John F. Conway

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Wallingford, Connecticut

Loughlin FitzGerald, P.C.
John F. Conway
Loughlin FitzGerald, P.C.

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability; view more

Licensed in Connecticut since: 1989

Education: Fordham University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2024
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Loughlin FitzGerald, P.C.

150 South Main Street
Wallingford, CT 06492 Visit website

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As the principal of Loughlin FitzGerald, P.C., in Wallingford, Connecticut, attorney John F. Conway skillfully navigates various legal matters, such as:

  • Personal injury law: Back and neck injuries, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, medical malpractice, nursing home injuries, catastrophic injuries, dog bite injuries, wrongful death, defective product injuries, premises liability, slip-and-fall disasters, motorcycle coincidences, bicycle collisions, car accidents, pedestrian mishaps and truck crashes
  • Civil litigation
  • Business law
  • Commercial litigation
  • Municipal law and litigation
  • Appellate practice
  • Insurance coverage

Over the past three decades, Mr. Conway has honed his litigation skills in both federal and state courts in Connecticut, establishing himself as a reputable and knowledgeable litigator in the state. In addition to his tenacious approach to personal injury and commercial cases, he also provides astute counsel to clients on nonlitigation matters. Whether it be corporate formation, transactional matters, contract drafting or navigating the labyrinthine world of regulatory compliance, he is well-equipped to handle the legal issues that arise in the day-to-day operations of a business.

Mr. Conway has left no stone unturned to ensure his clients emerge victorious. His legal acumen has been put to the test time and again, as he has argued appeals before eminent courts such as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, the Connecticut Supreme Court and the Connecticut Appellate Court. Furthermore, his prowess transcends geographical boundaries, as he frequently serves as local Connecticut counsel to global law firms for their legal proceedings in Connecticut's state and federal courts.

After completing his B.S. cum laude in accounting and economics from Lehigh University College of Business in 1985, Mr. Conway earned his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law in 1988. While there, he served as an associate editor for the Fordham Law Review. Upon graduation from law school, he adeptly held the position of law clerk to Judge J. Daniel Mahoney for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit. He then worked at a well-established law firm in New Haven, Connecticut, where he dedicated 11 years to the litigation department. For six of those years, he worked as an associate attorney and five years as a partner.

Licensed in Connecticut in 1989, Mr. Conway was admitted to practice law before the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut (1989) and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit (1992). Furthermore, he has been an active member of the Connecticut Bar Association. He also holds a position on the board of directors for the Milford Yacht Club and presides as the president of the Connecticut branch of the revered Fordham Law Alumni Association. In 2000, he became a valued member of Loughlin FitzGerald, P.C., enhancing the firm's capabilities with his knowledge.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Insurance Coverage, State, Local & Municipal

Focus areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Bad Faith Insurance, Birth Injury, Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Dental Malpractice, Dram Shop Laws, Informed Consent, Insurance, Insurance Defense, Medical Devices, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Motor Vehicle Defects, Personal Injury - Defense, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Pharmaceutical, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, State, Local & Municipal Litigation, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 30% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 20% Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
  • 10% Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10% Insurance Coverage
  • 10% State, Local & Municipal

First Admitted: 1989, Connecticut

Professional Webpage: https://www.lflaw.com/attorneys/john-f-conway/

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Milford Yacht Club - Board of Directors
  • Fordham Law Alumni Association, Connecticut Chapter, President
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Restaurant Supply, LLC v. Giardi Limited Partnership, et al., 330 Conn. 642 (2019) (affirming trial court victory for the client based upon the Statute of Frauds, defending its purchase of real property)
  • Reform Party of Connecticut v. Bysiewicz, 254 Conn. 789 (2000) (represented Minor state political party in rarely utilized Connecticut statutory evidentiary proceeding before Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court resulting in expedited order by Chief Justice that Secretary of State list client’s candidates for President and Vice-President of the United States on the statewide ballots)
  • George v. Town of Watertown, 85 Conn. App. 606 (2004) (obtained dismissal of plaintiff’s claims against the municipality and its zoning board of appeals, challenging the constitutionality of Town’s land use ordinances imposing “sidewalk fees” on developers, successfully represented client in appeal resulting in dismissals being affirmed by the Appellate Court)
  • Conn Acoustics, Inc. v. Xhema Construction, Inc., 88 Conn. App. 741 (2005) (in action involving claimed construction defects, obtained reversal, and remand for a new trial by the Connecticut Appellate Court of a judgment against client on grounds that the trial court committed legal error in its application of the parole evidence rule)
  • Rosado v. Bridgeport Roman Catholic Diocesan, Corp., 276 Conn. 168 (2005) (represented five “John Doe” priests in litigation commenced by New York Times and the Boston Globe seeking to challenge protective orders sealing documents contained in court file revealing actual identity of clients, successfully maintained confidentiality of clients’ identities, argued before en banc panel of Appellate Court and Supreme Court on matters of “first impression” in Connecticut concerning trial court’s continuing jurisdiction to consider challenges to sealing orders)
  • State v. Philip Morris, Inc., 289 Conn. 633 (2008) and State v. Philip Morris, Inc., 279 Conn. 785 (2006) (represented several tobacco manufacturers as Connecticut counsel to clients’ national counsel in litigation resulting in two Connecticut Supreme Court decisions ordering the State of Connecticut to arbitrate disputes relating to the multi-billion-dollar master settlement agreement between the tobacco manufacturers and the State)
  • Milford Paintball, LLC v. Wampus Milford Assoc., LLC, 117 Conn. App. 86 (2009) (represented client in a commercial property landlord-tenant dispute, obtained reversal, and remand for a new trial by the Connecticut Appellate Court of a judgment against client on grounds that the trial court committed legal error in its interpretation of the subject lease)
  • May v. Coffey, 291 Conn. 106 (2009) (represented a hedge fund at the trial level and in appeal as Connecticut co-counsel to client’s national counsel in a corporate governance action alleging breaches of fiduciary duties resulting in a unanimous decision by the Connecticut Supreme Court upholding the trial court’s decision to dismiss the claims against the client)
  • Waterbury Twin, LLC v. Renal Treatment Centers-Northeast, Inc., 292 Conn. 459 (2009) (represented client – a subsidiary of a publicly-traded company that operates dialysis centers throughout the United States – at trial level and appeal resulting in a 3-2 decision by the Connecticut Supreme Court upholding the trial court’s dismissal of the plaintiff landlord’s eviction action seeking to evict client from commercial property on which it operated dialysis center. The Connecticut Supreme Court’s majority decision clarified a split of authority amongst Connecticut Superior Court judges, adopting arguments made by Mr. Conway)
  • Tuccio Dev. Inc. v. Miller, 2010 WL 2794192 (D. Conn. 2010), aff’d, 443 F. Appx. 26 (2nd.Cir. 2011) (obtained summary judgment in favor of municipality and several of its land-use officials on all real estate developer’s claims asserted in three separate consolidated actions that its Constitutional rights were violated by zoning enforcement actions brought against it, successfully represented client in appeal resulting in summary judgment being affirmed by the Second Circuit)
  • Sullivan v. Lazzari, 135 Conn. App. 83 (2012) (represented landlord in eviction action at trial and appeal successfully defeating defendant’s constitutional challenges to Connecticut’s summary process statutes)
  • Bergman v. Town of Hamden, 2012 WL 4471261 (D. Conn. April 9, 2012) (obtained summary judgment in favor of municipality and several of its land-use officials regarding plaintiff’s claims that his Constitutional rights were violated by zoning enforcement actions brought against him)
  • Carbone v. East Haven, Docket No. 14-cv-1120(DJS) (D. Conn. July 21, 2016) (obtained summary judgment in favor of municipality concerning its former employee’s claims of violations of the Family Medical Leave Act)
  • R.T. Vanderbilt Company, Inc. v. Hartford Accident & Indemnity Co., et al., 171 Conn. App. 61 (2017) (served as Connecticut co-counsel to lead trial counsel for 28 insurers in a two-phase, seven-week insurance coverage declaratory judgment trial and interlocutory appeals of trial court decisions involving underlying asbestos, silica, and talc related claims)
Educational Background:
  • Lehigh University’s School of Economics and Business, cum laude – 1985
  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D., Associate Editor of the Fordham Law Review, 1988
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Connecticut, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1992
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1989

Office location for John F. Conway

150 South Main Street
Wallingford, CT 06492

Phone: 203-293-9558

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