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John Logan

Attorney Logan practices exclusively as a trial lawyer. An undergraduate of the University of Connecticut, he graduated from Western New England University School of Lawin 1982 with honors. His trial experience includes being lead counsel in trials involving medical malpractice, product liability, automobile accidents, divorce, custody, will contests, criminal law, juvenile law, building contracts, employment law, property disputes, zoning and inland wetlands appeals, however,by choice he now limits his practice to representing victims injured through the negligence or recklessness of others and criminal defense matters. He also occasionally handles appeals related to such matters.

Attorney Logan was designated a "Super Lawyer" in the years 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011 and 2012 by that publication.

Appointedas an Attorney Factfinder, Arbitrator and Attorney Trial Referee, Attorney Logan also handles private mediations.

  • Delivered an ethics lecture at the Connecticut Bar Association’s annual meeting in June 2013
  • Authored a new article recently published in the Connecticut Bar Journal, Vol. 86 No. 4, entitled Municipal Tort Liability and Immunity: Revisiting the “Ministerial” Verses “Discretionary” Distinction
  • Selected for a sixth year as a SuperLawyer for the year 2013
  • Has been appointed for the third year to be the Chair of the CBA’s Standing Committee on Professional Ethics
  • Connecticut Bar Association –Attorney Logan’s long history of leadership in the Connecticut Bar Association was recently honored with the presentation of the 2012 John Eldred Shields Distinguished Professional Service Award. He currently serves the CBA as chair of the Standing Committee on Professional Ethics, chair of the Executive Director Review and Compensation Committee and chair of the Sexual Harassment Committee.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • American Association of Justice - member
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association - member
  • American Bar Association - member
  • American Counsel Association - member
  • Litchfield County Bar Association - member
  • Connecticut Law Tribune Editorial Board - past member and vice chair
  • Judicial Independence Task Force - member
  • Task Force on Confidentiality and the Courts - member
  • Task Force on Lawyer's Trust Accounts - member
  • Task Force on Executive Compensation - chair
  • Connecticut Bar Foundation - boardmember, chairman, audit committee
  • Sustaining Life Fellow of the Bar Foundation

REPORTED CASES

Attorney Logan has briefed and argued numerousmatters before Connecticut’s Supreme and Appellate Courts. For reported cases handled by Attorney Logan see:

  • Estate of Bochicchio v. Quinn, 136 Conn.App. 359; 46 A.3d 239(2012)
  • Coe v. Watertown, 301 Conn. 112, 19 A.3d 640 (2011)
  • Benedict v. Norfolk, 296 Conn. 518, 997 A.2d 449 (2010)
  • Parsons v. United Technologies, 243 Conn. 66, 700 A.2d 655 (1997),
  • Klug v. Inland Wetlands, 30 Conn. App. 85, 619 A.2d 8 (1993)
  • Coscina v. Coscina, 24 Conn. App. 190, 587 A.2d 159 (1991)
  • Klug v. Inland Wetlands,19 Conn. App. 713, 563 A.2d 755 (1989)
  • Johnson v. Fuller, 190 Conn. 552, 461 A.2d 988 (1983)
  • Town of West Hartford v. Rechel, 190 Conn. 114, 459 A.2d 1015 (1983)

IN THE COMMUNITY

A past president and current member of the Torrington Rotary Club, Attorney Logan’s service to the community earned him the prestigious Paul Harris Fellowship Award. He is the co-founder a charitable golf outing which has raised approximatelyone million dollars. He is a past treasurer of the Avon Democratic Town Committee and past chair and treasurer of the Torrington Democratic Town Committee. He served as a member of the Torrington Ethics Commission and as a member of the Avon Inland Wetlands Commission.For two years he taught political science as a part-time lecturer at Northwest Community College.

Attorney Logan is a member of the Golf Club of Avon and the Northwest Chamber of Commerce. He lives in Avon with his wife and youngest children.

WRITINGS AND LECTURES

Attorney Logan authored numerous editorials for the Connecticut Law Tribune editorial board. He has also written:

  • Connecticut’s Visitation Statute after Troxel v. Granville, Connecticut Lawyer, Vol. 11 No. 3 (2000)
  • Examining the Duty to Preserve Evidence, Conn. Law Trib. (9/19/12)

He is an occasional speaker on ethics matters most recently presenting at the Litchfield County Bar Association in December 2012 and at the annual meeting of the Connecticut Bar Association in June 2012.


UConn School of Law Demystifying Medical Marijuana Symposium - Morning Session.
Presntation by JOHN LOGAN 
October 25, 2013
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Examining The Duty To Preserve Evidence
By JOHN LOGAN 
September 19, 2012

A client asks you to investigate a potential medical malpractice matter. You immediately seek all the relevant medical records only to discover that a portion of the records, vital to the determination of the matter, no longer exist. The physician contends the missing records were inadvertently lost during a conversion of written office notes to an electronic format. Can you still make a case for your client? Welcome to the law of spoliation of evidence.

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RECENT AWARDS

Eldred Shields Distinguished Professional Service Award

The Connecticut Bar Association (CBA) presented the 2012 John Eldred Shields Distinguished Professional Service Award to Torrington attorney John R. Logan at its 2012 Annual Dinner on June 11.  This award recognizes a member of the CBA who has performed outstanding service to the Association that has benefitted fellow CBA members, the legal profession and the community at large.

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RECENT NEWS: Fox 61 - The Real Story

Attorney Logan was a guest on Fox 61's news show "The Real Story" which aired Sunday March 10. He appeared in his capacity as the chair of the Connecticut Bar Association's Professional Ethics Committee. The topic centered on the state's recent passage of the medical marijuana act and the ethical issues this legislation presents for attorneys in light of conflicting federal law. The committee's recent opinion on the subject was the focus of questions for Attorney Logan.

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