Lincoln Woodard represents plaintiffs in all types of personal injury matters, medical and legal malpractice cases, in both state and federal court. He is a Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy since 2007, having been recertified in 2017. From 2009 to the present, he has been selected by his peers in the Connecticut Magazine Super Lawyers publication, www.superlawyers.com. The selection process for Super Lawyers can be found at www.superlawyers.com/connecticut/selection_details.html. He is also a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) since 2016.
Mr. Woodard has volunteered his time to educate his peers at a number of seminars in Connecticut for attorneys on topics including trial tactics, municipal liability, and medical liens. In 2012, 2014, and 2017 he has co-chaired and spoken at one of the State’s most popular seminars for personal injury plaintiff attorneys called the “Ugliest Seminar of the Year” sponsored by the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association and the Connecticut Civil Justice Foundation, which addresses the complex issues surrounding liens in personal injury matters.
Mr. Woodard was admitted to the Connecticut Bar in 1992 and the New York Bar in 1993. He is also admitted to practice in the Federal District Court of Connecticut and the United States Second Circuit Court of Appeals. From 1993 to 1997, Mr. Woodard gained invaluable trial and life experience as a prosecutor in New York, spending the last two years prosecuting cases in the domestic violence and sex crimes division. He returned to Connecticut with his family in 1997 and has practiced exclusively in civil litigation since that time. In addition to his trial experience, he has also represented clients before the Connecticut Supreme and Appellate Courts as well as the United States Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mr. Woodard is an active member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association. He currently serves as President for the organization. He also serves on the Executive Committee, Board of Governors, and Continuing Legal Education Committees among others. He is also a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, the Hartford County Bar Association, the New London County Bar Association, the Connecticut Bar Association and the American Association of Justice.
Mr. Woodard received his law degree in 1992 from Western New England School of Law where he graduated with honors and served on the editorial board of the school’s Law Review. He received a bachelor’s degree in business and economics in 1987 from Syracuse University.