Attorney Colette Griffin
Colette Griffin concentrates her practice in the areas of workers’ compensation, civil and insurance litigation. She studied at University of CA at Berkeley and received a BA in psychology while owning a deli in Berkeley, CA. She received her JD from the University of Bridgeport School of Law in 1987. She is admitted to practice before the state and U.S. District courts as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals.
Attorney Griffin represents municipalities, self-insurers as well as insured employers before the Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Commission. She has litigated many cases to conclusion before the Workers’ Compensation Commission as well as handling appeals before the Compensation Review Board, the Appellate court, and the Supreme Court in the State of Connecticut. Attorney Griffin has litigated many claims involving municipalities in which the exposure to the municipalities has been limited as a result. Attorney Griffin also successfully argued against a Motion to Preclude limiting the scope of preclusion.
Attorney Griffin has represented employers in civil court matters, protecting their rights of subrogation in third party actions.
Attorney Griffin speaks frequently on the topics of workers’ compensation and subrogation both at public seminars and in individual presentations to clients. She also does training for volunteer fire departments and sits on a fire safety committee.
Attorney Griffin is the immediate past chair of the workers’ compensation section of the Connecticut Bar Association where she served during the COVID 19 pandemic being 1 of only 2 attorneys ever asked to stay on for an additional year as chair of the section. She serves on the Chief Law Judge’s legal and medical advisory panels. Attorney Griffin also chairs the Connecticut Bar Association workers’ compensation section medical/legal cooperative.
Attorney Griffin is a Connecticut Bar Association Board Certified Specialist in workers’ compensation.
Attorney Griffin is also the immediate past chair and co-founder of the Animal Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association. She is very active in animal advocacy and has been appointed as a Court Advocate in animal cruelty cases by the Department of Agriculture.
She also serves on the board of a historical park in Redding, CT.
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