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Mulvey, Oliver, Gould & Crotta
2911 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, Connecticut 06518Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 203-624-5111
Fax: 203-789-8371
E-Mail: mog@moglaw.com
Practice Areas
Client Information
Personnel

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Litigation
  • Negligence
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Trial and Appellate Practice
  • Workers' Compensation
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
AAA Mid-Atlantic Insurance GroupAllstate Insurance Company
Bunker Hill Insurance CompanyCentral Mutual Insurance Company
Fireman's Fund Insurance CompanyHorace Mann Insurance Company
IAT SpecialtyPenn Millers Insurance Company
Vermont Mutual Insurance GroupVGM Insurance Company
Western World Insurance Group
Non-Insurance Clients
AvizentCJW & Associates
Fitzpatrick & Hunt, Tucker, Collier, Pagano, Aubert, LLPPaul C. Higgins, Inc.
Lowe's Companies, Inc.
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Personnel Information
Partners
Robert G. Oliver
Hamden, CT
E-Mail:oliver@moglaw.com
Practice Areas
  • Trial Practice
  • State and Federal Courts
  • Civil Litigation
  • Appeals
Admitted
  • Connecticut, 1965
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, 1971
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1974
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Military Appeals
Additional Biographical Details:
Federal Grievance Committee for the District of Connecticut (Member, 1997-2003; Chair, 2000-2003)
Memberships:
  • Connecticut (House of Delegates, 1975-1978; Federal Practice Committee, Federal Judicial Committee, 1993-1995) and New Haven (President, 1979-1990) Bar Associations
  • Retired Navy and Marine Corps Judge Advocates Association
  • Naval Reserve Association
  • Military Officers Association
  • Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Yale University, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1962
  • Yale Law School, LL.B., 1965
Military:
Captain, Judge Advocate General's Corps, U.S.N.R. (Retired)
Born:1940
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David J. Crotta, Jr.
Hamden, CT
E-Mail:crotta@moglaw.com
Practice Areas
  • Trial Practice
  • Negligence
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Appeals
  • Probate
Admitted
  • Connecticut, 1988
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1992
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1998
Additional Biographical Details:
Arbitrator, Connecticut Superior Court (2002-Present); Member, Grievance Panel, Ansonia-Milford Judicial District (2004-2010); Dominican Foundation (Founding Member; Board of Directors, 2004-Present; President, 2012-Present); Community Soup Kitchen (Board of Directors, 2008; President 2012-Present)
Memberships:
  • Connecticut (Professional Ethics Committee, 1973-Present) and New Haven County Bar Associations
  • Fellow, Connecticut Bar Foundation
  • Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Fairfield University, A.B. (cum laude), 1982
  • University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., 1988
Honors:
Phi Alpha Theta; Milton Horwitz Memorial Award in Torts; American Jurisprudence Award in Torts
Born:1960
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James M. Hyland
Hamden, CT
E-Mail:hyland@moglaw.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Trial Practice
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Product Liability Defense
  • Lead Paint
  • Civil Litigation
Admitted
  • Connecticut, 1990
  • New York, 1991
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 1992
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, 1993
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2015
Memberships:
  • Connecticut, New Haven County and Bridgeport Bar Associations
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Boston College, A.B., 1984
  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 1990
Honors:
American Jurisprudence Award (Estate Administration)
Born:1962
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Francis J. Drumm, III
Hamden, CT
E-Mail:drumm@moglaw.com
Practice Areas
  • Trial Practice
  • Negligence
  • Civil Litigation
Admitted
  • Connecticut, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, 2003
Memberships:
  • Connecticut and New Haven County Bar Associations
  • Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • University of Connecticut, B.A., 1992
  • Western New England College School of Law, J.D., 2000
Born:1970
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Associates
James D. Hine, II
Hamden, CT
E-Mail:hine@moglaw.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Negligence
  • Trial Practice
Admitted
  • Connecticut, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, 2004
Memberships:
  • Connecticut and New Haven Bar Associations
Education:
  • University of Connecticut, B.A., 1998
  • The Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law, J.D., 2001
Born:1975
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Andrew G. Buchetto
Hamden, CT
E-Mail:buchetto@moglaw.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Trial Practice
  • Workers' Compensation
Admitted
  • Connecticut, 2010
Memberships:
  • Connecticut and New Haven Bar Associations
Education:
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst, B.A. (cum laude), 2007
  • Roger Williams University School of Law, J.D., 2010
Born:1985
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Benjamin A. Abrams
Hamden, CT
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Civil Defense
  • Trial Practice
Admitted
  • Connecticut, 2012
  • Massachusetts, 2013
Education:
  • University of Minnesota, B.A., History (summa cum laude), 2008
  • University of Minnesota, B.S.B. (magna cum laude), 2008
  • Washington University School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 2012
Clerkship:
Judicial Clerk, Connecticut Appellate Court, 2014-2015; Judicial Clerk, Complex Litigation Docket, Connecticut Superior Court, 2012-2014
Honors:
CALI Excellence Awards: Trademarks and American Legal History; Scholar in Law Award
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