I came to Connecticut many years ago to attend Wesleyan University, graduating in 1977 with a BA and major in Biology. Before attending law school and after working as a Mental Health Worker at Elmcrest Psychiatric Institute, I attended and graduated from the Yale School of Medicine Physician Associate Program in 1981 and had a 12+ year career as a Physician Assistant in Emergency Medicine at Yale New Haven Hospital and later at Milford Hospital, serving as the EMS Coordinator during a portion of that time in Milford. During the last four years of my medical practice, I attended the University of Connecticut School of Law, Evening Division and upon graduation in 1992 and passing the Bar, I began practice with OBrien, Tanski & Young, a primarily defense firm in Hartford. In the beginning, my practice of law was primarily spent in the defense of personal injury, premises liability, MVAs, products liability and medical malpractice cases, but I also handled the plaintiff's personal injury claims that were referred to our office.
However, over the 27 years I was at OBrien, Tanski & Young, I came to primarily be involved in the defense of medical malpractice cases in CT. Along with this I defended a national movie theatre company and the premises liability claims brought against them in CT and would be called to defend medical providers in licensure actions brought against them by the CT Department of Health. During this time I tried to completion between 30-40 cases.
In 2020, COVID hit and I was fortunate to find a new position with the truly wonderful, honest and hard working people at Jacobs & Wallace, to whom I have brought my years of litigation experience and extensive medical knowledge to the litigation of personal injury and medical malpractice actions. Just to show that you can teach a old dog new tricks! It has proven to be eye opening and rewarding and I look forward to many more years in my somewhat "new" area of practice.