Thomas Plotkin

Associate

Phone:

860-493-3506 (Direct Dial)
860-549-1000 ext 1506 (Main Line)

Fax:

860-724-3921

Email:

tplotkin@rms-law.com

Thomas Plotkin graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 2008. While there, he published two articles in the Connecticut Insurance Law Journal, argued before a three judge panel of the Connecticut Appellate Court as a participant in the Criminal Appellate Clinic (State v. Guzman, 110 Conn. App. 263 (2008)) and assembled a panel of scholars, human rights attorneys, and state legislators for a symposium on prison reform for the American Constitutional Society.


He was also awarded the CALI Award for Excellence in American Constitutional History and Criminal Appellate Clinic. As summer jobs, he interned at the Federal District Court and was a summer clerk at Rome McGuigan, P.C. He found exposure to a rich array of practice areas at this mid-size litigation firm so rewarding that he returned after graduation.


Prior to law school, Mr. Plotkin graduated from Wesleyan University, where he majored in Film Studies, and then spent fifteen years in Los Angeles as a motion picture and television writer and a television executive. He lives in West Hartford with his wife and two children.

Areas of Practice


  • Civil Litigation - Complex Litigation, Federal & State Trial Practice
  • Constitutional - Eminent Domain
  • Criminal - Federal, Parole & Probation
  • Products Liability Law - Machinery & Tools
  • Professional Malpractice - Legal Malpractice
  • Real Estate Law - Eminent Domain
  • State and Federal Appellate Practice
  • Insurance Defense


Bar Admissions


  • Connecticut, 2008
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 2008


Education


  • University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford, Connecticut
    • J.D. - 2008
    • Law Journal: Connecticut Insurance Law Journal, 2006 - 2008


  • Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut
    • B.A. - 1986
    • Major: Art/Film Studies


Published Works


  • "A Congregation of Vapours: Clendenin Brothers, Inc. v. United States Fire Insurance Company, Welding Rod Litigation, the Total Pollution Exclusion, the Futility of the Judicial Search for Ambiguity in Commercial General Liability Insurance Contracts, and the Reasonable Expectations of the Insured.", Connecticut Insurance Law Journal, 13.2, 2008


  • "Fair is Foul and Foul is Fair:" Have Insurers Loosened the Chokepoint of Copyright and Permitted Fair Use's Breathing Space in Documentary Films?, Connecticut Insurance Law Journal, 15.2, 2009


  • "Huffing and Puffing: When Can Representations in a Travel Company's Brochure Provide a Basis for a Claim for Personal Injuries?", Travel Law Quarterly, vol. 5 no. 2, 2013


Honors and Awards


  • Connecticut Super Lawyers Rising Star®, Business Litigation, 2013 - 2014


Professional Associations and Memberships


  • Connecticut Bar Association


Past Employment Positions