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 - 2020
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 injuries.  He is the Immediate Past President of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, a bar association serving more than 1,300 member Connecticut trial attorneys.  In 2019 and 2020, Connecticut Super Lawyers listed Paul as one of the Top 10 Attorneys in Connecticut. He is the only attorney to have three different verdicts or settlements inducted as winners in the Connecticut Law Tribune’s Personal Injury Hall of Fame, and Best Lawyers has named Paul Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year three different times (Stamford, Product Liability Litigation).

    Paul’s cases stem from catastrophic events involving medical malpractice, sexual abuse, violent crimes, interstate trucking, defective consumer products and serious accidents. He accepts cases only after first carefully investigating the merits and only when he believes cases are required to balance important injustices, improve public safety or otherwise make a positive impact in the community.

    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 whistleblower actions, where citizens become aware of illegal or unethical conduct that defrauds the government. 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. He has pursued cases for clients under 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).

     
    Practice Areas
    • 40%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    • 30%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 30%Business Litigation

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    Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2020

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    About Paul Slager

    Admitted: 1999, Connecticut

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

    Honors/Awards:

    • Rated AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings, highest possible rating of legal abilities and ethical standards
    • Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (limited to 500 active Fellows in the United States)
    • Former President of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
    • Longstanding Member of the Executive Committee, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
    • Member of the Connecticut General Assembly 2019-2020 Task Force to Study the Statute of Limitations for Sexual Abuse Actions
    • Member of the Connecticut General Assembly 2014-2015 Task Force to Study Occurrences of Concussion in Youth Athletics
    • National Advisory Board Member of the National Crime Victims Bar Association of the National Center for Victims of Crime
    • Board Member of CHILD USadvocacy
    • Elected Member of the American Law Institute
    • Named a First 100 Plus Leader by the Connecticut Coalition on Domestic Violence for making a positive difference assisting Connecticut victims of domestic violence
    • Named Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year by The Best Lawyers in America (Stamford, Product Liability Litigation) in 2016, 2018 and 2021
    • Recipient of the Partners’ Award, Connecticut General Assembly, Commission on Children
    • Member of the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch Civil Commission, 2013-2016
    • Recognized in the Connecticut Law Tribune Top Verdicts and Settlements, for the Kramer v. Markind, et al. jury trial verdict, a Top 3 Medical Malpractice Verdict in Connecticut in 2016
    • Recognized by the Connecticut Law Tribune Personal Injury Hall of Fame, for Achieving Largest Verdict or Settlement, Intentional Tort Category, 2015
    • Recognized by the Connecticut Law Tribune Personal Injury Hall of Fame, for Achieving Largest Verdict or Settlement, Intentional Tort Category, 2014
    • Recognized by the Connecticut Law Tribune Personal Injury Hall of Fame, for Achieving Largest Verdict or Settlement, Product Liability Category, 2014
    • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America
    • Listed as one of Top 10 Connecticut Lawyers, Connecticut Super Lawyers
    • Listed as one of Top 100 New England Lawyers in six state region, New England Super Lawyers
    • Listed as one of Top 50 Connecticut Lawyers, Connecticut Super Lawyers
    • Listed, New England Super Lawyers (every year published)
    • Listed, Connecticut Super Lawyers (every year published)
    • Named one of the “Dozen Who Made a Difference in 2011,” by the Connecticut Law Tribune
    • Recipient of Brain Injury Association of Connecticut President’s Award, the organization’s highest recognition for outstanding volunteer service to Connecticut’s brain injury community
    • Appointed as Graduate Faculty Member, University of New Hampshire, Department of Family Studies, for service on Graduate Committee for Master’s Degree candidate in 2009

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Connecticut
    • New York
    • Illinois
    • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit

    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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    184 Atlantic Street
    Stamford, CT 06901

    Phone: 203-325-4491

    Fax: 203-325-3769

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