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Thomas C. Blatchley

Partner

(860) 494-7525
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Hartford
95 Glastonbury Blvd.
Suite 206
Glastonbury, CT 06033


Education

J.D., Vermont Law School (2003)

  • Dean's Fellow
  • Dean's List
  • The Vermont Journal of Environmental Law (Managing Editor & Staff Editor)
  • Barrister’s Book Shop Board of Trustees

M.P.S., summa cum laude, Environmental Science – Water & Wetland Resources, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (2000)

B.S., Environmental Science; Minors: Chemistry & Biology, State University of New York at Plattsburgh (1998)

Honors

Connecticut Super Lawyers® distinction in the fields of Employment Litigation: Defense, Environmental, Insurance Coverage, Class Action/Mass Torts: Defense, and Business Litigation (2016-2018)

Connecticut Rising Stars® distinction in the field of Business Litigation, Civil Litigation: Defense, Insurance Coverage, Class Action/Mass Torts, and/or Environmental (2008-2015)

Connecticut Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, Executive Committee

Connecticut Law Tribune "Leaders of the Law Award"

Tom Blatchley is a partner in the firm’s Hartford office. He represents a variety of clients in complex litigation in federal and state courts. His practice focuses on litigation matters concerning insurance defense and coverage, business/commercial disputes, employment practices liability, professional liability, products liability, consumer defense, and environmental and land use. Tom frequently defends nationwide and state class claims arising under consumer protection statutes and unfair competition statutes, including, just as some examples, the TCPA (Telephone Consumer Protection Act), FDCPA (Fair Debt Collection Practices Act) and FCRA (Fair Credit Reporting Act).
 
Tom has significant transactional and litigation experience and regularly counsels individuals, businesses, institutional and municipal clients in diverse areas with experience that includes commercial transactions and litigation, administrative and regulatory matters, employment matters (including court and administrative (CHRO/EEOC/DOL) matters and discrimination, harassment, retaliation, sexual misconduct, and hostile work environment claims, and wage and hour violations), disputes involving insurance coverage and defense (including CGL, D&O and Fiduciary, E&O, PLL, A&E and EPL), consumer defense (including TCPA, FDCPA, and FCRA), products liability, toxic torts. construction and municipal liability. Additionally, Tom has considerable experience representing national corporations in large consumer class actions and complex contract disputes, as well as clients in federal multi-district (MDL) litigation. He enjoys working with clients to arrive at innovative and cost-effective solutions and often counsels clients on risk aversion and regulatory and corporate compliance. In matters that proceed to litigation, Tom protects his clients’ interests and takes pleasure in developing creative strategies and resolutions to best serve his clients’ needs.
 
Tom has lectured on, authored and been recognized in numerous scholarly and professional articles and presentations on a variety of topics including insurance pollution exclusions, the federal Endangered Species Act and Telephone Consumer Protection Act, mooting class actions under Rule 68, and Connecticut's Responsible Corporate Officer Doctrine. He is a past recipient of the Connecticut Law Tribune's "Leaders of the Law Award," and has been annually recognized as a “Super Lawyer” and/or "Rising Star" in the New England Super Lawyers and Connecticut magazines since 2008.
 

Admissions

Connecticut
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation

Memberships

American Bar Association
Connecticut Bar Association
Defense Research Institute (DRI)
Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association
Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS)
The Connecticut Power & Energy Society
The Federalist Society
 

Community Involvement

Hartford County Bar Association Talk to Lawyers Program
Connecticut Bar Association Veterans Assistance
Connecticut Bar Association Truancy Intervention Project
Canton Planning & Zoning Commission
Canton Aquifer Protection Agency
West Hartford Justice of the Peace
West Hartford Conservation & Environment Commission
West Hartford Republican Women’s Club
West Hartford Republican Town Committee
The Federalist Society (CT Lawyers Chapter Executive Committee)
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Contact

(860) 494-7525

tblatchley@grsm.com


Offices

Hartford

Education

J.D., Vermont Law School (2003)

  • Dean's Fellow
  • Dean's List
  • The Vermont Journal of Environmental Law (Managing Editor & Staff Editor)
  • Barrister’s Book Shop Board of Trustees

M.P.S., summa cum laude, Environmental Science – Water & Wetland Resources, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (2000)

B.S., Environmental Science; Minors: Chemistry & Biology, State University of New York at Plattsburgh (1998)

Honors

Connecticut Super Lawyers® distinction in the fields of Employment Litigation: Defense, Environmental, Insurance Coverage, Class Action/Mass Torts: Defense, and Business Litigation (2016-2018)

Connecticut Rising Stars® distinction in the field of Business Litigation, Civil Litigation: Defense, Insurance Coverage, Class Action/Mass Torts, and/or Environmental (2008-2015)

Connecticut Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, Executive Committee

Connecticut Law Tribune "Leaders of the Law Award"

Thomas C. Blatchley

Partner

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Biography
Tom Blatchley is a partner in the firm’s Hartford office. He represents a variety of clients in complex litigation in federal and state courts. His practice focuses on litigation matters concerning insurance defense and coverage, business/commercial disputes, employment practices liability, professional liability, products liability, consumer defense, and environmental and land use. Tom frequently defends nationwide and state class claims arising under consumer protection statutes and unfair competition statutes, including, just as some examples, the TCPA (Telephone Consumer Protection Act), FDCPA (Fair Debt Collection Practices Act) and FCRA (Fair Credit Reporting Act).
 
Tom has significant transactional and litigation experience and regularly counsels individuals, businesses, institutional and municipal clients in diverse areas with experience that includes commercial transactions and litigation, administrative and regulatory matters, employment matters (including court and administrative (CHRO/EEOC/DOL) matters and discrimination, harassment, retaliation, sexual misconduct, and hostile work environment claims, and wage and hour violations), disputes involving insurance coverage and defense (including CGL, D&O and Fiduciary, E&O, PLL, A&E and EPL), consumer defense (including TCPA, FDCPA, and FCRA), products liability, toxic torts. construction and municipal liability. Additionally, Tom has considerable experience representing national corporations in large consumer class actions and complex contract disputes, as well as clients in federal multi-district (MDL) litigation. He enjoys working with clients to arrive at innovative and cost-effective solutions and often counsels clients on risk aversion and regulatory and corporate compliance. In matters that proceed to litigation, Tom protects his clients’ interests and takes pleasure in developing creative strategies and resolutions to best serve his clients’ needs.
 
Tom has lectured on, authored and been recognized in numerous scholarly and professional articles and presentations on a variety of topics including insurance pollution exclusions, the federal Endangered Species Act and Telephone Consumer Protection Act, mooting class actions under Rule 68, and Connecticut's Responsible Corporate Officer Doctrine. He is a past recipient of the Connecticut Law Tribune's "Leaders of the Law Award," and has been annually recognized as a “Super Lawyer” and/or "Rising Star" in the New England Super Lawyers and Connecticut magazines since 2008.
 
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Admissions

Connecticut
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation

Memberships

American Bar Association
Connecticut Bar Association
Defense Research Institute (DRI)
Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association
Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS)
The Connecticut Power & Energy Society
The Federalist Society
 

Community Involvement

Hartford County Bar Association Talk to Lawyers Program
Connecticut Bar Association Veterans Assistance
Connecticut Bar Association Truancy Intervention Project
Canton Planning & Zoning Commission
Canton Aquifer Protection Agency
West Hartford Justice of the Peace
West Hartford Conservation & Environment Commission
West Hartford Republican Women’s Club
West Hartford Republican Town Committee
The Federalist Society (CT Lawyers Chapter Executive Committee)
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