Janice Lai


Hartford, CT
D 959.202.4943


  • J.D., Drake University School of Law, Dean’s Scholar, Moot Court Board
  • B.B.A., Southern Methodist University, University Scholar

Janice Lai is a Partner in Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP's Hartford office. Ms. Lai is an experienced litigator who focuses her practice on products liability, complex civil litigation, labor and employment disputes and food litigation. She represents manufacturers, distributors and retailers involved in products liability litigation concerning consumer products, power tools, machinery, electrical and mechanical equipment, appliances and devices. She also represents international food retailers and manufacturers in products liability and food-safety litigation. In addition, Ms. Lai also represents national clothing retailers, big box retailers, consumer goods retailers, and trucking and transportation companies in a variety of civil matters including personal injury, negligence, premises liability, premises security, labor and employment, and general liability in state and federal courts. She also has experience in construction litigation and commercial litigation.

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Bar Admissions




United States District Court

  • Defense Research Institute: Past National Director, Past Chair Women in the Courtroom Committee, Past Member of Jury Task Force, Past Connecticut State Representative
  • National Foundation for Judicial Excellence: Past Program Committee member
  • Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association: Past Board Member
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance: Past Connecticut Chapter Board Member
Awards and Recognition
  • She has been selected as a Connecticut Super Lawyer since 2013 by Law & Politics magazine and Connecticut Magazine