Joel T. Faxon

Joel T. Faxon

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
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1995
Education: Vermont Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

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.

Certificates and Credentials

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy

About Joel Faxon

Admitted: 1995, Connecticut

Professional Webpage: http://www.faxonlawgroup.com/bios/joel-t-faxon

Honors/Awards:

  • Recognized as a Super Lawyer in Connecticut (Top 10), New York, and New England (Top 50)
  • Listed in personal injury litigation section of Best Lawyers in America
  • AV-Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

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)

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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • In 2013, record $25 million jury verdict against the state for a man catastrophically injured by a speeding police cruiser.    
  • In 2012, $23,350,000 was awarded in the largest construction-related, pre-trial personal injury settlement in Connecticut history.
  • $44 million in lifetime benefits obtained against a Connecticut hospital for a birth trauma case resulting in a child's permanent cerebral palsy.
  • 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.
  • $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.

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Listed among the Top 10 personal injury lawyers in the state and the 50 Best Lawyers in New England., 2015

Industry Groups

  • Personal Injury Litigation
Office Location for Joel T. Faxon

59 Elm Street
New Haven, CT 06510

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Last Updated: 8/2/2018

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