Christopher H. Dietmann is an accomplished trial attorney with vast experience handling personal injury cases. Dietmann practices in every area of personal injury law and has extensive experience in cases involving transportation liability, rideshare and taxi liability, trucking liability, premises liability, medical malpractice, construction liability, aviation liability and product liability.
Prior to joining Cavanagh Law Group, Dietmann practiced as a plaintiff’s attorney at two well-respected Connecticut personal injury firms. Dietmann has tried and second chaired over a dozen trials, including cases involving transportation liability, premises liability and animal liability. Dietmann’s verdicts include a substantial verdict consisting of primarily non-economic damages in a contested liability automobile collision where the tortfeasor created a different version of events as to the collision and blamed the plaintiff’s injuries on a prior injury. The jury quickly returned a verdict well over ten times the claimed economic damages.
Dietmann has worked on and handled complex litigation matters, including a wrongful death case on behalf of a family of the deceased who perished due to an unreasonably long emergency medical response time during a period of inclement weather; a rideshare liability case involving significant and life-altering bodily injury where the rideshare company disputed the need for future back surgery; and a medical malpractice case involving the premature discharge of a patient diagnosed with postpartum preeclampsia causing substantial and life-long injuries. Dietmann has helped recover significant settlements on behalf of injured individuals and their families.
Dietmann is on the trial team of Cavanagh Law Group working on complex and significant legal matters including a truck collision involving a semi-tractor trailer combination truck and a school bus in Indiana significantly injuring over a dozen high school students and athletic coaches; a truck collision where a semi-tractor trailer combination truck crossed over into oncoming lanes of traffic crashing with a mini-van causing the deaths of two passengers; a limousine collision on an Illinois Interstate Highway where the negligent operation of the limousine as well as improper highway design and lack of advanced warning led passengers to suffer serious and life-altering injuries; and a Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) case where a rail yard worker sustained serious injuries including a leg amputation as a result of the improper maintenance of a commercial reach stacker and poor employer safety protocols.
Dietmann has been named a Super Lawyer Rising Star in Connecticut every year since 2020; fewer than 2.5% of attorneys statewide are honored on the annual list.
Dietmann received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Fordham University in 2011. He earned his Juris Doctor – cum laude – from Quinnipiac University School of Law in 2014. While at Quinnipiac Law, Dietmann served as the Executive Business Editor of the Quinnipiac Health Law Journal. He is currently a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA) and the Illinois State Bar Association.
Dietmann and his wife, Louise, live in Wilmette with their two children. He and his family are passionately involved in the fundraising efforts for cancer research and participate in fundraising events like Cycle for Survival through Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.