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Stockman O’Connor serves its client base with the enthusiasm of a start up organization and the expertise of a combined century of litigation experience among its partners. We are a team of trial lawyers from diverse backgrounds but a similar drive to be the best lawyers we can be. Together we have handled thousands of cases, including medical malpractice and hospital liability defense; long term care and nursing home defense; general commercial litigation; labor and employment law; and other general insurance defense claims. We have tried more than 100 cases to verdict with overwhelmingly successful outcomes, including some of the highest profile cases in the state. Our goal is a simple one: provide the best, most effective and efficient representation for our clients in our areas of expertise. Bar none.

Stockman O’Connor serves a majority of the hospitals in western and southern Connecticut. We provide counsel for their risk management departments, advice and representation during Public Health and root cause analysis inquires, and defense of their personnel during litigation. We handle labor and employment issues on their behalf as well, including CHRO actions. We counsel and defend individual medical practices and providers. We also represent providers in front of the Department of Public Health.

Our expertise doesn’t stop there. We have significant experience in the defense of long term care and nursing home facilities, in all aspects of their operations, from premises liability claims to substantive care claims. Stockman O’Connor represents individuals and employers in labor and employment claims. We have handled significant commercial litigation lawsuits on behalf of multinational corporations and local businesses alike. Our job, in short, is to provide our clients with the depth and dedication necessary to handle any litigation, big or small, from start to finish.

Stockman O’Connor attorneys have achieved broad recognition among their peers. In 2019, Richard O’Connor was named Lawyer of the Year in the area of Personal Injury Defense by Best Lawyers. Eric Stockman is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell. Both were elected to the American Board of Trial Attorneys, and both have been named Connecticut Super Lawyers.

Vimala Ruszkowski, Sandy Roussas and Adam Maiocco have been consistently designated as Rising Stars by Connecticut Super Lawyers.

Equally as important, SOC Lawyers are present and active in their communities. The members of Stockman O’Connor serve on the boards of their hometowns and charitable organizations. They also participate in events and activities that support and enrich their local communities and advance important causes.

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