Patrick is a founding member of Begos Brown & Green. He heads the firm's trial and appellate group. Begos Brown & Green represents businesses and individuals. The firm's practice areas include general commercial and corporate disputes, securities litigation, debtor/creditor disputes, insurance coverage disputes, real estate litigation, employment-related litigation, real estate purchase and sales and trust and estates.
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I endorse this lawyer's work. I refer many matters to Attorney Begos. In addition to being an extremely competent litigator, he is able to work with his clients to get the best possible result in the most cost-effective manner. He can play hardball when the situation warrants it, but will work to settle disputes where an early resolution is in the client's best interests.
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Patrick Begos is a highly intelligent, experienced, creative, and rational attorney, a combination that renders him unique among his counterparts. Were I to have a business litigation or similar matter that required attention in Connecticut, he is the first lawyer whom I would consult. As he also practices in New York, where my practice is based, if I were to have a conflict of interest so that I could not represent a client in a case, I would have absolutely no hesitation in referring such a client to Patrick, as I know that client would be in the best possible hands.
David Abeshouse Arbitration Attorney
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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.
This means that the attorney's misconduct in another state, or jurisdiction, also violated the rules for practicing law in New York.
A reprimand is an order from the Statewide Grievance Committee after it has found that an attorney has engaged in ethical misconduct. If an attorney receives more than 3 reprimands in 5 years, a presentment must be filed against the attorney so the Superior Court can decide if more serious discipline should be ordered.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Best General Practice Law Firm||Commercial Record||2009|
|Dozen Who Made a Difference||Connecticut Law Tribune||2008|
|Go-To Counsel||Corporate Counsel Magazine||2006|
|AV Peer Review Rating (HIghest Rating)||Martindale-Hubbell||2000|
|Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar||Columbia University School of Law||1987|
|Partner||Begos Horgan & Brown LLP||1998 - Present|
|Partner||Molton & Meekins||1995 - 1998|
|Associate||Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP||1990 - 1995|
|Associate||Lane & Mittendorf||1987 - 1990|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||Member - Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee||2000 - Present|
|Defense Research Institute||Member -- Trial Tactics Section||2000 - Present|
|Defense Research Institute||Member -- Life, Health and Disability Section||1999 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member -- Trial Evidence Subcommittee||1990 - Present|
|Westport Chamber of Commerce||Board Member||2005 - 2010|
|Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association||Member||2003 - 2010|
|Harris v. First Unum Life Ins. Co.||Summary judgment affirmed on appeal|
|Smith v. First Unum Life Ins. Co. (2d Cir. 2005)||Won in District Court and Second Circuit|
|Binder v. National Life of Vermont||Defense Jury Verdict|
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|The Voice -- Defense Research Institute||Using Congressional Policy to Persuade the Court in ERISA Claims Litigation||2008|
|Equipment Leasing Newsletter||The Subprime Lending Crisis: What Does it Mean to the Leasing Industry?||2007|
|Trials and Tribulations||Me and My Elmo: A Middle-Tech Approach||2007|
|Corporate Counselor||Worst Case Scenarios from the Files of an Employee Benefit Plan Litigator – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly||2007|
|Westport Minuteman||Filing for Bankruptcy May Lose Some of its Appeal with New Law||2005|
|ABA -- GP Solo Magazine||The Virtual Law Firm||2003|
|Connecticut Business & Industry Association News||A Map to the Minefield: Discovering and Minimizing Business Litigation Risk||1999|
|Columbia University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1987|
|Johns Hopkins University||Psychology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1986|
|American Greed||Fraudster at the Opera||2011|
|Society of Financial Service Professionals||The Credit Crisis: What Does It Mean For You?||2008|
|Continuing Legal Education||ERISA Claim Litigation||2008|
|ABA Annual Meeting||Law Practice Management||2008|