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.
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.
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