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Sean K. McElligott

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Stamford, CT

Silver Golub & Teitell LLP
1 Landmark Square, 15th Floor
Stamford, CT 06901
Phone: 203-325-4491
Fax: 203-325-3769
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2008 - 2012
Licensed in Connecticut Since: 2006
Education: Yale Law School
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Attorney Sean K. McElligott is a partner with the law firm of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP, with headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut. He concentrates his practice on personal injury law, particularly catastrophic injury, product liability and medical malpractice. He represents the injured and their families throughout Connecticut.

A skilled negotiator and trial lawyer for more than 20 years, Mr. McElligott has extensive experience at both the trial and appellate levels, in both state and federal courts. Over the years, he has secured tens of millions of dollars in compensation for his clients in jury verdicts, and more than $100 million in out-of-court settlements. He has been honored by numerous professional groups.

Several of his cases have set legal precedent, including a case before the Connecticut Supreme Court that clarified that loss of consortium claims can apply to same-sex relationships. He once served on a team of lawyers to appear before the U.S. Supreme Court in a case involving important questions about appellate law.

In addition to his typical case load, Mr. McElligott maintains a robust pro bono practice. In this capacity he represents people whose civil rights have been violated, including the wrongfully convicted and victims of police brutality. He has also authored books on legal practice, taught courses for professional groups and delivered many presentations for Connecticut lawyer organizations. Since 2018, he has served on the Standing Committee for Recommendations to the Bar in Fairfield County. 

A graduate of Trinity College, Mr. McElligott earned his law degree at Yale Law School. He served at a prominent law firm in New York for 10 years before returning to Connecticut and joining Silver Golub & Teitell LLP.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 30%Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
  • 30%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent, Class Actions, Personal Injury - Plaintiff


10 Years Super Lawyers
5 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2008 - 2012

About Sean K. McElligott

First Admitted: 2001, Massachusetts

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Co-author of The Medical Malpractice Trial (2019), a book designed to assist lawyers from around the country to improve their courtroom advocacy skills
  • Numerous presentations to Connecticut lawyers 
  • Co-author of Connecticut Personal Injury Forms, Second Edition (2014) 
  • Seminar, Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, 2020
  • Seminar, Ohio Trial Lawyers Association, 2019

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Yale Youth Hockey program in New Haven

Educational Background

  • Trinity College, Hartford, CT, 1996, Bachelor of Arts

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Connecticut
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • New Haven County Bar Association (Member: Board of Directors, 2015-present)
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association of Justice
  • United States Supreme Court 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Connecticut
  • Massachusetts
  • New York


  • Awarded for pro bono representation of woman in a child support case. InMotion is a legal services organization matching attorneys with indigent women in need of legal representation, InMotion Commitment to Justice, InMotion Legal Services, 2004
  • , Super Lawyers* Rising Star 2008-2012, as recognized by New England Super Lawyers* Magazine and Connecticut Magazine
  • , Super Lawyer* as recognized by New England Super Lawyers* Magazine and Connecticut Magazine, 2013-Present
  • , Recognized by the Connecticut Law Tribune Personal Injury Hall of Fame, for Achieving Highest Verdict, Medical Malpractice Category, 2011 and 2015
  • , Named “Rising Trial Lawyer” by the Connecticut Law Tribune, 2014
  • , Recognized as “New Leader in the Law” by Connecticut Law Tribune, 2012
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Office Location for Sean K. McElligott

1 Landmark Square
15th Floor
Stamford, CT 06901

Phone: 203-325-4491

Fax: 203-325-3769

Last Updated: 5/3/2022

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