Diane D. Duhamel, attorney, McGann, Bartlett & Brown
The insurance capital’s answer to workers compensation.
Attorney Duhamel is a partner of the firm. She obtained her A.B. degree from Saint Michael’s College in 1982 and a Juris Doctorate from Franklin Pierce Law Center in 1987. She was admitted to practice in the State of New Hampshire in 1987, the State of Connecticut in 1988, and the State of Massachusetts in 1998. She is a member of both the Connecticut and New Hampshire Bar Associations. As an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Connecticut she handled many workers’ compensation matters while representing the Second Injury Fund. She is a past-Chair of the Executive Committee of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Connecticut Bar Association. Presently, she is the Chair of the Examining Committee for Workers’ Compensation Certification in the State of Connecticut and serves on the Legal Advisory Panel to the Workers’ Compensation Commission Chairman, Stephen Morelli. She was a member of the editorial board for Compensation Quarterly from 1996 to 2000 and is a frequent speaker at workers’ compensation seminars. In 2018, she was named as Attorney of the Year in Workers’ Compensation by Best Lawyers. In 2019, Attorney Duhamel was inducted into the American Bar Association’s College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers. In 2019, she was also awarded the Edward Pomeranz/Edward O’Brien Award for Excellence and Achievement by the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Connecticut Bar Association. In 2021, she was named as Lawyer of the Year in Workers’ Compensation for New England by Best Lawyers.