Trudie R. Hamilton

Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP

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Leavenworth Street 50
Waterbury 06702 CT US

Trudie Hamilton is a senior partner in Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey’s litigation group,which was named a “highly recommended” Connecticut litigation team in Benchmark Litigation’s Guide To Leading Business Litigation Firms and Attorneys. She practices in the defense of major personal injury, medical malpractice and product liability cases.

Over the last 25 years, Trudie has successfully defended cases on behalf of national and international product manufacturers, a national medical testing company, a New England University, as well as Connecticut hospitals and doctors, Connecticut police officers and a Connecticut public utility.


  • Successfully tried to verdict cases involving brain damage, quadriplegia, death and patient suicide
  • Successfully defended claims of sexual abuse in the course of the psychiatrist/patient relationship
  • Successfully defended claims of mismanagement of labor and delivery resulting in severe infant brain damage
  • Successfully defended psychiatric malpractice claims relating to suicide and homicide
  • Successfully defended multiple personal injury claims relating to mold exposure
  • Represented a major international manufacturer in personal injury and death cases involving claims of defective design of motorcycles, All Terrain Vehicles and personal watercraft
  • Represented a New England University in trial of claim involving a cheerleader accident resulting in quadriplegia
  • With her partner, Anthony Fitzgerald, she successfully defended a Connecticut public utility claim that a young woman’s brain cancer was caused by exposure to electric and magnetic fields from residential power lines. This case had been identified by the national plaintiffs’ bar as a key case in nationwide litigation claiming that electric and magnetic field exposure caused childhood brain cancer and leukemia


  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Oliver Ellsworth Inn of Court: Barrister
  • Waterbury Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association


  • University of Dundee, Scotland, LL.B., 1975Faculty of Law,
  • University of Dundee, Scotland, J.D., 1975
    • M.A., History,First Class Honors, Class Rank, First Place; Awarded Class Medal in each of the four years; Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • University of Connecticut School of Law, , 1980


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