Michael R. Kerin received his law degree from Quinnipiac University School of Law, Summa Cum Laude, after receiving his M.A. in English from Middlebury College in Middlebury, VT, his M.F.A. in creative writing from American University, in Washington, D.C. and his B.A. in English from Vassar College, in Poughkeepsie, NY.
He is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association, the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association as well as a former member of the American Trial Lawyers Association. He was the Chairman of the Workers’ Compensation Specialization Committee from 2009 through 2014. He is a former editor of the Connecticut Bar Association’s publication “Compensation Quarterly” and has authored three articles in this publication.
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Michael Kerin is a current officer of the executive committee of the CBA’s workers’ compensation section for the period from 2013-2015. He is the former president of the Milford Bar Association, as well as a former member of the Board of Directors for the Milford Red Cross Chamber and a former member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxillary in Milford, CT. He is a dedicated long distance endurance athlete who has competed in several Ironman triathlons, and has been honored to race on the United States Duathlon team at the World Championships in 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010. Michael Kerin was awarded the distinction of All American by the United States Triathlon Association in 2008 for having ranked 5th in his age group in the United States in duathlon competition. In 2013, he placed 4th in his age group in National Duathlon Championship in Tuscon, Arizona. He is the proud father of a son, Caelan, with whom he cycled across country in 32 days in 2013, and a daughter, Michaela, with whom he writes a regular column for the Amity Observer entitled “Really Dad?”
The CBA’s Workers’ Compensation Certification Program
The Workers’ Compensation Section of the Connecticut Bar Association created the Workers’’ Compensation Certification Program to help the public to identify attorneys who are competent, experienced, and skilled in the area of workers’ compensation law and to raise the level of practice in this area of the law.
The Legal Specialization Screening Committee and the Rules Committee of the Superior Court have approved the CBA’s certification program. This approval process insures that our program has met the court’s strict standards.
Attorneys who have attained the designation “Board Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist” have satisfied the following requirements:
- demonstrated that no less than twenty-five percent of their total practice has been in the area of workers’ compensation law;
- engaged in the practice of law in Connecticut for at least 5 years and been a member in good standing of each bar in which the attorney is admitted;
- maintained a malpractice policy with minimum limits of $300,000 per occurrence;
- have a satisfactory disciplinary and malpractice history;
- participated in a minimum of thirty-six hours of continuing legal education activities in the area of workers’ compensation law in the three years prior to filing the application;
- have a minimum of five references from other attorneys knowledgeable regarding the applicant’s practice and competence; and
- have passed a one-day written examination.