- Litigation & Dispute Resolution
|University ||Sacred Heart University, B.S., cum laude, 1986|
|Law School||Suffolk University School of Law, J.D., 1989|
|Admitted||1989, Connecticut; 1990, District of Connecticut|
|Memberships ||Connecticut Bar Association; American Bar Association; Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association. |
|Born||Danbury, Connecticut, June 13, 1964|
Susan O'Donnell is a partner in the Litigation Department at Halloran & Sage.
With over twenty years experience as a defense attorney, Susan represents the interests of individuals and businesses, as well as insurance carriers and their insureds, in Connecticut and Federal Court in civil litigation matters. She handles matters pertaining to personal injury and wrongful death, toxic torts, premises and liquor liability, subrogation, motor vehicle and fire loss and product liability. Susan has tried numerous cases to verdict. She has extensive experience representing clients in arbitration and mediation hearings.
Additionally, Susan represents individuals in divorce and family law litigation matters. With an abundance of empathy, and a commitment to timely resolution, she handles dissolution matters, custody and visitation issues, asset and property distribution and post judgment modification and enforcement issues. She is a member of the Family Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association.
Successfully defended the building owners in protracted litigation successfully resolved at mediation involving claims of over 50 plaintiffs following the 2006 loss and destruction by fire of a Norwich apartment complex. Creed, et al. v. Peachtree Ltd Partnership.
Represented multiple parties in divorce, separation, custody and post judgment motions for contempt and enforcement matters.
Successfully defended at jury trials pedestrians, motorcycles and bicycle cases resulting in defendants verdicts.
Successfully represented a home owner at jury trial in a water incident that involved claims of trespass, nuisance and negligence and involved a property altercation.
Handled dozens of binding arbitration hearings for clients in disputed automobile liability lawsuits.
Child Support and the Demise Of Judicial Discretion
Connecticut Law Tribune, 08/13/2013
Offers of Compromise: The Real Effects
Client Information, 03/01/2003
Connecticut Bar Association
American Bar Association
Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association
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