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Patricia Marisa Cruz

Patricia Marisa Cruz

also known as Patricia Marisa do Coito Cruz

Practice areas:

Personal Injury

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About Me


Patricia M. Cruz has been practicing with Ventura, Ribeiro & Smith since 2012, where she currently concentrates in Personal Injury Civil Litigation, exclusively representing injured plaintiffs. Attorney Cruz was admitted to the State of Connecticut Superior Court in 2009. She received her undergraduate teaching degree from the Catholic University of Portugal in 2004 and she graduated cum laude from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where she completed her law degree in two years.




Attorney Cruz is a member of the American Association for Justice and serves on its Board of Governors. She serves on the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association Board of Governors and is a member of that association. Attorney Cruz is also a member of the Connecticut Bar Association, the National Latino Trial Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association, the Danbury Bar Association, and the Portuguese Bar Association of Connecticut.




Attorney Cruz recently received the honor of being named one of the “Top 40 under 40” by the National Trial Lawyers Association. The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is by invitation only and is extended exclusively to those individuals who exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership as a young lawyer under the age of 40.




Attorney Cruz is also involved with the Portuguese Cultural Center in Danbury, Connecticut, where she serves on the Board of Directors.




Miscellaneous Verdicts




1. Insurance company offer of $40,000 was rejected before trial. Verdict $203,106.92. Insurance company paid  $225,709.86.


2. Insurance company offer of $30,000 was rejected before trial. Verdict $249,754.46.



Languages Spoken: Portuguese, French, Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2009

  1. Personal Injury: 100%

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Pamela L Cameron

    Patty is a compassionate and talented lawyer. She always works hard for her clients and I strongly endorse her.


    Pamela Cameron Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • John Winters Mills

    I endorse this lawyer. Patti a terrific lawyer, and a nice person!


    John Mills Insurance Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Ventura, Ribeiro & Smith

235 Main Street
Danbury, CT, 06810




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Top 40 under 40The National Trial Lawyers2012
Scribes Law Review Recognition AwardScribes - American Society of Legal Writers2008

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AssociateMoore, O'Brien, Jacques & Yelenak2010 - Present
AssociateVentura, Ribeiro & Smith2009 - 2010


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Association for JusticeBoard of Governors2012 - Present
Connecticut Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Governors2012 - Present
Connecticut Trial Lawyers AssociationLegislative Action Committee Member2012 - Present
Portuguese Bar Association of ConnecticutBoard Member2009 - Present
Connecticut Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2008 - Present
Connecticut Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present


Publication NameTitleDate
Thomas M. Cooley Law ReviewAbigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs v. Von Eschenbach: Is There a Right to Live?2009


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2008

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Neck & Back Injuries: Everything You Need to Know to Win Your CasePreparing Your Client for the Courtroom2012