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Leslie Gold McPadden

Car accident Attorney at Wethersfield, CT

5.0   17 reviews

also known as LGM Injury Law


Licensed for 27 years

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About Leslie

Learn Leslie’s areas of practice.

LET ME USE ALL OF MY TOOLS TO GET YOU A FULL FINANCIAL RECOVERY AFTER YOUR SERIOUS INCIDENT.

I have been an attorney involved in various types of injury law for over 20 years.  My strengths are evaluating cases with a creative and practical approach, presenting complicated medical damages, advocating and building a strong foundation, and exceeding client expectations. 

Awards

Client's Choice 2017,2015
Client's Choice
2017 2015
Top Contributor 2015
Top Contributor
2015

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Licensed for 27 years
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 1998
Updated 12/26/2022
State CT
Status Active
Acquired 1996
Updated 11/28/2022
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1996
Updated 11/17/2022

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Reviews

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Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
Leslie received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2017
Posted by Joann | April 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personal Injury from MVA
Leslie represented me in motor vehicle accident case. She handled my case in a professional manner. She did a great job and had my case settled very quickly. I highly recommend her. I am extremely happy with the outcome.
Posted by Eileen | April 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Empathetic Council
Leslie Gold McPadden went above and beyond to meet with me at my convenience knowing how difficult it was for me to get time away from work/school. She was a good listener and discreet to my sensitive issue regarding a personal injury case against a family member. She made what needed to e done as easy and painless as possible on me and I am pleased with the outcome.
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Posted by Phyllis | April 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Compassionate but Passionate for her Clients
I had the pleasure of being represented by Leslie Gold McPadden for a Personal Injury case. Leslie took over my case from another lawyer and like a whirling dervish she had my case under control. She had my complete confidence the minute I met her and my trust was confirmed. She was compassionate about my injuries and fought hard for my compensation. She thinks out of the box, listens attentively to what you tell her and REALLY cares about her clients. I highly recommend her. If I could I would give her beyond 5 stars!!!
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Posted by Shanna | April 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bodily Injury
Attorney McPadden is not only personable but trustworthy and I really appreciated having that throughout my ongoing bodily injury case!
Posted by Maria | July 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
There’s no better attorney than Leslie McPadden
Atty Leslie McPadden truly is one of the best! She has gone above and beyond seeing me through an extremely difficult journey that no words can describe. She is empathetic and very thorough. It shows in her work that she doesn’t just look at her clients as just a number. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone that has lost their loved one due to negligence and malpractice.
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Posted by Juan | April 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She deserves even more than 5 stars!
Attorney Leslie McPadden is the absolute best. From the consulation to handing your lawsuit check over to you, she is there every step of the way keeping her clients informed and involved in their case as much as possible. She goes out of her way to accommodate her client in every way that she possibly can. She puts her all into every client's case and rewards them with the best winning lawsuit imaginable, even better than your expectation of what the outcome would be! She represented me in an injury case where I was attacked by a dog. I will recommend Leslie to everyone I know seeking an attorney! Thank you again Leslie for making my experience easier!
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Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Not just a lawyer
Attorney McPadden is not just a diligent and professional lawyer, but is also a well rounded caring and concerned person. She is not what I call an ambulance chaser. Her main objective is to seek the truth and find justice in her cases. Her work ethic is extensive and unwavering, and she is always going above and beyond to represent her clients and leaves no stone unturned. In representing me and my family in our lawsuit, Leslie showed all of these traits and many more as we were in a 10 year long case. But in the end her persistence, knowledge and experience won out, granting a jury verdict in our favor. My family can never thank Leslie enough for all that she has done to bring us closure and justice.
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Posted by Joe F | January 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the best
Leslie represented me in an auto accident personal injury matter. She did a fantastic job; she is organized, she and her office provide outstanding customer service, and she is an excellent negotiator. I am thrilled with the results and would certainly work with her again.
Posted by Audrey | October 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personal Injury (MVA)
I lived in California but needed a lawyer in Connecticut for a personal injury MVA settlement. Leslie made the whole process quite easy even though I was 3000 miles away. I would 100% recommend Leslie because she was professional and very honest whenever I had questions. She was great at explaining things that I did not understand and even sought out doctors to evaluate my injuries to make a stronger more honest case. Legal matters can be very stressful and confusing but Leslie made it simple and was very professional. She understood what I wanted out of this case and did everything she could to get it. I was very pleased with the outcome and if I ever needed a lawyer again I would go to her.
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Posted by anonymous | February 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My most excellent colleague
Leslie and I worked to represent a family who's father died due to malpractice. She retained me as lead counsel after other lawyers refused the case. How she found me in Chicago and knew I knew the medical issue involved is a testament to her dogged diligence. We jointly prosecuted a successful case and she was a joy to work with. I highly recommend her.
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Posted by Arthur | January 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
personal injury case
Leslie Gold McPadden is an outstanding attorney. She expertly and skillfully handled lengthy personal injury case for my wife and me. She is knowledgeable, experienced, and very energetic. I truly believe she puts her full heart and mind into the case, and willing to go far above the ordinary attorney to fight for her clients’ interests. Her dedication to success went far beyond client-attorney relationship. She became a true caring and compassionate friend. She often called just to check on how my wife and I were doing and feeling. She maintained a positive and motivational attitude for all the duration of the case. Leslie far exceeded our expectation. She maintained control of the case throughout all the various court motions. The case settled for substantial sum without going through the difficulties of trial. I am very pleased that we had Leslie on our side and I am honored and happy to call her a true friend.
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Posted by KC | November 10, 2015
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Dedicated,Trustworthy, Talented. "Get it done" attorney.
Patient,dedicated,honest,genuine, informative and attention to detail are just a few of the many ways I could describe attorney Leslie Gold McPadden and her approach to my extremely difficult malpractice case. I am fortunate and blessed to say that Leslie has been both a dedicated Council and friend to me. I felt that she and her team cared for me as a person not just a client. At times, when I had felt bad that I was interfering with her personal time she always reassured me that it was ok and she was ALWAYS available. In fact, it was not unusual to get phone calls periodically checking in on me to see if there was anything else I needed beyond what she was already doing for me. My case had many complicating factors to say the least. Attorney McPadden walked me through the process from start to finish. She made me feel like I was not alone and she and her team was there for me every step of the way. They helped me understand the time frames involved which helped me see the big picture and ultimately get the best settlement possible- way beyond anything I could have hoped for. Attorney McPadden spelled out our strategy and executed it perfectly. With that being said, not only does attorney McPadden have a great relationship with the court she also has are strong professional network with other attorneys in the trade- again reinforcing her honest character and strong work ethic. She was always upfront about any questions or concerns I had. I was never caught off guard by anything and I was always kept well informed about every aspect of my very difficult malpractice case. To say Leslie went above and beyond for me would be an understatement. I don't have words to thank Leslie enough for everything she has done for me and I am extremely grateful to have had her as my attorney. I can't imagine having used anyone else and she will no doubt be my go to attorney in the future as she has provided me with a great experience during an extremely difficult and challenging time in my life.
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Posted by anonymous | November 7, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
malpractice
Leslie proved to be a caring and knowledgeable attorney through the complete term of the lawsuit. She proved to be a fighter for my case and on top of everything as it arose. She knew how to take things to different courts in order to achieve a just settlement.
Posted by vittoria | August 6, 2015
personalized and determined
My lawyer Leslie Mcpadden was very easy to talk and i felt i was in very competent hands with her. She paid attention to every detail of my case and provided me with personalized attention. When i called the office i always spoke to her not her assistant. She even made house calls numerous times. Because of her hard work and dedication and determination I won my case. I would recommend her to anyone. I actually have retained her twice now. Excellent, caring, intelligent and supportive attorney i have ever met.
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Posted by anonymous | August 4, 2015
Compassionate yet tenacious
Leslie was one of two lawyers who worked on my behalf for a personal injury case. Originally, I hired a different lawyer who then added her to the team because of her expertise in the area of personal injury, and specifically Connecticut ski resort law and liability. She is such a sweet and compassionate person, yet a tenacious lawyer who knows her stuff. I felt very at ease with her as my legal aid, and was glad to have her fighting on my behalf. I would recommend her to any family or friend without a second thought.
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Posted by Nicole | August 4, 2015
Amazing Attorney!
Attorney McPadden is excellent! She went above and beyond to help me in every way she could with my case. Along with being so helpful, she also handled everything professionally and effectively in a timely manner. She's very easy and approachable to meet with and talk with, I recommend her to anyone seeking a personal injury lawyer. She treated me with respect, kindness and courtesy and I am very grateful for everything she did for me after sustaining injuries from an auto accident. Other lawyers could learn a lot from her!
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Posted by Sharon | July 31, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Surgical error
I had been trying to handle my case myself, but although the hospital is trying to act nice and like they want to help, they are looking out for themselves, not me. ,I have been trying to represent myself and am not progressing well. I have confidence in Leslie Gold McPadden to navigate this better and reach the results that I'm hoping for. Excellent guidance this far! Highly recommend.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • LGM Injury Law
  • 2008 - Present
  • Associate
  • The Gallagher Law Firm
  • 2005 - 2008
  • Associate
  • Carmody & Torrance, LLP
  • 1997 - 2003

Education

  • Albany Law School of Union University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Boston University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1991

Legal Cases

  • Multi-million dollar verdict
  • $6.824 million
  • confidential
  • $900,000 settlement

Associations

  • Connecticut Attorney Netwok
  • Founder and President
  • 2016 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Insurance Law Section
  • Executive Committee
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • CLE committee
  • 2005 - Present
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Women's Caucus Committee
  • Past Chair
  • 2007 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • National Quarterfinalist
  • National Health Law Moot Court
  • 1994
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Speaking Engagements

  • Managing Discovery in Property Loss
  • Streamlining Discovery
  • 2016
  • Annual Convention
  • Maximizing Opportunities
  • 2015
  • Chair, Trials Skills Series Part I
  • Moderator
  • 2012
  • Chair, Annual Paralegal/Support Staff Seminar
  • Legal Developments and Applications
  • 2009
  • Initiative on Preserving Future of Women Litigators
  • Networking from Small Firm Perspective
  • 2008
  • Medical Legal Applications
  • HIPAA Compliance
  • 2002
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Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (42)
Endorse Leslie
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Leslie is a skilled medical malpractice attorney. She has experience on both sides of medical malpractice cases, which makes her uniquely qualified to handle these cases."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I fully endorse Leslie Gold McPadden. She is extremely professional, detail oriented, able to spot critical issues quickly and will advocate tirelessly for her clients to obtain the best result possible."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney McPadden is extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of personal injury law. She has a wealth of legal knowledge and much experience in a wide variety of cases. Leslie goes way above and beyond in her efforts to help others. She is very personable and easy to talk to. She cares deeply about her clients and about doing the best she can. She is highly recommended."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Leslie is not only knowledgeable and diligent, but very experienced as well. She is easy to talk to and her expertise in injury law is top notch!"
Unknown Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Leslie I s a highly skilled litigator and frequent contributor to the Connecticut Legal community. She is a professional, dedicated to her clients and gets results. She is passionate about helping her clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney McPadden is outstanding. She is very knowledgeable, and she is a solid and smart negotiator. Additionally, she finds the right balance of representing her clients with passion while remaining compassionate throughout the process. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking advice or representation for any personal injury matter."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Attorney Leslie McPadden. I have had the opportunity to work closely with Attorney McPadden on personal injury and workers compensation matters. She has extensive trial experience and she works hard to obtain high quality results for her clients. For matters involving medical malpractice, I highly recommend Leslie to my clients and those looking for an attorney. Attorney McPadden has received the highest ratings from clients and potential clients that I have referred to her."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Leslie is action-oriented, knowledgeable, creative and passionate about her cases. Any client I've referred to her has loved working with her. She is an excellent resource to me in my practice."
General practice Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Leslie is a frequent contributor and valuable resource to the Connecticut legal community. Clearly experienced, client focused, and community oriented. A true professional!"
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. McPadden is a sharp, effective lawyer. She has the skills necessary to spot the relevant issues in a legal dilemma. She is effiecient and effective in addressing those issues to maximize recovery for her clients. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney McPadden is my "go to" personal injury lawyer. She is the best attorney in CT when it comes to litigating a claim for personal injury or workers' compensation. Leslie is honest, extremely hard-working, compassionate and brilliant!"
Medical malpractice Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Leslie on multiple personal injury matters through out the years and have found that her extensive experience, knowledge and unique ability to understand the medicine in injury matters, have added great value to the ultimate outcome and recovery for injured clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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Wethersfield Car accident Lawyer Leslie Gold McPadden
Leslie Gold McPadden
Car accident Attorney
Wethersfield, CT
Licensed for 27 years
Free Consultation