Christopher F. Wanat graduated with Honors and Distinction with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Connecticut College and his law degree from The Pennsylvania State - The Dickinson School of Law, where he served on the Law Review. Attorney Wanat is a Professor of Law at The University of Connecticut School of Law, teaching Intensive Trial Practice. He worked as a law clerk for United States Magistrate Joan Glazer Margolis at the United States District Court. Attorney Wanat was appointed by Federal District Court Judge Janet Bond Arterton to serve as a Special Master for the District of Connecticut. Attorney Wanat also serves as a Special Master for the Connecticut Superior Court. His practice is focused on cases involving commercial disputes, contractual law, products liability, construction, subrogation, automobile negligence, premises liability, medical malpractice, municipal liability, toxic torts, employment law and insurance coverage disputes. In 1998, Attorney Wanat was Board-Certified as a Trial Attorney in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He was recertified in 2003 and 2008. Attorney Wanat has tried dozens of jury cases to verdict, in addition to participating in numerous arbitrations, both as an advocate and arbitrator. Attorney Wanat is admitted to practice in the Connecticut State Court, the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Attorney Wanat has served as mediator and/or arbitrator for hundreds of complex litigation matters. Attorney Wanat has also appeared before the Connecticut Supreme and Appellate Courts and regularly participates in seminars regarding litigation issues. Attorney Wanat is a member of the Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association, the Defense Research Institute, and the Tort and Insurance Practice section of the American Bar Association and the American Association for Justice. Attorney Wanat has been selected by a peer review process as a Top Attorney in New England by Super Lawyers Magazine.
* Board Certified Civil
Trial Attorney by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.