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Feiner Wolfson LLC-One Constitution Plaza Suite 900 Hartford, CT 06103
Attorney Profiles

Benjamin M. Wattenmaker, Esq.

Admitted to Connecticut Bar 2005
Admitted to Massachusetts Bar 2000
US District Court, District of Connecticut, 2006
US District Court, District of Massachusetts, 2003
First Circuit Court of Appeals, 2003
Boston College, J.D., 1999
Cornell University, B.A., 1993, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Before joining Feiner Wolfson LLC in 2007, Ben was an associate of Shipman & Goodwin, LLP in Hartford, Connecticut and Goodwin Procter, LLP in Boston, Massachusetts. His litigation practice there involved representation of corporate clients in general commercial litigation, torts and products liability, and employment litigation.

Representative Matters:

  • Won judgment of $946,664.92 in action for civil theft and CUTPA against attorney who defrauded his clients.  See Jalbert v. Mulligan, 2013 Conn. Super. Lexis 1948 (Conn. Super. 2013).
  • Defeated an appeal of judgment for plaintiff in action for fraud and conversion.  See Carmichael v. Stonkus, 133 Conn. App. 302 (2012).
  • Won motion for partial summary judgment in $2 million construction finance litigation, reducing the plaintiff’s claim by $583,000.00. See Platinum Funding Serv’s, LLC v. Petco Insulation Co., Inc., 2011 U.S. Dist. Lexis 46554 (D. Conn. 2011)
  • Drafted successful motion for summary judgment in action for tortious interference with contractual relations.  See Sidney v. Sprader, 2009 Conn. Super. Lexis 1069 (Conn. Super. 2009).
  • Won motion for summary judgment in appeal of zoning decision. See Bebchuk v. Agassiz Neighborhood Council, Inc., No. 03-3705 (Mass. Super. Ct. 2006), aff’d, 72 Mass. App. Ct. 1119 (2008).
  • Won motion for judgment on the pleadings in appeal of special permit for expansion of children’s art center in zoning dispute.  See Lambert v. City of Cambridge, 2004 WL 2691082 (Mass. Land Ct. 2004). 
  • Secured approval of asylum for Ugandan client who suffered persecution on account of his sexual orientation. 

Publications:

  • Note, Yeo v. Lexington: Abridging Rights of Publication in the Student Press, 40 B.C. L. Rev. 573 (1999).
  • Note, National Labor Relations Board’s Authority to Award Attorney’s Fees Limited:  Unbelievable, Inc. v. NLRB, 39 B.C. L. Rev. 367 (1998).
  • Book Review, William Faulkner and Southern History, Wilson Q., Winter 1994

Practice Areas:
Business Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Employment Litigation and Counseling, and Construction Law