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Linda L. Mariani

  • Attorney
  • Founder, 1980


New London, CT






Areas of Practice

  • Collaborative Divorce
  • Personal Injury
  • Family/Divorce Mediation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified Family Law Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 1978
  • Massachusetts, 1977
  • District of Columbia, 1979
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1982
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1982
  • Mohegan Gaming Disputes Court, 1997
  • Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Court


  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D.
  • Cornell University, NY
    • B.A.

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer, 2009-present
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2005-present
  • State of Connecticut Judicial Department Certificates of Commendation, 1987, 1999
  • Distinguished Attorney, Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New London County Bar Association, Member
  • New London County Bar Association, Former President
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Family Law Section, Executive Committee, Chair Elect
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Executive Committee Indian Law
  • American Bar Association
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • National District Attorneys' Association
  • Connecticut Council of Divorce and Family Mediators

Past Employment Positions

  • Deputy Assistant States Attorney, 1980 to 1986

Pro Bono Activities

  • Renaissance City Development Association, Development Corporation for City of New London, President
  • Connecticut Superior Court, State of Connecticut Judicial Department, Special Master for Family and Personal Injury matters
  • Connecticut Superior Court, State of Connecticut Judicial Department, Attorney Trial Referee
  • Dime Bank, Board of Directors
  • Academy of Family Mediators, Practitioner Member
  • New London Development Corporation, Board of Directors
  • New London Development Corporation, Assistant Secretary
  • City of New London Film Commission, Member
  • Lawrence Memorial Hospital Major Donors Committee, Chairperson
  • Mitchell College, Former Trustee
  • Southeastern Connecticut Cultural Coalition, Former Board Member
  • Middlesex Judicial District Grievance Panel, 1992 to 1998
  • City of New London, Marine Commerce and Development Commission, 1978 to 1990

Practice Area

Personal Injury

Auto accidents, slip-and-falls, medical malpractice and more

Family Law

Divorce, parenting issues, modifications, mediation and more

Criminal Defense

Drug crimes, violent crimes, theft offenses, DUI and more