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Amanda Nugent’s practice is focused on commercial litigation, with particular emphasis on commercial breach of contract and business torts actions in both the state and federal courts. Amanda represents and advises commercial clients of all types, from individual entrepreneurs and small family businesses to large national corporations, banks, and publicly regulated utilities. Amanda’s thoroughness, thoughtfulness and responsiveness to client needs make her a strong advocate on behalf of clients in all stages of litigation as well as at the negotiating table. Amanda is proud to be part of a team of litigators that is “highly” recommended” by Benchmark Litigation’s Guide to Leading Business Litigation Firms and Attorneys, and that consistently strives to deliver high quality representation to Connecticut’s business community. Amanda is also the Co-Chair of the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Team.


  • Part of a team that obtained a $3 million prejudgment remedy on behalf of a client in a commercial breach of contract matter pending in Federal Court.  Subsequently participated in a 5-week trial of the same matter, which was later successfully resolved through settlement
  • Part of a team that avoided the issuance of a $1.2 million prejudgment remedy attachment of client’s assets in a breach of contract/breach of non-competition agreement case against a national radio broadcasting conglomerate
  • Successfully negotiated numerous six-figure settlements in both pending and threatened commercial collection actions brought on behalf of client that is a public utility
  • Successfully defended entrepreneur in a Federal matter alleging breach of client’s personal guaranty of a $3 million business loan


  • Selected for inclusion in Connecticut Super Lawyers® in the area of Business Litigation, 2020
  • Recipient of CBA Federal Practice Section 2018 Pro Bono Award, selected by the judges of the CT District Court
  • Selected for inclusion as a Rising Star in Connecticut Super Lawyers® in the area of Business Litigation2013-2017


  • Connecticut Bar Association
    • Litigation, Women in the Law and Federal Practice Sections
  • New Haven Bar Association
    • Co-Chair of Court Relations Committee


  • Immediate past Chair of the Board of Directors, Solar Youth
  • Volunteer, New Reach
  • Board Member, First Church Preschool in Cheshire, CT
  • Diversity and Inclusion Council of the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce
  • Executive Committee Member, New Haven County Bar Association


Amanda is always friendly and courteous and speaks to me in terms that I understand. I know that I can always call her and she never gets frustrated with my questions.

Team leader of credit department at utility company

Events & Speaking Engagements

Mental Health in the Workplace: The Current State of the Law and What's on the Horizon


Managing Employee Relations and Avoiding Unionization