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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:



 Attorney Fragoso has been consecutively nominated a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers since 2012.  To read more:  



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.



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


  1. Personal Injury: 70%
  2. Wrongful Death: 15%
  3. Car Accident: 15%

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Contact info

Ventura, Ribeiro & Smith

235 Main Street
Danbury, CT, 06810


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2015
Top 10 Attorney AwardNational Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Top 40 under 40The National Trial Lawyers2012
Scribes Law Review Recognition AwardScribes - American Society of Legal Writers2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerVentura, Ribeiro & Smith2015 - Present
AttorneyVentura, Ribeiro & Smith2012 - 2015
AssociateMoore, O'Brien, Jacques & Yelenak2009 - 2012
AssociateVentura, Ribeiro & Smith2008 - 2009
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