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Patrick J Cooney

Car accident Attorney at Bristol, CT

5.0   15 reviews

also known as Pat

  • Licensed for 25 years
    State CT
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Patrick

Learn Patrick’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    30%
    I represent people who have been injured in car and motorcycle crashes.

    13 years

  2. Criminal defense
    25%
    Criminal Defense, DUI/DWI Defense, Attorney at Furey, Donovan, Cooney and Dyer, PC

    25 years

  3. DUI and DWI
    25%
    I represent people accused of DUI/DWI/OUI. I have defended my clients in almost every court and DMV office in the State of Connecticut.

    25 years

  4. Animal and dog bites
    10%
    I represent clients who have been bitten or otherwise injured by dogs.

    13 years

  5. Litigation
    10%
    Personal Injury and Civil Litigation Attorney at Furey, Donovan, Cooney and Dyer, PC

I am a partner at a general practice law firm that was formed in 1907. We handle almost every legal issue that a small business or an individual may have. My main practice areas are Personal Injury,  Criminal Defense,  DUI/DWI/OUI defense and civil litigation.

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Location

Furey, Donovan, Cooney & Dyer, P.C.
43 Bellevue Avenue
P.O. Box 670
Bristol, CT, 06010

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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Paul | July 13, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Smart and Committed
Pat Cooney is a smart and talented attorney who I would recommend without hesitation. His background as a public defender gives him experience and insight into the justice system and he works hard for his clients. As a personal injury attorney, he is empathetic and committed to getting results.
Posted by Susan | April 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly satisfied!
We worked with Attorney Patrick Cooney recently and had an excellent experience. Patrick is extremely knowledgeable and professional. He explained everything to us throughout the process and was very kind and respectful. Patrick was able to get us a better than expected result. I have worked with other lawyers in the past but not one of his caliber. He is truly one of the best.
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Posted by anonymous | November 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A client
I highly recommend hiring Patrick Cooney if you need a lawyer who will work hard for you. I hired Mr. Cooney in September of 2017 and had nothing but a great experience. Mr. Cooney was extremely patient with me, having been my first arrest, I was nervous and full of questions. Mr. Cooney would take my phone calls, always return my messages and most importantly my emails. I was overly impressed with his email responses, which he answered within a few hours. I also respected his professionalism and knowledge of the court system. Also, I’d like to add just 2 months ago (3 years from my arrest being cleared) a question arose which I could not find the answer to. I reached out to Mr. Cooney by email and received one back with all the information I needed and a kind word of I hope you’re doing well. If you’re currently looking for a lawyer, I would absolutely reach out and consult with him first!
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Posted by anonymous | January 22, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer I've ever had
Very pleased with the service I received! Had Patrick Cooney assisted me with a criminal case and couldn't be happier. When I had lost all hope he ended up getting me a great deal. He was always there to answer any questions I had along the way and responded very quickly when I would reach out to him. Truly a caring lawyer who wants to do everything he can to help you. I have no doubts if I ever need legal help again I will be contacting Pat first.
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Posted by anonymous | January 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Recommend 100 percent
I caught a second D.U.I charge, that was absolutely false.I was pulled over for a unknown reason and I was told that I was driving a way that caused me to get pulled over. I was upset and angry that I was being lied to by this officer. I was just on my way home. I learned my lesson from my 1st D.U.I. So why would I do this again. So, as the officers story keep changing on why he pulled me over. I just decided to stay quiet and just refuse to do anything he asked me to do. I’ve learned in my past situation with the law that Police officers have generally already made up their minds to arrest you when they asked you to take the FSTs and these tests just give them more evidence against you. For this reason, it is in your best interest to refuse these tests. I reached out to about 4 lawyers, all they agreed on was money and that I was looking to do jail time. I reached out to PATRICK, and in the first 5 minutes, I knew I found my lawyer. All he ask is you be honest with him about your situation and he will then see what he can do for you. I was honest and everything he asked me,I told him the truth, and he was fantastic throughout this entire process. And at the end of all this, Charges DROP! If you are looking for a lawyer, he’s your guy.
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Posted by Michael M | November 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent, smart and very sharp.
Had him work several cases for me and my company. He's professional, expeditious, and very good on the stand. Not afraid to call someones bluff, and thinks quickly on his feet. I will undoubtedly continue to utilize his services.
Posted by David | April 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Fantastic Attorney
Patrick is a great guy to have in your side. His attention to detail and professionalism allowed me feel comfortable knowing that he will come through in the end. He did a fantastic job keeping me informed on any updates throughout the court process as well as making things easy for me to understand because keeping up with all the legal terminology can be overwhelming at times for us civilians. I highly recommend Attorney Patrick J. Cooney for any of your legal needs.
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Posted by anonymous | April 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing lawyer!
From beginning to end, Patrick was there for me every step of the way! He answered my questions without the “lawyer jargon” I feared I wouldn’t understand, and explained to me and advised me of all my options. I couldn’t be happier with the results of my case, which he settled, in my favor, and above my expectations!
Posted by anonymous | March 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Compassionate professionalism
Attorney Cooney took the time to understand my situation thoroughly and provided me with a well thought out and executed defense. The thing that stood out most was that I always felt that he was on my side at a time I needed it the most. He helped me secure a favorable ruling that has allowed me to get my life back on track. I can't recommend him enough.
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Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2014
Recommend Attorney Cooney
Attorney Cooney did a will for my family. He was very helpful and took the time to understand what we wanted and needed. We also used his firm for a closing. They were accommodating and professional. Would highly recommend this attorney and firm.
Posted by Marlena | May 8, 2013
Excellent Job
Patrick Cooney was very invested in my case. He cared very much about my situation and was committed to trying his best to see that I won. He paid close attention to detail and presented my case in a very professional manner. I felt like he valued my opinion and made me feel important to him.
Posted by anonymous | March 26, 2013
Easy to work with
Pat, was very transparent a during my DUI case. Whenever I needed an answer to a question concerning my case Pat was a quick phone call away and very egar to answer my question(s). At all times, Pat was very professional and treated me with respect, never leaving me in the dark with the particulars of my case. I was in a difficult place and Pat lessened my anxiety greatly.
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Posted by Joanne | February 18, 2013
Would use them again.
Kept me well informed and closing went smoothly.
Posted by Mark | February 15, 2013
Grateful
He got the result I needed. Though the odds were stacked against me in my Dui case, Pat was able to effectively get all charges dropped. I am very appreciative of his hard work and dedication to my case.
Posted by anonymous | February 12, 2013
Patrick J. Cooney is so professional
Mr. Cooney was thorough, efficient, and very knowledgeable. We sold one property and purchased another and he handled both closings. In each case, the other party stated their admiration for his demeanor and professionalism. On another occasion, he was very helpful in settling a large probate issue for us.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Furey, Donovan, Cooney and Dyer, P.C.
  • 2002 - Present
  • Public Defender
  • Bristol Public Defender's Office
  • 1999 - 2002

Education

  • University of Connecticut School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • Villanova University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science (cum laude)
  • 1995

Sample of Legal Cases

  • DUI
  • Nolled
  • DUI for driver of an 18 wheeler
  • Nolle
  • Felony Risk of Injury To a Minor
  • Diversionary Program (will end in full dismissal of charges).
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Associations

  • Connecticut Trial Lawyer Associations
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Waterbury Bar Association, Scholarship Committee
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Board of Governors
  • 2017 - 2023
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • House of Delegates
  • 2013 - 2023
  • Waterbury Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - 2023
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Nationally Ranked Top Ten Attorney Award
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 75 DUI Attorneys in Connecticut
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense, LLC
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Court TV
  • Criminal Defense Trial Techniques
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

Received (35)
Given (50)
Endorse Patrick
Unknown Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have been practicing criminal law in Connecticut since 1998 and I am now the President of the Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. I endorse and recommend this attorney for their criminal defense skills. Attorney Cooney is a member in good standing of our organization and well known for his zealous representation of clients in criminal matters."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Cooney is smart and dedicated."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Patrick. He is well respected among fellow lawyers."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Cooney. A review of his credentials makes it clear that he is highly knowledgeable and well-established in the community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Patrick Cooney is an excellent attorney who fights for his clients. I recommend that anyone who is facing criminal charges contact him in order prepare their defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Patrick Cooney is an experienced professional who effectively represents his clients in each case that he handles. I highly endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A former public defender with 16 years of criminal law practice is what we refer to as experienced. Da's know that he knows what they know. Thousands of cases of in court experience is exposure you want to work for you. Client reviews are stellar. READ THEM! Do yourself a favor and schedule a consultation with him."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Patrick is an asset to the legal community. He represents his clients zealously."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Cooney. His impressive record demonstrates that he is clearly a knowledgeable and zealous advocate. He is highly respected in the legal community and among his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Always providing thoughtful answers and insight. I highly recommend this attorney if you need legal advice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Patrick Cooney. He is a strong and aggressive advocate for his clients which has earned him respect from current and former clients as well as his colleagues in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Cooney provides sound legal advice for his client and is a zealous advocate in court."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Bristol Car accident Lawyer Patrick J Cooney
Patrick J Cooney
Car accident Attorney
Bristol, CT
Licensed for 25 years
Free Consultation