Southbury Trial Attorneys
Committed to Clients in Connecticut & Beyond
At Melick & Porter, LLP, our lawyers understand that you want your business to carry on as usual despite facing a lawsuit, which is why we are available to effectively and efficiently defend you. For more than 35 years, we have defended clients in personal injury claims, sexual abuse lawsuits, workers’ compensation cases, and more. We have worked with employers, business owners, national organizations, and insurance companies on cases that range from simple to complex. There is no case that is too challenging for our Southbury trial attorneys to handle. If you are in Connecticut or elsewhere in New England, you can turn to our law firm for unwavering support inside and outside of the courtroom.
Our Southbury attorneys are dedicated to serving our clients in the New England area.
Our Legal Services
Thanks to the hard work and perseverance of our lawyers, we are able to offer a wide range of legal services. Any working professional or business can be involved in a dispute or complex issue that requires experienced lawyers to produce favorable solutions.
After learning of a claim filed against your business, it is crucial that you act quickly. Our lawyers will immediately use our resources to thoroughly investigate your case and gather the evidence we need to build a solid defense strategy.
- Appellate Litigation
- Asbestos & Talc
- Construction Law
- Employment Litigation
- Entertainment And Sports Law
- Environmental Litigation
- General Liability
- Hospitality And Restaurant
- Insurance Coverage
- Liquor Liability
- Product Liability
- Professional Liability
- Recreational Liability
- Sexual Abuse Litigation
- Toxic Torts
- Transportation Law
- Workers' Compensation
Meet Our Attorneys
Our attorneys are available to assist you wherever you are in New England. We have some of the finest lawyers with decades of legal experience – experience needed to help you navigate the legal system and resolve your situation. Not only do we have ample trial experience, but we also provide consulting on best practices to help your business avoid claims and thrive.
Our Southbury-based lawyers include:
- Alexander W. Ahrens
- Steven M. Banks
- Christopher A. Costain
- Michael J. Mazurczak
- Casey C. Miller
- Holly G. Rogers
- John F. Rooney III
- Michael W. Stenger
Our lawyers create effective solutions for complex legal matters.
Nationally-Recognized & Award-Winning Trial Attorneys
Michael J. Mazurczak
Maz has been at Melick & Porter his entire legal career. He began as a Law Clerk in the summer of 1988 and joined the firm as an Associate in the fall of 1989. Maz has extensive experience in complex civil litigation matters, representing clients in both federal and state courts for over 30 years. A significant portion of his practice involves employment law and includes providing major national corporations with oversight and defense of their employment litigation.
John F. Rooney III
John F. Rooney, III, who joined the firm in 1986, has successfully tried over 300 cases in both state and federal court. His practice focuses on toxic torts, complex products liability, environmental damage, utility companies, fire and explosion cases, aviation law, contract actions, insurance fraud, sexual abuse matters, premises liability, and criminal law.
Holly G. Rogers
Holly Rogers has earned a reputation as a zealous and effective advocate. She practices from our Connecticut Office, which she also manages. Holly has extensive experience in complex litigation matters. She devotes the majority of her practice to representation of clients in employment and professional liability matters. Holly represents clients in both federal and state courts in Connecticut and New York, as well as before federal and state agencies. Holly has arbitrated and mediated numerous claims before the American Arbitration Association and other dispute resolution entities. She has authored articles on a variety of legal topics and has spoken on topics of interest before client groups and legal peers.
Alexander W. Ahrens
Alex is an associate in our Connecticut office. He graduated summa cum laude from Quinnipiac University School of Law. He has a B.A. degree in English from Gettysburg College. Alex was an Associate Editor of the Quinnipiac Law Review and received awards for Academic Excellence and Outstanding Performance in Oral Advocacy.
Steven M. Banks
Steve is a Partner practicing from Melick & Porter’s office in Southbury, Connecticut. Steve began his career and honed his legal skills at a successful boutique firm in Danbury. Steve currently handles all aspects of civil litigation, from pre-litigation counseling, analysis and strategy to pleadings and discovery, to dispositive motion practice, trial advocacy and pre-trial/post-trial proceedings. He focuses his practice on premises liability, general liability, property disputes/land use, workers’ compensation, and product liability. He has extensive litigation and courtroom experience defending claims in Connecticut and New York.
Christopher A. Costain
Chris is an Associate in Melick & Porter's Connecticut office. His practice focuses on defending individual and corporate clients in a wide range of civil litigation matters involving employment practices liability, premises liability, general liability, and insurance coverage issues.
Casey C. Miller
Casey is an Associate in Melick & Porter's Connecticut office. Her practice focuses on defending individual and corporate clients in a wide range of civil litigation matters involving employment practices liability, premises liability, general liability, and insurance coverage issues. She has experience defending against premises liability and personal injury cases on behalf of her clients.
Michael W. Stenger
Mike is an Associate in Melick & Porter's Connecticut office. His practice focuses on employment law, professional liability, transportation law, and general liability.
Samantha J. Spicer
AssociateSamantha is an Associate in the Connecticut office. Her practice focuses on defending individual and corporate clients in a ...
What Sets Us Apart
Well-Qualified & Accomplished Firm
Nationally Recognized Super Lawyers®
Seasoned Litigators & Appellate Attorneys
High-End Legal Representation
Track Record Of Client Success