Morrissey Morrissey Mooney & Rydzek

David J. Morrissey

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Attorney David J. Morrissey has been a board certified specialist in workers’ compensation law since 2001. He is recognized in this area of expertise by the State of Connecticut Bar Association. Attorney Morrissey has been recognized as a Connecticut and New England Superlawyer by Law&Politics Magazine. He has been practicing law for over 40 years during which time he has represented many public sector labor unions and dealt with all areas concerning the interaction of labor, workers compensation, and heart and hypertension laws.

Attorney Morrissey has represented clients at all levels in the workers compensation forum including the Connecticut Supreme Court. His primary areas of practice include workers compensation, personal injury, public sector labor and pension law, and social security disability.


  • – BA Lafayette College 1976

  • – University of Connecticut School of Law J.D. 1979

Bar Admissions

  • CT 1979

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut 1985

Honors and Awards

Past and Current Affiliations and Appointments

  • Chairman, Workers’ Compensation Section Connecticut Bar Association 2005-2007;

  • Vice Chairman Workers’ Compensation Section Connecticut Bar Association 2003-2005;

  • Member of the Workers’ Compensation Executive Section 1995-present;

  • Standing Committee for Workers’ Compensation specialization;

  • Member Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association Workers’ Compensation Section;

  • Member Legal Advisory Panel of the Workers’ Compensation Commission;

  • Member of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Connecticut Bar Association;

  • Member of the Waterbury Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • General Counsel IBPO/NAGE 1980-1987: handled labor issues for police, municipal, and federal employee unions including arbitration, Board of Labor Relations, CHRO, FOI, in both State and Federal Court