Attorney Westcott is a partner in the firm. He is a graduate of Northwestern University and the University of Connecticut School of Law, where he was a member of the International Law Journal and placed first in his class in the Alva P. Loiselle appellate advocacy competition. He was a member of UConn’s clinical programs, devoted to trial and appellate practice. In private practice since 1996, he has won acquittals in criminal trials of media interest and brought successful appeals resulting in the reversal of wrongful convictions and new trials ordered for his clients. He also dedicates a portion of his practice to personal injury cases, obtaining recoveries for clients suffering loss from the negligence of others. He is admitted in Connecticut state and federal courts.

Attorney Westcott’s representative experience includes the following:

  • Briefed and argued more than 70 cases in Connecticut Supreme and Appellate Courts.
  • Represented Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association with filings as Amicus in cases with issues of public interest.
  • Admitted as an expert witness in the area of appellate practice in Connecticut legal proceedings.
  • Obtained not-guilty verdicts in high-profile criminal cases.
  • Represented the largest federal internet case in the District of Connecticut.
  • Represented victims of crime pursuant to Victims’ Rights provisions of the Connecticut Constitution.
  • New trials ordered on appeal upon findings of error, including violation of state and federal constitutional rights, inappropriate use of evidence, and illegal jury instructions.
  • Civil negligence litigation involving identity theft and allegations of mishandling of consumers’ personal information by state and national lending institutions.
  • Counsel to members of the Connecticut Education Association, including issues implicating the impact of criminal proceedings on employment status.
  • Administrative law practice with the Law Offices of Michael Corsello in DUI cases before the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, resulting in the restoration of suspended driving privileges.