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Connecticut Lawyers for Immigration Justice


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A statewide fundraising campaign to ensure the fair administration of justice for immigrant families and individuals defended by Connecticut’s legal aid providers, Connecticut Legal Services, New Haven Legal Assistance and Greater Hartford Legal Aid.  To read more about this important initiative and to donate please go to:


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Trial Lawyers Elect New President: Lincoln Woodard

Westbrook – Lincoln Woodard, of West Hartford, Connecticut has been elected the new president of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association at its annual meeting which took place on June 4, 2018 at Water’s Edge Resort in Westbrook, Connecticut. Attorney Woodard is a trial attorney and principal in the West Hartford law firm of Walsh Woodard LLC.

The Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association is an organization of over 1,300 of Connecticut’s most accomplished and active trial lawyers. It is a nonprofit, professional association dedicated to creating and maintaining a more just society by preserving individual rights within the civil justice system.

Attorney Woodard was educated at Syracuse University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in business and economics in 1987. He received his law degree from Western New England School of Law in 1992, where he served on the editorial board of the school’s Law Review and graduated with honors.

Attorney Woodard has been a trial lawyer throughout his career. He began as a prosecutor in Dutchess County, New York where he spent his last two years trying cases in the domestic violence and sex crimes division and serving on the Child Protection Committee Task Force. He returned to Connecticut with his family in 1997 and has practiced exclusively in civil litigation since that time. Mr. Woodard has been an active member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers having served on the Executive Committee, Board of Governors, Continuing Legal Education and Public Relations Committees among others.

He is board-certified as a civil trial specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy since 2007. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and since 2009 has been selected by his peers in the Connecticut Magazine Super Lawyers publication. He is also a member of the Hartford County Bar Association, Connecticut Bar Association, and the American Association for Justice.

For additional information, please contact Joan Maloney, CTLA Executive Director, at (860) 522-4345.

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Michael J. Walsh: Top 1% of Attorneys


Michael J. Walsh, of Walsh Woodard LLC, has been selected to the 2015 list as a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.  NADC is an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence.  Its mission is to objectively recognize the attorneys who elevate the standards of the Bar and provide a benchmark for other lawyers to emulate.

Members are thoroughly vetted by a research team, selected by a blue ribbon panel of attorneys with podium status from independently neutral organizations, and approved by a judicial review board as exhibiting virtue in the practice of law.  Due to the incredible selectivity of the appointment process, only the top one percent of attorneys in the United States are awarded membership in NADC.  This elite class of advocates consists of the finest leaders of the legal profession from across the nation.

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Press Releases

Labor Day Lawyer

The Connecticut Police Departments, Traffic Enforcement Unit, will be conducting A Labor Day Weekend Sobriety/Driver License Checkpoint.

Labor Day is coming up and DUI task forces will be out looking for impaired drivers throughout this holiday weekend. There will be many saturated areas of police officers locally and they will pull anyone over that commits any minor traffic violation.  They will be putting several drivers through field sobriety tests, breath tests, and even blood tests if they take that driver down to the police station.

Due to multiple cars being on the road and many potential drunk drivers, there are high number of auto accidents.  If you or anyone you know is involved in an auto accident over this holiday weekend, please contact us today so that we can help with this difficult process. You need to be dealing with an experienced Personal Injury Attorney.

If you are at the lake and on a boat, this will apply to the person who is driving the boat. You can get a Boating DUI, which is called Operating under the Influence (OUI) while boating.

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Walsh Woodard LLC opens new West Hartford office

Walsh Woodard LLC has relocated the Hartford office to a new convenient location, 527 Prospect Avenue in West Hartford, CT. Please stop by and see our new space!

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Attorney Thomas Moukawsher appointed Judge of the Connecticut Superior Court

Congratulations to our former partner, Thomas Moukawsher who on March 6, 2013 was formally sworn in as a Judge of the Superior Court here in Connecticut. Our firm will continue to handle disability and pension matters. If anyone has questions or concerns about new or pending matters please call 860-785-2011 or contact us online.

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