist fiduciaries with all aspects of estate and trust administration. Whether assisting our clients as fiduciary or acting as a fiduciary, the members of our Estate Department are seasoned professionals who, through their experience and extensive legal backgrounds, will address the most complex administrative issues that may arise during the administration of an estate.
We understand that the complexity of any estate is not dictated by the value of its assets, but rather the type of assets and the people involved. As such, the professionals at Conway, Londregan, Sheehan & Monaco, P.C., treat each matter with the same dedication and focus and are able to assist the client from the beginning of the probate process through the final accounting and the distribution of assets. In addition, as part of our representation, we will advise clients of the post mortem planning options available, including the use of qualified disclaimers.
Providing care for a disabled family member or friend is difficult. But what about the complexities associated with the administration of that person's assets ? The professionals at Conway, Londregan, Sheehan & Monaco, P.C., are well positioned to assist fiduciaries with all aspects of conservatorship administration. The members of our Estate Department, through their experience and extensive legal backgrounds, will address the most complex administrative issues that may arise from the application process through the administration of a disabled person's estate.
Estate and Trust Litigation
The professionals at Conway, Londregan, Sheehan & Monaco, P.C., advise individual and corporate clients with regard to a broad range of estate and trust litigation services, including will contests and other contested matters, including decedent and conservator estate accounting litigation, other miscellaneous probate matters, including will and trust construction proceedings and fiduciary removal proceedings.
Due to our team approach, the members of the T&E Department are able to draw on members of our firm's Litigation Department, when appropriate, for support.