Michael D. Day, Esq.
Attorney Day practices in the area of business law. During his career, he has handled and won cases in both state and federal trial and appellate courts in Connecticut and other parts of the country. He previously served as a managing attorney of his firm, and trained numerous attorneys and staff, resulting in a team that set new legal precedent through state and federal litigation.
Michael is AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale-Hubbell® and chosen to Super Lawyers® by Thomson Reuters. These distinctions are bestowed on less than 5% of practicing attorneys. Michael has been appointed as a Special Master in the Connecticut Superior Court and is a graduate of the Syracuse University, College of Law, where he was editor-in-chief of the Journal of International Law & Commerce, a member of the Law and Technology Journal, a member of the Moot Court Honor Society, and the recipient of the Gavel Award.
Michael is a married father of two. He and his family divide their time between Connecticut homes in the Farmington Valley and on Long Island Sound. An avid outdoorsman, Michael enjoys fly fishing, fly tying, hiking, astronomy, and birding. He donates his time to numerous charitable organizations that promote and protect the outdoors. Michael is also a paper asset investor.
• Business Law
Professional Leadership & Associations
• American Bar Association
• Connecticut Bar Association
• AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell®
• Super Lawyers® by Thomson Reuters
• Phi Beta Kappa
• Chancellor’s Scholar
• Moot Court Honor Society
• Associate Editor, Syracuse Law & Technology Journal
• Editor-in-Chief, Syracuse International Law Journal
• Gavel Award, Syracuse International Law Journal
Seminars, Lectures & Publications
• Lecture: "Preserving the Record For Appeal" – 2016, Middletown, CT
• Lecture: “Preserving the Record For Appeal” – 2015, New Haven, CT
• Lecture: "Anatomy of the Appeal" - 2014, Wethersfield, CT
• Lecture: “Obtaining and Evaluating Financial Information” - 2009, Waterbury, CT
• Lecture: “The Paperless Law Office” - 2007, Stamford CT
• Lecture: “Connecticut Business Entities” - 2004, Waterbury CT
• Note: “Genetics and The Law: International Food Trade and Scientific Evidence”
• Publication: “The Paperless Law Office” - Connecticut Lawyer, April 2007
• Handled approximately 80 trials
• Handled approximately 65 appeals
• Special Master in Connecticut Superior Court
• Successfully litigated a family law matter in federal district court under the Hague Convention
• Filed a petition for writ of certiorari to the US Supreme Court on issue of first impression
• Won family law appeal addressing third-party access to child
• Won federal interlocutory appeal in a 42 U.S.C § 1983 matter in the US Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit (St. Louis, MO)
• Won remand of federal appeal addressing issue of first impression in the US Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit (Boston, MA)
• Won appeals in CT Appellate, CT Supreme Court, US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.
• Syracuse University, BA (summa cum laude; honors)
• Syracuse University, JD
• State of Connecticut
• United States District Court, Connecticut
• Various Federal Appellate Courts
• US Supreme Court