Patrick Filan

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30 Years of Advocating for His Clients Has Earned Patrick J. Filan a Reputation for Excellence in Civil and Criminal 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.  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.  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. 

Patrick is a seasoned advocate with 30 years of success in routine and complex cases including personal injury cases, cases involving medical malpractice, automobile cases, spinal cord injuries, 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. 

Pat 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.

Education
J.D., The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, 1982
B.A., Duke University, 1978 

Bar Admissions
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.


Articles Authored by Patrick J. Filan

Rail Inspection is a High Priority (PDF)
CT Post, May 23, 2013

Experts' Opinions Must Be Based On Facts (PDF)
Connecticut Law Tribune, November 14, 2011

The myth of defensive medicine (PDF)
CT Post, September 11, 2009

Reject the Idea that Infections 'Just Happen' (PDF) Connecticut Law Tribune, November 9, 2009

Law Offices of Patrick J. Filan, LLC

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Patrick J. Filan has a 30-year track record of success in civil and criminal litigation that has included million and multimillion dollar recoveries for individuals injured or killed in car accidents, falls, medical malpractice, dangerous drugs, defective products, and in commercial disputes. Mr. Filan handles routine and complex cases in State and Federal Court in Connecticut and New York.

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Patrick Filan's knowledge of how insurance companies defend cases are a great asset. Whether you have been injured on the job, in a car accident, fall, or commercial dispute, from a dangerous drug, defective product, or medical malpractice, Patrick can help.

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