Joel T. Faxon

Top rated Medical Malpractice attorney in New Haven, Connecticut

Faxon Law Group
Joel T. Faxon
Faxon Law Group

Practice Areas: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Products Liability

Licensed in Connecticut since: 1995

Education: Vermont Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2024

Faxon Law Group

59 Elm Street
New Haven, CT 06510 Phone: 203-624-9500 Email: Joel T. Faxon Visit website


A board certified civil trial lawyer and co-founder of Faxon Law Group, Joel T. Faxon handles life-altering injury and death cases, commercial truck crashes, highway defect claims, malpractice, birth trauma, and product liability. Innovative in his thinking and tireless in his approach, Joel assertively handles his client’s cases as if they were his own and has won several important appeals in the Connecticut Supreme Court and Federal Appeals Courts, including Witt v. St. Vincent’s Medical Center, a medical malpractice case which led to a Supreme Court decision extending the statute of limitations for all victims of medical malpractice.

First Admitted: 1994, Vermont

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Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Listed among the Top 50 personal injury lawyers in the state.
  • Listed in personal injury litigation section of Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers in America
  • AV-Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Recognized as a Super Lawyer in Connecticut (Top 10), New York, and New England (Top 50), Super Lawyers
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • In 2022, reached confidential settlement with Metro-North Railroad for the family of a Darien man struck and killed by a train in 2013.
  • In 2019, obtained reversal of the dismissal of a wrongful death case against Metro North where the railroad asked the U.S. Supreme Court to immunize it from state jury trials.  
  • $44 million in lifetime benefits obtained against a Connecticut hospital for a birth trauma case resulting in a child's permanent cerebral palsy.
  • In 2017, arbitrated a $93 million award for several of the victims of the Middletown Power Plant Explosion
  • In 2005, obtained the largest settlement in history in a sexual abuse case involving a parish priest.
  • Served as lead counsel in Barbarula v. Canal Insurance Co., 353 F.Supp.2d 246 (D.Conn.2004), which established a new basis for an insurer’s liability under federal trucking regulations.
  • In 2013, record $25 million jury verdict against the state for a man catastrophically injured by a speeding police cruiser.    
  • $30 million in combined settlements resulting from I-95 commercial trucking transit crash. Highest recovery at the time for single non-dependent wrongful death case in Connecticut history.
  • In 2012, $23,350,000 was awarded in the largest construction-related, pre-trial personal injury settlement in Connecticut history.
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • States of Connecticut, New York and Vermont; U.S. District Courts (Districts of Connecticut, Vermont, and Southern and Eastern Districts of New York); U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal (Second and Fourth Circuit); and the U.S. Supreme Court
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) - elected to membership by fellow ABOTA members
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy (Civil Trial Advocacy Specialist)
Educational Background:
  • Vermont Law School (magna cum laude), 1994
  • Drew University, 1990
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
Industry Groups:
  • Personal Injury Litigation

Office location for Joel T. Faxon

59 Elm Street
New Haven, CT 06510

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