Mark J. Claflin

Work Phone: (860) 249-1361

Fax: (860) 249-7665

Email: mclaflin@hl-law.com

Mr. Claflin is a graduate of Providence College (B.S. 1981) and received his juris doctorate from the University of Connecticut, School of Law (J.D. 1984).

Mr. Claflin handles a variety of complex civil cases in state and federal courts throughout the New England region.  He regularly defends product liability cases and other civil matters in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and also defends such matters, pro hac vice, in New Hampshire and Maine.  Representative clients include automakers as well as manufacturers of tools, ladders, scaffolding, aerial lift devices, forklifts, heavy equipment, paint, recreational products, children’s products and consumer goods.  Mr. Claflin also defends lessors of motor vehicles in truck and automobile accident cases.  He also advises insurers on insurance coverage issues including prosecution of declaratory judgment actions and the defense of first party claims and class action lawsuits.  Since 1984, Mr. Claflin has tried product liability, premises liability, negligence, insurance coverage, contract and various other types of cases in both state and federal court and has successfully argued before the Connecticut Supreme Court.
His practice areas include the following:

  • Products Liability
  • Asbestos/Toxic Torts
  • Warranty/Lemon Law
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Coverage
  • 93A/Bad Faith Litigation
  • General Trial and Appellate Practice

Mr. Claflin is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

His professional affiliations include the following:

  • Member – Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island Bar Associations
  • Member – Defense Research Institute
  • Member – Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member – Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member – American Bar Association

Mr. Claflin resides with his wife and two children in Wellesley, Massachusetts.