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Cullen W. Guilmartin

Partner

(860) 494-7513
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Hartford
95 Glastonbury Blvd.
Suite 206
Glastonbury, CT 06033


Providence
55 Pine Street
5th Floor
Providence, RI 02903


Education

J.D., Duke University School of Law, 2006

B.A., Johns Hopkins University, 2003

  • Phi Beta Kappa

Honors

Best Lawyers in America® Lawyer of the Year 2019 distinction in Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Best Lawyers in America®  distinction in Insurance Law and Product Liability Litigation - Defendants (2018–2019)

Connecticut Rising Star® distinction in the field of Personal Injury - Products: Defense, and Business Litigation (2009-2018)

New Leader in the Law, Connecticut Law Tribune (2014)

Connecticut Defense Lawyers’ Association’s first ever CDLA Rising Star Award (2014)

Connecticut Fair Housing Center’s George J. and Patricia K. Ritter Pro Bono Award (2016)

Cullen Guilmartin is a partner in the Hartford and Providence offices of Gordon & Rees and handles a wide range of litigation matters with a focus on products liability, environmental, toxic tort and construction claims. He has represented clients whose legal service needs straddle on both ends of the spectrum – from various Fortune 500 companies to family-owned local businesses.
 
Products Liability and Toxic Tort:
 
Attorney Guilmartin has vast experience defending claims against manufacturers of complex commercial machinery, medical devices, consumer products and pharmaceuticals. He has handled complex personal injury and property suits involving alleged catastrophic injuries, including wrongful death and survivorship claims, and significant environmental contamination.  Mr. Guilmartin has handled all phases of litigation in cases pending throughout the country and has been effective at attacking claims through successful Daubert motion practice to first-chairing trial to defense verdict on behalf of his clients.
 
Class Action and Mass Tort Defense:
 
Mr. Guilmartin has overseen all aspects of defending clients in class action and putative class action lawsuits, including challenging class certification, coordination of large scale E-discovery productions, and negotiating class settlements. He has also overseen the defense of various product lines in the mass tort context on a nationwide and regional scale. 
 
Product Recalls:
 
Mr. Guilmartin also advises and represents clients on a variety of product liability law issues with a particular emphasis in the areas of product recalls, government reporting and product safety. Mr. Guilmartin has overseen nationwide product recalls, including primary handling of all governmental reporting.
 
 
Employment and Other Areas of Practice:
 
Although Mr. Guilmartin primarily practices in the areas of product liability law, toxic tort and mass-tort litigation, Mr. Guilmartin has experience litigating complex business litigation matters, including premises liability matters, subrogation, consumer fraud actions, construction injury and defect matters, and professional liability and class action lawsuits.  In addition, Mr. Guilmartin regularly represents employers in disputes in Connecticut and Rhode Island state and federal court, and before federal and state administrative agencies. He has defended a significant number of employers accused of wrongdoing including claims of discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, hostile work environment, infliction of emotional distress, and retaliation.
 
Pro Bono Efforts:
 
Mr. Guilmartin honed and enhanced his litigation skills by devoting significant time to the representation of pro bono clients, including the pursuit of claims alleging Civil Rights violations and claims involving domestic violence. In this regard, Mr. Guilmartin has received a pre-judgment remedy award of $1,000,000.00 on behalf of his client in a domestic violence personal injury action and has obtained numerous favorable settlements for victims of discrimination. He is also an accredited Veterans Administration attorney, regularly assisting veterans seeking to obtain disability and/or service connected injury benefits. He also has experience with discharge upgrades.
 

Admissions

State of Connecticut
State of Rhode Island
United States District Court for the District of Connecticut
United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island

Memberships

Connecticut Defense Lawyers' Association
Connecticut Bar Association

Community Involvement

Glastonbury Celtic Football Club

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