Jay H. Sandak, Esquire

Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey, LLP
707 Summer Street
Stamford, CT 06901-1026

Phone: 203-425-4200
Fax: 203-325-8608
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Jay H. Sandak, a Partner of the Stamford, Waterbury and New Haven CT law firm, Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey, LLP, has practiced in Connecticut for more than thirty-five years. He has extensive trial experience in both state and federal courts in personal injury and commercial litigation including professional liability, land use, complex condemnation, business torts and intellectual property cases. His trial skills form a solid foundation for him when he serves as a private Mediator and Arbitrator. He is a Fellow of the American College of Civil Trial Mediators, a member of the Association of Attorney Mediators and a member of the American Arbitration Association Panel of Neutrals. He has and continues to serve as a Special Master for the U.S. Federal District Court of Connecticut and the Connecticut Superior Court negotiating settlements where he has served for almost twenty years.

Types of Cases Mediated

  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • General Mediation
  • Insurance
  • Land Use
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Partnership Dissolutions
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Torts

MEMBER: 2010



His litigation background has been supplemented by serving as Corporation Counsel for the City of Stamford and representing multiple municipal police unions in grievance and unfair labor practice proceedings. He holds a B.A. degree from Colby College (1964) and J.D. degree from Syracuse University College of Law (1971). Before starting private practice, he was a law clerk at the United States Court of Claims, Washington, D.C. He is admitted to practice in Connecticut, the U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. He enjoys an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has been consistently listed in the Best Lawyers in America and in New England SuperLawyers in the area of Alternative Dispute Resolution, including being listed in Connecticut Magazine Superlawyers 2010 as being one of the Top 50 Attorneys in Connecticut.


Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, New York - J.D.
Honors: Justinian Law Society
Law Review: Syracuse Law Review, Symposium Editor, 1968 - 1971

Colby College, Waterville, Maine, 1968- B.A.
Major: Government

Professional Mediation Training
2010 - "Advanced Commercial Mediation Training" New York City Bar Association, NY, NY
2008 - "Advanced Mediation", Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law, Woodstock, VT
2008 - "Advanced Attorney-Mediator Training", Association of Attorney-Mediators, San Diego, CA
2007 - "Advanced Mediation and Advocacy Skills Training", American Bar Association, Section of Dispute Resolution; San Antonio, TX
2007 - "Basic Mediation Training Conflict Resolution Theory and Techniques", New York City Bar Association, NY, NY
2004 - "Advanced Mediation Training & Optimizing the Value of the Lawyer's Role in Mediation", New York City Bar Association, NY, NY

Practicing in Conneticut

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