Attorney John L. Laudati – Partner
Since 1981 Attorney John L. Laudati has practiced extensively and primarily as a trial lawyer. He concentrates his practice on civil litigation, personal injury law, collaborative family law and criminal law. He has litigated cases in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies. He strongly believes that every case should be handled as if destined for trial. This philosophy requires aggressive, professional advocacy. Most often this approach results in a reasonable settlement or resolution of a client’s case. When resolution cannot be achieved, Attorney Laudati has enjoyed a very successful track record at trial. Not all cases end up in a trial. Oftentimes negotiation and mediation is a better, more efficient approach. Several years ago, Attorney Laudati was approached by a group of attorneys who suggested that he become a trained mediator and collaborative family attorney. He took this advice and undertook the required training. Attorney Laudati believes that in the area of family law particularly, a mediated or collaborative approach not only avoids lengthy and costly litigation, but also enables parties to resolve their differences with dignity, respect and a measure of control over the process. Attorney Laudati has resided in Granby, Connecticut since 1986. He did his undergraduate studies at the University of Connecticut where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He subsequently attended the University of Connecticut School of Law. While attending law school he was employed as an assistant clerk in the Hartford Superior Court. He clerked on civil jury trials and the law calendar. He has been in private practice since his admission to the bar in 1981.
In 2013 and 2015, Attorney Laudati earned Martindale-Hubbell’s Client Distinction Award. Fewer than 4% of the 900,000 attorneys listed on martindale.com and lawyers.com have been accorded this Martindale-Hubbell honor. In 2015 Attorney Laudati received Martindale-Hubbell’s Top Rated Lawyer in Litigation. In 2014 and 2015 he was designated a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by The National Trial Lawyers. He was also selected to the 2015 Connecticut Super Lawyers in General Litigation. Attorney Laudati was selected by the American Society of Legal Advocates as one of the top 100 litigation attorneys in the State of Connecticut in 2014 and 2015. In 2013, the Hartford Advocate selected Attorney Laudati as one of Hartford’s finest Collaborative Divorce Attorneys. Attorney Laudati was chosen for a Top 10 Attorney Award in Personal Injury in 2016 by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys.
Attorney Laudati is admitted to practice before all Courts in the State of Connecticut and the United States District Court, District of Connecticut. He is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association, Hartford County Bar Association, American Association of Justice and Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association. Early in his career he sat on the Executive Committee of the Young Lawyer’s Section of the Connecticut Bar Association. During that time, he co-chaired the Hartford County Practice and Procedure Seminars for newly admitted attorneys. Attorney Laudati was a founding associate editor of The Defense, Journal of the Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association. He formerly lectured at the “People’s Court” an adult education series sponsored by the Connecticut Bar Association. He has served as a judge for the Connecticut High School Mock Trial Competition and the University of Connecticut School of Law Mock Court. Attorney Laudati is a member of the Central Connecticut Collaborative Divorce Group, the International Association of Collaborative Professionals, the Collaborative Divorce Team of Connecticut and Connecticut Counsel for Divorce Mediation.
For 30 years, Attorney Laudati has served as a director and legal counsel to the Farmington River Watershed Association. He is currently the Vice President. He sat on the Board of the Salmon Brook Watershed Association for more than a decade. He is a past president of the Manitook Lake Association and an active member of the Friends of Manitook Lake. Attorney Laudati is a charter member of the Granby Chapter of UNICO, the country’s largest Italian American Service Organization. He is a past President of the Granby Chapter. Attorney Laudati is the Vice President of the Granby Chamber of Commerce and currently chairs its Finance Committee. He is President and legal counsel to the Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame, and chairs its giving committee. He sits on the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission of the Town of Granby.