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Lawrence F. Morizio

Lawrence F. Morizio

Member
Location:
Stratford, Connecticut
Phone:
203-864-4955
Fax:
203-386-9714
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Lawrence Morizio is the President of Cousins Desrosiers & Morizio, P.C. His mission is to help Connecticut workers who have been injured on the job to obtain the proper medical treatment and full compensation benefits they deserve under the law. Representing clients in Stratford and throughout Connecticut, he specializes in the area of workers' compensation law and advises clients on legal matters that relate to receipt of workers’ compensation benefits, including social security disability, unemployment and short/long-term disability. His caseload includes a wide variety of injuries sustained by employees, from repetitive stress and hypertension to catastrophic injury.

Since 2005, Mr. Morizio has been re-certified by the Connecticut Bar Association as a Board Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation law. He is one of only approximately 50 attorneys in the state to hold that distinction which is earned by passing a rigorous written examination, maintaining continuing legal education credits on a yearly basis and obtaining references within the specialty.

Mr. Morizio earned his law degree from the Quinnipiac University School of Law, where he received honors for his work in a civil law clinic and graduated in 1998. Prior to law school, he graduated from Rutgers University. Today, Mr. Morizio is admitted to practice in the state courts of Connecticut and New York, as well as the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.

In addition to his practice, Mr. Morizio has been active as a volunteer in the Connecticut Bar Association, holding leadership roles in several sections and committees. He is currently the Immediate Past Chair of the Connecticut Bar Association's Workers' Compensation Section after serving as Chair of the Section from 2013 through 2015. He has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Association's Workers' Compensation Section since 2002. After serving almost 10 years within the “Young Lawyers Section” of the Connecticut Bar to start his career, he held the position of Chair of the YLS of the Connecticut Bar Association from 2008 to 2009.

Mr. Morizio was recently appointed in 2017 by the Chief Justice of Connecticut's Supreme Court, Honorable Chase T. Rogers, to the Minimum Continuing Legal Education Commission after the state legislature enacted the statute requiring attorneys to obtain twelve (12) credits of CLE per year. In February 2018, Mr. Morizio was invited to the mid-year conference held by CLEReg, the national association of CLE regulators, and presented on the details of Connecticut’s new MCLE rule.

Mr. Morizio is a frequent lecturer and moderator for educational events and seminars, particularly with the Connecticut Bar Association. He was appointed by the Chairman of the Workers' Compensation Commission to serve on the Symposium Committee of the 100th Year Anniversary of the Workers' Compensation Act. He helped organize the sixteen CLE and CME programs for the event and his firm was also a sponsor – the event raised over $122,000.00 for the Connecticut Disabled Workers' Scholarship Fund.

Attorney Morizio has also served as editor of the Connecticut Bar Association's publication Compensation Quarterly. He was recently named a Life Fellow of the James W. Cooper Fellows program for the Connecticut Bar Foundation, the Connecticut Bar Association's charitable wing.

Personal Injury
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Repetitive Trauma Injuries
Traumatic & Catastrophic Injuries

Areas of Practice

  • Workers' Compensation
  • Labor and Employment
  • Personal Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Repetitive Trauma Injuries
  • Traumatic & Catastrophic Injuries

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified Workers' Compensation Specialist, Connecticut Bar Association, 2005-present

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 1998
  • New York, 2000
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 2000

Education

  • Quinnipiac University School of Law, Bridgeport, Connecticut
    • J.D. - 1998
    • Honors: Civil Clinic Honors
  • Rutgers University, Rutgers College
    • B.A. - 1994
    • Honors: Dean's List

Published Works

  • Editor, Compensation Quarterly, 2004-2010
  • "Is it all Mental? Navigating the Water of Mental Injuries and Impairments", Compensation Quarterly, Spring, 2002

Classes/Seminars

  • Moderator, Courtroom Medicine: A Thorough Review of the Anatomy/Physiology of the Neck and Shoulder, Connecticut Bar Association, 2010
  • Speaker, Workers' Compensation 101: Introductory Topics, Connecticut Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, 2010
  • Moderator, Heart and Hypertension: A "Cardiac College", Connecticut Bar Association, 2009
  • Moderator, "Courtroom Anatomy: A Comprehensive Review of the Essential Fields of Medicine for Lawyers", Connecticut Bar Association Seminar, 2003
  • Speaker, "The Theory and Practice of Workers' Compensation Law", Connecticut Bar Association Seminar, 2003
  • "Courtroom Anatomy: A Comprehensive Review of the Essential Fields of Medicine for Lawyers", Connecticut Bar Association Seminar, 2003
  • "The Theory and Practice of Workers' Compensation Law", Connecticut Bar Association Seminar, 2003
  • Moderator, "Repetitive Trauma and Apportionment", Connecticut Bar Association Seminar, 2002

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation's James W. Cooper Fellows Program

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Connecticut Bar Association, Workers Compensation Section, Member, Executive Committee and Continuing Legal Education Committee, 2002 - 2010
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Assistant Secretary-Treasurer, 2009 - 2010
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Workers Compensation Section, 2002-present, Member, Executive Committee
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, 2002 - 2010
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Chair, 2008 - 2009
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Co-Chair, Workers Compensation Committee, 2002 - 2005