Carter Mario Law Firm

Carter Mario Law Firm

Connecticut's Firm for Injured People. Our focus is on our clients as well as making a positive impact in communities across Connecticut.

Firm Overview

At Carter Mario Law Firm, you will find an experienced team of legal professionals committed to fighting on behalf of individuals who have been injured by no fault of their own. Day in and day out, our Connecticut personal injury attorneys believe in being a champion for others, so that we can help injured victims and their families recover the compensation they deserve after a serious injury. We believe in instilling hope within our clients, providing them with a voice, and giving them the chance to have a fair fight with insurance companies.

By taking a team approach to every case we handle, our clients benefit from having 24/7 access to a case manager, supervisor, practice leader, and attorney. We keep constant communication with our clients to ensure they get what they need, when they need it. Regardless of what the situation entails, you can trust that we will keep you informed about your case, help you understand the legal process, and fight to get you the maximum value in the shortest amount of time.

Main Office

Corporate Office
100 Plains Road
Milford, CT 06461

Phone

800-900-6700

Fax

203-877-9509

Fees

Office Information

Office Hours

Available 24 hours per day / 7 days per week

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

English, Spanish, French Creole, Greek, Portuguese, Farsi, Russian

Other Offices

Hartford Office
176 Wethersfield Avenue
Hartford, CT 06114

Waterbury Office
532 Wolcott Street
Waterbury, CT 06705

Bridgeport Office
3543 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT 06606

New Britain Office
370 West Main Street
New Britain, CT 06052

North Haven Office
12 Montowese Avenue
North Haven, CT 06473

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Carter Mario, CEO and President of Carter Mario Law Firm, is passionate about customer service. What began as a general practice law firm in 1989 in Milford, Connecticut, grew into a firm dedicated exclusively to Connecticut personal injury law under the direction of Carter Mario in 1998.

A complete restructuring enabled the firm to get back to the basics and put all the focus on clients. A
team approach, including a case management system that pairs each client with a personal case manager, supervisor, and Connecticut accident attorney, ensures all clients are constantly informed about their case.

Carter Mario makes it clear that client contact is the number one priority—clients are guaranteed a return call the same day, or lunch is on the firm.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others?

At Carter Mario, we believe that being a great Connecticut personal injury lawyer takes more than just education and experience—it takes having a genuine interest in each one of your clients. We want to learn about your unique situation and hear about exactly what happened in your accident so we can figure out the best way to prepare and win your case.

From keeping our phone lines open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, to calling you back the same day you call or lunch is on us, we want you to know that we care about your case, and our injury lawyers will take the time to hear your concerns anytime. That's how we operate.

Giving our clients access to their attorneys is part of what makes us a community law firm and what helps us get the maximum results for you.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

To our legal team, handling your claim is about more than just getting you a settlement check. It's about making sure that you feel confident through the legal process. The attorneys, paralegals, case managers, and intake specialists at Carter Mario Injury Lawyers do everything we can to provide you with the resources you need and to assure you that your case is being handled properly.

Carter Mario

Carter Mario Law Firm

When it comes to handling personal injury cases, Carter Mario is dedicated to pursuing justice. He chose to focus on personal injury law because this area of the law allows him to play a direct role in helping injured individuals rebuild their lives after an injury.

Regardless of the complex aspects of a case, he creates a personalized legal strategy that is comprehensive. He works diligently to secure maximum compensation for our clients. He keeps every client informed throughout the life of their case so that they never feel confused about the status of their legal matters.

Throughout his legal career, he has received numerous awards for his legal abilities and impressive track record, including being listed among Best of Waterbury by the Waterbury Observer many years in a row. His perfect 10.0 Avvo rating speaks volumes about his skills, passion, and dedication to his clients.

Attorney Carter Mario is licensed to practice in Connecticut and the U.S. District Court of Connecticut. In his free time, he coaches wrestling and is involved with the Milford Harbor Commission, Harley Owners Group, and our firm's CarterCares outreach. If you wish to file a claim after being injured, he can help you take immediate and effective legal action. He would be happy to answer your questions during a free initial consultation.

Bar Admissions
Connecticut
U.S. District Court of Connecticut

Education
Stetson University College of Law, J.D.
University of North Carolina, B.S. Industrial Relations

Awards, Associations, & Memberships
Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
American Bar Association
American Association for Justice
New Haven County Bar
Connecticut Bar Association
U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Marine Officer
Milford Bar Association

Carla Minniefield

Carter Mario Law Firm

Attorney Carla Minniefield takes her role as Practice Leader of Carter Mario Law Firm very seriously. She never loses sight of the fact that the results she achieves have the potential to dramatically improve a client's life. She does not shy away from taking a case to trial if she believes it will benefit the outcome of a case. We, as a firm, are proud to work with such a dedicated and well-versed legal professional as Attorney Carla Minniefield.

At our firm, Attorney Carla Minniefield is a passionate advocate for injured victims and is relentless when pursuing justice. She is naturally friendly, and makes her clients feel at ease while providing them with a great deal of peace of mind during the legal process. She believes that the voices of injured victims should be heard and that taking legal action is necessary. Her goal is to recover the maximum compensation for our clients so that they can restore comfort to their lives after experiencing such a stressful setback as a personal injury.

Attorney Carla Minniefield is an Alabama native and enjoys cooking, jazz, and visiting Martha's Vineyard.

Bar Admissions
Connecticut
New York
U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut

Education
Quinnipiac University School of Law, J.D.
Albertus Magnus College

Awards, Associations, & Memberships
Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
George Crawford Law Society
American Association for Justice
Milford Bar Association
Million Dollar Advocates
International Brain Injury Association (IBIA)

Alison Reilly Gillotti

Carter Mario Law Firm

Alison Reilly Gillotti's passion to be a voice for members of her community drove her to pursue a career in personal injury law. She takes pride in helping those in need navigate our complex legal system while ensuring that her clients receive the compensation they deserve after an injury.

After earning her B.A. in Political Science from the University of Connecticut, she went on to study law at Quinnipiac University and graduated with her J.D. with the distinction of Magna Cum Laude. While in law school, she worked on Quinnipiac University's Law Review, where she published an article about zoning and climate change. She received awards for civil procedure, bankruptcy, business organizations, and oral advocacy. She is a member of the Connecticut and American Bar Associations, the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, and the New Haven Bar Association.

Before joining Carter Mario Law Firm, Attorney Reilly Gillotti worked in the Milford Superior Court as a temporary assistant clerk in the family court. Afterwards, she primarily represented homeowners against their insurance companies following devastating losses. She is licensed to practice in Connecticut and the U.S. District Court for the State of Connecticut.

Alison enjoys spending weekends with her husband and their 4-year-old son by attending concerts and baseball games. Alison and her family are working towards their goal of seeing every baseball stadium in the country!

If you have a personal injury case on your hands, Attorney Reilly Gillotti is ready to help you file an injury claim. During a free initial consultation, she can help you understand the claims-filing process and answer any questions you may have to ensure your case flows as smoothly as possible.

Bar Admissions
Connecticut
U.S. District Court, State of Connecticut

Education
Quinnipiac University School of Law, J.D.
University of Connecticut, B.A.

Awards, Associations, & Memberships
Connecticut Bar Association
American Bar Association
Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
New Haven Bar Association

Amanda Mitchell

Carter Mario Law Firm

Attorney Amanda Mitchell will stop at nothing to seek justice and the best possible outcome for her clients. Before joining Carter Mario Law Firm, Attorney Mitchell worked in private practice where she focused on personal injury, family law, and general litigation cases.

Attorney Mitchell earned her law degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law where she participated on the competitive moot court team. Prior to her legal education, she received a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Colgate University. Attorney Mitchell is licensed to practice in Connecticut and the United States District Court, District of Connecticut. She is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association and the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association.

Amanda has lived in Connecticut for most of her life. She lives in Madison with her husband and three children, where she has volunteered in town governance as a commissioner of the Planning and Zoning Committee and a board member of Madison Youth and Family Services.

Amanda will take care of all the paperwork and details associated with your case so that you don't feel overwhelmed or confused by the process. She will do everything possible to finalize your case in the most effective and timely manner possible.

Bar Admissions
Connecticut

Education
University of Connecticut, J.D.
Colgate University, B.A.

Awards, Associations, & Memberships
Connecticut Bar Association
Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association

Andrew Bottinick

Carter Mario Law Firm

When representing injured victims, Andy Bottinick lets nothing stand in his way in his pursuit of justice. Since joining our firm in 1993, he has played a vital role in helping our clients get back on their feet after being involved in an accident. He carefully analyzes each detail of a case to ensure that the case's strategy is comprehensive and results-driven.

Before becoming a lawyer, Attorney Bottinick served for a decade in the U.S. Navy Reserves, working his way up to the rank of lieutenant. As a Merchant Marine Officer, he had the chance to sail around the world and managed to earn his Master's License along the way. Attorney Bottinick was motivated by a genuine desire to help others and thus earned his law degree from Quinnipiac University School of Law. He is a proud member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association.

Attorney Bottinick is always eager to be an active member of his community and shows this through his involvement with various local organizations and associations. For his commitment to community service, he was awarded the Foley Award. As a knowledgeable Connecticut personal injury lawyer, he is unwavering in his protection of the rights and interests of our clients. He is licensed to practice in Connecticut and the U.S. District Court. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, cheering for the New York Giants, swimming, and bike riding.

If you have a personal injury case on your hands, Attorney Bottinick can help you take legal action by filing an injury claim. During a free initial consultation, he can help you understand the claims-filing process and what you can expect. He will take care of all the details associated with your claim and keep you updated regarding its status.

Bar Admissions
Connecticut
U.S. District Court

Education
Quinnipiac University School of Law, J.D.
U.S. Navy Reserves, Masters
United States Merchant Marine Academy, B.S., Nautical Science

Awards, Associations, & Memberships
Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association

Andrew Buchetto

Carter Mario Law Firm

Attorney Andrew Buchetto is a fierce advocate for those who have been injured through no fault of their own in Connecticut. He relentlessly pursues justice for his clients whose lives have been put on hold due to the recklessness of others while crafting a custom approach for each of his client's cases.

Before joining Carter Mario Law Firm, Attorney Buchetto spent most of his career on the defense side of personal injury claims. After years of being a defense attorney, he chose to use his expertise to aid those who have been injured. He has years of valuable experience defending injury claims from inception all the way through the trial stage.

Before earning his J.D. from Roger Williams School of Law, he earned his B.A. in Politics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is licensed to practice in Connecticut. Attorney Buchetto is a member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association and the New Haven County Bar Association.

When he's not advocating for his clients, Attorney Buchetto enjoys exploring New England, spending time with his wife and children, and chasing around their Bull Terrier, Nell.

If you have a personal injury case on your hands, Attorney Buchetto is ready to help you file an injury claim. During a free initial consultation, he can help you understand the claims-filing process and craft a custom strategy to fit your claim.

Bar Admissions
Connecticut

Education
Roger Williams School of Law, J.D.
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, B.A., Politics

Professional Associations & Membership
Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
New Haven County Bar Association
2019 & 2020 Super Lawyers Rising Star

Anthony Masone

Carter Mario Law Firm

When defending injured victims, Attorney Anthony Masone lets nothing stand in his way in his pursuit of justice. Since joining our firm in 2018, he has played a key role in helping our clients get back on their feet after sustaining an injury. He meticulously examines each detail of a case to ensure that his clients are compensated to the fullest extent for their injuries.

Attorney Masone brings a legal defense background to the Carter Mario Law Firm team, so he is equipped to see both sides of his client's cases. Therefore, he can easily identify a case's weaknesses in order to capitalize on the positives aspects of each case.

Attorney Masone was moved by a fierce desire to advocate for others and thus earned his law degree from Roger Williams University School of Law after earning his B.A. in Psychology from Fairfield University. He is a proud member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association and the Connecticut Bar Association.

Attorney Masone has always been dedicated to serving not just his clients, but his community as well. He regularly donates to various cancer research foundations and participates in the annual Path of Hope 5k that is held by the CT Brain Tumor Alliance. As an experienced Connecticut personal injury lawyer, Attorney Masone is steadfast in his defense of the rights and interests of his clients. He is licensed to practice in Connecticut. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, paddle boarding, attending live concerts, and reading.

If you have a personal injury case on your hands, Attorney Masone can help you take legal action by filing an injury claim. During a free initial consultation, he can help you understand the claims-filing process and inform you on what you can expect. Let Attorney Masone aggressively advocate on your behalf!



Bar Admissions
Connecticut
U.S. District Court of Connecticut

Education
Roger Williams University School of Law, J.D.
Fairfield University, B.A., Psychology

Awards, Associations, & Memberships
Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
Connecticut Bar Association
Milford Bar Association

Bettina Cavanagh

Carter Mario Law Firm

Dedication to her clients, focused determination, and compassion have been the hallmarks of Attorney Bettina K. Cavanagh's career as an attorney. She is dedicated to pursuing justice through zealous advocacy, attention to the details of each individual case, and her strong sense of empathy for an injured client, all of which drive her desire to secure fair and just compensation for her clients.

Attorney Cavanagh brings to Carter Mario Law Firm a varied background in both insurance defense litigation and the plaintiff's personal injury work. Prior to joining the Carter Mario team, Attorney Cavanagh worked for a large insurance company as a defense attorney where she tried numerous jury cases to verdict and represented clients in countless mediations and arbitrations. She also spent over 10 years working and advocating on behalf of injured clients as a personal injury attorney. This varied experience, on both sides of the aisle, has given Attorney Cavanagh the experience and ability to analyze cases from both the plaintiff and defense perspectives, focusing on the strengths of her client's case, while at the same time identifying the weaknesses that will be the focus of any defense of a claim.

Attorney Cavanagh earned her law degree from Quinnipiac University School of Law, after earning a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from Rosemont College in Rosemont, Pennsylvania. Attorney Cavanagh is admitted to practice law in the state of Connecticut and is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association and the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association.

Attorney Cavanagh is also involved in giving back to the community as an active member, along with her daughters, of the Redding Chapter of the National Charity League, which serves various charities throughout Fairfield County. She volunteers at Operation Hope and is a past president of the Easton Parent Teacher Association and a former cheer coach for the Aspetuck Wildcats Cheer Organization. In her free time, Attorney Cavanagh enjoys spending time with her family, running, cooking, and traveling.

Attorney Cavanagh is a seasoned and highly experienced attorney who will compassionately and zealously advocate for you. She will guide you through the steps of filing an injury claim and help you understand the claim filing process.

Bar Admissions
Connecticut

Education
Quinnipiac University School of Law, J.D.
Rosemont College, B.S.

Awards, Associations, & Memberships
Connecticut Bar Association
Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association

Chace Wessling

Carter Mario Law Firm

A passion for justice and the drive to serve are what Connecticut personal injury attorney Chace Wessling can bring to your case. At Carter Mario Law Firm, Chace helps her clients successfully navigate the path to recovery. She earned her law degree from Roger Williams School of Law and completed her undergraduate studies at The George Washington University.

Chace is licensed to practice in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. She is also a member of the American Bar Association and the Rhode Island Bar Association.

Attorney Wessling is a native of Hingham, Massachusetts and enjoys riding her motorcycle, camping, and hiking with her two dogs, Boatswain and Allie. She enjoys weekend getaways to Vermont and lives in Suffield with her husband and their daughter.

Before attending law school, Chace worked as a domestic violence shelter counselor. She knew then that her life's work was to help people and was driven to become a lawyer.

Attorney Wessling would be happy to review the details of your personal injury matter at no additional cost to you. If you have been injured due to another party's negligence, rest assured that Chace is on the case!

Bar Admissions
Connecticut
Massachusetts
Rhode Island

Education
Roger Williams School of Law
The George Washington University
Philips Academy Andover

Awards, Associations, & Memberships
American Bar Association
Rhode Island Bar Association
Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association

Christopher Holland

Carter Mario Law Firm

Christopher Holland is a Connecticut personal injury attorney who is dedicated to meeting the needs of the injured individuals who seek our firm's assistance. We at Carter Mario Law Firm are proud to work with such a passionate and zealous advocate for injured victims. He is unwavering in his pursuit of gaining maximum compensation for our clients, inside and outside of the courtroom.

His relentless drive to aid his clients has led to numerous successful results over the years. At our firm, he handles all kinds of personal injury and workers' compensation cases of varying complexity. Because no two cases are exactly alike, he creates personalized legal strategies for each one.

Before joining our law firm, Attorney Christopher Holland worked at a Hartford-based insurance defense firm where he also handled issues related to workers' compensation. This experience allowed him to learn first-hand how insurance companies operate and gave him the knowledge to draw upon when handling personal injury cases.

After completing his undergraduate studies in English and Government at Dartmouth College, he earned his law degree from Syracuse University.

Attorney Christopher Holland is licensed to practice in the state of Connecticut. He and his wife live in Wethersfield. If you need assistance with addressing a personal injury matter, he can provide you with the well-versed legal guidance you need and deserve.

He will help you gain a comprehensive understanding of your rights and options during a free initial consultation. He would be happy to answer any questions you may have about the claims-filing process before you decide to begin. Throughout each step, he will offer reliable legal counsel to prevent confusion during the legal process.

Bar Admissions
Connecticut

Education
Syracuse University, J.D.
Dartmouth College, B.A. English and Government

Awards, Associations, & Memberships
Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association

Corey Fong

Carter Mario Law Firm

We at Carter Mario Law Firm are proud to have Attorney Corey Fong on our legal team once again. From 2003 to 2011, he was a Connecticut personal injury lawyer on our legal team before entering private practice. At our firm, he handles a wide range of personal injury cases, from the most straightforward to the most complex. When it comes to safeguarding the rights of our clients, he lets nothing stand in his way.

After completing his undergraduate studies in political science at the University of Hawaii, he earned his law degree from Western New England College School of Law. He is licensed to practice in Connecticut and Hawaii.

Attorney Corey Fong is an active member of his community and demonstrates this through the contribution of his time and resources to various charitable organizations, such as the Sadie Mae Animal Rescue. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with friends and family. He also enjoys snowboarding and playing softball, basketball, and golf. He and his wife Kate live in Windsor Locks with their son C.J.

After carefully analyzing the details of your personal injury case during a complimentary initial consultation, Attorney Corey Fong can guide you through each step of the claims-filing process. He will take care of all the details associated with your claim and help you understand Connecticut's no-fault laws.

As your legal advocate, you can feel peace of mind in knowing that your case will be treated as a top priority. He will make every effort to keep you informed regarding the status of your case so that you don't feel confused or overwhelmed throughout the legal process.

Bar Admissions
Connecticut
Hawaii

Education
Western New England College School of Law, J.D.
University of Hawaii, B.A. Political Science

Awards, Associations, & Memberships
Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association

Eric Rothman

Carter Mario Law Firm

Before joining Carter Mario Law Firm, Attorney Rothman began his legal career as a clerk at Tolland County Superior Court in Rockville, Connecticut. He then worked at a private practice in the Hartford area, where he focused on personal injury, workers' compensation, and family law.

Prior to his legal education, Attorney Rothman received his Bachelor of Arts in sociology from Drew University. He earned his Juris Doctor from Roger Williams University School of Law and went on to earn his Master of Laws degree at the University of Washington School of Law. He is licensed to practice in Connecticut, New Jersey, and the United States District Court for the State of New Jersey.

Attorney Rothman is originally from Upstate New York and has also lived throughout New England. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, and spending time by the water.

If you have a personal injury case on your hands, Attorney Rothman is ready to help you file an injury claim. During a free initial consultation, he can help you understand the claims-filing process and inform you of what you can expect. Let Attorney Rothman aggressively advocate on your behalf.

Bar Admission
Connecticut

Education
Roger Williams University School of Law, J.D.
University of Washington School of Law, LL.M.
Drew University, B.A.

Awards, Associations, & Memberships
Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association

Florian W.M. Kreuk

Carter Mario Law Firm

Attorney Florian W.M. Kreuk endeavors to uphold societal standards of civility by securing justice for injured persons. Preferring to represent individuals rather than businesses, and those harmed rather than those that harm, Attorney Kreuk finds a niche in personal injury law.

Before joining Carter Mario Law Firm, Florian obtained his bachelor's degree in Biology from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, where he was awarded the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America Student Research Fellowship Award. After moving to New York, Florian continued his scientific pursuits in the fields of neurology, endocrinology, and pharmacodynamics: co-publishing a comprehensive review on the efficacy of iodine prophylaxis in the event of radiological emergencies with two former New York State governors.

It was following the press release for this publication, that Florian positioned himself towards a legal career. Thereupon, Florian obtained his law degree from St. John's University School of Law, in Queens, New York. While at St. John's, Florian was a four-time recipient of the merit-based Alumni Scholarship, achieved the Dean's Awards for Excellence in Pre-Trial Advocacy and E-Discovery, and supported his family by working full time at a financial technology start-up firm.

Florian is licensed to practice in Connecticut. In his free time, Attorney Kreuk enjoys singing and playing the piano, as well as skiing, rowing, and swimming. He and his wife live in New York City with their son, Kees, and two dogs, Bubba and Frankie. As your dedicated Connecticut personal injury lawyer, Attorney Kreuk will remain at your side to offer counsel until your case is finalized in the most favorable and effective manner possible.

Bar Admissions
Connecticut

Education
St. John's University School of Law, J.D.
University of North Carolina, B.S.

Awards, Associations, & Memberships
Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association

Jessica Ayala

Carter Mario Law Firm

Attorney Jessica Ayala is a skilled litigator and zealous advocate for the rights of our clients at Carter Mario Law Firm. She enjoys knowing that she is making a difference by assisting those who are dealing with serious and catastrophic injuries. When representing injured victims, she is not afraid to stand up to anyone, inside or outside of the courtroom. Her attention to detail ensures that no aspect of a case is overlooked.

Before joining our reputable law firm, Attorney Jessica Ayala worked at a small personal injury law firm in Hartford. Her professional experience also includes working at a Hartford-based insurance defense firm. Her knowledge of how insurance companies operate and approach claims has proven to be invaluable. Attorney Ayala has a reputation for delivering high-caliber legal services as well as providing reliable and step-by-step guidance to her clients.

As an active member of her community, Attorney Ayala is involved with Relay for Life and is a member of the Board of Directors of Milford's Rape Crisis Center. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, as well as watching Yankee games. Jessica, her husband, and their two sons live in Orange with their Vizsla, Brooklyn.

If you wish to file an injury claim, Attorney Jessica Ayala can guide you through the entire process, starting with a free initial consultation. This first step is essential in cementing an attorney-client relationship that is rooted in open communication and trust. She will remain at your side to offer counsel until your case is finalized in the most favorable and effective manner possible.

Bar Admissions
Connecticut

Education
Quinnipiac University School of Law, J.D.
Southern Connecticut State University, B.S.

Awards, Associations, & Memberships
American Association for Justice
American Bar Association
Connecticut Bar Association
Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
New Haven County Bar Association
2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 Super Lawyers Rising Star
Milford Bar Association

Katherine Klaus

Carter Mario Law Firm

At Carter Mario Law Firm, Attorney Katherine Klaus assists injured victims with filing results-driven injury claims after an accident. During her legal career as a Connecticut personal injury attorney, she has handled five jury trials, as well as countless mediations and arbitrations. Before joining our dedicated legal team, she was house counsel to an auto insurance company.

For nearly a decade, she handled issues related to motor vehicle accident defense litigation. This experience provided her with invaluable knowledge regarding how insurance companies handle injury claims, which she utilizes when representing our clients.

Attorney Katherine Klaus is licensed to practice in Connecticut and New York. She is a proud member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Bridgeport Bar Association, and New Haven County Bar Association. While studying law at Quinnipiac University School of Law, she was part of the Student Bar Association and the Probate Journal. She completed her undergraduate studies in political science at Boston University.

In her free time, Attorney Katherine Klaus enjoys spending time with her friends and family, traveling, and relaxing with her Chihuahua, Daisy. She has lived in North Haven her whole life. During a free initial consultation scheduled at your own convenience, she can help you understand the claims-filing process and the various options that are available to you.

Katherine will take care of all the paperwork and details associated with your case so that you don't feel overwhelmed or confused by the process. While she is well known for being attentive and relentless on her clients' behalf, she will also do everything possible to finalize your case in the most effective and timely manner possible.

Bar Admissions
Connecticut
New York

Education
Quinnipiac University School of Law, J.D.
Boston University, B.A. Political Science

Awards, Associations, & Memberships
Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
Bridgeport Bar Association
New Haven County Bar Association

Luke C. Mario

Carter Mario Law Firm

Attorney Luke Carter Mario is proud to defend those who cannot advocate for themselves. He stops at nothing to ensure that each of his clients are treated fairly, and compensated justly. His motivation to help those being taken advantage of by insurance companies moved him to specialize in the field of personal injury law.

Before joining our firm as an Attorney, Luke interned with our litigation team for three years while studying to obtain his law degree at the University of Connecticut School of Law, where he graduated with honors. He obtained his B.A. in English with a minor in History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill while fulfilling a wrestling scholarship. While earning his J.D., Luke worked as a certified student practitioner for the UConn Criminal Law Trial Clinic. Luke is licensed to practice in Connecticut.

When he is not defending his clients, Luke enjoys reading, woodworking, snowboarding, and attempting to golf. In his free time, he can be found listening to 90's rock, catching up on his favorite shows, or hanging out with his rescue dog, Goose.

As your advocate, Luke will create a plan that reflects the specific needs of your case. If you are ready to move forward with your claim, he can provide you with expert legal counsel during an initial consultation at no cost to you.

Bar Admissions
Connecticut

Education
University of Connecticut, J.D. - Honors
University of North Carolina, B.A.
Deerfield Academy

Awards, Associations, & Memberships
Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association

Melissa Brescia

Carter Mario Law Firm

At Carter Mario Law Firm, Attorney Melissa Brescia is able to exercise her greatest passion: advocating for injured individuals. She has built her reputation of helping people who could not advocate for themselves in the areas of Family Law and Personal Injury. Throughout her career, she’s worked with organizations such as Brighter Tomorrows, which provides legal services and shelter for domestic violence victims, and the New York Department of Human Rights, where she investigated workplace discrimination claims.

Attorney Brescia's study of Human Rights Law and Mediation in Berlin, Germany led her to work with the Veterans and Servicemembers Rights Clinic to advocate for veterans. She worked with the United States Senate, where she assisted constituents faced with foreclosure in applying for Federal services that would allow them to retain their homes. She was selected as a 2019 Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine. Attorney Brescia has extensive experience in pro bono work, litigation, education law, and employment law.

Attorney Brescia's zealous desire to help those in need drove her to obtain her law degree from Touro College after earning her B.A. in Political Science from the University of Connecticut. She is a proud member of the Fairfield County Bar Association and the CT Trial Lawyers Association. When she's not advocating for her clients, Attorney Brescia enjoys hiking with her rescue dogs.

Attorney Brescia's approach is tailored for each individual case in order to provide her clients with personalized representation. She strives to negotiate and mediate issues outside of court in order to reduce the emotional and financial burden on her clients; however, her extensive courtroom experience allows her to passionately litigate cases when negotiations fail. If you have a personal injury case on your hands, Attorney Brescia can help you take legal action by filing an injury claim. During a free initial consultation, she can help you understand the claims-filing process and inform you on what you can expect. Let Attorney Brescia aggressively advocate on your behalf!

Bar Admissions
Connecticut
New York
Massachusetts

Education
Touro College, J.D.
University of Connecticut, B.A., Political Science

Awards, Associations, & Memberships
Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
Fairfield County Bar Association
Super Lawyers 2019 Rising Star

Michael Fenton

Carter Mario Law Firm

As a litigation attorney at Carter Mario Law Firm, Attorney Michael Fenton follows three core values when representing his clients: Honor, Courage, and Commitment. These core values were instilled in Attorney Fenton while serving as a United States Marine Corps Sniper.

Honor is a code of personal integrity. This code guides Attorney Fenton when dealing with clients, opposing counsel, and when no one is looking.

Courage isn't ignoring fear: it is being stronger than fear. Attorney Fenton is determined to fight tooth and nail when his clients are being taken advantage of and tough decisions need to be made.

Commitment is measured in one's desire, dedication, and perseverance. This value compels Attorney Fenton to serve each of his clients and continue to fight for their rights when others may have quit.

Prior to joining Carter Mario Law Firm, Attorney Michael Fenton primarily focused on representing individuals injured in personal injury lawsuits and workers' compensation claims. During this time, Attorney Fenton assisted in obtaining over 10 million dollars in settlements for clients over his seven-year tenure. Additionally, he has litigated over ten civil ligation trials to verdict. Furthermore, he has been awarded Super Lawyers Rising Stars in 2015, 2016, and 2017. This award is only given to top 2.5% of attorneys under the age of 40 in Connecticut.

Attorney Fenton is licensed in both Connecticut and New York State. Attorney Michael Fenton received his Juris Doctorate Degree from Quinnipiac University School of Law. He earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Southern Connecticut State University and graduated magna cum laude.

In his free time, Attorney Fenton looks forward to spending meaningful time with his family, in addition to working out and competing at his local CrossFit gym. Attorney Fenton is also a Second Lieutenant and Infantry Platoon Leader in Connecticut Army National Guard.

Attorney Fenton advocates passionately for each of his clients while bringing a combination of pragmatism, enthusiasm, knowledge, and professionalism to each and every case he handles.

Bar Admissions
Connecticut
New York

Education
Quinnipiac University School of Law, J.D.
Southern Connecticut State University, B.A., Magna Cum Laude

Awards, Associations, & Memberships
Connecticut State Bar
New York State Bar
2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 Super Lawyers Rising Stars
Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association

Ryan Veilleux

Carter Mario Law Firm

Even as a young child, Ryan Veilleux knew that he wanted to become a lawyer to be of service to others. At Carter Mario Law Firm, he achieves this goal of helping others during their time of need daily. At our firm, he is a litigation attorney who has handled complex and high-value cases.

Over the course of his career, he has achieved several six-figure settlements for our clients. Regardless of the complex aspects of a case, he has the tools and resources required to tackle it.

In recognition of his commitment to the pursuit of legal excellence, Attorney Ryan Veilleux was nominated among the Top 40 Under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers Association in Connecticut. His professional experience includes working at an insurance defense firm where he handled complex litigation issues and medical malpractice matters.

While studying law at Thomas M. Cooley Law School, he was the Senior Associate Editor of the Thomas M. Cooley Law Review and was part of the National Moot Court Appellate Advocacy Team. He is a proud member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice.

Attorney Ryan Veilleux is licensed to practice in Connecticut. In his free time, he enjoys hiking and kayaking, as well as playing softball and hockey. He and his wife live in Milford with their dog, Louie. As your dedicated Connecticut personal injury lawyer, he will make every effort to deliver an outcome that reflects your specific needs. If you are ready to move forward with your case, he can provide you with well-versed legal counsel during an initial consultation at no additional cost to you.

Bar Admissions
Connecticut

Education
Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D.
Syracuse University, B.S.

Awards, Associations, & Memberships
American Association for Justice
Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
2017, 2018, and 2019 Super Lawyers Rising Stars
Milford Bar Association

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