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Jack D. Garamella


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203-791-1126 fax

JACK D. GARAMELLA has practiced in the areas of Litigation and Business, primarily including the areas of Commercial Litigation, Negligence, Healthcare, Renewable Energy Law, and Trade and Commodities Law.  Although Mr. Garamella no longer actively practices with the firm on a full-time basis, he remains of counsel and serves as an advisor to the other members of the firm.

Mr. Garamella received notoriety for the first million-dollar-plus verdict in a product liability case in western Connecticut and has tried hundreds of cases to both judge and jury during his career. His business litigation experience includes financial, construction, development, environmental law, and various medical business issues.

Mr. Garamella, together with his colleagues, has extensive experience in advising on medical business arrangements. These include the buying and selling of medical practices; the negotiation of medical employment, as well as non-compete agreements; and the representation of health care professionals before the Connecticut Department of Health.

He has advised on trading, transporting, and end use of commodities, both hard — petroleum products and metals — as well as soft — sugar and grains.

Drawing on his long-time involvement with issues in the waste industry, Mr. Garamella devoted much of his practice to assisting clients in the renewable energy area. This includes the negotiations surrounding the permitting, construction, and operation of renewable energy or “green” facilities, as well as counseling on the EPA’s newly released revision of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2).

He remains a member and is a former director of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association. He is also a member of the American Association for Justice in addition to the State and local bars. He is a past president of the Danbury Bar Association. He is admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court and the United States Supreme Court as well as before State and Federal courts. Attorney Garamella is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® — the highest possible rating that can be achieved for both legal ability and ethical standards.  Mr. Garamella was included in the “Connecticut Super Lawyers®” list for 2013 in the area of business litigation.

Mr. Garamella has been active in civic matters in Danbury since he began practicing in 1969. Active with youth, he has coached and supported youth sports of all types. Mr. Garamella has been presented the Danbury Jaycees Distinguished Service Award. He served as trustee and board member of Danbury Hospital and treasurer of the Stanley L. Richter Memorial Park Authority. He acted for many years as a Special Master in family matters for the Judicial District of Danbury, and served as an arbitrator for various organizations in civil matters. He is a former chairman of the Brookfield Board of Ethics.

Mr. Garamella is a Danbury native and currently resides in Brookfield with his wife. They have three adult sons.

Published works:

  • The Law of Restitution and The Reliance Interest in Contract; Northwestern University Law Review, Sept./Oct., 1969

Honors and awards:

  • Danbury Jaycees Distinguished Service Award
  • Danbury Bar Association Pro Bono Award

Professional associations and memberships:

  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association Member and Former Director
  • American Association for Justice Member
  • Danbury Bar Association Past President
  • Danbury Hospital Trustee, Board Member
  • Stanley L. Richter Memorial Park Authority Treasurer
  • Judicial District of Danbury, 1986 – 2003 Special Master
  • Brookfield Board of Ethics Former Chairman

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Collins Hannafin, P.C., has provided quality legal services to clients in the Greater Danbury area for over 50 years. We serve business and individual clients from Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Danbury, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Ridgefield, Redding, Sherman, and Southbury.


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