The Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA), the largest specialty bar association in Connecticut, today announced the June 2nd election of Angelo A. Ziotas, a partner at the law firm of Silver Golub & Teitell, LLP, Stamford, Connecticut, to the position of President for 2014-2015.
Mr. Ziotas has been specializing in the trial of civil matters in Connecticut, including medical malpractice cases, personal injury claims involving wrongful death or serious injury as well as business disputes, for more than 20 years.
In trials throughout Connecticut, Mr. Ziotas has attained more than 40 successful verdicts and has served as lead counsel for several clients who have received jury verdicts of more than $1 million.. This includes one of the largest jury verdicts in Connecticut history, when a Stamford jury awarded his clients $38.5 million to compensate a young boy who suffered severe neurological injuries during childbirth. In addition to these verdicts, he has negotiated settlements of more than $40 million dollars for firm clients in the last two years.
Mr. Ziotas has been recognized by his peers in The Best Lawyers in America in the specialties of Medical Malpractice Law and Personal Injury Litigation since 2006. He has also been included in Connecticut Super Lawyers every year since its inception in 2006, including its list of Top 50 Connecticut Super Lawyers and Top 100 New England Super Lawyers. A member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, he is one of only 35 lawyers in Connecticut to have been designated a “Local Litigation Star” by Benchmark Litigation.
Ziotas leads a team of newly elected CTLA officers who include Rosemarie Paine, Jacobs & Dow, New Haven, as President-Elect; Michael A. D’Amico, D’Amico, Griffin & Pettinicchi, Watertown, as Vice President; James D. Horwitz, Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder, Bridgeport, as Treasurer; D. Lincoln Woodard, Walsh Woodard, West Hartford, as Secretary; Paul A. Slager, Silver, Golub & Teitell, Stamford, as Parliamentarian, and Douglas P. Mahoney, Tremont & Sheldon, Bridgeport, as Immediate Past President.