59 Elm Street, New Haven CT 06510
T 203-624-9500

Michael A. Stratton

Partner

"We represent people who never thought they would need a lawyer, and we discourage lawsuits whenever we feel the case is unjust, the offense petty, or the toll of litigation on the victim too great."
Education

Hopkins School, 1983

Colgate University, 1987

Boston University School of Law, 1990


Awards & Recognitions

AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Best Lawyers in America, personal injury litigation, 2001-2014

Lawyer of the Year, Plaintiff's personal injury litigation, New Haven, 2014

Top 50 Super Lawyers in Connecticut, 2006-2013


Admissions

State of Connecticut

U.S. District Courts (District of Connecticut and Southern & Eastern District of New York)

U.S. Circuit Courts (First and Second Circuits) and the U.S. Supreme Court.


Memberships

Board-certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification (NBLSC)

Founder's Circle level member of the American Association of Justice (AAJ)

American Board of Trial Advocates (Associate)

Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association

New Haven Board of Alders, Elected member from Ward 19 (2014)
Finance and Legislative Committees

Board of Governors, AAJ (2012-Present)

National Finance Council, AAJ (2012-Present)

MADD State Operations Council (2008-Present)

Brain Injury Association of Connecticut (Past President 1998-2001)

Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (Board of Governors, 1998-Present)
Statewide Fundraising Chairman (2000-2006)

Connecticut Bar Association (House of Delegates, 1997-2004); Trial Lawyers for Public Justice (1996-Present)

The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) - elected to membership by fellow ABOTA members

 


Presentations

Medicare, Medicaid, ERISA and Other Claimed Liens
2010, 2011, 2012


Related Publications
What's on my iPod

Van Morrison


What I do when not
practicing law

Wrestle with my kids and try to build a better, business-friendly, and racially integrated New Haven while on city council.


Favorite food

Anything extremely hot and spicy.


Favorite movie/TV character

Columbo


One thing I cannot live without

Faith. This drives me even when things look very dark, and it never seems to fail me.


Favorite vacation spot

Block Island and Stowe, VT


Person I'd most like to meet

Thomas Jefferson


Quote I live by

Be true to yourself.


As a Connecticut trial attorney, Mike Stratton has been trying law suits for more than 20 years and, at age 37, was the youngest member of any bar to be voted by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers. Mike has won dozens of multi-million dollar jury verdicts and settlements involving defective products and medical devices, securities fraud, aviation and trucking accidents, bad faith insurance claims practices and professional malpractice. While getting the maximum results for clients matters, Mike also believes that lawyers must create meaning from the monetary settlements achieved for clients. This strong, principled sense of social responsibility has inspired the firm’s commitment of donating at least 10% of every fee to support community organizations.

As a testament to Mike’s hardworking, strategic-driven approach, his verdicts have been recognized as being among the Top 100 in the nation in 2011 by The National Law Journal and he has been selected by his peers as among the 2013 Top 50 lawyers in Connecticut among all practice areas by the publishers of Super Lawyers® magazine. In fact, in 2006, Mike obtained the highest federal court verdict ever awarded in a Connecticut personal injury case.

As the founding partner of Stratton Faxon, Mike serves on many boards including the Injury Board, Connecticut Bar Association House of Delegates, the executive committee of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, the national board of American Board of Trial Advocates, the national board of governors and national finance coucil for the American Association of Justice, the Connecticut Law Tribune Advisory Board, the Public Investors Bar Association and several other boards in and around New Haven, CT. Mike is also certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a Civil Trial Advocacy Specialist.

 

 

Education

Hopkins School, 1983

Colgate University, 1987

Boston University School of Law, 1990


Awards & Recognitions

AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Best Lawyers in America, personal injury litigation, 2001-2014

Lawyer of the Year, Plaintiff's personal injury litigation, New Haven, 2014

Top 50 Super Lawyers in Connecticut, 2006-2013


Admissions

State of Connecticut

U.S. District Courts (District of Connecticut and Southern & Eastern District of New York)

U.S. Circuit Courts (First and Second Circuits) and the U.S. Supreme Court.


Memberships

Board-certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification (NBLSC)

Founder's Circle level member of the American Association of Justice (AAJ)

American Board of Trial Advocates (Associate)

Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association

New Haven Board of Alders, Elected member from Ward 19 (2014)
Finance and Legislative Committees

Board of Governors, AAJ (2012-Present)

National Finance Council, AAJ (2012-Present)

MADD State Operations Council (2008-Present)

Brain Injury Association of Connecticut (Past President 1998-2001)

Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (Board of Governors, 1998-Present)
Statewide Fundraising Chairman (2000-2006)

Connecticut Bar Association (House of Delegates, 1997-2004); Trial Lawyers for Public Justice (1996-Present)

The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) - elected to membership by fellow ABOTA members

 


Presentations

Medicare, Medicaid, ERISA and Other Claimed Liens
2010, 2011, 2012


Related Publications
What's on my iPod

Van Morrison


What I do when not
practicing law

Wrestle with my kids and try to build a better, business-friendly, and racially integrated New Haven while on city council.


Favorite food

Anything extremely hot and spicy.


Favorite movie/TV character

Columbo


One thing I cannot live without

Faith. This drives me even when things look very dark, and it never seems to fail me.


Favorite vacation spot

Block Island and Stowe, VT


Person I'd most like to meet

Thomas Jefferson


Quote I live by

Be true to yourself.


Michael A.  Stratton

203-624-9500

mstratton@
strattonfaxon.com

59 Elm Street
New Haven CT 06510