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Eric J. Garofano

  • Partner


Practice Areas

  • Administrative Law
  • Auto Accidents
  • Business Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Civil Rights
  • Collection Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Contract Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Municipal Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Slip and Fall Injuries
  • Workers’ Compensation (state and federal Longshore)
  • Wrongful Death Litigation
  • Zoning Litigation
Rated By Super Lawyers | Eric Garofano | Selected in 2023 Thomson Reuters
Lead Counsel Verified | LC


Eric J. Garofano member of the Conway, Londregran, Sheehan and Monaco team.

For the past decade, Attorney Eric Garofano has devoted himself to working tirelessly for his civil and commercial litigation clients to get the justice they deserve.

Whether the client has suffered as a result of negligence, wrongful death, a car accident, fall, medical malpractice, product liability or other personal injury, Attorney Garofano fights hard and fair to ensure his clients are justly compensated for the physical and emotional damages they have experienced. Attorney Garofano is also a proven advocate on behalf of injured employees, ensuring workers' compensation insurance companies pay all benefits due to the injured worker. He represents workers in both state workers' compensation claims as well as federal longshore workers' compensation claims.

A diverse range of business clients rely on Attorney Garofano's expertise for a wide array of commercial matters, including breach of contract, tortious interference, misrepresentation, partnership disputes and related business torts. Attorney Garofano has both pursued and defended claims brought under a host of consumer protection statutes, including Connecticut's Unfair Trade Practices Act (CUTPA).

Regarding real property and environmental law, Attorney Garofano is counsel to matters ranging from adverse possession cases including boundary disputes, to environmental contamination cases requiring multi-year abatement and remediation projects. He handles zoning applications and appeals and litigation arising from covenants, easements, and property transfers, and land use matters including variances, subdivisions, and siting of telecommunication towers. He has also represented homeowners in actions against general contractors, subcontractors and insurance companies under Connecticut's Home Improvement Act. These claims include matters in which the contractor has walked off the job or failed to perform under the contract. Once clients receive a judgment in Home Improvement Act cases, Attorney Garofano helps his clients collect the on judgments through the Home Improvement Act fund.

Attorney Garofano earned a bachelor's degree cum laude from Union College and his law degree summa cum laude from Albany Law School.

Admitted in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New York, Attorney Garofano has ample experience in mediation, jury and court trials to meet the legal needs of individuals and businesses alike.

Making a difference in the community is important to Attorney Garofano. He serves on the Board of Directors of the following community organizations:

Mystic Flag Committee (Board president from 2019 to Present)
Mystic Lions Club (Past President of the Club)
Stonington Community Center (COMO) (Board president from 2018 to Present)
Southeastern Connecticut Cultural Coalition (Advisory Board member)
Attorney Garofano is also as a member of the following local organizations:

New London Rotary Club
Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut


  • Albany Law School of Union University, Albany, New York
    • J.D.
    • Honors: summa cum laude
  • Union College, Schenectady, New York
    • B.A.
    • Honors: Cum Laude
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: History & Political Science

Bar Admission

  • New York, 2012
  • Connecticut, 2012
  • Rhode Island, 2014
  • Mohegan Gaming Disputes Court, 2016
  • Mohegan Tribal Courts, 2016
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court District of Rhode Island
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit

Published Works

  • Losing Power: Siting Power Plants in New York State, 4 ALB. GOV'T L. REV. 728, 4, 2011

Representative Cases

  • Crouzet v. First Baptist Church of Stonington, 343 Conn. 88, 2022
  • Executrix v. Volvo Excavators, Et al., 333 Conn. 283, 2019


  • Award for Excellence in Land Use and Local Government Law, American Bar Association Section of State and Local Government Law - 2011
  • Super Lawyers' 2016 - 2021 Connecticut Rising Stars as a Top-Rated Civil Litigation Attorney. The Rising Stars List recognizes no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in Connecticut

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Mystic Flag Committee, Board President, 2019 to Present
  • Mystic Lions Club, Past President of the Club
  • Stonington Community Center (COMO), Board president from 2018 to Present)
  • Southeastern Connecticut Cultural Coalition, Advisory Board member
  • New London Rotary Club
  • Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut

Past Positions

  • Connecticut Judicial Branch, Law Clerk to the Superior Court Judges, 2011 to 2012
  • Connecticut Judicial Branch, Clerk, New Britain Criminal Clerk's Office, 2013
  • Dean Patricia Salkin, Professor Patrick Connors and Professor Timothy Lytton, Research Assistant
  • The United States Attorney's Office, Law Clerk
  • The United States District Court, Legal Intern
  • The New York Department of Public Service, Legal Intern
  • The New York State Senate, Legal Intern

Professional Associations

  • Connecticut Bar Association, Member, 2011 to Present
  • New York Bar Association, Member, 2010 to Present
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Connecticut Bar Association, currently serving as a member of the Professionalism Committee
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • New London County Bar Association, Board Member, 2015 - Present
  • Rhode Island Bar Association, Member