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Patrick J. Filan - Fairfield, CT

1 Eliot Pl.3rd Floor Fairfield, CT 06824

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Updated: 01/18/2023

Fairfield Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Our office remains open, and in response to COVID-19 we have expanded our options for remote consultations and virtual meetings. Please contact our office to discuss what meeting option best fits your situation. Call 203-221-8066


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 University lacrosse team. Patrick earned his law degree from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.

While in law school he worked in New York City for a Wall Street law firm, O'Dwyer & Bernstien...

About Patrick J. Filan

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney

Practice Areas

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Car and Truck Accidents
  • Nursing Home Neglect
  • Medication Errors
  • Work Injuries
  • Legal Malpractice

Representative Cases

  • In Re Mackin
  • United States v. Harrison


Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 1984
  • Ohio, 1982
  • New York, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 1983
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1985
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1983
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York

Other Affiliations

  • Board of Governors Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association, 1990 - Present (Vice Chairman, Medicine and Law Committee)
  • Connecticut Bar Association, 1992 - 1993 (Vice Chairman, Medical-Legal Committee)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® Rating
  • SuperLawyer, 2009 - 2022
  • "Superb Rating" 10.0 by Avvo
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum (Member)
  • America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators (Member)
  • Irish Legal 100 (Member)
  • American Association of Justice

Classes and Seminars

  • Managed Care Liability: Future Trends and Liability Issues, Connecticut Bar Association
  • Peer Review and Credentialing, American Bar Association National Institute on Medical Malpractice

Past Positions

  • O'Dwyer & Bernstien


  • Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, Columbus, Ohio, 1982
  • Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 1978
    Honors: cum laude
    Honors: Member, Duke lacrosse team


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Office Information


1 Eliot Pl.3rd Floor Fairfield, CT 06824


  • 203-221-8068

Office Hours

M-F 9am-5pm


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Past Lists

  • 2021 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Connecticut Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Patrick J. Filan on Super Lawyers


  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating
  • Super Lawyer, 2009-2022
  • "Superb Rating" 10.0 by Avvo
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Member, America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators
  • Member, Irish Legal 100
  • American Association of Justice

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