Early in his career, Attorney Tortora obtained trial experience while handling defense cases for Allstate Insurance Company. He then opened his own practice in Fairfield, Connecticut, where his practice focused in all areas of personal injury. During this time, he also served as a Special Public Defender for the state of Connecticut in the Norwalk and Bridgeport Superior Courts. Subsequently, Attorney Tortora brought his trial skills to the law firm of Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker, LLP, a large nationally known civil defense firm located in Stamford, Connecticut, where he served as a senior Trial Attorney and defended clients of large Fortune 500 companies, as well as clients of large nationally known insurance companies. Attorney Tortora then joined the firm of Ventura Ribeiro & Smith where he focused primarily on trying personal injury cases representing plaintiffs.
Attorney Tortora has extensive trial experience representing injured individuals and brings to his clients the knowledge of knowing what his opponent’s strategy will be from his years of defense work. Attorney Tortora also has successfully argued before the Connecticut Appellate Court for the State of Connecticut.
Attorney Tortora is Board Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. This distinguished honor is only given to attorneys who have proven through their trial experience and accomplishments that they are worthy of the title.
Michael Tortora is the youngest of 14 children and grew up in Fairfield Connecticut He currently has four children of his own with his wife Tiffany who is a prosecutor in the Bridgeport Superior Court.
Sacred Heart Univisity – Bachelor of Science 1995
Quinnipiac College School of Law 1997
Moot Court Honor Society
Public Interest Law Project
1998 State of Connecticut
1998 United States District Court
Board Certified Trial Attorney, National Board of Trial Advocacy
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Connecticut, National Trial Lawyers Association