Marisa A. Bellair

Top rated Medical Malpractice attorney in New Haven, Connecticut

Lynch, Traub, Keefe & Errante
Marisa A. Bellair
Lynch, Traub, Keefe & Errante

Practice Areas: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation; view more

Licensed in Connecticut since: 2001

Education: Quinnipiac University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2009 - 2012
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Lynch, Traub, Keefe & Errante

52 Trumbull Street
New Haven, CT 06510 Visit website


Marisa is a partner in the law firm of Lynch, Traub, Keefe & Errante, P.C. Marisa is an experienced litigator who primarily focuses on personal injury, medical malpractice and other complex civil litigation matters in both state and federal state courts.

Throughout her career, Marisa has achieved many successful outcomes for her clients both in and out of the courtroom. She has secured numerous multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of her clients, including a $4 million verdict against the State of Connecticut following a fatal interstate accident, and a $2.7 million verdict for medical malpractice for failure to diagnose cancer, to name just a few. Marisa was also involved in a sexual abuse case that yielded a $12.5 million settlement. She has also been an instrumental part of many of the firms numerous other multi-million-dollar medical malpractice, personal injury, product liability and sexual assault verdicts and settlements.

Marisa has distinguished herself as a vigilant and dedicated attorney who pays particular attention to even the smallest details in her cases. Her unique ability to command both the facts and the legal principles of cases form the cornerstone of both her and her firm's numerous successes. Marisa's ability to grasp complex scientific and legal principles coupled with her analytical skills have proven to be valuable assets to her clients and her firm.

Marisa received her Juris Doctorate Degree from Quinnipiac University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Syracuse University. Throughout law school and upon graduation, Marisa received several awards, including the esteemed Dean's Award. Marisa has been featured in a cover story in Quinnipiac Law Magazine. She has been named a "New Leader of the Law" by the Connecticut Law Tribune. In addition, she has been named as a Super Lawyer Rising Star from 2009-2012 and has also been named as a Super Lawyer in personal injury-medical malpractice by Connecticut Magazine in each subsequent year and through the present time. Marisa has also been named to the Connecticut Law Tribune's Personal Injury Hall of Fame and is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Marisa is admitted to practice law in the State of Connecticut, the State of New York, the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. In addition to trial work, Marisa has also argued numerous appeals before the Connecticut Supreme and Appellate Courts and also the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Marisa is active with the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA) and currently serves as the Treasurer of the organization. She also serves on the CTLA's Executive Committee, Board of Governors, Medical Malpractice Committee, General Tort Committee, Continuing Legal Education Committee and Communications Committee. She is a current co-chair of the General Tort Committee and a past co-chair of the Communications Committee and Women's Caucus. In addition, she has served as the co-chair and has been involved with various fundraisers sponsored by the CTLA, which have raised funds for Habitat for Humanity, The Newtown Memorial Fund, Wounded Warrior Project and the Connecticut Cancer Foundation, among others. Marisa is also an active member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ).

Marisa is also a member of the Connecticut Bar Association (CBA). She currently serves on CBA’s State of the Legal Profession Task Force. She previously served as the Vice-President of the New Haven County Bar Association Young Lawyers' Division and was a member of the Public Service Committee. Marisa also routinely serves as a judge for local Moot Court and Mock Trial competitions.

In her spare time, Marisa enjoys spending time with her husband, three boys and dogs, doing all of the things active boys like to do, such as skiing, swimming, hiking, and biking.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Birth Injury, Class Actions, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Dram Shop Laws, Informed Consent, Medical Devices, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Motor Vehicle Defects, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Pharmaceutical, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Toxic Torts, Wrongful Death

  • 50% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 20% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10% Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10% Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
  • 10% Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 2001, Connecticut

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Educational Background:
  • Syracuse University, B.A. - 1994, Honors: Dean's List, Major: Political Science
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Connecticut, 2001 New York, 2002 U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 2002 U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 2003
  • Connecticut, 2001 New York, 2002 U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 2002 U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 2003
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Various confidential settlements resulting in millions of dollars in recovery for clients.
  • $4 million dollar verdict related to a multi-car collision that resulted in the death of passenger.  Numerous multi-million dollar settlements in the area of medical malpractice, sexual assault and catastrophic personal injury
  • New Leaders in the Law Award, Connecticut Law Tribune, 2012

Office location for Marisa A. Bellair

52 Trumbull Street
New Haven, CT 06510

Phone: 203-787-0275


11 Years Super Lawyers
4 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2009 - 2012

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