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About The Law Offices of Christopher J. Donlin

Hamden, Connecticut

Christopher Donlin, New Haven Personal Injury LawyerChristopher Donlin is the founder of The Law Offices of Christopher J. Donlin and is admitted to practice law in the State of Connecticut. He received his undergraduate degree in English from The College of Saint Rose and completed his law degree at Quinnipiac University School of Law, graduating with a concentration in Civil Advocacy and Dispute Resolution.

While at Quinnipiac University School of Law, Christopher was the President of The Society for Dispute Resolution, an organization focused on developing skills in alternative dispute resolution methods and he was also a member of the Mock Trial Honor Society. Christopher also completed internships with the State Prosecutors’ Office in New Haven and with the Honorable Judge Deborah Batts in U.S. District Court in Manhattan. Christopher received a number of honors while attending Quinnipiac, including the Judge Owen Egan Award for Excellence in Dispute Resolution and the Nancy K. Sulinski Award for his participation in youth sports as a baseball official. Christopher was also awarded the 2008 Outstanding Performance in Oral Advocacy award by the faculty at Quinnipiac University School of Law and received a number of accolades based on his involvement in Mock Trial, including the Best Direct Examination Award, and his involvement with the Society for Dispute Resolution, including receiving First Place in both mediation and negotiation competitions.

After graduating law school, Christopher accepted an attorney position working in the staff counsel office for a national insurance company. As a staff counsel attorney, Christopher had the opportunity to defend cases in the area of personal injury, with a specific focus on motor vehicle, premises liability (slip and falls) and general negligence cases. This experience allowed him to learn the process through which an insurance company evaluates, strategizes and decides how to resolve these claims. The experience of knowing how an insurance company values a case has assisted Christopher in obtaining the best results for his client as a plaintiff’s attorney because he knows how much insurance companies are willing to pay to resolve cases.

Christopher is an active member of the community and spends much of his free time serving as an umpire for the Greater New Haven Baseball Umpires Association. He continues to work actively with the Society for Dispute Resolution at Quinnipiac University School of Law as a competition coach and judge. He has also been invited to lecture at Quinnipiac University School of Law on the topic of “The Ethical Issues Facing Attorneys Practicing in Insurance Defense.” Christopher is a member of the Hamden Chamber of Commerce and is also a coach in the Hamden Fathers Basketball League. In addition to these activities, Christopher is actively involved as a participant in a number of sports, including soccer, baseball and kickball.

Christopher recently had his article entitled “Want to be Facebook Friends? The Growth of Social Media and its potential Impact on Legal Proceedings in Connecticut” published as the cover story in the November 2010 issue of the Connecticut Lawyer. This article discussed the value of social media sites to lawyers practicing in personal injury law, specifically giving advice to practicing attorneys on how to best protect and advise their clients. He also had an article published entitled A Closer Look At Foreclosure Mediation Success - Connecticut Law Tribune regarding his foreclosure mediation success.

Christopher J. Donlin ESQ provides Foreclosure Defense and Personal Injury in Waterbury CT and New Haven CT County.