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 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Defense (50%),
  • Professional Liability: Defense (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Defense (10%),
  • Environmental Litigation (10%),
  • Civil Rights (10%),
  • Business Litigation (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 29 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 is a board member of the Open Heath, a not for profit organization assting men transition from homelessness to work.  He has served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for The Connecticut Institute for the Blind d/b/a Oak Hill.  His bar memberships include the Hartford County Bar Association, Connecticut BAr Association and the Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association.  Mr. Szilagyi has served as the Chairman of the Primerus Defense Institute, presently serving on the Primerus Board of Directors and acts as the Chairman of the Ambassadors Committee.  He is also 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

Professional Liability (10%): Professional Malpractice - Other

Personal Injury - Products (10%): Products Liability

Environmental Litigation (10%)

Civil Rights (10%)

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

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, Professional Malpractice - Other, Products Liability, Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements


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Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019

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About Frank Szilagyi

Admitted: 1990, Connecticut

Professional Webpage:


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

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Pro bono/Community Service:

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

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:

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

Educational Background:

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

Industry Groups

  • CLM
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • 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: 5/29/2019

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