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Paul A. Slager

Partner

(203) 325-4491
Fax: (203) 325-3769
pslager@sgtlaw.com

Paul Slager represents plaintiffs in complex, high-value cases where people have suffered life-changing personal or financial injuries. In each of the past four years (2019-22), the Connecticut Super Lawyers* publication listed Paul as one of the Top 10 Attorneys in Connecticut. He is the only trial attorney to have three different verdicts or settlements inducted as winners in the Connecticut Law Tribune’s Personal Injury Hall of Fame, and Best Lawyers* has named Paul “Lawyer of the Year” four separate times (in the fields of plaintiffs’ Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions and Product Liability Litigation). Paul also formerly served as President of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, a bar association that serves more than 1,300 member trial attorneys.

The cases Paul pursues for individual plaintiffs stem from catastrophic events, including medical malpractice, sexual abuse, violent crimes, interstate trucking crashes, defective consumer products, fires and explosions and other serious events. He also represents plaintiffs in class actions, where negligent or nefarious conduct causes people serious personal injuries or financial harm. Paul’s experience as a tested trial lawyer with significant courtroom experience shapes his approach to these cases.

Consistent with his interest in handling complex cases, Paul also has pursued cases for businesses and individuals on a contingency fee basis in situations involving significant financial disputes. He also has represented claimants in whistleblower actions, where citizens become aware of illegal or unethical conduct that defrauds the government. In those cases, private citizens can recover significant rewards for confidentially informing the government of a fraud through court or agency filings.

Before he accepts any case, Paul first thoroughly investigates the merits. He will take cases only after his investigation makes it clear that a case is required to balance important injustices, improve public safety or otherwise make a positive impact in the community.

HELPING VICTIMS OF MEDICAL MALPRACTICE, CATASTROPHIC INJURY AND TRAUMA

A few examples of Paul’s cases include:

  • The family of Annie Le, the Yale University graduate student who was murdered in her campus laboratory
  • Families of a number of infants who suffered brain damage or other serious injuries as a result medical negligence related to labor and delivery
  • Victims of childhood sexual abuse in cases against the Boy Scouts of America, schools and other responsible institutions
  • 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

PRESENTATIONS AND LECTURES

  • “Protecting the Privacy Rights of Child Sexual Abuse Victims,” Presenter, National Crime Victim Bar Association Conference, Atlanta, GA, October 5, 2021
  • “The Child Sexual Abuse Epidemic: Representing Child Victims,” Presenter, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Southbury, CT, December 2018
  • “Concussion Litigation and Potential Economic Impact on Sports,” Guest Lecture and Panelist, University of Connecticut Sports and Economics Course, Storrs, CT, July 2018
  • “Whacked: Impact, Sports, and Young Athletes’ Brains,” University of Connecticut Science Salon, Hartford, CT, February 2018
  • “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

PUBLISHED WORKS

 

 

Helping victims of medical malpractice, catastrophic injury and trauma

A few examples of Paul’s cases include:

  • The family of Annie Le, the Yale University graduate student who was murdered in her campus laboratory
  • Families of a number of infants who suffered brain damage or other serious injuries as a result medical negligence related to labor and delivery
  • Victims of childhood sexual abuse in cases against the Boy Scouts of America, schools and other responsible institutions
  • 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

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