About Attorney
Michael T. Allen


Michael T. Allen

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  • Associate Attorney, Day Pitney, LLP, Hartford, CT
  • Associate, Todd and Weld, LLP, Boston, MA
  • Clerk, Hon. Ralph D. Gants, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Boston, MA
  • Associate Professor of German History, George Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA


  • States of Connecticut , New York, and Massachusetts
  • United States District Court, Districts of Connecticut and Massachusetts
  • United States First Circuit Court of Appeals


  • J.D., Yale Law School, 2010
  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1996, History and Sociology of Science
  • B.A., Whitman College, 1987, English & Mathematics-Physics, magna cum laude


    • Connecticut Bar Association
    • Massacchusetts Bar Association
    • American Bar Association


I believe the most important (and rewarding) thing we do as lawyers is champion and protect the rights of individuals.

That’s why I focus on Title IX and other academic and student life misconduct disputes — because undergrads and graduate students need help navigating procedures that are too often unclear or poorly run (or both).  The issues at stake are too important to face alone or with blind faith in the tribunals conducted by schools.


I understand academic institutions from both the inside and outside. As a student, I was a lacrosse player and an All-American swimmer, and I worked as a Resident Assistant and academic peer tutor.  I then taught and earned tenure as a history professor at a major United States research university (the Georgia Institute of Technology) before leaving to earn a degree in the law at Yale Law School.


I began my legal career in Massachusetts, where I clerked for the Hon. Ralph D. Gants, the sitting Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court — the oldest acting court in the United States (which was founded to counter the injustice of the Salem Witch Trials). But I have represented clients across the United States, in courts from Washington and California to New England.

I moved to Connecticut in 2015 and joined the law firm Day Pitney, LLP, where I represented educational and religious institutions in disputes involving allegations of historical sex abuse and sexual misconduct.  This experience was invaluable in understanding how schools and their legal counsel position themselves in such disputes.

Additionally, I tried cases and represented clients in diverse matters ranging from labor and employment disputes, business frauds, and defamation cases.

At Duffy Law, I get to leverage all of my unique background to help students and professors meet any and all legal and institutional challenges they may face.

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