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Richard P Hastings

About Richard Hastings

About me


     I have been named one of the top 100 trial lawyers in CT by The National Trial Lawyers. I am  a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum which is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.
     I have been named a Connecticut Super Lawyer and a New England Super Lawyer. I have an AV Rating, its highest rating, from Martindale Hubbell and am listed in its Bar Registry of Preeminent Attorneys.


 I have  collected millions of dollars for  my clients in cases including motor vehicle accidents, defective products, wrongful death, dog bite incidents, general accident cases, slip and fall incidents, breach of contract claims, unfair trade practice cases, construction litigation, will contests, and general litigation matters.


     I am trained as a mediator by Harvard Law School and the Center for Mediation in Law. I have also also received advanced negotiation training through Harvard Law School. 


      I hold the title of Distinguished Toastmaster from Toastmasters International, its highest designation. I am involved in a number of philanthropic endeavors, have held board positions in a number of charitable organizations and have received a number of governmental appointments.


     I was named a recipient of The National Republican Congressional Committee’s prestigious Businessman of the Year Award.


     I am the author of the books “How to Find a Great Lawyer”, “How to Explode Your Practice”, “Understanding and Improving the Value of Your Personal Injury Case”,  " The Crash Course on Personal Injury Claims in Connecticut", "The Crash Course on Child Injury Claims", "The Crash Course on Motorcycle Accident Cases"," The Crash Course on Dog Bite Injury Claims",  "The Crash Course of Heart Attack and Cardiac Arrest Claims", “What You Need to Know About Connecticut DUI.” I have co-authored the book "A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing" which went to number one on's insurance category on the book's launch date and "Ready, Aim, Influence" which is an international best seller.


     I am a member of the National Academy of Best Selling Authors and am a listed as an expert on America's Premier Experts.


     I am  a graduate of the University of Connecticut (Business Administration) and Fordham University School of Law.

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