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Stewart M Casper

Personal injury Attorney at Stamford, CT

4.7   12 reviews
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  • State Years
    New York - NY 38 years
    Connecticut - CT 45 years
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1985
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 45 years
    State CT
    Acquired 1978
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Stewart

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For over 40 years, clients have sought the counsel and advice of Stewart Casper for some of the most vexing problems arising from personal injury claims relating to car accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, defective products, premises liability and workers’ compensation. He concentrates his practice on catastrophic injuries involving wrongful death, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and multi trauma-injuries. He also handles bad faith claims against insurance companies.

Among the reasons that Stewart is so sought for his representation is his ability to creatively assess areas of legal responsibility for causing injuries, as well as his ability to devise creative solutions for proving damages to juries, thus maximizing economic damage recovery. Both in Connecticut and throughout the country, Stewart is known as a trial lawyer who will go to trial for his clients, and his word is his bond.

Attorney Casper has continuously played an active role in advocating legislative policy and in dealing with the rights of victims of medical errors, nursing home abuse, insurance company malfeasance and accidents in the State of Connecticut and throughout the nation. He has testified before legislative committees, and countless ideas generated by Stewart have found their way into Connecticut statutes and court procedures. He has lectured extensively on these issues, as well as on many issues of substantive law and trial preparation, particularly in the area of acquired brain injury. Mr. Casper has also served as a Special Master in the U.S. District Court and in the State Superior Court.

Mr. Casper was admitted to the Connecticut Bar in 1978. He is admitted to practice before the Federal District Courts for the District of Connecticut and the Southern District of New York, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, the State Courts of New York, and the United States Supreme Court.

Casper has been a member of the Board of Governors of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA) since 1987, and served on the CTLA Executive Committee continuously from 1990-2011. He was the President of the CTLA from 1996-1997. As an active leader in CTLA, he has served on numerous committees including the Legislative, Amicus Curiae, Medical Malpractice, Public Relations, and Fund Raising committees.  He is one of three founding officers of the CTLA Civil Justice Foundation. He is a former member of the Motor Vehicle Automobile Insurance Coordination Committee and the Insurance Oversight Committee (Co-Chairperson) of The Association of Trial Lawyers of America tm (now the American Association for Justice, or “AAJ”). From 1999-2006, he was one of two State Delegates from Connecticut to AAJ. In 2006, he was elected by the membership of CTLA to serve on the Board of Governors of AAJ, and served on AAJ’s Public Affairs Committee and National Finance Council through June 2015, when he voluntarily relinquished his positions to afford another CTLA leader the opportunity to serve Connecticut on the national board. In 2008, he was designated as a co-chairperson of a working subcommittee of AAJ’s Public Affairs Committee charged with making recommendations to deal with ERISA subrogation and Medicare Set-Aside issues. He is a member of AAJ’s Professional Liability, Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway and Premises Liability Sections, the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation, the Medical Negligence Information Exchange and the Spinal Cord Injury Litigation Groups. In July 2010, he was elected to serve a one year term as the Chairperson of AAJ’s Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, for which he continues to serve on the Executive Committee. From 2004-2010, he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group Newsletter. On July 11, 2010, the leadership of AAJ recognized Stewart with AAJ’s prestigious “Distinguished Service Award.” He is a member of the Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut (formerly the “Brain Injury Association of Connecticut”), the Brain Injury Association of America, the North American Brain Injury Society, The National Spinal Cord Injury Association, The National Spinal Cord Injury Association – Connecticut Chapter, the Legal Advisory Board of the Sarah Jane Brain Foundation, the American Board of Trial Advocates, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Public Justice. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® (See Client Testimonials) for both “Personal Injury” and “Workers’ Compensation” law since 1999 (selection criteria here), and he is certified as a Civil Trial Advocate the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

In 2006, Stewart was recognized in Connecticut Magazine for being a Super Lawyer in its inaugural listing, and he has retained that designation since 2006 (selection criteria can be found here ), and in January 2007, he was listed as one of the top 500 lawyers in the nation who represent plaintiffs with the publication of the “Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiffs’ Lawyers in America.”

The online lawyer directory and rating service, , currently rates Stewart with its best rating– 10 (“superb”) (Selection criteria here). Likewise, he has enjoyed the highest peer rating (AV) available to lawyers from Martindale Hubbell® (selection criteria here).

In 2015, Stewart was recognized by Connecticut’s leading publication, The Connecticut Law Tribune, for two separate Personal Injury Hall of Fameawards, and prospectively by Best Lawyers® as the 2016 Lawyer of the Yearfor Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation-Stamford.




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Posted by paula | January 26, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
TOP TBI Expert
Stuart Casper is the be all and end all of TBI cases. And he is a lovely human being. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Posted by Laurie | December 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Responsive
Attorney Casper helped me to navigate a very difficult time in my life. Not only did he win my case, he explained things along the way so I could understand what was happening without confusion. At times when he knew my medical condition was a factor, he would reassure me not to worry and he’d fill me in another time. I felt like I was in good hands.
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Posted by Joy | April 16, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
TBI Specialist
Husband had a serious accident involving TBI. Upon receiving an incorrect and partially blank police report, we deciding to go through with legal action. Upon meeting with Stewart he said to trust him that he would help us. Casper, along with his legal associate Art Laske, did a great job fighting for us. They got the other side to accept 100% responsibility for the accident and was able to get us a fair settlement. During a difficult time with Covid, they were able to work around that and keep our case moving through the system. I would highly recommend Casper & De Toledo LLC and Laske Law for wonderful legal representation.
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Posted by Jeremiah | December 15, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Brilliant, diligent, and caring
After sustaining injuries resulting in lifelong consequences, I consulted with attorney Casper. At that point, I knew I had found the right lawyer. Attorney Casper spent nearly 8 years, and a small fortune on my case (not an easy one to say the least). We saw the case all the way through a long, and difficult trial. Ultimately, we had an unsympathetic jury, and a total bastard of an attorney for the defense (AIG). We won huge on the liability side, but the jury awarded us practically nothing for damages. Here's where it gets even stranger. Out of the kindness of his heart, Stewart waived his fees for me. That's right, a lawyer with an actual heart! Attorney Casper fought long and hard for me. I'll never forget his efforts and his kindness. His paralegal, Toya Baldwin is one in a million! She worked tirelessly on my case, probably harder than any case she'd seen before. I consider attorney Casper to be a friend, and will always be grateful for his help during one of the most painful periods of my life.
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Posted by John Santoro | December 17, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Knew his job
Although he did not take the case he was very thorough kept the appointment and gave me advice on what to do and sent the closing letter stating why he's not taking the case very professional
Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2015
Amazing Results
Attorney Casper is one in a million. As a professional, I have worked with many litigators and none have had the depth of experience, understanding and empathy that he has. I had a very complicated case. Stewart spent the time to thoroughly grasp the devastating effects of what happened to me due to medical malpractice. Because of his expertise and commitment, he succeeded in getting ten times the defendant's initial offer -all in a single day. My family will forever be grateful for his accomplishment and caring.
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Posted by Natasha | May 4, 2015
The best attorney and a great man
"Stewart Casper is an incredible attorney. Four and a half years ago I was involved in a slip and fall accident and sustained injuries that resulted in permanent disabilities. We had initially retained a different attorney who had completely mishandled the case and insulted us by questioning our understanding of the English language. Two weeks before the trial we made the decision to retain Attorney Casper and it was the best decision we could have made. His great knowledge, experience, and attention to detail was evident in how he handled our case. Not only are we extremely happy with the result of our case, but Stewart also treated us with respect and compassion, it didn't matter how heavy our accents were. We would certainly recommend Attorney Casper to anyone, especially to other Russian speaking individuals or anyone else from Eastern Europe." - Natasha
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Posted by George | November 22, 2014
Highly recommend
Three years ago, our daughter was involved in a serious car accident, and experienced a severe subdural hematoma requiring more than a year of intensive supports and rehab. It was a horrendous experience for Reiko and our family. Throughout the experience, Stewart Casper and his team were by our sides…not just for the legal support, but also for medical and personal supports. Stewart gave us the ability to focus on our daughter’s TBI needs while he handled the complex and necessary legal aspects. As a result, Reiko has made remarkable progress, and Stewart’s efforts have given her the opportunity to continue her recovery and regain important aspects of her life. Reiko is living successfully independently, is loving her new apartment and friends, is moving smoothly through her program to complete her BA, has a "boyfriend," and is having quality sibling time with her brother. She's got a neurologist and other medical supports, and she's finishing up a brief stint with a counselor to "talk through" some questions. All very good. Three years later, we still marvel at Reiko's remarkable recovery from her life altering accident, and will be forever grateful for the assistance we got from our personal and professional supports network. And, Stewart Casper had a prominent and much appreciated place in that support network. We would recommend him highly and without reservation.
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Posted by Sally | July 22, 2014
Just the best
I met Attorney Casper five years ago, two months after I had been injured. I was unable to walk, very frightened and completely bewildered by the sudden and drastic change in my circumstances. I remember he asked the most interesting questions and listened intently to my answers. He was above all, respectful. He explained simply and with clarity, the law as it pertained to my injury. He took my case, and gave me hope. He is expert in the law, of course. He exhibits an encyclopedic grasp of legal minutiae. He is an amazing strategic thinker. Very different I think from many of his peers. But it is his personal commitment to his clients that is remarkable. An individual plaintiff is especially vulnerable. Our system favors corporate interests, with deep pockets. To seek a remedy for an injury, is to be bullied again and again. Attorney Casper did not waver- not once. I wobbled often. I underwent multiple surgeries , all of which had complications, and implications for my never ending case. He shepherded me through the maze of personal injury law. He counseled me through numerous conferences, meetings, negotiations and endless reports. If I had a question, I had a response from him, or one of his staff within a day. And when the process became intrusive and humiliating, he exhibited the most remarkable ability to look beyond the detail, with which I was preoccupied, to show me the 'big picture'. Nothing surprised him.He was sanguine throughout, and his confidence was infectious. His personal respect for me and for my experience, was evident to all in the courtroom. Today , it is scarcely two weeks since the conclusion of the trial, which he won -handsomely. I am delighted to recommend him.
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Posted by Steven | January 21, 2013
Outstanding Lawyer and Endorsement
I write this endorsement on behalf of Stewart Casper with great enthusiasm. I had the privilege of having Stewart represent me this past year. He was receptive, knowledgeable and professional at all times. From the start, I could tell he always put me first. Stewart was quick to respond to any questions I had, and always kept me informed with the process. His staff was receptive as well, and I always had a response to a call or email within hours. As a medical professional, it is clear that he understands the perspective of a client and as a lawyer. He understood medical laws, and had clear guidance that took this information into context. He had a wide array of knowledge and it was clear, that he had much more experience than the opposing lawyers. He did not hesitate to guide me, and each decision he helped me with, clearly worked in my favor. Again, I cannot express with words how much Stewart helped me, and I highly recommend him to anyone with a personal injury.
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Posted by Carol | September 8, 2010
Outstanding Representation
"Skip" is an excellent combination of professionalism and realism. His accomplishments in the legal field are noted everywhere. But it his demeanor, ability to listen, willingness to explain and his approachability that sets him apart. I knew I was really comfortable with Skip, but it was during a mediation when I met other lawyers that I realized I found a gem.
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Posted by anonymous | May 26, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
No emphathy. No listening skills. Emotional Wreck.
I met with him & his associate. He took me to a basement conference room. He was very full of himself. He seemed to believe this was a test of my ability to survive cross-examination. He seemed to side with my employer; he diagnosed me as NOT suffering a concussion (contrary to my doctors) and tried to convince me that I hadn't passed out. He did pry extensively into my personal life (that's it's own reward, isn't it?): 1) who were my doctor's (you don't need a neurologist! Pffft!); 2) did I take a picture of my hip injury; 3) was it a good picture; 4) was the injury visible now; 5) was I married or single; 6) any children; 7) how long had I been in my profession; 8) what kind of work had I done before; 9) did I live alone; 10) when did I graduate high school; 11) when did I graduate college; 12) how long had I lived in town; ... and so on. He made it all about me. He was not too interested in the actual events that transpired or my injuries (except the hip contusion).  No questions about my employer's corporate culture or safety record (or lack thereof). I told him how my employer lied on the report to the state Workmen's Comp (reported a contusion only)... when the emergency room doctor clearly diagnosed and documented: contusions AND a concussion. The impression: he didn't give a damn how I was injured or the circumstances; by a company employee who violated company policy. Didn't care that any laws might have been broken; I showed him the federal statute.  He doesn't listen: got very angry when I kept interjecting his long speeches to tell him details of my story (it's all about him). He couldn't give a rats ass about me and my petty concerns. He glared at me and asked me if this was my usual behavior (or something like that). Impression: she doesn't know her place. "How do you know you passed out?" "Did somebody tell you?" I detailed the circumstances, including how the nurse came in to observe and monitor me in the bathroom (to make sure I didn't pass out again and hurt myself). BTW: you don't have to pass out to have a concussion. So I don't get his point for harping on that. Evidently, also not important: that my blood pressure went up to 200. He sort of shrugged, said something like: "so what?" Wasn't impressed by the federal law that was violated. Visibly angry when I asked if the state police acted improperly (by not issuing a ticket to the company trainer responsible for my fall) and could I sue them: "what for?" He bristled. He eventually launched into this long explanation about how most people who think they passed out after an injury, hadn't really passed out; it's a memory issue; and here is what happens in the brain. He's the lawyer who would be representing me, right? Not the expert testifying at trial? When I interrupted the lesson to say: "or I passed out." He got very upset. He said I was being rude. He pushed back from the table and got up and walked out. It was very shocking to see this lawyer display the side effects of a concussion: I have read that concussion victim can be very emotional and reactionary. As we walked out of his moldy basement, the associate (an attractive blonde who does the actual work on his cases according to an office colleague) whispered: "Good luck with your case."  While he made an impression as a brain expert, not impressed with him as a lawyer.
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Response from Stewart Casper May 28, 2018
I am sorry that your experience was so negative. However, your comments suggest that at least part of your unhappiness may have been the bad news I was delivering. First, you appeared at my office without an appointment. Upon learning the nature of your injury, I agreed to meet with you and my associate and I brought you to our basement conference room. Our primary conference room on the first floor was otherwise occupied. Frankly, I have never noticed any mold in the building although it would not be surprising if the basement was slightly musty. Second, early in our conversation I learned two important facts: 1) that you were injured out of state (somewhere out west as I recall); and 2) that your accident was caused by a fellow employee of your Nebraska based employer. At that point I informed you that you would likely require an attorney licensed in Nebraska and that I wanted to obtain sufficient information about your claim so I could assist you in securing a lawyer in Nebraska. For that reason I began to ask you the same questions that I ask every new client about their lives. My questions included your date and place of birth, your education, your employment history, your family and your current living situation, your medical and psychological/psychiatric history, if any, and the course of events from the inception of the event that led to your injuries up to the time of your meeting with us. Part of the interview included your recollection of the events from the time of injury through the establishment of continuous memory for the events surrounding the incident. That inquiry moves from memory to memory because often, emergency department personnel do not take the time to obtain that information. I consider it to be important information in the context of a suspected concussion or loss of consciousness and helps TBI specialists distinguish between a loss of consciousness and "gaps in memory" that form the basis for a diagnosis of amnesia. Your comments on this web site minimized the importance of information that I consider to be important. Unfortunately, my opinion that your case would likely be limited to a workers' compensation claim and that I was trying to do you a favor by obtaining the information that I thought was important in order to make some calls to line you up with a colleague in Nebraska did not register with you. You kept cutting me off to tell me the details of your story that, as I repeatedly explained, had little importance in the context of my trying to help you. I spent considerable time with you and you continued to resist my efforts with comments that revealed that you were not interested in what I had to say. Your comments left on this web site revealed only snippets from my comments but not an understanding that I was trying to help you.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder
  • Casper & De Toledo, LLC
  • 2016 - 2016


  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1978
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A


  • Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group
  • Chairperson
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Association for Justice, Public Affairs Committee
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Board of Governors
  • 2006 - Present
  • National Academy of Trial Advocacy
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • Executive Committee
  • 1990 - Present
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1978 - Present
  • American Association for Justice, National Finance Committee
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • State Delegate
  • 1999 - 2006
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 1996 - 1997
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • President-Elect
  • 1995 - 1996
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • Treasurer
  • 1993 - 1994
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • Vice President
  • 1993 - 1995
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • Secretary
  • 1992 - 1993
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • Parliamentarian
  • 1991 - 1992
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 500 lawyers in the nation who represent Plaintiffs
  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiffs' Lawyers in America
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • Connecticut Magazine
  • 2006
  • Best Lawyers in America: Worker's Compensation
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • N/A
  • Best Lawyers in America: Personal Injury
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • N/A
  • Invited Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • N/A
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  • CTLA Forum
  • The Crisis in Disclosure of Insurance Coverage
  • 1997
  • Demonstrative and Documentary Evidence - Matthew Bender Publishing Co.
  • Demonstrative and Documentary Evidence
  • 1995
  • Connecticut Bar Journal
  • The Changing Landscape of Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Insurance Law in Connecticut
  • 1994
  • Trial Magazine
  • Looking Fraudulent Surveillance in the Eye
  • 1993
  • Personal Injury Handbook- James Publishing Group
  • Litigating Stairway Liability Cases
  • 1991
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Speaking Engagements

  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • Summation - The Finishing Touch
  • 1991
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • Conflicts of Law Issues in Uninsured & Underinsured Motorist Cases
  • 1991
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • Municipal Liability vs. Immunity Under The Tort Reform Act
  • 1991
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • Investigation for Auto and Premises Liability Cases
  • 1990
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Cases - Determining Coverage
  • 1990
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (4)
Endorse Stewart
Brain injury Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I enthusiastically endorse Stewart and his firm. There is no one better in the very complicated brain injury and medical malpractice cases as well as all other kinds of personal injury cases."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Stewart. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Brain injury Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stewart is a smart, compassionate lawyer who works hard for and cares deeply about his clients."

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Stamford Personal injury Lawyer Stewart M Casper
Stewart M Casper
Personal injury Attorney
Stamford, CT
Licensed for 45 years
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