Experience, Integrity, and Results

The attorneys at Bartlett Legal Group, LLC are nationally recognized in the field of Personal Injury law and Wrongful Death cases.  Whether you lost a loved one due to the negligence of another, have suffered a significant injury in a car accident, or were sexually abused by a so-called “trusted” authority figure, you need dedicated lawyers who will be your voice in the legal system.

We will aggressively pursue the best possible outcome for you, both emotionally and financially. We are your firm. We have successfully handled wrongful death and serious injury cases from across the country. Don’t settle for less, and don’t feel you may not have a case without talking to us.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

Personal Injury

  • Auto Accident
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Wrongful Death
  • Premises Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Abuse

Call at 203-993-8242 to arrange your initial consultation.

Attorney Frank C. Bartlett Jr.Wrongful death lawyer Frank Bartlett

Bar Admissions:

  • Connecticut, 2004
  • Firm Juris Number
  • New York, 2008
  • United States District Court for the District of Connecticut
  • 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Court
  • Mohegan Tribal Court
  • United States Tax Court

Education:

  • University of Connecticut
    • B.A. Philosophy
    • B.A. Psychology
  • Quinnipiac University School of Law 
    • Juris Doctor
    • magna cum laude

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • 2018, 2019 Fellow, by the Litigation Counsel of America
  • 2018 Member of the Trial Law Institute

Honors and Awards:

  • Named as one of Connecticut Law Tribune’s “2014 New Leaders in the Law”
  • Selected as a Connecticut “Super Lawyer” in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and again in 2019 by several independent attorney rating services such as Thomson Reuters
  • 2012 Selected as a Connecticut Super Lawyers Rising Star, a distinction given to less than 2.5% of the attorneys in Connecticut
  • Recognized as one of The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Connecticut in 2016, 2017 and 2018 by the National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014 2016 2018 Named by the American Society of Legal Advocates as one of the Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 in Connecticut and in 2018 one of the top 100 lawyers nationwide
  • 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 named one of the 10 Best Attorneys in Connecticut for Client Service by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • Justia, a legal rating service gave Attorney Bartlett a perfect 10.0
  • 2018 National Academy of Person Injury Attorneys’ Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys in Connecticut
  • As a result of settlements he has negotiated on behalf of his clients, Attorney Bartlett has earned a life membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a group touted to be “The Top Trial Lawyers in America"
  • His experience, client satisfaction, and peer recognition have further earned Attorney Bartlett the highest possible ranking of 10.0 of 10.0, “Superb” by Avvo, a national independent lawyer rating service.  He has also earned the Avvo distinction of being named a “Top Attorney” in the field of Wrongful Death, Car Accidents, Litigation, and  Personal Injury.
  • 2018 National Academy of Personal Attorneys’ NAOPA named Bartlett “Nation’s Premier” Top Ten Attorney

Attorney Steven AllinsonAttorney Steve

Bar Admissions:

  • Connecticut, 2007

Education:

  • Bryant College
    • Bachelor of Science, Applied Actuarial Mathematics and Business Administration
    • Minor, Political Science
  • Quinnipiac University School of Law 
    • Juris Doctor

Honors and Awards:

  • Superb rating by Avvo
  • The highest AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Nominated as a **Super Lawyers Rising Star

** Disclaimer in reference to Super Lawyers and Super Lawyers rising star.  Super Lawyers is a ranking done by a commercial publication. Statistical information about the Connecticut Selection process can be found at  www.superlawyers.com/connecticut/selection_details.html

Buchanon v. J&A Equities
Practice Area: Personal Injury Outcome: $1,200,000 plus confidential settlement

A guest of a tenant at a multifamily property suffered a significant spinal cord injury after falling down a poorly lit stairway. He was turned down by several firms because his initial hospital records stated that he was intoxicated and they felt that it was unlikely that there would be any available insurance on the property. After thoroughly investigating the matter, Attorney Bartlett found numerous safety violations in the stairway, he located four commercial insurance policies that provided coverage and was able to show, through the use of a toxicologist, that the plaintiff’s testimony that he had one to two beers prior to his fall was credible. In light of this, Attorney Bartlett was able to negotiate a settlement of $1,200,000 with three defendants in addition to a confidential settlement with the fourth defendant.  One of the top 2019 verdicts and settlements in New England.


Donna M. v. Siemens
Practice Area: Personal Injury Outcome:$200,000 settlement.

The plaintiff was rear-ended in stop and go traffic on Interstate 91. After her first attorney told her that her case had very little value because there was almost no property damage and she had prior injuries to her back, she fired that attorney and hired Attorney Bartlett. Attorney Bartlett was able to show how her prior back injury made her more susceptible to a subsequent injury from a low-speed collision and was able to use this to negotiate a $200,000 settlement.


Colleen B. v. 1-3 Long Wharf Drive
Practice Area: Personal Injury Outcome: $520,000 plaintiff’s verdict

Personal Injury – slip wins $520,000 verdict for woman who suffered an ankle sprain and injuries to her lower back which required surgery after stepping in a depression in a parking lot.


Trofatter, Kirk v. D & D Builders, LLC
Practice Area: Personal Injury Outcome: $375,000 Settlement

Resident injured after falling through a faulty fire escape at a 60 unit apartment complex in East Haven.  Mr. Kirk Trofatter broke his kneecap, upper leg, and left shoulder. The defense argued that Mr. Trofatter shouldn’t have been on the fire escape, but during the property owner’s deposition by Attorney Bartlett, the owner said he inspected the stairs weekly and knew the stairs were rusted. Bartlett also found there had been two previous injuries on other stairs located at this complex but the owners only repaired those specific stairs rather than all the defective stairs.  The building owner’s insurance company refused to settle for higher than $150,000. Judge Jonathan Silbert, after hearing the owner knew of the defect and had similar incidents felt that the suit was worth $375,000, at which point both sides settled.

This case appeared in the Connecticut Law Tribune 02/09/18 Man Injured by Collapse of Rusted Steps Reaches $375K Settlement


Emmanual R. v. Oracle Lounge
Practice Area: Personal Injury Outcome: $449,000 Plaintiff’s Verdict

$449,000 judgment for a bar patron who suffered a head injury when assaulted at a New Haven night club.  Bartlett Legal Group has handled many cases related to alcohol-related injuries.  They have taken cases of this type through the Appellate Court and were successful before the Supreme Court.


Seven-year-old child sexually abused 40 years ago awarded $3,188,803
Practice Area: Child Abuse Outcome: Plaintiff’s Verdict of $2,750,000

Dawn Andalora v. Joseph Falanga

A Willimantic, CT jury awarded Dawn Andalora $2.75 million dollars for sexual abuse she alleges she suffered at the hands of her mother’s boyfriend between 1974 and 1981.  Almost all medical records were unavailable.  Ms. Andalora feels vindication that it wasn’t her fault.

11/05/2014 Judge Harry E Calmar issued an order awarding additional punitive damages of $438,803.95.


Woman’s Car Struck at Stop Light Receives $125,000 Settlement
Practice Area: Car / Auto Accident Outcome: $125,000 Settlement

A woman was stopped at a stoplight when she was struck from behind by a distracted driver sustaining injuries to her head, shoulder, and back. Despite prior injuries to the same areas, Attorney Bartlett was able to negotiate a favorable settlement on behalf of the plaintiff.


CT Teen Killed in Car Crash
Practice Area: Wrongful Death Outcome: Policy Limit Settlement

Two CT teens were killed in a car crash after driving down the road at a high rate of speed.  The driver of the first vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree, killing the driver and passenger.  After being told by numerous attorneys that they did not have a case because the second vehicle never struck the first, the family came to Attorney Bartlett.  After initially receiving a denial from the second vehicle’s insurer because there was no contact between the vehicles, Attorney Bartlett was able to negotiate a settlement for the second vehicle’s full insurance policy limits.


Pedestrian Struck and Killed by Tractor Trailer on Highway. Estate Receives $234,000 Settlement
Practice Area: Wrongful Death Outcome: $234,000 Settlement for Family

A young woman was walking across Interstate 91 when she was struck and killed by a passing tractor-trailer.  Despite the defendant’s arguments that the plaintiff was highly intoxicated and under the influence of drugs at the time of the accident, and that the tractor-trailer driver was unable to avoid the collision due to other pedestrians on the roadway, Attorney Bartlett negotiated a favorable settlement for the victim’s family after pursuing claims against the
tractor-trailer driver as well as the operator of the vehicle in which the plaintiff was previously a passenger.


Woman Rear-Ended in Stop and Go Traffic Obtains $70,000 Verdict
Practice Area: Car / Auto Accident Outcome: $70,000 Plaintiff Verdict

A woman was struck from behind in stop and go traffic on the Merritt Parkway sustaining injuries to her neck and lower back.  Due to the nature of the collision and the fact that the plaintiff had pre-existing injuries, the defendant insurer refused to provide the plaintiff with a reasonable offer.  Following a two-day trial, the jury provided the plaintiff with the validation she deserved, awarding her $70,000.


Tenant Who Fractures Her Ankle on Stairway Receives $150,000
Practice Area: Slip and Fall Accident Outcome: $150,000 Plaintiff Settlement

An elderly woman tripped and fell on a poorly constructed stairway suffering a bimalleolar fracture to her ankle requiring surgery.  Defense counsel argued that the plaintiff was aware of the alleged defect in the stairway due to the fact that she used the stairway on a daily basis for the several years in which she was a tenant at the property. The defense further argued that the stairway was so poorly constructed, that the defects in the stairway were open and obvious to the plaintiff.  In spite of these arguments, Attorney Bartlett was able to obtain a $150,000 settlement for the plaintiff.


Man Struck by Freezer Door Recovers $60,000
Practice Area: Personal Injury Outcome: $60,000 Recovery for Plaintiff

An elderly man was struck by a freezer door that was improperly attached during its delivery and installation, sustaining injuries to his shoulder and lower back.  The defense disputed the extent of the plaintiff’s injuries and pointed to the plaintiff’s history of multiple work-related injuries as the source of his current complaints.


Bicyclist Struck by Car Receives $74,000
Practice Area: Personal Injury Outcome: $74,000 Settlement

A bicyclist was struck by a vehicle emerging from a gas station, sustaining injuries to his lower back.  Despite a significant history of prior injuries and defense witnesses who testified that the vehicle was moving at less than 5 miles per hour and the defendant was not knocked to the ground, Attorney Bartlett was able to negotiate a $74,000 settlement on behalf of the plaintiff.  Attorney Bartlett was the third attorney representing the plaintiff, as the plaintiff fired his first two attorneys after they recommended the plaintiff accept the insurance company’s offer of $15,000.


Slip and Fall Yields $190,000 Settlement
Practice Area: Slip and Fall Accident Outcome: $190,000 plaintiff settlement

A man who slipped and fell at an area hotel sustaining injuries to his head and neck and a mild traumatic brain injury with resulting cognitive deficits settled his claims for $190,000.  The hotel and property management company alleged that the fall occurred during an ongoing storm and further disputed the nature and extent of the plaintiff’s injuries. Through the utilization of weather and medical experts, Attorney Bartlett was able to reach a settlement of the plaintiff’s claims following mediation.


$1,000,000 Judgment for Plaintiff in Boy Scout Sexual Abuse Case
Practice Area: Child Abuse Outcome: $1,000,000 settlement

John Roe #1 v. Boy Scouts of America, et al. – $1,000,000 judgment obtained against a Boy Scout scoutmaster on behalf of a young boy who suffered sexual abuse at scouting events and at a local Boy Scout camp.  Bartlett Legal Group is nationally recognized for its work related to Boy Scout sexual abuse cases.  Many personal injury case settlements are confidential and can’t be shown under our results.


Workplace fall results in $105,000 settlement

Practice Area: Slip and Fall Accident Outcome: $105,000 plaintiff settlement

A woman suffers a knee-cap fracture from a workplace fall. The plaintiff was working as a parts washer when she was caused to slip and fall on a wet floor at her workplace. The defendant cleaning company argued that they had posted signs warning of the wet floor and that the plaintiff fell on the water she had spilled while washing parts. Through depositions of the defendant’s employees, Attorney Bartlett was able to develop significant inconsistencies in the defendants’ claimed version of events, which lead to a $105,000 settlement after mediation.


Homeless man struck and killed by passing vehicle
Practice Area: Wrongful Death Outcome: Settlement – policy limit

A homeless man was walking across the Berlin Turnpike when he was struck and killed by a passing vehicle.  Despite the fact that the police report exonerated the driver of the vehicle, who was a prominent medical professional, and found the homeless man responsible for the accident, through the use of our own accident reconstruction we were able to negotiate a settlement for the full policy limits of the driver’s automobile insurance.


Failure to Diagnose Detached Retina results in Confidential Settlement
Practice Area: Medical Malpractice Outcome: confidential settlement

Plaintiff presented to a neuro-ophthalmologist after experiencing a partial loss of vision in his right eye.  He was examined and discharged after being told that his loss of vision was permanent and that no corrective action could be taken. Several months later, the plaintiff began experiencing a distortion of his field of vision and was referred to a second neuro-ophthalmologist who diagnosed the plaintiff with a detached retina and performed an emergency surgical repair. Despite the restoration of the plaintiff’s full field of vision, the plaintiff suffered from permanent loss of acuity, pain, and fatigue in his right eye as a result of the more invasive procedure necessitated by the delay in diagnosis. Following mediation, the parties were able to reach a confidential settlement.


Disputed liability car accident results in $115,000 Plaintiff’s Verdict
Practice Area: Car / Auto Accident Outcome: Jury Verdict for the Plaintiff $115,000

Cintya Sandi-Torres v. Rong Lou, et al – The plaintiff suffered injuries to her neck and lower back following a motor vehicle accident wherein her vehicle was struck by another vehicle making a left-hand turn in front of her. Although the defendant’s disputed liability and argued that the plaintiff’s injuries were worth only a few thousand dollars, the jury found the defendant 100% liable and awarded the plaintiff $115,000


CT Auto Injury Verdict for the Plaintiff
Practice Area: Car / Auto Accident Outcome: Plaintiffs verdict of $55,000

A woman who suffered neck and back injuries in an auto accident refused a settlement offer of $4,000 per the advice of Attorney Bartlett.  After a two day trial, she was awarded $55,000.

Bartlett Legal Group is one of the top Connecticut car accident personal injury firms.  Let us help you. Call 203-463-4939 Now.


Tenant v. Landlord in a Fire Liability Case
Practice Area: Landlord / Tenant Outcome: Confidential Settlement

Negotiated confidential settlement of a complex fire liability case on behalf of 52 tenants of an apartment complex who were displaced and whose personal possessions were destroyed in a massive fire.  Our investigation of the building construction and who was at fault led to a satisfactory settlement for all our clients that were left homeless.


Chris M. v. Paul O. and Liberty Mutual Insurance
Practice Area: Car / Auto Accident Outcome: $235,000 Settlement

$235,000 total settlement for a passenger in an auto accident who sustained a head injury when the driver of the vehicle lost control on an icy roadway.  Bartlett Legal Group has been handling serious car accident cases for over a decade, initially working for insurance companies as defense attorneys, now only work for those injured.  Call today for a free consultation.


Frank B. v. Geico Insurance Company
Practice Area: Motorcycle Accident Outcome: $300,000 Settlement

Motorcycle accident results in a $300,000 policy limit settlement.  A motorcycle rider who suffered a broken leg after being forced off the road by an oncoming car who fled the scene and was never identified.


Liane R. v. Johnson Memorial Hospital
Practice Area: Medical Malpractice Outcome: $375,000 Settlement

$375,000 settlement on behalf of a woman who alleged that emergency room physicians at Johnson Memorial Hospital failed to diagnose a brain hemorrhage following a fall.  The patient suffered from injuries that left her with continuing physical and cognitive limitations.


Patient v. Nursing Home
Practice Area: Wrongful Death Outcome: Confidential Settlement

Wrongful Death – confidential settlement on behalf of the estate of a patient who suffered a subdural hematoma as a result of a slip and fall accident at a nursing home.  The patient’s family alleged that, despite numerous prior falls, the nursing home failed to take adequate precautions to prevent the patient’s fall.


Tyler F. v. Demkowicz Management, LLC
Practice Area: Personal Injury Outcome: $360,000 plaintiff’s verdict

Bar fight injury wins $360,000 judgment for a bar patron who suffered a broken jaw when assaulted by a former security guard at the night club who was terminated just days before the fight.


Wood v. Club, LLC
Practice Area: Personal Injury Outcome: $300,000 plaintiff’s verdict

$300,000 personal injury verdict for bar patron who was struck on the head with a glass bottle sustaining lacerations to his ear and injuries to his neck and jaw. Jury finds the bar was held liable.


Wood v. Club, LLC
Practice Area: Appeals Outcome: $300,000 plaintiff’s verdict affirmed

Defendant appealed the case to the CT Appellate Court -Attorney Frank Bartlett successfully defends the appeal of $300,000 plaintiff’s verdict.  Connecticut Appellate Court affirms the judgment, rejecting all of the defendants’ claims.


Wood v. Club, LLC
Practice Area: Appeals Outcome: $300,000 plaintiff’s verdict affirmed

Defendant appeals to the Supreme Court -Shortly after oral arguments before the Supreme Court, the Supreme Court dismisses the defendant’s appeal stating that certification to appeal was “improvidently granted”. Watch the video of the trial on the home page.


Estate of Walter R. v. Peggy A.
Practice Area: Elder Law Outcome: Plaintiff’s Verdict of $165,000

Elder abuse – $165,000 verdict against a caregiver who had misappropriated bank accounts and other property of an elderly client.

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