Frank J. Szilagyi

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Hartford, CT

Szilagyi & Daly
 | 118 Oak Street, Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: 860-541-5502
Fax: 860-471-8392
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Defense (50%),
  • Business Litigation (10%),
  • Professional Liability: Defense (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Defense (10%),
  • Environmental Litigation (10%),
  • Civil Rights (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Hungarian
Attorney Profile

As the managing partner at Szilagyi & Daly, Frank J. Szilagyi is dedicated to serving clients in Hartford, Connecticut, as well as in Hartford, Tolland, Litchfield, Middlesex and New Haven counties. He also accepts clients in Hampden and Worcester counties, Massachusetts. Mr. Szilagyi focuses his practice on insurance defense, generally handling cases that involve the following liability issues: professional, premises, liquor, contractor, product and general tort. He also handles cases involving the defense of motor vehicle, trucking and under insured motorist claims.

After earning a Bachelor of Science from the University of Connecticut in 1981, Mr. Szilagyi went on to attend the Western New England University School of Law. From there, he received a Juris Doctor in 1990.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Szilagyi has committed himself to aggressively fighting to ensure his clients' rights are upheld. He has more than 27 years of experience, during which time he has achieved high rates of success in reaching positive resolutions for his clients. His dedication to maintaining high legal standards has earned Mr. Szilagyi the highest possible rating of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell. In order to best serve his clients, Mr. Szilagyi is admitted to practice law in the states of Connecticut and Massachusetts as well as before the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut, the United States Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Beyond his work in the courtroom, Mr. Szilagyi is actively involved in the legal community. He has served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for The Connecticut Institute for the Blind d/b/a Oak Hill.  His memberships include the Hartford County Bar Association and the Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association.  Mr. Szilagyi presently serves as the Chairman of the Primerus Defense Institute and is a member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, both preeiminent invitation only legal societies.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (50%): Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Personal Injury - Defense

Business Litigation (10%): Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

Professional Liability (10%): Professional Malpractice - Other

Personal Injury - Products (10%): Products Liability

Environmental Litigation (10%)

Civil Rights (10%)

Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Personal Injury - Defense, Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Professional Malpractice - Other, Products Liability


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Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2018

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About Frank Szilagyi

Admitted: 1990, Connecticut

Professional Webpage:


  • Vice Chairman, Primerus Defense Institute, International Society of Primerus Law Firms, 2015
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, Member, 2015
  • Invited and accepted as a member of the Primerus Defense Institute., 2009
  • CLE Chairman, Primerus Defense Institute Convocation - 2015
  • Super Lawyers, 2014 - Present
  • AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2004
  • Massachusetts, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1993
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1991
  • Connecticut, 1990
  • Connecticut Institute for the Blind, Chairman, Board of Directors 2011 - present
  • DRI’s Products Liability Committee, Member
  • DRI’s Governmental Liability Committee, Member and serves as its Second Circuit liaison
  • Moderated a panel discussion at the DRI Damages Seminar in March 2010
  • DRI’s Trial Tactics Committee, Member and serves as its State of Connecticut Liaison
  • Oliver Ellsworth Inn of Court, Former Member
  • Defense Research Institute, Member
  • Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association, Member
  • Hartford County Bar Association, Member
  • Primerus Defense Institute, Member
  • The International Society of Primerus Law Firms, Member
  • Mohegan Tribe Gaming Disputes Court
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Connecticut Institute of the Blind/Oak Hill, 2012 - 2016
  • Hungarian Club of Hartford, President, 1992 to 1996

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Current Issues Related to the Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007, Primerus Defense Institute's Annual Convocation in Naples, Florida

Representative Clients:

  • TransEleven Claims Managers, Inc. 
  • Live Nation Entertainment
  • Atain Insurance Company
  • Energi
  • VCA, Inc.
  • Desjardins Insurance
  • Clarendon Insurance Company
  • Energi, Inc.
  • Global Indemnity plc
  • NFI Industries
  • Meadowbrook Insurance Company
  • Vericlaim
  • TES-One: Texas Farm Bureau Insurance Company
  • Sun Coffee Roasters, LLC
  • Specialty National Insurance Company
  • Scotts Lawn Care, LLC
  • Safeco Insurance Company
  • R.W. Granger & Sons, Inc.
  • Network Adjusters, Inc.
  • National Interstate Insurance Company
  • Maxum Specialty Insurance Group
  • Mattei Insurance Services
  • The MacDonald Companies, Inc.
  • Lifeline Screening of America, Inc.
  • Kemper Insurance
  • Housing Authority Risk Retention Group, Inc.
  • Hartford Steam Boiler & Inspection Company
  • Hartford Board of Education
  • Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc.
  • ESIS, Inc.
  • Columbia National Incorporated
  • Colony Specialty Insurance Company
  • City of Milford
  • Cambridge Integrated Services Group, Inc.
  • Capitol Insurance Companies
  • Argo Group; Builders Hardware, Inc.
  • American Networks International, Inc.
  • Affinity Insurance Services of Washington, Inc.

Educational Background:

  • University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, B.S., 1981
  • The Avon Old Farms School, Avon, Connecticut, 1977

Industry Groups

  • CLM
  • DRI
  • Federation Of Defense And Corporate Counsel
  • Hartford County Bar Association
  • Primerus Defense Institute
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Office Location for Frank J. Szilagyi

118 Oak Street
Hartford, CT 06106

Phone: 860-541-5502

Fax: 860-471-8392

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Last Updated: 3/14/2019

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