Charles (Chuck) A. Deluca


Charles A. Deluca has litigated complex cases on behalf of individuals, businesses and insurance carriers since 1977. His primary areas of practice are major tort litigation, products liability, insurance coverage, transportation, professional liability and commercial litigation.

Chuck is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL). The ACTL is composed of the best of the trial bar in the United States and Canada. Fellowship in the ACTL is extended by invitation to only those experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose careers have been marked by the highest ethical standards, professionalism and civility. Fellowship is limited to 1% of the Bar and Fellows must have a minimum of 15 years of experience.

In addition to being invited to join the ACTL, Chuck was also invited to join the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and the American Board of Trial Advocates. Chuck has also been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2005 and was selected for inclusion in Connecticut Super Lawyers® every year since 2006. The Best Lawyers in America® named Chuck Lawyer of the Year in 2019, 2017 and 2012 (Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants).  He is additionally included on the list of Top 50 Connecticut Super Lawyers from 2011-2016, and 2018 and Top 10 Connecticut Super Lawyers for 2014-2016. He is a past president of the Stamford/Norwalk Bar Association and the Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association. He has been appointed to the Connecticut Supreme Court Chief Justice's Civil Commission. He has also served on the Connecticut Bar Association Committee on Professional Ethics and has served as the state representative for the Defense Research Institute. Chuck has received the highest Martindale-Hubbell rating of AV.

Chuck chaired the discovery subcommittee of the Civil Commission which authored e-discovery rules for the State of Connecticut.

The Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association awarded Chuck the 2002 President's Award for Excellence at its Annual Meeting. The award is presented to a civil defense attorney who has provided outstanding and distinguished service and contributions to the CDLA and the defense bar, excellence in practice, and the development and furtherance of the fair administration of justice and application of law to society.

In addition to being an active trial attorney, Chuck has been featured in numerous trial advocacy programs and is a sought after seminar speaker. He has provided trial advocacy instruction to the Travelers Trial Advocacy School, has been a guest lecturer on trial technique at Yale Law School, and has done trial demonstrations for the Connecticut Trial Lawyers, the Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association and The American College of Trial Lawyers.

Professional Affiliations: 
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, member State Committee
  • Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), current vice-president of the Connecticut Chapter
  • Selected to appear in The Best Lawyers in America®, (2005-2019)
  • Selected as one of the top 10 lawyers in Connecticut by Super Lawyers (2014-2016)
  • Selected for inclusion in Connecticut Super Lawyers (2006-2018) and listed on Top 50 Connecticut Super Lawyers (2010-2016, and 2018) and top 100 New England Super Lawyers
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys
  • Council on Litigation Management
  • Connecticut Chief Justice’s Civil Commission (2000-2015) (Chairman Discovery Subcomittee)
  • Connecticut Bar Association Committee on Professional Ethics (1997-98)
  • Connecticut Bar Association Task Force on Grievance Procedures (1997-98)
  • Defense Research Institute, State Representative (1999-2001)
  • Stamford/Norwalk Regional Bar Association, President (1992-93)
  • Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association, President (1998-99)
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
  • Connecticut and Stamford/Norwalk Bar Associations
Representative Experience: 
  • Represented major commercial insurer in Oxycontin coverage litigation.
  • Represented major commercial insurer in silica coverage litigation.
  • Represented psychiatrist sued as a result of the Connecticut lottery shootings.
  • Represented reinsurance intermediary in restrictive covenant litigation.
  • Represents major commuter railroad in defense of serious personal injury and death cases.
  • Represents numerous municipalities accused of civil rights violations.
  • Represents attorneys and other professionals accused of professional negligence.
  • Represented Metro North Railroad in connection with all Connecticut litigation arising out of the 2013 derailment in Bridgeport, CT.