Mr. Secola's practice includes representation of persons injured as a result of automobile accidents, medical malpractice, products liability, premises liability, tractor-trailer accidents, as well as other types of civil disputes.
Carl Secola has practiced personal injury law in New Haven for over 35 years, trying civil cases on behalf of plaintiffs in courts throughout the state. His practice includes representation of persons injured as a result of automobile accidents, medical malpractice, products liability, premises liability, tractor-trailer accidents, as well as other types of civil disputes.
Mr. Secola received his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Fairfield University in 1982, and his law degree from Quinnipiac College School of Law formerly the University of Bridgeport School of Law in 1985.
While in law school, he was elected and served as Student Bar Association President, he was also a member of the moot court board and competed in national competitions; he also worked as a legal assistant to attorney J. Jackson who was then Chief Legal Counsel to Gov. William A. O’Neil. While in law school, Carl was selected to Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities. He is also a recipient of his law school’s distinguished alumni award.
Carl is a native of Hamden, Connecticut and at the age of 17 he organized and was elected president of a 250 family member Civic Association attempting to save the AC Gilbert game preserve from development and preserve it as open space. Carl’s persuasive oratory skills were recognized at an early age when the New Haven register reported he was the youngest president of Civic Association in the country.
Mr. Secola has served as an Assistant Town Attorney, as well as chairman of the Hamden Planning Section of the Planning and Zoning Commission. He has served as a Special Master in federal court and has been a lecturer and a contributing author for seminars and publications for the New Haven County Bar Association, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Connecticut Bar Association, and National Business Institute.
Carl has received the Martindale Hubbell’s distinguished rating in legal ability and ethical standards and is also a recipient of the Theodore I. Koskoff Distinguished Alumni Award. He has also been selected for Connecticut Magazine’s Super Lawyer section for the past 16 years, has been named Best Lawyer’s New Haven Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year, New England Super Lawyers, New York Magazine’s New York Area’s Best Lawyers, and The Best Lawyers in America for personal injury and medical malpractice.
Mr. Secola is proudly a member of the Connecticut Law Tribune’s Personal Injury Hall of Fame as well as ABOTA. Additionally, he is also a member of a the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Connecticut bar Association and New Haven County Bar association.
Carl resides in Hamden with his wife of 33 years, Linda, and their Australian Shepard Charlotte. His wife Linda is also his paralegal who assists him in all aspects of his practice and in recent years has served as his in house jury consultant. They have two children Carl III and Caroline. Carl enjoys reading biographies and all things historical and political. He also likes making New Haven style pizza and enjoys listening to all kinds of music.