Attorney Meisenkothen has focused almost exclusively on representing people who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma. He has personally handled hundreds of mesothelioma cases (in addition to numerous other cases for asbestos-related lung cancer and other asbestos-related diseases). Chris co-chaired a trial in 2009 involving a Navy veteran who died from mesothelioma and won a verdict of $2,595,000, the largest asbestos jury verdict in Connecticut history. Chris has handled mesothelioma cases that have covered a wide range of settlement values up to over $3,000,000. Chris manages the firm's Connecticut docket and oversees all of the firm's Connecticut asbestos cases. He also manages the firm's asbestos- and toxin-related workers' compensation practice.
In 2011, Attorney Meisenkothen became a named partner in Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Meisenkothen. The highly regarded Super Lawyers rating service identified him as a "Rising Star" (2008-2012 — Products Plaintiff; click here for selection criteria). He has since been named “Super Lawyer” by the Super Lawyers rating service in recognition of the professional achievements that he has attained thus far in his career (2013-2015 — Products Plaintiff; click here for selection criteria). No more than 5% of the lawyers in any given state are awarded this prestigious designation. In recognition of his record of success in asbestos litigation in Connecticut, Chris was also chosen as one of the Connecticut Law Tribune's "Dozen Who Made a Difference" in 2012.
He is admitted to practice in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Maine and Georgia, and in the U.S. District Courts for the District of Connecticut and the Northern District of Texas, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He is a member of several professional organizations in the states where he is licensed, including the American Association for Justice (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America), the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association, the Connecticut Bar Association, and others.
Chris graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1996 with a bachelor of arts in history and sociology with distinction in history. He graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1999 and joined the firm in August of that year.
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