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Print ViewChristopher J. Petter
Associate Attorney

Education

  • Quinnipiac University School of Law, Hamden, CT
    Juris Doctor, 2009
  • Marywood University, Scranton, PA
    Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, History and Political Science, 2006

Bio

Christopher J. Petter is a trial attorney who practices in both worker’s compensation and personal injury litigation. He was admitted to practice in Connecticut in 2009 and is an active member of the Connecticut Bar Association and the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM). 

Mr. Petter is an experienced litigator who has focused his career on strengthening his abilities in litigation. He graduated Qunnipiac University School of Law with a concentration in Trial Advocacy, with honors. While in law school, his focus on trial advocacy gave him the opportunity to second-chair four trials before he had graduated. In addition, he was awarded with the prestigious Oberst Mock Trial Award and the Award for Outstanding Performance in Oral Advocacy. 

After graduation, Mr. Petter went on to work for a national insurance company’s staff counsel office, where he continued to hone his litigation skills by participating in jury trials, arbitrations and mediations. In addition, he had the opportunity to argue an issue of first impression regarding bystander emotional distress, creating new case law that was favorable to his client. After four years, Mr. Petter moved on to a large Plaintiff’s/Claimant’s firm where he began representing clients in both civil court and in workers’ compensation cases. With his time at that firm, Attorney Petter put on multiple jury trials, drafted appellate briefs, participated in formal hearings, and argued in front of the Compensation Review Board (the appellate division of the Workers’ Compensation Commission in Connecticut). Mr. Petter left the Plaintiff’s firm to return to the defense side when he joined a national insurance company’s staff counsel as the head of their Workers’ Compensation department in Connecticut.  Attorney Petter was responsible for working on and overseeing all Workers’ Compensation files in the office as well as handling commercial claims in civil court. In his free time, Christopher has coached multiple Mock Trial Honor Society competition teams for Quinnipiac University School of Law, and tries to judge multiple mock trial competitions throughout the year.

Mr. Petter is experienced in defending Workers’ Compensation claims, as well as commercial client, premises liability, strict liability and motor vehicle civil claims.