Paul A. Slager

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Stamford, CT

Silver Golub & Teitell LLP
 | 184 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT 06901
Phone: 203-325-4491
Fax: 203-325-3769
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Business Litigation (30%)
Attorney Profile

Paul Slager represents plaintiffs in complex, high-value cases, where people have suffered life-changing personal or financial injuries. Many of his cases stem from catastrophic events involving medical malpractice, sexual abuse, violent crimes, interstate trucking and other serious accidents, defective consumer products, and financial or consumer fraud. He accepts these cases only after carefully and independently investigating the merits of each case in advance and only when he believes cases will help balance important injustices, improve public safety or otherwise make a positive impact in the community.

Paul is currently the President of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, a bar association serving over 1,300 member trial attorneys. He is the only attorney to have three different cases inducted as winners in the Connecticut Law Tribune's Personal Injury Hall of Fame and he was named the Best Lawyers Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year in both 2016 and 2018 (Stamford, Product Liability Litigation). Paul has been listed both by New England Super Lawyers as one of the Top 100 Attorneys in the six-state region and by Connecticut Super Lawyers as one of the Top 50 Attorneys in Connecticut. He is also listed in Best Lawyers in America and enjoys a Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating of “AV Preeminent,” the highest possible.

Consistent with his interest in handling complex cases, Paul also has represented businesses and individuals on a contingency fee basis in significant and complex business disputes. He also represents people in state and federal whistleblower actions, where citizens become aware of illegal or unethical conduct related to government fraud or trading on the securities markets. In those cases, private citizens can recover significant rewards for confidentially informing the government of a fraud through court or agency filings. Paul's experience as a tested trial lawyer with significant courtroom experience shapes his approach to these cases and he has filed cases for clients pursuant to the federal False Claims Act (sometimes referred to as "qui tam" cases), the SEC whistleblower program (where a private citizen becomes aware of possible securities law violations) and the IRS Whistleblower Law (where a private citizen becomes aware of a significant tax fraud).

 
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About Paul Slager

Admitted: 1999, Connecticut

Professional Webpage: https://www.sgtlaw.com/attorney/paul-a-slager/

Honors/Awards:

  • Connecticut Coalition on Domestic Violence, Named 2015 First 100 Plus Leaders who make a positive difference in the Coalition’s work assisting Connecticut victims of domestic violence
  • Top 100 Connecticut Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers (formerly The American Trial Lawyers Association), Listed 2008-2013
  • AV Preeminent Rating, highest possible rating for ethical standards and legal ability, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America (Medical Malpractice Law -- Plaintiffs, Personal Injury Litigation -- Plaintiffs, Product Liability Litigation -- Plaintiffs), 2011-Present
  • President's Award 2011, highest organizational recognition for outstanding voluntary service, The Brain Injury Association of Connecticut
  • Graduate Faculty, University of New Hampshire, Department of Family Studies, for service on Graduate Committee for Master's Degree candidate, 2009-2010
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Connecticut, The National Trial Lawyers, formerly, The American Association of Justice, 2008-2012
  • Named, Connecticut Law Tribune Personal Injury Hall of Fame, Winner: Intentional Tort Category, 2014
  • Connecticut Law Tribune Top Verdicts and Settlements, Kramer v. Markind, et al. jury trial verdict recognized as Top 3 Medical Malpractice Verdict in Connecticut, 2016
  • Recipient, Volunteer Recognition Award, The Chicago Legal Clinic for the Disabled, 1998
  • New York Magazine, The New York Area's Best Lawyers, Listed 2010-2013
  • Named, Best Lawyers, Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year 2016 and 2018, Stamford, Product Liability Litigation
  • Appointed to the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch's Civil Commission, 2013-2016
  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated, AV Preeminent, Highest Peer Review Rating of Legal Abilities and Ethical Standards
  • Received Partners' Award, Connecticut General Assembly Commission on Children, 2016
  • Named, Connecticut Law Tribune Personal Injury Hall of Fame, Winner: Product Liability Category, 2014
  • Inducted, Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2018 (limited to 500 active Fellows in the United States)
  • Appointed, Graduate Faculty, University of New Hampshire, for service on Graduate Committee for Masters degree candidate, 2009
  • Top Lawyers in Fairfield County, Stamford, New Canan-Darien, Greenwich and Westport Magazines, Listed 2010-2013
  • Listed "Dozen Attorneys Who Made a Difference in 2011," Connecticut Law Tribune.  Each year, Connecticut's leading legal publication, the Connecticut Law Tribune, accepts nominations, then selects 12 attorneys statewide to honor with the title, "Dozen Who Made a Difference."  Paul Slager was nominated and named to this list in December 2011 for his outstanding legal contributions, particularly his public service at the Brain Injury Association of Connecticut on behalf of brain injury survivors.
  • Best Lawyers, Connecticut's Best Lawyers and New York's Best Lawyers, 2013
  • Best Lawyers, Connecticut's Best Lawyers and New York's Best Lawyers, 2013
  • Named, Connecticut Law Tribune Personal Injury Hall of Fame, Winner: Intentional Tort Category, 2015

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Elected Member, The American Law Institute, 2013 - Present
  • Elected, President, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, 2019
  • New York
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Continuing Legal Education Committee, 2007 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • Board of Directors, The Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut, Inc., 2012 – Present
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • Member, American Association of Justice, Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, 2007 - Present
  • Board of Directors, The Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut, Inc., 2006 - Present
  • Appointed, Executive Committee, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, 2013-present
  • Appointed, National Advisory Board, National Crime Victims Bar Association of the National Center for Victims of Crime, 2015-present
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Medical Malpractice Committee, 2007 - Present
  • Board of Governors, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, 2010 - Present
  • Connecticut
  • Member, The Melvin M. Belli Society
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • President, The Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut, Inc., 2008 - 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • Member, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors, The Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut, Inc., 2011 - 2012
  • Advisor Board Member, National Crime Victim Bar Association & National Center for Victims of Crime, 2016
  • Named, First 100 Plus Leader, for making a positive difference assisting Connecticut victims of domestic violence, Connecticut Coalition on Domestic Violence, 2015
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Continuing Legal Education Committee, 2007 - Present
  • Appointed, State of Connecticut Judicial Branch Civil Commission, 2013-16
  • Board of Governors, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Executive Committee, 2013 - Present
  • Board of Directors, Connecticut Child Justice Foundation, 2011 - Present
  • Members Consultative Group, Restatement Third, Torts: Intentional Torts to Persons, The American Law Institute, 2013 - Present
  • Illinois
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Medical Malpractice Committee, 2007 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • Vice President, The Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut, Inc., 2006 - 2008
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • Member, Connecticut Bar Association, Victims' Rights Committee
  • Board of Governors, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, 2010 - Present
  • Elected, Officer, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, 2014-present
  • American Association of Justice, Negligent Security Litigation Group, 2013 - Present
  • Treasurer, Connecticut Child Justice Foundation, 2011 - Present

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member, Connecticut Child Justice Foundation, 2011 - Present
  • President, Board of Directors, Brain Injury Association of Connecticut, 2008 - 2013
  • Board of Directors, Connecticut Child Justice Foundation, 2011 - 2013
  • Appointed, Connecticut General Assembly Task Force to Study Occurrences of Concussion in Youth Athletics, 2014-15
  • Treasurer, Connecticut Child Justice Foundation, 2011 - 2013
  • Received, Partners’ Award, Connecticut General Assembly Commission on Children, 2016

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Speaker, “The Child Sexual Abuse Epidemic: Representing Child Victims,” Presenter, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Southbury, CT, December 2018  
  • “Child Sexual Abuse: Considerations for Civil Advocates,” The Forum, Spring 2019 Issue
  • Speaker, "Making Invisible Brain Injuries Visible," Recognizing & Proving the Invisible Injury Legal Education Seminar, Orange, Connecticut, May 2008
  • Guest Lecture and Panelist, “Concussion Litigation and Potential Economic Impact on Sports,” University of Connecticut Sports and Economics Course, Storrs, CT, July 2018
  • Speaker, "Proving Brain Injury Through Lay Witnesses," Fundamentals of Brain Trauma in New York Legal Education Seminar, New York, New York, October 1, 2007
  • Speaker, "Federal Practice Nuts and Bolts," Feeling Confident in Federal Court Continuing Legal Education Seminar, New Haven, Connecticut, May 2007
  • Speaker, "Handling Unexpected Trial Emergencies," Responding to Legal Emergencies Legal Education Seminar, New Haven, Connecticut, October 2006
  • Co-Chair, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, “Maximizing Economic Damages,” Continuing Legal Education Seminar, and Speaker, "The Trauma of Surival: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Serious Injury Cases,” Orange, Connecticut, October 2012
  • Presenter, "Home Invasion: Seeking Civil Justice for Condominium Victims of Serious Crimes", 2013 National Conference, National Center for Victims of Crime and National Crime Victim Bar Association, Phoenix, Arizona, September 2013
  • “Is there a Winner in this Game?  The NFL Head Trauma Settlement,” TheLaw.tv, September 2013
  • Trial Advocacy College: Damages/Openings Faculty, American Association of Justice Education, Atlanta, Georgia, October 2013
  • “Medical Malpractice: Trends and Issues,” Stamford Hospital Clinical Grand Rounds, Stamford, Connecticut, May 2013
  • "Evaluating an Attorney’s Expertise," Brainwaves, August 2012
  • “The NFL Head Trauma Settlement: For the Love of the Game,” Concussion Litigation Reporter, October 2013, Vol. 2, No. 4
  • “Home Invasion: Seeking Civil Justice for Condominium Victims of Serious Crimes,”  2013 National Conference, National Center for Victims of Crime and National Crime Victim Bar Association, Phoenix, Arizona, September 2013
  • Trial Advocacy College: Damages/Openings Faculty, American Association of Justice Education, Atlanta, Georgia, October 2013 
  • Editorial Board, The Forum Publication, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, 2007 - Present
  • Editor-in-Chief, The Forum Publication, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, 2011- Present
  • Editorial Board, The Forum publication, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, 2007 - Present
  • Graduate Faculty, University of New Hampshire, Department of Family Studies, for service on Graduate Committee for Master's Degree candidate, 2009 - 2010
  • “Connecticut Concussion Law 2014: A Legal Review of Concussion Law and Policy,” The Concussion Conference, Quinnipiac University, North Haven, CT, May 2014
  • “Civil Justice for Victims of Crime in Connecticut,” Professional Training Seminar, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT, June 2015
  • “Understanding & Presenting Evidence of Significant Emotional Damages,” Co-chair and Presenter, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Orange, CT, March 2016
  • Editor-in-Chief, The Forum Publication, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, 2011 - Present
  • “Medical Malpractice: Perspectives from your Patients,” Yale University School of Medicine, Grand Rounds, New Haven, CT, September 2017
  • Author, Book Chapter, "Climbing the Malpractice Mountain: A Survey of Challenges in the Modern Medical Negligence Lawsuit," Representing Plaintiffs in Medical Malpractice Cases, Thomson Reuters, 2012
  • "Whacked: Impact, Sports, and Young Athletes’ Brains,” University of Connecticut Science Salon, Hartford, CT, February 2018  
  • "Brain Injury and the Law: A Primer for Survivors & Families," Making Strides, July 2010
  • “Medical Malpractice: Perspectives from your Patients,” Yale University School of Medicine, Grand Rounds, New Haven, CT, September 2017
  • "Flying Blind:  The Ramifications of Hamilton v. USAA," by Paul Slager and Amanda R. Whitman, The Forum, Winter 2010
  • "Tackling Head Trauma: the Concussion Problem in Sports," Sports Litigation Alert, March 2009
  • "Legal Recourse After Brain Injury: Issues for Consideration," Making Strides Magazine, Brain Injury Association of Connecticut, July, 2008
  • "Shutting Down Objectionable Conduct", CTLA Forum, Spring 2006
  • Speaker, "Protecting the Process: Shepherding Experts from Retention through Discovery," Expert Witnesses Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Orange, Connecticut, February 2011
  • Speaker, "The Rewards and Hazards of Videotaping Depositions," Taking, Defending and Utilizing Depositions Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Fairfield County Bar Association, Stamford, Connecticut, February 2011
  • Presenter, “Institutional Policy and Family Victimization” session, International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference, Portsmouth, NH, July 2010
  • Speaker, "Lights...Camera...Action: the Costs and Benefits of Videotaping Depositions in Connecticut," Winning Deposition Techniques Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Orange, Connecticut, April 2010
  • Speaker, "Proving Brain Injury Through Lay Witnesses," Fundamentals of Brain Trauma in New York Legal Education Seminar, New York, New York, October 2008

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • $7.5 Million Settlement Recovery in 2011 on behalf of a Widow and her Husband's Estate in a Wrongful Death Action
  • $5 Million in a Medical Negligence Case for the Widow of a man who died from a Treatable Post - Surgical Complication
  • $2.5 Million on behalf of a Pedestrian who suffered Traumatic Brain Injury when she was struck by a car while crossing the street.*
  • Former boy scout awarded $7 million in 2014 in compensatory damages for the sexual molestation and assault he suffered in the mid-1970s at the hands of a Boy Scout youth leader. The trial judge tacked on nearly $5 million in punitive damages, rendering a total verdict of $11.8 million against Boy Scouts of America (BSA). The compensatory damage amount is the largest known in the history of cases against BSA. http://www.sgtlaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/vp-boyscouts-6-11-15-recd-061215.pdf  
  • $10 Million and $6.4 Million, respectively, in two separate cases against Connecticut Hospitals and Physicians on behalf of infants who were seriously injured as a result of Medical Negligence
  • $3.125 Million for two Brain Injury Survivors Injured in a Long Island Sound Boating Collision
  • $15 Million Recovery in a Wrongful Death Case involving the Tragic, Preventable Death of a Young Connecticut Child
  • $2.75 Million on behalf of a Child who suffered Head Injuries when Dropped by a Caregiver who fell down a Dangerously Defective Stairway

Educational Background:

  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, B.A., Honors College of the Literature, Science & the Arts
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Office Location for Paul A. Slager

184 Atlantic Street
Stamford, CT 06901

Phone: 203-325-4491

Fax: 203-325-3769

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