PROFILE

Natale & Wolinetz - Brian L. WolinetzEmail: bwolinetz@natalelawfirm.com
Brian graduated with Honors from the University of Florida in 1994, and earned his Juris Doctor with Honors from the University of Florida College of Law in 1997. He is admitted to practice in all Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Florida state courts, as well as in the United States District Courts for the District of Connecticut and the Southern District of Florida, and he has handled many types of cases in each of these jurisdictions. Brian has a diverse litigation background, with extensive experience in various types of civil litigation. As part of his practice, Brian serves as panel and approved counsel to handle workers’ compensation and general liability claims for a number of institutions, including insurance carriers, construction companies, and manufacturers and other employers throughout Connecticut.

PRACTICE AREAS

Brian has a diverse litigation background, with extensive experience in various types of civil litigation and alternative dispute resolution.  Brian represents manufacturers, retailers, and other businesses, both national and local, in all varieties of bodily injury and related claims, including construction accidents, product liability claims, and general liability insurance defense.  As part of his practice, Brian has represented defendants in numerous actions involving catastrophic and fatal injuries.

A significant aspect of Brian’s practice involves the representation of insurers, third-party adjusters, self-insured companies, and employers in the defense of workers’ compensation claims.  He regularly appears before the Workers’ Compensation Commission throughout the state on behalf of his clients.  Brian is responsible for handling all workers’ compensation claims arising out of the construction of the world headquarters of an international bank.  As part of his workers’ compensation practice, Brian also represents:

  • one of the world’s largest insurance companies;
  • one of the nation’s largest third-party adjusters;
  • a large captive insurance company;
  • various manufacturers, construction companies, and other employers.

Brian also counsels insurers on questions of insurance coverage.  He defends bad faith and other coverage litigation brought against his clients, and prosecutes declaratory judgment and bad faith claims on their behalf.

As part of his practice, Brian handles a variety of complex business lawsuits.  He has considerable experience in Connecticut and Florida in partnership, corporate, and brokerage litigation involving breach of leasehold interests, breach of fiduciary duty claims, and contract disputes in state and federal courts, including injunction and specific performance actions.

EDUCATION

University of Florida College of Law, J.D.,  with honors, 1997
University of Florida, B.A., with honors, 1994

BAR ADMISSIONS

Connecticut
Florida
Massachusetts
U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut
U.S. District Court for the  Southern District of Florida

PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

American Bar Association
Connecticut Bar Association
Hartford County Bar Association  – Co-Chair, Membership and Long-Range Planning Committee
Florida Bar Association

RESIDENCE

Farmington, Connecticut