Professional Details

Jay H. Sandak
Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator

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707 Summer Street
Stamford, CT 06901
Fax: 203-325-8608


Description of Practice

Jay H. Sandak, Experienced commercial and personal injury mediator. He is a Fellow of the American College of Civil Trial Mediators, a member of the Association of Attorney Mediators and a member of the American Arbitration Association Panel of Neutrals. He has and continues to serve as a Special Master for the U.S. Federal District Court of Connecticut and the Connecticut Superior Court negotiating settlements where he has served for almost twenty years. A partner of the Stamford, Waterbury and New Haven CT law firm, Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey, LLP, he has practiced in Connecticut for more than forty years. He has extensive trial experience in both state and federal courts in personal injury and commercial litigation including professional liability, land use, complex condemnation, business torts and intellectual property cases. His trial skills form a solid foundation for him when he serves as a private Mediator and Arbitrator. He enjoys an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has been consistently listed in the Best Lawyers in America and in New England SuperLawyers in the area of Alternative Dispute Resolution, including being listed in Connecticut Magazine Superlawyers 2010 as being one of the Top 50 Attorneys in Connecticut.


Has extensive mediation experience in professional liability (medical and legal), complex commercial and land use cases. Over the last several years has averaged approximately fifty Mediations a year and participated in and presented at numerous CLE programs on the subject of mediation. Facilitator at ABA Advanced Mediation Institute, Boston, MA 2012


Colby College, Waterville, Maine, AB 1968; Syracuse Universi9ty College of Law, JD 1971


Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
2010    NYC Bar Association    Advanced Commercial Mediation Training
2008    Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law    Advanced Mediation
2008    Association of Attorney Mediators    Advanced Attorney Mediator Training
2007    ABA, Section of Dispute Resolition    Advanced Mediation and Advocacy Skills
2010    Association of Attorney Mediators    Advanced Attorney Mediator Training
2011    American College of Civil Trial Mediators    Annual Trainig
2012    ABA, Section of Dispute Resolution Mediation Insitutte    Facilitator/Advanced Training


Each matter is unique. At different stages of the mediation process all techniques of facilitative, evaluative and transformative mediation skills can and are utilized to achieve a satisfactory result


Parties equally share the costs of the mediation which are charged on an hourly basis.

Areas of Practice

  • Automotive
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Employment
  • Land Use
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Partnership
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Estate

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Mediating Lawyer

References available upon request.

This dispute resolution professional keeps professional liability insurance.