Attorney Mahon graduated with honors (cum laude) from the College of the Holy Cross in 2002 and received his law degree with honors (summa cum laude) from Quinnipiac University School of Law in 2005. While at Quinnipiac, Mahon served as a note and casenote editor of the Quinnipiac Law Review. He was also the recipient of several academic achievement awards for his coursework in Contracts, Legal Research and Writing, and Real Estate Transactions. During his second year of school, he interned for United States District Judge Janet Bond Arterton.
Mahon was admitted to practice in the Connecticut state courts in 2005. He was also admitted to practice in the Connecticut federal courts in 2006. He previously worked as an associate at Pepe & Hazard LLP in Hartford where he focused his practice on general commercial litigation, including the defense of construction accidents, premises liability cases, and environmental disputes. He was previously a pupil in the Oliver Ellsworth Inns of Court. Mahon previously served as a co-chair of the Connecticut Bar Association’s Young Lawyers’ Litigation and Workers’ Compensation Committees.
Mahon is the author of several published articles, including: Simmons v. Roper: Trying to Strike the Balance Between Strictly Obeying Supreme Court Precedent and Overruling Outmoded Concepts of Capital Punishment, 23 Q.L.R. 937 (2004); The Advantages of ADR, Hartford Business Journal, 2006; Getting Off the Hook, Hartford Business Journal, 2007; An Overview of Wrap-up Insurance and its Implications on the Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Act, Connecticut Compensation Quarterly, Spring 2011; Case Comments, Connecticut Compensation Quarterly, 2013 and 2014. Mahon also co-authored the article, Irreparable Harm: Dead Letter or Equitable Mainstay?, which appeared in the March 2007 edition of the Connecticut Law Tribune.
Attorney Mahon was a recipient of the Connecticut Law Tribune's New Leaders in the Law award in 2015. He was also selected by Super Lawyers® magazine as a "Rising Star in the area of Personal Injury-General in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018." Super Lawyers® is a commercial publication, and you can click here to view their selection criteria.
In 2016, Mahon was named a Board Certified Workers' Compensation Specialist by the Connecticut Bar Association. In order to become a Board Certified Specialist, the attorney must focus at least 25% of his practice in the area of workers' compensation and go through a rigorous screening process that includes peer review, participation in a minimum number of continuing legal education classes in the area of workers' compensation and ethics, and passage of a one day examination. There are only a very small number of Board Certified Workers' Compensation specialists in Connecticut, and this designation places Colin in a truly unique and select group of attorneys in the workers' compensation bar.
In July 2018, Mahon was appointed to serve on the Connecticut Statewide Grievance Committee for a three year term. In this capacity, he will sit on a Reviewing Committee and decide ethical complaints.
Current Legal Work
Attorney Mahon is a member of several professional organizations, including the Connecticut Bar Association and the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association. A member of the executive committee of the Connecticut Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation Section, Mahon is also an editor of the Connecticut Bar Association’s quarterly workers’ compensation periodical, Compensation Quarterly.
Attorney Mahon is an active member of the Meriden community. He previously served on the Board of Directors of Meriden-Wallingford Chrysalis, Inc., the area's domestic violence support service agency. He served as an officer of the Board of Directors of the Boys & Girls Club of Meriden until 2017. He is also an active member of the Meriden Rotary Club and has served on the Board of Directors since 2012. He is Presiden-elect and will be President during the 2019-2020 term. He also sits on the distribution committee of the Meriden Foundation, a local charitable organization.
Mahon currently resides in West Hartford with his wife and two children.