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Patrick J. Filan

Medical malpractice Attorney at Fairfield, CT

5.0   3 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 32 years
    Connecticut - CT 39 years
    Ohio - OH 41 years
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1991
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State CT
    Acquired 1984
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 41 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1982
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Patrick

Learn Patrick’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Brain injury
    Represent and advocate for brain injured children and adults in medical malpractice, personal injury, product, and pharmaceutical liability cases.

    42 years

  2. Medical malpractice
    Birth injury, brain injury, wrongful death.

    42 years

  3. Nursing home abuse and neglect

    42 years

  4. Personal injury
    Medical malpractice, auto and truck claims, nursing home neglect, wrongful death, product and pharmaceutical liability litigation

    42 years

The son of Irish immigrants, Mr. Filan grew up in Derby, Connecticut and graduated from Duke University where he was a member of the Duke lacrosse team. He earned his law degree from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.

While in law school he worked in New York City for the Wall Street law firm of O’Dwyer & Bernstien. This experience included the successful defense of an extradition proceeding brought against an alleged member of the Irish Republican Army charged with shooting an undercover British soldier, In Re Mackin and United States v. Harrison, the successful defense of a federal criminal case brought against alleged members of the IRA charged with shipping arms to Ireland.

Mr. Filan is a seasoned advocate with nearly 35 years of success in routine and complex cases involving: personal injuries, medical malpractice, car and truck collisions, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, defective products, dangerous drugs, attorney malpractice, business litigation, will contests, real estate litigation and whistleblower litigation.

He has obtained successful results in defending persons charged with criminal offenses including: felonies, misdemeanors, drug crimes, sex offenses, financial crimes, drunk driving, motor vehicle offenses and juvenile matters.

Mr. Filan represents clients before administrative agencies such as the Connecticut Department of Public Health, Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection, and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration and has obtained dismissals of charges and negotiated resolutions.

Mr. Filan resides in Connecticut with his wife and four children.


Law Offices of Patrick J. Filan
1 Eliot Place
Fairfield, CT, 06824
Patrick J. Filan
111 Church Street
White Plains, NY, 10601
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Posted by Joshua | June 3, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Violation of Probation
As I was facing a violation of probation I called many criminal defense lawyers to defend me on the case. Patrick was not only the most confident that he can get the issue resolved quickly, he also had the cheapest price by a landslide. Patrick got the case resolved in only two appearances. I highly recommend Patrick, he was very friendly, and carried himself extremely confidently inside the court room.
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Posted by Anthony | August 29, 2014
An outstanding, caring lawyer!
I am writing to recommend Pat Filan for the outstanding job he did for me. His professionalism and personal care for me and my case were reassuring. He was able to secure a very favorable settlement in a short period of time. He was always timely in his dealings with me and kept me informed each step of the way. He did a great job for me and I highly recommend him and will use him again. Great Job Pat!
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Posted by anonymous | September 28, 2009
Well prepared, hard working, obtained outstanding result.
When my life had been adversely affected by a medical professional, I had no idea which lawyer I should choose. When I walked into the Court House with Pat Filan for the first time I saw the look of respect the other lawyers in the elevator gave him. I knew right then, that things would turn out well for me and they did.


  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-33%


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Patrick J. Filan, LLC
  • 2005 - Present
  • Partner
  • Pacifico & Filan, LLC
  • 2000 - 2005
  • Partner
  • Rosenblum & Filan, LLC
  • 1991 - 2000


  • Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • Duke University
  • A. B.
  • 1978

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Doe v. Doctors and Hospital
  • Confidential settlement
  • Roe v. Doctors and Hospital
  • Confidential settlement
  • Roe v. Hospital
  • Confidential settlement
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  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Medical Malpractice Committee
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • American Association for Justice, Breast Cancer Committee
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Vice Chairman Medical Legal Committee
  • 1991 - 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
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  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
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  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • 1995
  • Moot Court Governing Board
  • Ohio State University College of Law
  • 1982
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  • American Bar Association publication
  • Editor Medicine and Law Journal
  • 1994
  • Connecticut State Dental Society Journal
  • Stein v. Katz: Rude Awakening for Slumbering Dental Malpractice Cases
  • 1990

Speaking Engagements

  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • Cross-examination of Medical Experts
  • 2000
  • Casualty Catastrophes Facing the Industry Today
  • Liability of Officers and Directors of Managed Care Organizations
  • 1997
  • Connecticut Bar Association Annual Meeting
  • Managed Care Liability
  • 1994
  • Connecticut Bar Association Annual Meeting
  • Managed Care Liability
  • 1994
  • National Institute on Medical Malpractice
  • Peer Review and Discovery in Medical Malpractice Actions
  • 1993
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (5)
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Personal injury Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Patrick is a highly knowledgeable attorney respected by his peers."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Patrick. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer as very experienced, highly skilled, and trustworthy."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Pat for years and can attest to the fact that he is an extremely professional and skilled litigator. He will zealously protect and avance his client's interests and he has a proven track record of success. I endorse him without reservation!"
Medical malpractice Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have know Attorney Filan for more than ten years. He is a smart, focused, and highly competent trial lawyer. He works with an extensive network of medical professionals to help him prosecute even the most complex medical malpractice cases. I give him my highest endorsement."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I fully endorse this lawyer's work. I have known Pat for 15 years. He is highly qualified."
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