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Eric P. Smith

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in New Haven, CT

Faxon Law Group
59 Elm Street
New Haven, CT 06510
Phone: 203-624-9500
Fax: 203-624-9100
Email: Eric P. Smith
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2021
Licensed in Connecticut Since: 1995
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (50%), Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (30%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

Eric P. Smith has been practicing civil litigation for more than 25 years. A member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and the American Association for Justice (AAJ), Eric has handled several important trials in both State and Federal Court. He brings creativity and a strong sense of energy to all of his clients’ cases. Eric believes clients are looking for an innovative firm, with smart trial lawyers, who can deliver confidence, skills, and resources to get them the best results. 

Certificates and Credentials

About Eric P. Smith

First Admitted: 1995, Connecticut

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Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Listed among the top 50 personal injury lawyers in the state.


  • $5.8 million verdict awarded for patient who survived open heart surgery at a major hospital but died within days becasue hospital personnel failed to reconnect the wires of his pacemaker before giving him a potent narcotic. The jury found the hospital negligent citing deviation in standard of care.
  • $1.5 million settlement with establishment who over-served a driver, plus $300,000 with the driver himself, for the estate of a young man who was killed by the drunk driver while riding his bicycle. Listed among the Top Ten settlements in the Personal Injury Yearbook, published by the Connecticut Law Tribune.
  • $1.54 million jury verdict against nursing home after a patient's fall led to death within just hours of being admitted. Defense claimed a negative life expectancy for 80-year-old client and only offered $50,000 prior to trial.

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

Bar/Professional Activity

  • States of Connecticut; U.S. District Courts (Districts of Connecticut, Northern District of New York); and the U.S. Court of Appeals (Second Circuit)

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy (Civil Trial Advocacy Specialist)
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Office Location for Eric P. Smith

59 Elm Street
New Haven, CT 06510

Last Updated: 7/16/2021

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