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Anastasios T. Savvaides

Anastasios T. Savvaides

Location:
Stamford, Connecticut
Phone:
203-517-0456
866-554-1709
Fax:
203-324-1407
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Anastasios T. Savvaides is primarily involved in handling life altering and catastrophic personal injury claims as a result of motor vehicle, motorcycle and truck or tractor-trailer collisions, medical malpractice, products liability, premises liability and sexual assault cases, including wrongful death, brain and spinal cord injury cases. Andy, as he is known, graduated from Hartwick College, cum laude, in 1989 where he was an Oyaron Scholar. He received his law degree from Suffolk University School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts in 1992. While at Suffolk he made the Dean's List and worked as a law clerk at Liberty Mutual Insurance Company's Home Office Legal Department.

After graduating from law school, Mr. Savvaides worked briefly as an assistant clerk for the Connecticut Judicial Department before entering the general practice of law with the firm of Reid, Cafero & Corsello in Norwalk, Connecticut in 1993. In 1995 he accepted a position as Trial Attorney with Allstate Insurance Company where he concentrated on defending personal injury claims on behalf of Allstate and its policyholders. While there, he completed an in house trial advocacy program offered by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy and tried several civil jury cases to verdict. He was promoted to Senior Trial Attorney while employed by Allstate in 1998. In 1999 he joined the firm of Casper & deToledo, LLC in Stamford, Connecticut as an associate, effectively switching sides from representing insurance companies and their policyholders to representing injured victims. He practiced law at Casper & deToledo, LLC until his departure from that firm in 2008. In August 2008, Mr. Savvaides joined Tooher & Wocl, LLC, now Tooher, Wocl & Leydon LLC, as a partner and member of the firm where he continues to represent injured victims of either negligent, reckless or intentional conduct.

In January 2004, Mr. Savvaides completed the certification process to be board certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and was re-certified in 2009. From 2007-2015 he has been nominated and recognized in "Connecticut Magazine" as a Connecticut Super Lawyer® in Personal Injury and was also nominated and recognized by "Law & Politics" Magazine as a New England Super Lawyer®. In 2007 he was recognized as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the State of Connecticut by The National Trial Lawyers Association (formerly TheATLA).

He has been a member of the Board of Governors of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers' Association (CTLA) since 2004 and continues to serve on CTLA's Continuing Legal Education Committee, Membership Committee and Public Relations Task Force. He is also a Sustaining Member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ). He is a member of AAJ's Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation group and AAJ's Interstate Trucking Litigation Group. He also serves on the National Advisory Board of the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America since 2009. He is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association and the Fairfield County Bar Association (FCBA). In July 2008, he was appointed to serve as a Co-chair of the FCBA's Civil Litigation Committee and in 2009 joined the FCBA's Board of Directors.

Mr. Savvaides has chaired and lectured at numerous trial practice seminars for the Connecticut Trial Lawyers' Association, the Fairfield County Bar Association and the National Business Institute. He also devotes his time to serving as an attorney trial referee, arbitrator and special master for the Connecticut Judicial Department in the Stamford Superior Court. He was admitted to the Connecticut Bar in 1992, and the New York Bar and the Federal District Court for the District of Connecticut in 1993.

Areas of Practice

  • Catastrophic Personal Injury
  • Automobile
  • Motorcycle and Truck Collisions
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Wrongful Death
  • Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Premises Liability
  • Sexual Assault Cases
  • Products Liability
  • Workers' Compensation

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2004
  • Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2009

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 1992
  • New York, 1993
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1993

Education

  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 1992
    • Honors: Dean's List
  • Hartwick College, Oneonta, New York
    • B.A. cum laude - 1989
    • Honors: Oyaron Scholar

Representative Clients

  • Injured Victims of Negligent Reckless or Intentional Acts

Classes/Seminars

  • Chair, "Trial Demonstration: Low Impact MVA Case", Connecticut Trial Lawyers' Association, September 30, 2011
  • "Effect of Medicare Rules on Personal Injury Practice", Fairfield County Bar Association, November 4, 2010
  • "Handling a Personal Injury Case", Fairfield County Bar Association, June 8, 2010
  • CTLA Annual Meeting, Discussion of Three Verdicts, Connecticut Trial Lawyers' Association, June 7, 2010
  • Co-chair, "Car Wrecks and Truck Wrecks", Connecticut Trial Lawyers' Association, March 19, 2010
  • "To Object or Not To Object", Fairfield County Bar Association, March 2, 2010
  • "Tips and Strategies for Direct and Cross-Examination", Fairfield County Bar Association, March 19, 2009
  • Co-chair, "Trial Demonstration: Automobile Case", Connecticut Trial Lawyers' Association, November 21, 2008
  • "Building Your Civil Trial Skills", National Business Institute, September 19, 2008
  • Co-chair, "Recognizing and Proving the Invisible Injury: Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Depression", Connecticut Trial Lawyers' Association, April 16, 2008
  • "Building Your Civil Trial Skills", National Business Institute, October 8, 2007
  • "Art of a Civil Trial", Fairfield County Bar Association, June 6, 2007
  • Co-chair, "Trial Demonstration: Minor Impact Soft-Tissue Injury Case", Connecticut Trial Lawyers' Association, 2006
  • "Strategies for Handling the IME Doctor", Fairfield County Bar Association, 2005
  • "The Nuts and Bolts of Handling a UM/UIM Claim", Connecticut Trial Lawyers' Association, 2004
  • "Deposition Strategies", Regional Bar Association (now FCBA), 2001
  • "Trial Practice Workshop ? Effective Cross-Examination", Connecticut Trial Lawyers' Association, 2000
  • "Trying an Uninsured/Under-insured Motorist Case", Regional Bar Association (now FCBA), 2000

Honors and Awards

  • Recognized as New England Super Lawyer® in Personal Injury, 2007 - 2015
  • Recognized as Connecticut Super Lawyer® in Personal Injury, 2007 - 2015
  • Recognized as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer, The National Trial Lawyers Association, 2007 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Governors, 2004 - Present
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Continuing Legal Education Committee, 2002 - Present
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Public Relations Task Force, 2005 - Present
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Chairman, Membership Committee, 2009 - Present
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Chairman, Membership Committee, 2000 - 2008
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 1992 - Present
  • American Association for Justice, Sustaining Member, 2006 - Present
  • American Association for Justice, Member, 1992 - 2005
  • Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, National Advisory Board Member, 2009 - Present
  • The American Trial Lawyers? Association (now The National Trial Lawyers Association), Top 100 Trial Lawyer, 2007 - Present
  • Fairfield County Bar Association (formerly Regional Bar Association), Civil Litigation Committee, 2008 - Present
  • Fairfield County Bar Association (formerly Regional Bar Association), Board of Directors, 2009 - Present
  • Fairfield County Bar Association (formerly Regional Bar Association), Member, 1992 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Member, 1992 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Casper & de Toledo, LLC, Attorney, 1999 - 2008
  • Allstate Insurance Company, Senior Trial Attorney, 1995 - 1999
  • Reid, Cafero & Corsello, Attorney, 1993 - 1995

Pro Bono Activities

  • Attorney Trial Referee/Arbitrator, Connecticut Judicial Department, Stamford Superior Court, 1999 - Present

Languages

  • Greek