Troy A. Bataille

Troy A. Bataille

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Troy A. Bataille is a multi-purposed litigator focusing his practice in the areas of professional liability, employment, environmental, and commercial litigation.

Troy defends companies, directors and officers, executives, professional service providers, medical professionals, financial institutions, common-interest associations, non-profits, closely-held businesses, and boards of directors in a variety of negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, vexatious litigation, and similar professional service-based claims. He has also represented real estate agents and brokers in claims involving alleged errors and omissions; auto-dealers in claims involving unfair trade, psychologists in matters involving claims of malpractice and misdiagnosis; radiologists in claims involving misreading, and long-term care facilities and nursing homes and their staff in professional malpractice and health care-related actions.

Troy routinely defends employment practice liability (EPL) claims before both state and federal agencies, including the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Representative matters include allegations of wrongdoing, including claims of sexual misconduct, racial harassment, and corporate malfeasance; wage and hour matters; and actions involving the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigations, and the Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act (CFEPA).

His environmental experience includes counseling manufacturers, chemical companies, cleaning and fueling companies, higher education institutions, and municipalities on state and federal regulatory compliance regarding an extensive range of environmental media and regulations, including hazardous waste; the Clean Water Act; Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Plans (SPCC); lead-based paint, underground storage tanks (USTs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and more. Troy also routinely handles environmental litigation, spill claims, and toxic exposure matters. 

Troy was under the age of 30 when he received the 40 Under Forty award from the Hartford Business Journal and was the second-youngest to receive the honor that year. During law school, he was a law clerk for major international consumer-products corporation and clerked for the Majority Chief Counsel for the Connecticut House of Representatives. He also represented indigent clients for New Haven Legal Aid in the Housing Division of the New Haven Superior Court.

Honors
  • 40 Under Forty award, Hartford Business Journal, 2010
  • Connecticut Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2015–18 (Professional Liability — Defense)
  • View peer-review methodologies at superlawyers.com
Training and Certifications
  • Department of Labor OSHA 10-Hour Construction Training
Professional Affiliations
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS) — Hartford Chapter
  •       Steering Committee
Admitted to Practice
  • Connecticut, 2007
Education
  • Quinnipiac University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2007
  • University of Maryland, College Park, B.A., 2003
Publications/Presentations
  • Presenter / Trainer, “EPA Trilogy” Training, Legal Risk and Compliance, with HRP Associates, Inc.
  • Presenter, “Environmental Due Diligence and Property Acquisition,” Texas Association of Physical Plant Administrators (TAPPA)
  • Presenter / Moderator, Environmental Compliance Webinar Series for Colleges and Universities, 2010 (nine part series)
  • Author, "Time Has Come for Landlords and Contractors to Comply With New Lead-Based Paint Rehab Rules”, New England Real Estate Journal, June 2010
  • Co-Author, “Federal Jurisdiction Based on Removal: Connecticut," ABA Litigation Section, Pharmaceutical Subcommittee of the Product Liability Section, 2008