Isabella M. Squicciarini


  • University of Connecticut School of Law, Law School
    J.D. 1999
  • College of the Holy Cross, Undergraduate
    B.A. 1995


  • Bar Admissions
  • Connecticut
  • Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Isa Squicciarini is a partner in Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey's litigation group, which was named a “highly recommended” Connecticut litigation team in Benchmark Litigation’s Guide To Leading Business Litigation Firms and Attorneys. For over 15 years, she has practiced in the areas of medical malpractice defense, medical products liability defense and personal injury/wrongful death defense.  Isa represents clients in state and federal courts in various matters. In addition, she also represents physicians and hospitals in Department of Public Health investigations.

  • Part of a team that obtained defense verdict in favor of a vascular surgeon in a medical malpractice case involving claims of wrongful death

  • Successfully defended a psychiatrist in a DPH investigation, resulting in closure of case and determination of insufficient basis to further investigate matter

  • Member of trial team that successfully defended an orthopedic surgeon in a medical malpractice case involving claims of significant injury during hip surgery

  • Successfully defended ophthalmologist in case involving claims of failure to diagnose a stroke

  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a hand surgeon in a medical malpractice case

  • Obtained favorable settlements on behalf of clients through alternative dispute resolution

  • Honored for establishing a new pro bono legal resource in Waterbury to represent low-income people facing domestic violence, Connecticut Legal Services, 2015

  • Waterbury Bar Association Young Lawyers Award, 2013 and 2014

  • Honored for outstanding pro bono representation of a Connecticut child who had been trafficked - Lawyers for Children America (October 2013)

  • Received an award for "Recognition and Appreciation for Victim Advocacy" from the Office of the State’s Attorney Judicial District of Danbury for her work on a pro bono matter, 2012

  • James W. Cooper Fellow, Connecticut Bar Foundation, 2012 to present

  • Included in the "New Leaders of the Law," Connecticut Law Tribune, 2005 and 2012

  • Selected for inclusion in Connecticut Super Lawyers - Rising Stars in the areas of Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice and Civil Litigation, 2011-2012

  • Selected for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers - Rising Stars, 2010

  • Co-Chair, Women@Carmody, 2008 to 2015

  • Member, Oliver Ellsworth Inn of Court, 2006 to 2009

  • Managing Editor, Connecticut Insurance Law Journal, 1998 and 1999

Community Involvement

  • Chair, Hartford Hospital Young Leaders Advisory Council
  • Hartford Hospital Corporator
  • Board of Directors, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Waterbury (2013-2015)
  • Volunteer, Lawyers for Children America
  • Fellow, Connecticut Bar Foundation
  • Allocations Committee and Education Impact Council, United Way (2005-2014)
  • Regional Committee Chair, Connecticut Legal Services Campaign for Justice
  • Alumni Admissions Volunteer, College of the Holy Cross
  • Treasurer, New Hartford Youth Football and Cheer (2013-2015)
  • Board of Directors, Business Women's Forum (2014-2017)


  • American Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Waterbury Bar Association 
    • Mentor
    • President, 2014 to 2016
    • Vice President, 2012 to 2014
    • Treasurer, 2010 to 2012
    • Board of Directors, 2007 to present
  • Connecticut Italian American Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Foundation Board of Directors 2018 to Present
  • Connecticut Society for Healthcare Risk Management
  • Connecticut Legal Services
    • Board of Directors, 2008 to 2013