Federal & State Courts
Navigating the complex world of workers' compensation.
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Attorney Thomas Galvin Cotter and the Cotter Law Firm Staff
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In a Nutshell
of our cases are referred by other Attorneys.
Associated Law Firms
Supreme Court of Connecticut
Crook vs. Academy Drywall
Changing Connecticut statutes so than an "employee is entitled to receive a dependency allowance for... a child born after the date of the employee's injury but conceived prior to the date of that injury.
The Client Experience
Attorney Cotter received his bachelor's degree from Nichols College in 1978. Shortly after, He completed his Juris Doctorate at The University of Bridgeport's Law school, now located at Quinnipiac University. Attorney Cotter then decided to specialize his law degree in Workers' Compensation by attending the University of Arizona's Workers' Compensation College as well as the International Workers' Compensation College at the College of Charlotte.
Attorney Cotter began practicing law alongside his two brothers, two uncles, and father, spending fifteen years developing his expertise at Cotter, Cotter, & Sohon before moving to another firm, and eventually founding the Cotter Law Firm.
He was appointed as the Connecticut Workers' Compensation Commissioner in 1996 and has served as a Connecticut Attorney Trial Referee for the past 20 years. On top of Attorney Cotter's many legal appointments, he has served in a number of civic roles to contribute to his community. These include the Stratford Employees Disability Review Board, Chairman & Commission of Stratford Zoning Commission, Commissioner of Stratford Board of Education, Alt. Commissioner for Stratford Zoning Board of Appeals, Stratford High School Lacrosse Coach, and Assistant Town Attorney for Stratford.
Despite all that Attorney Cotter has achieved, he considers his greatest accomplishment to be his growing family. He can frequently be found boating on Long Island Sound with his wife Megan, Coaching youth lacrosse, playing golf with his three boys, Christopher, Harrison, and Logan, or spending time with his daughter's Paige, Darby, and Kerrigan. Attorney Cotter also cannot resist spoiling his two grandchildren, Hank and Etta.
Professional Memberships: Connecticut Bar Association, Bridgeport Bar Association, Milford/Ansonia Bar Association, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association, Association Trial Lawyers of America.
The Cotter name is synonymous with law and community service. For countless decades, generations of Cotters have been deeply invested in the communities they reside and practice in. This holds true for the Cotter Law Firm. We pride ourselves in providing our clients with the utmost integrity and expertise. You can be confident that from the minute you walk in the door you will have options. No matter what you need help with, the Cotter Law Firm can assist you. With over 30 years of litigation experience, you can expect the resources and knowledge available at large metropolitan firms, combined with the accessibility of a smaller, boutique law office.