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Paul A. Slager

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The only Connecticut attorney to have three separate cases inducted as winners into the Connecticut Law Tribune‘s Personal Injury Hall of Fame, Paul Slager was recently named the Best Lawyers Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year for both 2016 and 2018 (Stamford, Product Liability Litigation). Paul has been listed both by New England Super Lawyers* as one of the Top 100 Attorneys in the six-state Northeastern region and by Connecticut Super Lawyers* as one of the Top 50 Attorneys in Connecticut. In addition to being listed in Best Lawyers in America*, he is peer review rated by Martindale-Hubbell as “AV Preeminent,” the highest possible rating.

Paul represents plaintiffs in cases stemming from catastrophic events involving medical malpractice, violent crimes, serious accidents, defective consumer products and sexual abuse. He accepts cases only after first carefully investigating their merits and only when he believes cases will balance important injustices, improve public safety or otherwise make a positive impact on the community. Paul has been invited to lecture at Grand Rounds by both Stamford Hospital and Yale University School of Medicine on the topic of the intersection of law and medicine.

In addition to representing people who have suffered serious personal injuries, Paul also represents people in whistleblower actions, where citizens become aware of securities or tax fraud or illegal or unethical conduct by companies defrauding the government. Consistent with his interest and experience handling complex litigation, Paul also represents businesses and individuals on a contingency fee basis in significant and complex business disputes.

 

 

 

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Contact Details

Phone: (203) 325-4491
Email: pslager@sgtlaw.com

Fax: (203) 325-3769

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The only Connecticut attorney to have three separate cases inducted as winners into the Connecticut Law Tribune‘s Personal Injury Hall of Fame, Paul Slager was recently named the Best Lawyers Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year for both 2016 and 2018 (Stamford, Product Liability Litigation). Paul has been listed both by New England Super Lawyers* as one of the Top 100 Attorneys in the six-state Northeastern region and by Connecticut Super Lawyers* as one of the Top 50 Attorneys in Connecticut. In addition to being listed in Best Lawyers in America*, he is peer review rated by Martindale-Hubbell as “AV Preeminent,” the highest possible rating.

Paul represents plaintiffs in cases stemming from catastrophic events involving medical malpractice, violent crimes, serious accidents, defective consumer products and sexual abuse. He accepts cases only after first carefully investigating their merits and only when he believes cases will balance important injustices, improve public safety or otherwise make a positive impact on the community. Paul has been invited to lecture at Grand Rounds by both Stamford Hospital and Yale University School of Medicine on the topic of the intersection of law and medicine.

In addition to representing people who have suffered serious personal injuries, Paul also represents people in whistleblower actions, where citizens become aware of securities or tax fraud or illegal or unethical conduct by companies defrauding the government. Consistent with his interest and experience handling complex litigation, Paul also represents businesses and individuals on a contingency fee basis in significant and complex business disputes.

 

 

 

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Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Traumatic and Acquired Brain Injury and Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Civil Claims of Crime Victims
  • Whistleblower Actions
  • Fire Disasters
  • Business Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Serious Personal Injury

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • New York
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit


Education

  • The University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, MI, Juris Doctor
  • The University of Michigan, Honors College of Literature, Science & the Arts, Ann Arbor, MI

Honors & Awards

Paul has been recognized as a forceful and ethical advocate by peers, judges and the Connecticut legislature. Some examples include:

  • Nominated, Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2016 (limited to 500 Fellows in the United States)
  • Named, First 100 Plus Leader, for making a positive difference assisting Connecticut victims of domestic violence, Connecticut Coalition on Domestic Violence, 2015
  • Named, The Best Lawyers in America, Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year, Stamford, Product Liability Litigation, 2016 and 2018
  • Received, Partners’ Award, Connecticut General Assembly Commission on Children, 2016
  • Appointed, Connecticut General Assembly Task Force to Study Occurrences of Concussion in Youth Athletics, 2014-15
  • Appointed, State of Connecticut Judicial Branch Civil Commission, 2013-16
  • Named, Connecticut Law Tribune Personal Injury Hall of Fame, Winner: Intentional Tort Category, 2015
  • Named, Connecticut Law Tribune Personal Injury Hall of Fame, Winner: Intentional Tort Category, 2014
  • Named, Connecticut Law Tribune Personal Injury Hall of Fame, Winner: Product Liability Category, 2014
  • Connecticut Law Tribune Top Verdicts and Settlements, Kramer v. Markind, et al. jury trial verdict recognized as Top 3 Medical Malpractice Verdict in Connecticut, 2016
  • Appointed, Executive Committee, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, 2013-present
  • Elected, Officer, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, 2014-present
  • Elected, American Law Institute, 2013
  • Appointed, National Advisory Board, National Crime Victims Bar Association of the National Center for Victims of Crime, 2015-present
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America* (Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs; Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs; Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs), 2011-Present
  • Rated, AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings, highest possible rating of legal abilities and ethical standards, 2010-present
  • Listed, Top 100 New England Lawyers in six state region, New England Super Lawyers*, 2012 and 2016
  • Listed, Top 50 Connecticut Lawyers, Connecticut Super Lawyers*, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017
  • Listed, New England Super Lawyers* (Personal Injury – Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury – General: Plaintiff, Business Litigation), 2007-Present (every year published)
  • Listed, Connecticut Super Lawyers* (Personal Injury – Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury – General: Plaintiff, Business Litigation), 2006-Present (every year published)
  • Named, one of the “Dozen Who Made a Difference,” Connecticut Law Tribune, 2011
  • Awarded, Brain Injury Association of Connecticut President’s Award, organization’s highest recognition for outstanding volunteer service to Connecticut’s brain injury community, 2011
  • Named, Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Connecticut, The National Trial Lawyers (formerly The American Trial Lawyers Association), 2008-2017
  • Appointed, Graduate Faculty, University of New Hampshire, Department of Family Studies, for service on Graduate Committee for Master’s Degree candidate, 2009

Paul has handled many high-profile cases, a number of which have been featured in the New York Times, CNN and numerous other local and national media outlets.  He also has been interviewed on MSNBC and by other national media outlets to provide commentary on other important civil lawsuits throughout the country.


Helping victims of medical malpractice, catastrophic injury and trauma

Paul represents clients in a wide variety of highly complex medical negligence and other serious personal injury cases.  His practice is diverse, but focuses on cases involving the most severe injuries, including death and debilitating permanent disabilities.  A few examples of his cases include representation of:

  • The family of Annie Le, the Yale University graduate student who was murdered in her campus laboratory
  • The families of a number of infants who suffered brain damage or other serious injuries as a result medical negligence related to labor and delivery
  • Many victims of childhood sexual abuse in cases against the Boy Scouts of America, schools and other responsible institutions
  • The families of several patients in medical negligence actions, whose loved ones died from post-surgical infections in hospitals following routine surgeries
  • Two victims of the massive 2010 explosion at the Kleen Energy power plant in Middletown, CT, including the widow of a Canadian man who died in the blast
  • The victim of a notorious strangulation and assault at the Willow Springs Condominium Complex in New Milford, CT
  • A mother and her children who were violently attacked and sexually assaulted in the family vehicle while it was parked in the parking garage of a local hotel
  • An infant who suffered severe brain damage in a case against a Connecticut hospital because his newborn screening tests, which are required by state law and which would have revealed a serious and treatable congenital condition, were not completed as required
  • The family of a six-year-old boy who died from drowning as a result of becoming entrapped in the drain of the family swimming pool, which was dangerously defective in a number of ways

Dedicating his time and expertise to brain injury victims

Paul has developed a special interest and experience working with children and adults who have suffered brain injuries as a result of trauma, traumatic childbirth or other medical negligence.  He has volunteered hundreds of hours to support needy brain injury survivors in Connecticut.  For five years, he served as President of the Board of Directors of the Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut, Inc. (BIAC, formerly the Brain Injury Association of Connecticut, Inc.), a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of Connecticut brain injury survivors.

He has been quoted frequently in articles about litigation involving the NFL, NCAA and brain injuries, has spoken many times on the subject of brain injury litigation and attends national conferences focused on cutting-edge issues related to representing survivors of brain injury.  His article, “Tackling Head Trauma: the Concussion Problem in Sports”, was published in the Sports Litigation Alert, a national publication for legal professionals practicing sports law.


Successfully protecting the rights of victims

Paul also has extensive experience representing victims of Connecticut’s most notorious crimes in civil cases, where victims have suffered serious, preventable injuries. He has successfully pursued civil claims related to sexual misconduct by priests, therapists and Boy Scout leaders on behalf of victims of child sexual abuse.  In connection with his representation of victims of crimes in civil cases, he is a member of the national Advisory Board of the National Crime Victim Bar Association, a preeminent victims’ rights organization affiliated with the National Center for Victims of Crime.


Whistleblower actions and other business cases

Paul also pursues whistleblower actions when individuals have information indicating a company or person has defrauded the government under the False Claims Act and has also represented people in whistleblower actions involving securities and tax fraud. Paul also has reviewed and litigated significant claims for business losses and will represent business and individuals in meritorious cases on a contingency fee basis, where hourly legal fees are a barrier for those who have wrongly sustained significant losses.

Before joining Silver Golub & Teitell, he was a litigation and trial lawyer in Chicago, where his practice focused primarily on complex commercial litigation, including business torts, contract disputes and securities litigation.

Although his law practice is focused in Connecticut, Paul has successfully represented his clients in trials, hearings, arbitrations and mediations around the country.  He is admitted to practice law in the state courts of Connecticut, New York and Illinois and has handled or assisted in cases pending in the state or federal courts of Connecticut, New York, Illinois, Delaware, Georgia, Montana and South Dakota.  He has argued before the Connecticut Supreme Court, the Connecticut Appellate Court and United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago.


Non-Profit Board Memberships

  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
    • Board of Governors (2010-present)
    • Executive Committee member (2013-present)
    • Executive Officer (2014-present)
    • Editor-in-Chief, The Forum publication (2011-present)
    • Editorial Board, The Forum publication (2007-present)
    • Continuing Legal Education Committee (2007-present)
    • Medical Malpractice Committee (2007-present)
  • The Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut, Inc.
    • President, Board of Directors (2008–2011; 2012-14)
    • Vice President, Board of Directors (2006-2008; 2011-2012)
    • Board of Directors (2006-14)
  • National Crime Victims Bar Association, National Center for Victims of Crime
    • Advisory Board (2015-present)

Presentations and Lectures

  • “Medical Malpractice: Perspectives from your Patients,” Yale University School of Medicine, Grand Rounds, New Haven, CT, September 2017
  • “Understanding & Presenting Evidence of Significant Emotional Damages,” Co-chair and Presenter, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Orange, CT, March 2016
  • “Civil Justice for Victims of Crime in Connecticut,” Professional Training Seminar, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT, June 2015
  • “Connecticut Concussion Law 2014: A Legal Review of Concussion Law and Policy,” The Concussion Conference, Quinnipiac University, North Haven, CT, May 2014
  • Trial Advocacy College: Damages/Openings Faculty, American Association of Justice Education, Atlanta, GA, October 2013
  • “Home Invasion: Seeking Civil Justice for Condominium Victims of Serious Crimes,” 2013 National Conference, National Center for Victims of Crime and National Crime Victim Bar Association, Phoenix, AZ, September 2013
  • “Medical Malpractice: Trends and Issues,” Lecture, Stamford Hospital Clinical Grand Rounds, Stamford, CT, May 2013
  • “The Trauma of Survival: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Serious Injury Cases,” Maximizing Economic Damages Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Orange, CT, October 2012
  • “Protecting the Process: Shepherding Experts from Retention through Discovery,” Expert Witnesses Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Orange, CT, February 2011
  • “The Rewards and Hazards of Videotaping Depositions,” Taking, Defending and Utilizing Depositions Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Fairfield County Bar Association, Stamford, CT, February 2011
  • “Institutional Policy and Family Victimization” session, International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference, Portsmouth, NH, July 2010
  • “Lights…Camera…Action: the Costs and Benefits of Videotaping Depositions in Connecticut,” Winning Deposition Techniques Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Orange, CT, April 2010
  • “Proving Brain Injury Through Lay Witnesses,” Fundamentals of Brain Trauma Continuing Legal Education Seminar, New York, NY, October 2008
  • “Making Invisible Brain Injuries Visible,” Recognizing & Proving the Invisible Injury Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Orange, CT, May 2008
  • “Federal Practice Nuts and Bolts,” Feeling Confident in Federal Court Continuing Legal Education Seminar, New Haven, CT, May 2007
  • “Handling Unexpected Trial Emergencies,” Responding to Legal Emergencies Continuing Legal Education Seminar, New Haven, CT, October 2006

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