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Proud To Support CT Trial Lawyers Association’s Lawyers vs. Hunger Campaign

December 12, 2020 

We are very proud to make a donation to the Women’s Caucus of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association‘s Lawyers vs. Hunger campaign. We hope that you will join us in supporting this very worthy cause fighting against hunger; it will make a big difference in the lives of some of Connecticut most vulnerable citizens. Fully… Read more >


SGT Partners Ziotas & Dreyer on ‘The Art of Jury Selection’ at CTLA CLE Seminar

April 4, 2017 

Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association Friday, April 7, 2017 Grassy Hill Country Club, 441 Clark Lane, Orange CT 06477 9:00 AM – 1:15 PM Register Member Fee: $225.00 Member (licensed 5 years or less) Fee: $155.00 Law Student Fee: $0.00 Non-Member Fee: $280.00   add to calendar CLE Credits Members who purchase and listen to the… Read more >


Proud To Be a Lead Sponsor of ‘Cookin’ For A Cause’ To Benefit House of Heroes Connecticut

TICKETS ON SALE NOW “Cookin’ For A Cause” To Benefit House of Heroes Connecticut Sponsored by CTLA’s Women’s Caucus Founded in 2000 in Columbus, GA, House of Heroes, Inc. has provided no-cost home repair services to more than 500 military and public service veterans and their families. Teams of volunteers spend one day performing veteran home… Read more >


SGT Partner Slager Co-Chairs Upcoming CTLA Seminar: Lessons from the Doctors

March 3, 2016 

How to Identify & Prove Head Injuries, Emotional Distress & Chronic Pain Through Expert Testimony Speakers   Paul A. Slager, Esq. (Co-Chair) Silver Golub & Teitell LLP Anastasios T. Savvaides, Esq. (Co-Chair) Tooher Wocl & Leydon, LLC Vincent Carlesi, MD Pain Management Associates of CT, PC Jeffrey Deitz, MD Fairfield County Psychiatry Robert P. Tepley,… Read more >


Only 1% of Doctors Incur Largest Share of Medical Malpractice Payments

February 2, 2016 

By Richard A. Silver, Co-chair, Medical Malpractice Committee, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association; Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© for Medical Malpractice – Plaintiffs Only 1% of U.S. doctors are responsible for the largest share of paid medical malpractice claims – some 32%, according to a Stanford University study that was recently published in The… Read more >


Arguing Damages and Maximizing the Verdict

February 2, 2016 

There is little disagreement among attorneys that arguing damages is one of the most sensitive and delicate elements of the entire trial process. However, to maximize the damages of a case based on solid evidence and supporting testimony, there are a number of ways both in preparing for trial and during trial to reach that… Read more >


SGT Partner Ziotas Co-Chairs Upcoming CTLA Seminar: Winning the Defective Premises Case

January 1, 2016 

A Comprehensive Overview and Analysis of Premises Liability Law for All Levels of Experience  Speakers Angelo A. Ziotas, Esq. (Co-Chair) Silver Golub & Teitell LLP Michael J. Walsh, Esq. (Co-Chair) Walsh Woodard LLC John R. Logan, Esq. Logan & Mencuccini, LLP Stephanie Z. Roberge, Esq. Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, LLC Agenda Supreme and Appellate… Read more >


SGT Partners Silver & Dreyer Speak at CTLA Seminar: Arguing Damages — Maximizing the Verdict

November 11, 2015 

Speakers Brian M. Flood, Esq. (Co-Chair) The Flood Law Firm, LLC Richard A. Silver, Esq. (Co-Chair) Silver Golub & Teitell LLP Pamela L. Cameron, Esq. Moore O’Brien & Foti Peter M. Dreyer, Esq. Silver Golub & Teitell LLP John J. Kennedy, Jr., Esq. Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, LLC Sean K. McElligott, Esq. Koskoff Koskoff… Read more >


Correction to Recent Articles about Lanza Estate Lawsuits

August 8, 2015 

By Angelo A. Ziotas Several news outlets across Connecticut reported this week that there are 14 estate plaintiffs and two personal injury plaintiffs (survivors) in the consolidated actions against the Estate of Nancy Lanza. This is incorrect. There had been two personal injury plaintiffs, but those two actions were withdrawn in April. Presently, there are… Read more >


Richard Silver: CTLA Continues To Fight Against Forces That Curtail Our Clients’ Rights

June 6, 2015 

During my presidency, a major legislative medical malpractice battle occurred, fomented by physicians and the medical malpractice insurance companies.  There was an attempt to institute legislation which would take away the rights of our clients.  I spent almost every day of the legislative session coordinating with Jay Malcynsky and his team.  Fortunately, we were able… Read more >


Looking Back — and Ahead — at the Importance of the CT Trial Lawyers Association

June 6, 2015 

It is hard to believe it’s been 10 years since I was president of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA)!  That was the year we first moved to Water’s Edge for our full day meeting; the Workers Compensation Committee was formally created to recognize the work being done by the folks in that part of our… Read more >


Lawmakers Debate Extending Statute of Limitations in Personal Injury Cases

— Plaintiffs bar, doctors face off in statute of limitations debate — by Christian Nolan, The Connecticut Law Tribune In most instances, Connecticut parents have just two years after a mishap to bring personal injury claims in court on behalf of their children. Plaintiffs lawyers are saying that’s not long enough, and that Connecticut needs… Read more >


Listening and Open-Ended Questions in Voir Dire

March 3, 2015 

Unlike lawyers who try to indoctrinate potential jurors during the process, I believe that the most important goal of voir dire is to obtain information about the potential juror.  Jury research shows that when you try to indoctrinate or shape a juror’s thinking about a case, you end up not only failing to achieve that… Read more >


Upcoming CTLA Seminar — Pick ‘Em & Win: The Art and Science of Jury Selection

Friday, March 20, 2015 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Grassy Hill Country Club 441 Clark Lane Orange, CT   Program chairs Cindy L. Robinson, Esquire,Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney, PC, Bridgeport Ernest F. Teitell, Esquire, Silver Golub & Teitell LLP, Stamford Faculty Peter M. Dreyer, Esquire, Silver Golub & Teitell LLP, Stamford Brian M. Flood, Esquire, The… Read more >


New CTLA President Focuses on Birth Injuries

Sometimes a doctor’s negligence during a baby’s delivery results in a permanent injury to the child. But the injury isn’t always readily apparent to doctors and parents for quite some time, perhaps even until the child starts school. And so most states allow prospective plaintiffs a lengthy period to discover the harm and bring a… Read more >


Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association announces election of new president

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,… Read more >


Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association announces election of new president

The Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA), the largest specialty bar association in Connectict, 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,… Read more >


CTLA Civil Justice Foundation Presents Mediation/Settlement Seminar

CTLA Seminar_Registration_Flyer CTLA’S – Civil Justice Foundation Presents: MEDIATION/SETTLEMENT: NEW STRATEGIES, NEW OPPORTUNITIES Friday, April 11, 2014 ~ 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (Breakfast & Lunch Included) 3:00 p.m. Tour of Medical School Frank H. Netter, MD Medical School at Quinnipiac University, North Haven Campus, 370 Bassett Road, North Haven, CT   PROGRAM CHAIRMAN / MODERATOR Richard… Read more >