Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Donald (Ted) A. Hendrie
received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Pennsylvania’s Kutztown University in
1976. When he graduated, Ted accepted a position as the administrative
assistant to State Senator Michael A. O’Pake, who was a member of the Judiciary
Committee and Chairman of the Senate Committee on Aging and Youth.
Ted’s responsibilities focused on problem-solving on behalf
of the senator’s constituents as well as preparing legislation for the Senate
Judiciary Committee. Ted found his passion while working on behalf of the
people residing in the senator’s district, and he knew he was making a
difference. That work was what inspired him to go to law school.
Within a year of earning his law degree from Pen. State
Dickinson School of law in 1981 Ted passed the Bar and joined the Bridgeport,
Connecticut, law firm of Owens & Schine.
Further inspired by his time with Senator Michael A. O’Pake,
Ted determined that his purpose as a lawyer would be to focus on helping those
who were not able to help themselves. So, from 1981 until 1991, he concentrated
on cases covering litigation of personal injury, worker’s compensation, real estate,
and commercial business matters. And in 1988, he became a partner in the firm
of Betar, Quatrella & Hendrie.
Wanting to experience something different, he followed his
entrepreneurial spirit and, in 1991, Ted became the president of MacNaughton
& James, Ltd., an international trade development firm. This allowed Ted to
experience International Trade negotiations for businesses and state
governments here in the U.S with Latin American, Europe, and Asian
Having gained that experience, Ted wanted to get back to his
roots and the work he was passionate about and went in search of a law firm
that shared his same values. Ted found himself in the perfect situation in late
1996 while assisting Nick Wocl on a case. By 1997, Ted joined the firm of Wocl
Leydon, LLC, and in the ensuing years, became a partner.
Ted knew that he had found what he felt was his permanent
“home”, stating that “Wocl Leydon was unique because it is
composed of a team of professionals that are not only very, very good at what they
do, but are also so genuinely interested in the well-being of their clients and
making sure that things are made right for them.”
Since joining Wocl Leydon, Ted has focused his practice
solely in the area of personal injury litigation. Ted has been quoted as saying
that. “Being an advocate for someone who has been harmed and often has
nowhere else to turn makes my job completely worthwhile. “It is gratifying
to be able to change their situation and make things right again for them and
their family.” Ted’s expert skills in negotiating cases through mediation,
arbitration, and other forms of dispute resolution have allowed him to achieve
precisely that result.
Ted still lives in Fairfield, Connecticut and with his wife of 35 years, Lynn, they have raised two wonderful sons, Jamie and Brian, who now have careers of their own. They still live nearby in Stamford, Connecticut and spend many of their weeks restoring an old sailboat and getting out to sail on the weekends whenever they can. When they are not sailing, they spend spare time watching sporting events and enjoying time together with some occasion traveling.
“Throughout the course of my case I was treated courteously and with professionalism from the entire team. Anytime I had questions they were promptly answered. Attorneys Ted and Dave brought experience and expertise to my case, which made for successful results. Overall a great experience, I would not hesitate to recommend this firm.”
– Suzan Bennett Candito
“Having Wocl and Leydon was the most professional, understanding, and patient representation I’ve ever had. In the midst of my uncertainty, they treated me like family. They walked me through the legal process with ease. They answered every question I had with the utmost professionalism, and I would recommend them to anyone I care about.”
– Bryan Golding
Professional Associations Ted Hendrie is a Member of
Connecticut Bar Association
Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
Fairfield County Bar Association
American Association for Justice
The National Academy of Motorcycle Injury Lawyers (NAMIL)
How Ted Hendrie can help with your Motorcycle Accident Case.
Ted Hendrie’s Legal Education
Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University, Carlisle, Pennsylvania – J.D., 1981