Mr. Bagnell, Co-Founder of his previous firm Lucas Bagnell Varga, LLC, has more than twenty-four years’ experience advising and representing individual and corporate clients in the areas of employment law, civil rights, contract disputes, executive compensation, trademark law, firearms defects, and related civil litigation.
In January 2018, he was named in the 5th Winter Edition of Best Lawyers in America. In August 2017, he was recognized in the 24th Edition of the Best Lawyers in America, an award reserved for few practicing attorneys in the United States.
In October 2017, he was named a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, an invitation-only award recognizing his accomplishments as a trial attorney and litigator.
He is currently lead counsel in a product liability deceptive marketing practices action against one of the largest arms manufacturers in the world.
In preparing his cases for trial and selecting juries, Mr. Bagnell works very closely with a Virginia-based jury consultant, Carolyn Koch, Esq. of Jury Solutions Inc., to ensure the best possible presentation to the jury.
He has argued cases in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts in New York and Connecticut, as well as the Connecticut Supreme Court. He has tried jury and non-jury cases to successful verdicts, and has obtained some of the largest jury verdicts in his field in the nation.
Mr. Bagnell is a member of the bar of the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and Connecticut. He is admitted to practice to the state bars of Connecticut and Massachusetts.
He has served as a member of the executive committee of the Connecticut Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Section, and is a Sustaining Member of the National Employment Lawyers Association and the American Bar Association’s Section on Litigation. He is accomplished cyclist and avid sailor.
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