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Patricia M. Cruz Fragoso has been practicing with Ventura, Ribeiro & Smith since 2012, where she currently concentrates in Personal Injury Civil Litigation, exclusively representing injured plaintiffs. Attorney Fragoso 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 Fragoso is a member of the American Association for Justice and serves on its Board of Governors. She serves on the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association as a Board of Governor and on their Executive Committee. Attorney Fragoso is also a member of the Connecticut Bar Association, the National Trial Lawyers Association, the National Latino Trial Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association, the Danbury Bar Association, and the Portuguese Bar Association of Connecticut.
Attorney Fragoso recently received the honor of being named one of the “Top 40 Under 40” by the National Trial Lawyers Association. To read more: http://www.thenationaltriallawyers.org/ntl-groups/top-40-under-40/.
Attorney Fragoso has been consecutively nominated a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers since 2012. To read more: http://www.superlawyers.com/about/rising_stars.html.
Attorney Fragoso received the honor of being named the 2013 recipient of the Danbury Bar Association Law Day "American Dream" award, a distinction which is given to a foreign-born, now United States citizen, who has contributed to the civic discourse and respect for the rules of law in the community and, in doing so, reached the American Dream.
Attorney Fragoso is also involved with the Portuguese Cultural Center in Danbury, Connecticut, where she serves on the Board of Directors.
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
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers Association||2015|
|Top 10 Attorney Award||National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys||2015|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Top 40 under 40||The National Trial Lawyers||2012|
|Scribes Law Review Recognition Award||Scribes - American Society of Legal Writers||2008|
|Partner||Ventura, Ribeiro & Smith||2015 - Present|
|Attorney||Ventura, Ribeiro & Smith||2012 - 2015|
|Associate||Moore, O'Brien, Jacques & Yelenak||2009 - 2012|
|Associate||Ventura, Ribeiro & Smith||2008 - 2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Association for Justice||Board of Governors||2012 - Present|
|Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association||Board of Governors||2012 - Present|
|Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association||Legislative Action Committee Member||2012 - Present|
|Portuguese Bar Association of Connecticut||Board Member||2009 - Present|
|Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Connecticut Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|Thomas M. Cooley Law Review||Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs v. Von Eschenbach: Is There a Right to Live?||2009|
|Thomas M. Cooley Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2008|