Lincoln Woodard represents plaintiffs in all types of personal injury, medical and legal malpractice cases in both state and federal court. He has extensive jury trial experience and has been a Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy since 2007. In addition to his board certification, Linc has received a number of awards and recognitions for his trial work. He was recently inducted as a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, a prestigious trial advocacy organization that is by invitation only and limits membership to less than 1% of the lawyer population in any state. He is also a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) since 2016. 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 recognized in “Best Lawyers” in the area of Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation. In 2020, “Best Lawyers”named him “Lawyer of the Year” for Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation in the Hartford area. The selection process for Best Lawyers and Lawyer of the Year can be found here.
In 2018, Linc was honored to serve as president of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, an organization of over 1,300 Connecticut attorneys devoted to preserving individuals’ rights to full access to our civil justice system. He has been active in the CTLA for many years, and still serves on the Executive Committee and Board of Governors. He is also a member of the Hartford County Bar Association, the Connecticut Bar Association and the American Association of Justice.
Mr. Woodard has lectured in a number of seminars in Connecticut for trial lawyers on topics including trial tactics, municipal liability, and medical liens. In 2012, 2014, 2017, 2019, and 2020 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 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 received his law degree with honors from Western New England College School of Law and served on the editorial board of the school’s Law Review. He received a bachelor’s degree in business and economics from Syracuse University.