Diserio Martin O'Connor & Castiglioni LLP

Scott M. Harrington

Stamford, Connecticut
(203) 569-1107
(203) 348-2321

Scott M. Harrington is a partner in the Litigation Department.  He also works with the firm’s Intellectual Property Department on litigation matters.   

Mr. Harrington focuses his practice on litigating sophisticated commercial and business disputes, including trials and appeals in the state and federal courts.  He currently serves as Chair of the Litigation Section of the Connecticut Bar Association.  He has litigated a number of substantial environmental damage claims involving mold contamination, soil remediation, and oil spills.  He also has extensive experience representing banks, vendors, financing companies, and other creditors in the Bankruptcy Courts in Connecticut and New York.  He often represents building owners and commercial tenants in complex commercial lease disputes. 

A member of the Construction Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association, he has developed an expertise in construction law and represents contractors, construction managers, owners and sureties in construction disputes in the state and federal courts and in arbitration and alternative dispute resolution forums. Mr. Harrington has served as an arbitrator and a mediator involving construction disputes.  He also served on the Master Building Committee for his hometown of Ridgefield, where he helped administer $90 million in municipal construction projects over a six-year period.

Mr. Harrington holds the AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating ™ from Martindale-Hubbell®.   He has served as a Special Pretrial Master for the Stamford/Norwalk Judicial District. He has lectured on construction and foreclosure law issues.  Mr. Harrington is active in the Fairfield County Bar Association and Connecticut Bar Association, where he was the former Secretary-Treasurer and Vice-Chair of the Litigation Section, and a member of the Construction Law, and Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Sections. 

Representative Matters:

  • Represented a Fortune 100 company in the defense of multi-million dollar claim brought by a site work subcontractor in the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut.  Matter was successfully settled prior to trial at a small fraction of the original claim amount.
  • Represented a noted architectural firm in the defense of multi-million dollar comprehensive claim commenced by a government owner against more than 20 parties, including design professionals, general contractors, subcontractors and governmental entities.  Matter was successfully resolved following multiple days of mediation at substantial cost savings to the client’s professional liability carrier.  
  • Represented a national general contractor in the defense of a multi-million dollar claim by a mechanical subcontractor in connection with the construction of a major pharmaceutical research facility.  Following 8 days of arbitration involving cross claims against the owner, received a successful decision for the client that was less than 15% of the original amount claimed. 

Reported Cases:

Patriot National Bank v. Braverman, 134 Conn.App. 327 (2012)

Hees v. Burke Construction, Inc., 290 Conn. 1 (2009)

Interstate Flagging v. Town of Darien, et al., 283 F.Supp.2d 641 (2003)

First Federal Bank v. Gallup, 51 Conn.App. 39 (1998)

Bank of Stamford v. Alaimo, 31 Conn.App. 1 (1993)

Sun Hill Industries, Inc. v. Kraftsman Group, Inc., 27 Conn. App. 688 (1992)