Patrick J. Filan practices civil and criminal law in Connecticut and New York. He also serves as an expert witness in insurance litigation. 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 College of Law. He has 30 years of experience and is licensed to practice in Connecticut and New York.
For the first 20 years of practicing law, Patrick Filan was retained by insurance companies, hospitals, and corporations in hundreds of cases in Connecticut and New York to defend doctors, hospitals and other individuals and businesses. That experience gave Mr. Filan valuable insights into insurance companies that few other lawyers have
Since 2000, Mr. Filan’s personal injury practice has been devoted to representing individuals injured or killed by negligence, medical malpractice, dangerous drugs, and defective products. He handles routine and complex cases in State and Federal Court, including medical negligence, highway collisions, trucking accidents, unsafe premises, construction accidents, catastrophic injury and wrongful death.
Knowing how insurance companies work is a great asset for Mr. Filan’s clients and this knowledge has enabled the firm to recover millions of dollars for its clients, both at trial and by settlement.
Mr. Filan is a seasoned advocate who has enjoyed 30 years of success in other areas of the law including attorney malpractice, accountant malpractice, business litigation, will contests, real estate litigation, and whistleblower litigation.
He has experience defending persons charged with criminal offenses includes felonies, misdemeanors, drug crimes, sex offenses, financial crimes, drunk driving, motor vehicle offenses, and juvenile matters.
His practice also includes representing individuals and businesses in routine and complex commercial matters involving a variety of businesses. Mr. Filan also represents clients before a variety administrative agencies such as the Connecticut Department of Public Health, Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection, and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration.
J.D., The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, 1982
B.A., Duke University, 1978
Mr. Filan is admitted to practice before all courts in Connecticut and New York. He is licensed to practice before the United States Supreme Court.
Married, 4 children.