Sergio C. Deganis
For forty-one years I have successfully represented clients resolving litigated matters as their trial lawyer.
I have represented both Plaintiffs and Defendants involving personal injury, product liability, motor vehicle accidents, uninsured/underinsured, sexual molestation and harassment, toxic torts, breach of fiduciary duty; construction injuries/losses, legal malpractice, medical malpractice, traumatic brain injury and neuro-psychological injuries, and wrongful death matters. I have tried many jury and bench trials to verdict. I have further represented many clients in mediation and arbitration proceedings. I am corporate counsel to PEPCO – Plainville Electrical Products Company and PowerStation Events.
I now shift from trial lawyer toward using my skills and experience helping parties collaboratively resolve matters through mediations or through arbitrations.
I am recognized as:
- AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell for over 12 years.
- Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013-2022.
- Board Certified by National Board of Trial Attorneys.
I am a court appointed Arbitrator, Fact Finder and Attorney Trial Referee for the State of Connecticut for the Hartford and New Haven Superior Courts. I have frequently been appointed as an arbitrator by private parties.
I am a member of the following bars and legal organizations:
- Connecticut Bar.
- Connecticut Bar Association.
- Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association.
- Massachusetts Bar.
- U.S. District Court for District of Connecticut.
- U.S. District Court for District of Massachusetts.
- U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit.
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.
- Defense Research Institute.
- National Institute of Trial Advocacy.
I began my legal career working on behalf of General Electric Company nationwide. After leaving GE, I then worked as the managing and senior trial attorney with DuBorg & Deganis, American International Group Counsel for Connecticut. Most recently I have been a partner with the firm of Ouellette, Deganis, Gallagher & Grippe, LLC.
I graduated from Suffolk University Law School with a J.D., cum laude, in 1981. While at Suffolk, I was a member of the Law Review.
I am active member of the Cheshire United Methodist Church.