James M. Harrington

Polito & Harrington LLC


Practice Areas



Boston College

Western New England School of Law

Connecticut Mohegan Tribal Court Mashantucket Tribal Court District Court of Connecticut

Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association Connecticut Bar Association Connecticut Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division New London County Bar Association Middlesex County Bar Association

JAMES M. HARRINGTON, is an associate at the law firm of Polito & Quinn, LLC in Waterford, Connecticut. A native of Clinton, Connecticut, James attended The Morgan High School. James graduated from Boston College with a degree in political science and cum laude from Western New England College School of Law. While in law school James earned several book awards and was a multiple recipient of the Western New England College Merit Scholarship and the Katherine M. Connell Scholarship for outstanding academics. James also served as a production editor for the Western New England Law Review. Prior to joining Polito & Quinn, James spent six years as a litigation law clerk and office supervisor for a Connecticut personal injury firm, gaining extensive experience in the handling of personal injury claims. During college, James also interned for the insurance division of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office. In 2013, James was named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine, an honor given to only 2.5% of the lawyers in the state. In addition to handling claims for personal injury in the State of Connecticut, James also practices tribal law, representing clients whose injuries occurred at either of Connecticut’s two casinos, Mohegan Sun or Foxwoods. James is licensed to practice in both the Mohegan Gaming Disputes Court and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Court at Foxwoods. In law school, James was the recipient of the Cali Award for Future Excellence in Federal Indian Law and wrote extensively on the issue of tribal law and Native American sovereignty. An avid athlete James has competed in many endurance events including marathons and tough mudders; he is currently training for a triathlon. James is also a volunteer with the American Bar Association’s Military Pro Bono Project and the Connecticut Veterans Legal Services Pro Bono Project. James previously served in the United States Army, Connecticut National Guard.

James M. Harrington