Attorney Margaret Fogerty Rattigan –Partner

Phone Number 860-674-8296 ext. 105
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Since 1991 Margaret Fogerty Rattigan has practiced law in Connecticut. She is an accomplished civil trial attorney and concentrates her practice on construction litigation, arbitration and mediation of construction disputes, personal injury cases involving automobile accidents as well as sexual abuse and sexual assault. She has also had the opportunity to represent clients in land use matters, insurance coverage disputes, debt collection, defense of professional liability claims, residential and commercial lease disputes, evictions and foreclosures.

Attorney Rattigan has conducted numerous trials and evidentiary hearings in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies. She has conducted arbitrations and mediations both as an advocate and as an appointed neutral arbitrator. Her construction practice has included representation of general contractors and sureties as well as design professionals, subcontractors, material suppliers and homeowners in a wide array of disputes ranging from single-family residential construction to multimillion-dollar municipal and state projects.

Her practice has included representing individuals, families and companies in a wide range of administrative matters from student disciplinary proceedings and discrimination claims before the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, and unemployment proceedings as well as tax appeals and land use applications.

Attorney Rattigan quickly assesses a client’s situation and is able to offer reasonable options to meet a client’s objectives while keeping the client’s best interests as the priority.   She is an aggressive but professional advocate for her clients.

Attorney Rattigan has resided in West Hartford with her husband and three children since 1990. She did her undergraduate studies at the University of Connecticut where she received her bachelor’s degree with a concentration in psychology. She attended Southern Connecticut State University and studied family therapy. She subsequently attended the University of Connecticut School of Law and graduated with honors in 1991. She has been in private practice since her admission to the bar in 1991.

Professional Affiliations

Attorney Rattigan is admitted to practice before all Courts in the State of Connecticut, the United States District Court, and the District of Connecticut. She is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association and Hartford County and New Britain Bar Associations.

Attorney Rattigan has been active in the Construction Law, and Alternative Dispute Resolution sections of the Connecticut Bar Association.  She has also served as a judge for the University of Connecticut School of Law Mock Court.

In 2010, Attorney Rattigan earned a peer review rating of “BV” from Martindale-Hubbell.

Community Involvement

For over 20 years, Attorney Rattigan has been active as a volunteer in the West Hartford School systems where her children have attended and/or graduated. She is an avid supporter of the Arts, especially for school age children.

In 2006, Attorney Rattigan help found the non-profit organization WAVE (Women Against Violence Everywhere, Inc.) whose mission is to provide financial assistance to individuals and non-profit organizations whose purpose is to provide assistance, housing, temporary shelter education and support to families, women and children whose lives have been impacted by gender-based violence.

In 2014, Attorney Rattigan was appointed as a Board Member of the Playhouse on Park in West Hartford, Connecticut.

Practice Areas

•    Construction Litigation
•    Commercial Litigation and Collections
•    Arbitration and Mediation
•    Personal Injury
•    Sexual Abuse
•    Administration Agency Practice
•    Zoning and Land Use
•    Landlord and Tenant Disputes
•    Student Discipline and Expulsion Proceedings

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Practice Areas:

  • Construction Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation and Collections
  • Trials in State and Federal Courts
  • Surety Defense
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Probate Litigation and Conservatorship
  • Personal Injury
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Administration Agency Practice
  • Zoning and Land Use
  • Insurance Agents and Brokers Defense
  • Landlord and Tenant Disputes
  • Student Discipline, Expulsion Proceedings

Women Against Violence:

In 2006 Attorney Rattigan helped found the non-profit Women Against Violence Inc. Women Against Violence Everywhere (WAVE) has the vision of women throughout the world being free from intimidation and violence and enjoying equal rights and equal opportunities under law, making the world a more peaceful place for all.