Jeffrey R. Babbin


Jeffrey R. Babbin
office New Haven
phone 203-498-4366
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Jeff is an accomplished appellate lawyer whose vast experience representing clients in complex appeals has taken him from the state level to the U.S. Supreme Court. His efforts have helped shape the law and produced notable successes on behalf of the firm's clients.

Jeff is a Partner in the Appellate Practice Group within the firm's Litigation Department. He handles both complex civil appeals and legal motions in the trial courts. His appeals have involved constitutional issues, insurance, product liability, securities, medical and other professional malpractice, breach of contract, fraud, other business and personal torts, and labor relations. Insurers have retained Jeff to pursue appeals in some of the largest medical malpractice verdicts ever in Connecticut.

Jeff routinely assists trial counsel within Wiggin and Dana and at other firms on complex legal motions both before and after trial and on tasks for preserving issues for appeal. Jeff is often retained to assist pursue- or defend-appeals in cases tried by other law firms. He also has an active administrative appeals practice, representing regulated companies in the judicial review of federal and state agency action for health care, telecommunications, and energy clients. He has authored both party and amicus briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court as well as prepared advocates for oral argument before that Court. 

Benchmark Litigation has named Jeff a "Litigation Star," Best Lawyers in America gave him "Lawyer of the Year" honors for his appellate work, and he is consistently listed as a Connecticut Super Lawyer. Jeff is a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, and he co-chaired the Connecticut Bar Association's Appellate Advocacy Section. By appointment of Connecticut's Chief Justice, he serves on the State's Advisory Committee on Appellate Rules. Jeff has authored numerous articles for the Connecticut Law Tribune and frequently lectures at seminars on appellate law and procedure.

Before joining Wiggin and Dana, Jeff practiced law in Washington, D.C., working on complex civil litigation in courts and administrative agencies.

He received his J.D. from Stanford University and his B.S. magna cum laude in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.


  • American Academy of Appellate Lawyers
  • American Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Appellate Advocacy, Litigation, Administrative Law and Federal Practice sections
  • Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association
  • District of Columbia Bar


06.13.2018The Legal 500 U.S. 2018 Recognizes Wiggin and Dana Practices and Lawyers
11.20.2017Super Lawyers Recognize 37 Wiggin and Dana Attorneys
10.24.2017Benchmark Litigation 2018 Ranks Eight Wiggin and Dana Partners "Litigation Stars" and Five Partners as "Future Stars"
09.22.2017Seven Wiggin and Dana Partners Named Best Lawyers 2018 "Lawyers of the Year"
08.15.2017Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 30 Lawyers from Wiggin and Dana
10.28.2016Super Lawyers Recognizes 40 Wiggin and Dana Attorneys
08.15.2016Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 30 Lawyers from Wiggin and Dana
02.23.2016Wiggin and Dana Partner Discusses Benefits to Full Video Coverage in State Supreme and Appellate Courts in Connecticut Law Tribune Article
02.12.2016Benchmark Litigation Names Wiggin and Dana's Litigation Department as The 2016 Connecticut Litigation Department of the Year
10.27.2015Benchmark Litigation 2016 Highly Recommends Wiggin and Dana
10.20.2015Super Lawyers Recognizes 38 Wiggin and Dana Attorneys
08.17.2015Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 31 Lawyers from Wiggin and Dana
08.07.2015Wiggin and Dana Files Appellate Amicus Brief on Medicaid Audits
05.29.2015Wiggin and Dana Receives Litigation Department of the Year Award for Product Liability
05.08.2015Wiggin and Dana Partner Appointed to Advisory Committee on Appellate Rules
04.17.2015Jeffrey Babbin Quoted in Connecticut Law Tribune Regarding Chief Justice Reappointment
10.29.2014Super Lawyers Recognizes Wiggin and Dana Lawyers
08.19.2014Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 33 Lawyers from Wiggin and Dana
12.16.2013Jeffrey Babbin Quoted in Connecticut Law Tribune Regarding Connecticut Supreme Court Nominee
10.21.2013Wiggin and Dana Partner Included in 2013 Top 50 Super Lawyers for Connecticut
10.03.2013Benchmark Litigation Recognizes Wiggin and Dana Partners
08.16.2013Best Lawyers in America Recognizes Three Appellate Practice Lawyers from Wiggin and Dana
08.15.2013Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 35 Lawyers from Wiggin and Dana
06.27.2013Wiggin and Dana Partner Elected to the Connecticut Bar Foundation James W. Cooper Fellows Program
06.25.2013Wiggin and Dana Successful in Appeal of Professional Liability Insurance Coverage Issue
05.22.2013Wiggin and Dana Selected to Receive Litigation Department of the Year Award for Appellate Practice
10.21.2011Super Lawyers® Recognizes Wiggin and Dana Lawyers
09.23.2011Jeffrey Babbin Quoted in Connecticut Law Tribune Article on Connecticut Supreme Court
09.13.2011Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 32 Lawyers from Wiggin and Dana
06.06.2011Wiggin and Dana Appellate Partner Jeffrey Babbin Interviewed by the Connecticut Law Tribune
12.02.2009Appellate Victory for Jeffrey Babbin Discussed in Waterbury Republican-American
09.24.2009Partner Jeffrey Babbin quoted in Connecticut Law Tribune article
09.04.2009Appellate Partner Appointed Co-Chair of Connecticut Bar Association Committee
02.05.2009Wiggin and Dana Appellate Lawyer Receives National Honor
05.09.2006Connecticut Supreme Court Rules Duty to Inform Rests with Admitting Physicians, Not Hospitals
10.04.2005Twenty-Two Wiggin and Dana Attorneys Named in Best Lawyers 2006
06.27.2005Press Release: U.S. Supreme Court decides cases challenging government displays of the Ten Commandments — Wiggin and Dana's Appellate Practice filed an amicus brief on behalf of the Anti-Defamation League.
12.13.2004Wiggin and Dana's Appellate Practice Group files amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on Government's Display of Ten Commandments
10.06.2004Wiggin and Dana's Appellate Practice Group announces the publication of its seventh annual 'Second Circuit Review.'
08.31.2004$3.4 Million Verdict Overturned
03.10.2004Defamation lawsuits may have chilling effect on peer review
12.29.2003Pekera - Appellate Victory
12.01.2003Salisbury Inventor Appeals In General Motors Case
07.24.2002Divide, Conquer Fails As Appeal Tactic
04.29.2002Can AG Sue His 'Client'?
04.09.2002Wiggin & Dana wins victory for Cross-Sound Cable
11.02.2001Night Vision Case Down Under - Civil Procedure Doctrine Suffering from "Rigor Mortis" Comes Alive
08.01.2001Product Liability Advisory Council - Results from cases in which PLAC filed amicus briefs
03.01.2001Wiggin & Dana’s Appellate Practice Group was recently retained to prepare a high-profile amicus curiae brief in the United States Supreme Court on behalf of the Anti-Defamation League (“ADL”), headquartered in New York City
10.09.2000Wiggin & Dana Retained by State of Connecticut in New Haven Mall Litigation

office New Haven
phone 203-498-4366
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  • Stanford Law School, J.D., 1984
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.S. , 1981, magna cum laude


  • Connecticut
  • District of Columbia


  • US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • US District Court (District of Columbia)
  • US District Court (District of Connecticut)
  • US Supreme Court

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