Jay Huntington

Jay F. Huntington

Of Counsel

Jay Huntington began his career in Ventura, California as a prosecutor. He acquired invaluable trial experience and training very quickly under the District Attorney’s “no plea bargain” policy. He later moved to a private trial practice before returning to his roots in Connecticut. For the last ten years he was a partner in a Hartford insurance defense trial firm before coming to Conway Stoughton. Attorney Huntington has tried numerous cases to verdict in Connecticut. He has represented the interests of persons and companies in wrongful death, personal injury, products liability, employment, construction, malpractice, defamation, trucking, dram shop, unfair trade practices, insurance coverage, and insurance bad faith cases in the state and federal courts of Connecticut. In addition to his trial practice, Attorney Huntington been asked to provide coverage opinions for insurers. He has been appointed as an Attorney Trial Referee and as a Fact Finder/Arbitrator by the State Judicial Department.


  • Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D., 1981
  • Northeastern University, B.S., 1978, cum laude

Bar and Court Admissions

  • California
  • Connecticut
  • United States District Court, District of California
  • United States District Court, District of Connecticut

Honors and Publications

  • Lions Clubs International, Melvin Jones Fellow, 2010

Notable Decisions/Cases

  • State of Connecticut v. Marvin L. Smith, 209 Conn. 423, 551 A.2d 742
  • State of Connecticut v. Charles Mebane, 17 Conn.App. 243, 551 A.2d 1268
  • State of Connecticut v. Richard Lombardo, 19 Conn.App. 631, 563 A.2d 1030
  • De Ann Maurice v. Chester Housing Associates Limited Partnership, et.al., 189 CA 754


  • Lecturer, Advanced Officer Training Program, Sheriff’s Dept. Ventura County, California
  • Lecturer, “Depositions: Strategies, Tactics, and Mechanics”, PESI, 1995
  • “Taking Effective Depositions”, Lorman Education Services, 1997
  • “Taking and Defending Effective Depositions in Connecticut”, Lorman Education Services, 2001
  • Panelist, Connecticut Bar Association Legal Forum, “Effective Opening and Closing Arguments in Civil Jury Trials,” 2021

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association
  • Criminal Defense Bar Association, Ventura County, California, Secretary- Treasurer
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Middlesex County Bar Association
  • Ventura County, California, Criminal Defense Bar Association, Vice President
  • Ventura County, California, Deputy District Attorneys Association