Thomas J. Sansone
Partner
New Haven
203.784.3100
203.784.3199

Education

  • Boston University School of Law, Law School
    J.D. 1985
  • Boston University, Undergraduate
    B.A. 1982
    ~ magna cum laude

Admissions

  • Bar Admissions
  • Connecticut
  • Court Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. Tax Court
"Thank you for representing us in our litigation. You were able to quickly resolve an intractable problem that was a long time in the making. I appreciate your pragmatic and forceful approach to the litigation and the resulting negotiations."
- Individual Client
"I wish to express my positive experience working with Tom. First, he was a pleasure to work with. Second, and more importantly, he provided excellent legal services. He was knowledgeable and responsive to the complicated legal and factual issues raised."
- Corporation Counsel
"All successful entrepreneurs/businessmen need two things: a good legal guide on the right side and a good banker on the left side. I can say unequivocally that we have found that legal support with Tom by our side."
- Chief Executive Officer, Computer Consulting Services

Tom Sansone has practiced in the civil litigation arena in Connecticut for nearly 30 years, representing individuals and companies in a wide variety of business-related and personal disputes. He practices in various fields of civil litigation, including commercial, construction and insolvency litigation. He has tried more than 80 cases to conclusion in Connecticut Superior Court, United States District Court and United States Bankruptcy Court and has argued before both the Connecticut Supreme and Appellate Courts. Much of his trial work involves complex banking issues, including lender liability cases, contested foreclosure/collection matters and representation of creditors in adversary bankruptcy proceedings.

  • Successfully litigated utility company’s request for security deposit against commercial debtor in contested bankruptcy court proceeding in one of the first test cases under the revised Bankruptcy Code
  • Represented a utility company that was victimized by a customer’s theft of natural gas services, ultimately negotiating a six-figure settlement for the company as part of the customer’s criminal plea agreement
  • Successfully argued a case of first impression before the Connecticut Supreme Court, which held that a right of first refusal was not applicable in the context of an involuntary foreclosure sale

Before Carmody

While in law school, Tom completed an internship with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, working on behalf of victims of employment discrimination. He also volunteered for Greater Boston Legal Services as a student attorney, representing indigent persons in a variety of matters, including landlord/tenant disputes and Social Security Administration appeals.

  • Selected for inclusion in Connecticut Super Lawyers in the area of Business Litigation, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights and Utilities, 2008 - 2016

  • Selected for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers in the area of Business Litigation, 2008, 2010 and 2012, 2016

  • Honored by United Way of Greater New Haven with annual Alexis de Tocqueville Award for service to the community, 2014

  • Honored as the Business New Haven 2013 "Citizen of the Year" for his outstanding contributions to both the Greater New Haven community and abroad
  • Waterbury Bar Association Young Lawyer Award, 2009

  • Connecticut Bar Association Distinguished Volunteers Roster, 2003

  • United Way of Greater New Haven Outstanding Volunteer Award, 2003

  • Waterbury Public Schools Partners in Education Lifetime Achievement Award, 2003

  • United Way of Greater New Haven Community Service Award, 2002

  • Connecticut Mentoring Partnership Outstanding Mentor Award, 1999

  • Waterbury Bar Association Community Service Award, 1997

  • Waterbury Public School Partners in Education Mentor of the Year Award, 1995

  • Waterbury Legal Secretaries Association Boss of the Year Award, 1994

Community Involvement

  • Vice Chairman, Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section of the Connecticut Bar Association, 2016 – present
  • Secretary/Treasurer, Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section of the Connecticut Bar Association, 2014 – 2016
  • Member, Executive Committee, Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section of the Connecticut Bar Association, 1994 - present
  • Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, Clifford W. Beers Guidance Clinic, 2013 – present
  • Member, Board of Directors, Clifford W. Beers Guidance Clinic, 2011 - present
  • Chairman, Alexis de Tocqueville Society, United Way of Greater New Haven, 2012 – present
  • Chairman, Board of Directors, United Way of Greater New Haven, 2006 – 2008
  • Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, United Way of Greater New Haven, 2002 – 2006
  • Secretary, Board of Directors, United Way of Greater New Haven, 1999 – 2002
  • Member, Board of Directors, United Way of Greater New Haven, 1998 - 2011
  • Member, Statewide Grievance Committee, 2012 – present
  • Lector, eucharistic minister, prayer leader, lay preacher, chair of mission committee, Christ Episcopal Church of Bethany 
  • President and Director, WIKS-USA, Inc., Connecticut non-profit supporting the operation of a residential school for children orphaned by AIDS in rural Western Kenya, 2009 – present
  • Member, Nominations Committee, New Haven County Bar Association, 2009 - 2011
  • Horse show announcer Connecticut Dressage & Combined Training Association
  • Annual road race announcer, Town of Bethany Parks & Recreation Department
  • Announcer, Town of Bethany Harvest Festival
  • National Anthem Soloist, New Haven County Cutters, New Britain Rockcats and Cooperstown Hawkeyes baseball clubs
  • Trustee, Bethany Library Association, 1997 – 2006
  • Member, Board of Directors, Bethany Library Association, 1997 – 2006
  • Member, Executive Committee of the Young Lawyers Section of the Connecticut Bar Association, 1991 – 1992
  • President, Waterbury Young Lawyers Bar Association, 1991 – 1992
  • President, Southington Historical Society, 1990 – 1992

Affiliations

  • New Haven County Bar Association
  • Waterbury Bar Association