Chris Sochacki of Cramer & Anderson

Christopher Sochacki began the new year as a new partner at Cramer & Anderson, which has six offices throughout the state.

Sochacki joined the firm in June 2015 as an associate after 17 years as an insurance defense litigator, and works out of the firm’s Litchfield office in civil litigation. He said it ”was an incredible surprise” to find out he had been named a partner.

In a recent personal injury case other attorneys found problematic, Sochacki secured a settlement of $250,000. He also settled a 2017 case involving soft-tissue damage from a low-impact rear-end collision for an amount the mediator said exceeded settlements in nine of 10 comparable cases.

In a sensitive 2016 case involving a child who was subjected to trauma, Sochacki secured a settlement totaling more than three times what some partners had estimated was possible.

“It’s good to know we have someone who’s not afraid to also take tough cases,” partner Barry Moller commented.

“It is a privilege and honor to practice with Chris Sochacki and to be one of his law partners,” added partner John Tower. “Chris is a highly experienced courtroom veteran, and is also a volunteer paramedic and EMT, and active community member. He brings a unique perspective to complex personal injury cases, using his medical expertise, personal empathy, and legal experience to represent our clients in a thorough and effective manner. Many judges and juries trust his judgment, just as I do.”

Sochacki focuses on personal injury, product liability, construction defects and medical malpractice, among other areas. He is a certified EMT and paramedic with New Hartford Volunteer Ambulance in the town where he lives with his wife, Julie, and their two sons. He also provides emergency management consulting around the state, and addresses EMS providers regarding legal issues, largely on a pro bono basis.

“Attorney Sochacki has been outstanding as an associate for Cramer & Anderson,” said senior partner Ken Taylor. “He brings in significant litigation and personal injury cases, among other valuable work, and summons his experience as an insurance defense litigator to produce notable outcomes that often exceed what other partners thought was possible. As a young attorney and one of the anchors in the firm’s Litchfield office, Attorney Sochacki was named partner to both reward his performance and inspire him to greater heights.”

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