Betsy Ingraham


Betsy Ingraham


Betsy Ingraham is a trial lawyer. She has tried more than twenty cases to verdict in Connecticut’s state and federal courts, winning a string of remarkable victories for her clients. Representing plaintiffs, Betsy has obtained multiple seven- and eight-figure verdicts, including the largest plaintiff’s verdict in Connecticut in 2016. Representing defendants, she obtained a complete defense verdict for the only officer-involved shooting fatality to go to trial in Connecticut in the last 25 years.

In addition to her exceptional experience as a trial lawyer, Betsy has also argued multiple cases before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, the Connecticut Supreme Court, and the Connecticut Appellate Court.

Betsy’s outstanding advocacy has won her recognition by Super Lawyers since 2017 and by Best Lawyers, among other honors. She is also a proud member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA).

Before she joined Garrison, Levin-Epstein in 2022, Betsy practiced at Connecticut Trial Firm (where she represented plaintiffs in personal injury matters), Counsel at Litchfield Cavo (where she represented defendants in civil litigation), Casper & de Toledo (where she represented plaintiffs in personal injury and employment matters), and the City of Bridgeport Corporation Counsel (where she defended Connecticut’s largest city in its most complex civil litigation matters, including employment, civil rights, and police misconduct).

Betsy attended the University of Connecticut on a Nutmeg Scholarship, a four-year academic scholarship given to Connecticut residents who demonstrate exceptional promise.  She then attended the University of Connecticut School of Law as the Dorothy Archibald Clark Scholar, graduating magna cum laude and with several awards for outstanding coursework.

Betsy lives in Avon with her husband and two children. 

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