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The National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) is pleased to announce that Michael D. Colonese who heads the Plaintiffs Practice Group at Brown Jacobson P.C., has successfully achieved recertification as a civil trial advocate. The NBTA was formed out of a strong conviction that both the law profession and its clients would benefit from an organization designed specifically to create an objective set of standards illustrating an attorney’s experience and expertise in the practice of trial law.

Michael D. Colonese is part o f a growing number of trial attorneys that have illustrated their commitment to bettering the legal profession by successfully completing a rigorous application process and providing the consumer of legal services with an objective measure by which to choose qualified and experienced legal counsel.

The elaborate screening of credentials that all NBTA board certified attorneys must successfully complete includes: demonstration of substantial trial experience, submission of judicial and peer references to attest to their competency, attendance of continuing legal education courses and proof of good standing.

Board Certification is the highest, most stringent, and most reliable honor an attorney can achieve. Board certifications are the only distinctions awarded by non-profit organizations. The NBTA as well as all board certifying organizations are committed to safeguarding the public’s ability to choose a good attorney.

Michael D. Colonese earned his undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Connecticut. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Law. Mr. Colonese is licensed to practice in Connecticut. He is a member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Connecticut Bar Association, New London County Bar Association, National Employment Lawyers Association, Connecticut Employment Lawyers Association, and the Connecticut Italian American Bar Association. He has published articles in the Connecticut Law’ Tribune.

Approximately three percent of American lawyers are board certified, and Mr. Colonese is a member of a very select group who has taken the time to prove competence in their specialty area and earn board certification.

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The Plaintiffs Practice Group at Brown Jacobson is an experienced legal team dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals who have been injured due to the negligence or wrongful conduct of another individual or organization.
If you have been injured – physically, emotionally, or financially, because someone else – perhaps a distracted driver, an irresponsible property owner, or even your own employer – didn’t play by the rules and now refuses to accept responsibly, we will work tirelessly to ensure that you receive justice and that the responsible parties are held accountable.