Matthew E. Auger

Matthew E. Auger

New London, Connecticut
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Matthew E. Auger is a Director who handles serious personal injury cases, including wrongful death claims, automobile collisions, slip and falls, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence and product liability. He has handled numerous complex commercial tax appeals, insurance coverage disputes, including bad faith claims, and commercial litigation. He has successfully tried cases in Connecticut state and federal courts.

Mr. Auger was admitted to the Connecticut State and Federal Court bars in 1988. He was educated at Georgetown University (B.A., 1980, cum laude). Mr. Auger received his law degree from The State University of New York at Buffalo in 1984, where he received the distinguished Birzon Evidence Award.

Mr. Auger was certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He has also received recognition as a Connecticut and New England Super Lawyer, 2006-2016 in the areas of Personal Injury and General Litigation. Mr. Auger serves as a Connecticut Superior Court Special Master and Attorney Trial Referee.

Mr. Auger is a member of the New London County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice. He served as the President of the New London County Bar Association (1996-1997) and as a member of the Board of Governors for the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (2000-2010). He has lectured on trial technique and personal injury subjects with the New London County Bar Association and the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association.

Mr. Auger is a retired Captain in the Judge Advocate General Corps of the United States Naval Reserve. He served on active duty from 1984 -1988 and in the reserves from 1988-2014. He now volunteers to provide legal assistance to active duty military members, retired members and their dependants at the Naval Submarine Base New London.

Mr. Auger is also a judge of the Gaming Disputes Court for the Mohegan Tribe of Indians in Connecticut. 

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Insurance and Coverage Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1984
  • Connecticut, 1988
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1989


  • State University of New York, Buffalo School of Law, Buffalo, New York
    • J.D. - 1984
    • Honors: Recipient, Birzon Award for Excellence in Evidence
  • Georgetown University, Washington, District of Columbia
    • B.A. cum laude - 1980

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers, Personal Injury and General Litigation, 2006 - 2016
  • Best Lawyers in America, Medical Malpractice - Plaintiffs, 2012 - 2017

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Board of Governors for the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2000 - Present
  • New London County Bar Association, President, 1996 - 1997
  • New London County Bar Association, Member
  • American County Bar Association, Member
  • Connecticut County Bar Association, Member
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers' Association, Board of Governors
  • United States Naval Reserve, Captain
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer, Coach of Youth Softball, Basketball
  • Soccer Teams in the Ledyard Parks and Recreation Programs