Donlin Law

A fresh approach to the law. At The Law Offices of Christopher Donlin, we provide one-on-one attenti

The Law Offices of Christopher Donlin is a Hamden based firm representing clients in both personal injury and probate matters in the New Haven County area.

Roads are deadlier than ever. Figuring out why is complicated. 10/24/2022

Distracted driving and less enforcement of speeding and other infractions are the clear cause of the uptick. The landscape is further complicated by the high amount of people driving without insurance.

Roads are deadlier than ever. Figuring out why is complicated. Since the start of the pandemic, the number of people dying in traffic crashes in Connecticut has surged and shows no signs of slowing.


My son Noah gave us a textbook example of distracted driving today. While staring down a fellow driver as he sped by in his Lego car - he took his eye off the road for just a moment - and he caused a rear end collision.

Distracted driving cases are very common in my practice. I have represented countless victims of distracted driving - and am available any time to speak with you should you be involved in an accident.


Another great review from a recent case. Quick, high quality results are what we do at my office!

“I had an injury on 4/13/22 and called Mr Christopher Donlin and he immediately called my wife and I back and schedule to come to our house and discuss the case. He was there for us step by step and always check on us while the case was going. I personally feel very grateful to this firm. Very professional, punctual and courteous. 5 stars doesn’t do justice I would give it 1 million star if I could.”

Obituary: David E. Howell, 73, of Hamden 05/05/2022

David was a good friend and client. I will miss talking cars and politics with him. He was a good man.

Obituary: David E. Howell, 73, of Hamden David, a dear friend to many and a devoted husband, worked for the Veterans Hospital in West Haven prior to retirement.

Photos from On Scene Media New Haven County's post 05/03/2022

Please, please, please, exercise caution near school buses and be aware during school hours of buses, bus stops and kids walking to school.


2022 15-17 Donlin Law - a great group of kids off to a good start this year.


As I reflect back on this year, and the last 18 or so months of life that is unlike anything we could have ever contemplated, I think back on remote hearings, outdoor meetings, elbow taps and fist bumps, window meetings and zoom calls and I have to say that I have been blessed with great clients and partners. The resiliency, patience and grace shown by everyone who has come in contact with Donlin Law has been an inspiration.

As Connecticut faces another surge of Covid-19, our resiliency is again being tested. We will get there - and I know 2022 is going to be a better year and the character we have shown in 2021 will pay off with interest.

Thank you again to the people who allow me to do what I do and stay safe.


Please stay safe on the roads today. Everyone is trying to pick up their last minute items and may be less than focused on the road. Accidents occur on holidays too, especially with a little snow on the road. I am available 24/7 if you are involved in an accident. Please text 203 909 1719 for immediate assistance.


Check out the new promo for the office! It was a lot of fun to feel like a big TV star for a day - how did I do?


Filming today at Donlin Law!


Pausing today to work on Minecraft legos at Donlin Law.

Photos from Donlin Law's post 07/26/2021

The best thing about West Haven client visits. One bite everyone knows the rules!

Report: CT Ranks No. 5 For 'Most Dangerous Roads During COVID-19' 07/13/2021

Interesting and concerning article for CT drivers. If you are involved in an accident, please call me as soon as possible.

Report: CT Ranks No. 5 For 'Most Dangerous Roads During COVID-19' Connecticut ​experienced a 22 percent increase in traffic fatalities last year, according to a new study.


Happy 4th of July from Donlin Law!


A little over ten years ago, I met my friend Mike as a client. He called me after doing a google search - and I answered his call while at Wrigley Field watching a Cubs game. What started with representing him in a car accident has developed into a long lasting friendship. It is truly amazing that ten years later, we have shared so many good times, and a number of beers! Mike represents what I hope is the product of every new client relationship - that I add not just a client but a friend.


Donlin Law T Ball 2021.


“Attorney Donlin handled my case quickly and was able to get me a great settlement. He was easy to communicate with and he helped with me the entire process. Highly recommended!” — Dan Bowman

Thank you to Dan for the great review!


Channeling my inner Tom Cruise as Daniel Caffey in A Few Good Men during a hearing today. “I think better with my bat!”

Photos from Donlin Law's post 09/01/2020

Working from home means an assist from my esteemed, highly regarded co-counsel, Mr. Blue and Sir Prince.


Protect the ones you love with a will in these uncertain times. From now until September 30, 2020, we are drafting basic wills for $300.00.

Appoint guardians for your children, make specific gifts to family or friends and appoint a representative in the event of incapacity to make health and financial decisions.

At Donlin Law, we hold all client meetings outdoors with social distancing protocols. Be safe, be smart and plan ahead. Call 203 909 1719 or email at [email protected] to make your appointment today.


Two hearings, two phones, one lawyer - we make it happen!


Mobile office today for a new accident client. Masked up, hand sanitizer ready. Justice delayed is justice denied so we won’t stop.


Taking this show under the porch today with the rain coming down. Covid and 🌧 won’t stop us.


Great day for client meetings at the socially distant outdoor law office! Sanitized chairs, pens and masks to ensure that our clients feel safe and are protected.


In light of covid-19, I have implemented a few improvements relating to client meetings. Meetings at the office will occur outside at a large table set up to allow for social distancing. We are sanitizing the table and chairs after each meeting and of course, we are requiring masks.

I want everyone to be safe and comfortable. Rest assured I am doing everything I can to represent new and existing clients with the same personal touch that has been my standard since I opened in 2010.

As always, I am here for your injury and probate needs. Call or text for an appointment. (203) 909–1719.

There are fewer cars on the roads during Connecticut’s stay-at-home order, but there are more deadly crashes, data shows 05/12/2020

Please be careful out there!

There are fewer cars on the roads during Connecticut’s stay-at-home order, but there are more deadly crashes, data shows Tempted by the open roads created by coronavirus stay-at-home rules, drivers are speeding and causing deadly wrecks at a higher rate than in the past two years, UConn crash data shows.

Photos from Donlin Law's post 05/05/2020

Want to score a free bottle of Relief Drops, Donlin Law style? We have a few limited edition bottles here for our clients. Here’s what you do!

1. Click the invite friends link on the Donlin Law page - invite your friends.
2. Tag a friend in this post.
3. Like and share this post.

I will be giving out 3 bottles at the end of the week. Winners will be selected randomly.

Enjoy and spread the word - Donlin Law is the place if you are injured in a car accident or have estate planning needs.

Timeline photos 05/01/2020

Relief Drops are in and ready for pick up. Did you order yours? They are going quick so hurry up! Support local business!

HAPPY RELIEF RELEASE DAY!! All smiles over here, come grab a bottle today 3-6. Saturday 12-4, we hope to see you soon!

Timeline photos 04/29/2020

Don’t forget - we are matching your purchase, which benefits our local brewery workers, with a donation of a bottle to an essential worker of your choice. It’s a cannot lose deal!

AVAILABLE THIS FRIDAY!! “Relief” DROPS - Buy One Relief, Give One Relief to an essential worker of your choice. Thanks to Donlin Law for the next 50 or so bottles of sold, a matching bottle will be donated to an essential employee of your choice. We will email you after you order to arrange the donation. Just another way we are

Bottles will be ready for pickup on May 1st


Photos from Donlin Law's post 04/24/2020

Today I had another 40 sandwiches delivered to Hamden Shoprite. I appreciate the hard work of every person out there putting themselves in harms way to make sure we have what we need. Thank you Hamden Shoprite!!


Today we dropped off 40 sandwiches to the workers at Hamden Stop and Shop. This donation, like yesterday’s donation, was my way to acknowledge their hard work and sacrifice during this tough time. I received a great thank you call as well - which is always great to hear!


Great stuff going on at Continuum. There is still time to take advantage of the great offer I have made. You buy a bottle, I donate a bottle to an essential worker of your choice. 20 dollars goes to help brewery workers in need. Let’s shop local, let’s support each other.

Photos from Donlin Law's post 04/22/2020

A special delivery to our friends at Hamden Walmart today. Beautifully made turkey, ham and pastrami sandwiches for some workers putting in extra effort during this tough time. Sandwiches are from Olmo, another local business and are being donated to say thank you to some of our workers on the front lines. More deliveries to come in Hamden!

Waterbury distillery uses beer that would be dumped to make spirits 04/18/2020

Did you see the news? Donlin Law is looking to brighten the day of an essential worker of your choice. How can you do it? Order a bottle and a worker of your choice gets a free one! 10 dollars from each bottle going to help brewery workers in need.

Waterbury distillery uses beer that would be dumped to make spirits The next time you make that cocktail, you might want to think about stirring up something from a local distillery that's helping other local businesses.


Big things happening tonight related to Continuum Distillery. Tune in for a big announcement.

Everyone tune into WFSB at 5:30 today as we discuss our project with Courtney Zieller WFSB and an exciting new promotion from an amazing donor!
Brass Works Brewing Company BAD SONS Beer Co. DuVig Brewing Company Black Hog Brewing Co. Woodbury Brewing Company Charter Oak Brewing Company LLC Back East Brewing Company


This is a tough time for Connecticut and especially the Greater New Haven area. I want to open up a discussion of small businesses involving professionals that are in the area that are accepting new clients. Call it virtual networking, without the cheesy meetings.

If you think we can collaborate and help each other, let’s talk. If you are a small business looking to spread the word post it here. Whether you do printing, financial planning, landscaping or anything else, let’s help each other.

I will start. I am a personal injury and probate attorney. I handle car accidents for injured parties and I handle probate cases, specifically conservatorships, wills, estates and trusts. I have handled foreclosure work in the past as well.

What do you do? Who do you work with that is a good person to know? Feel free to tag and share. We have to keep moving in these tough times. Let’s help each other.


This is what we need right now. Local distillery, helping local breweries, to help local people.


Sharing the home office with Blue the Cat.


Out of adversity comes opportunity. We all have to try to find the good in our world. A day time stroll is a great example. Stay safe out there.


Since moving to Hamden in 2005, Hamden has always been near to my heart. I love the personality of the town and the work ethic of its residents. It always has been community in the best sense of the word. As we endure tough times my heart hurts when I drive by my favorite places like Eli’s, Ray and Mikes, Glenwood and Cussano’s. We will get thru this and we will be eating hot dogs at Glenwood soon enough. Stay safe friends.

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