59 Elm Street, New Haven CT 06510
T 203-624-9500  

Joel T. Faxon

Partner

"We obtain record verdicts in court and unsurpassed settlements in mediation. We are respected by adversaries and feared by the insurance companies. Ask yourself: who do you want on your team?"
+Overview

A board certified civil trial lawyer and co-founder of Faxon Law Group, Joel handles life-altering personal injury and medical malpractice cases, commercial truck crashes, railroad derailments/crashes, aviation disasters, admiralty cases, birth trauma, and product liability claims in Connecticut, New York and across the U.S.

Innovative in his thinking and tireless in his approach, Joel assertively handles his client’s cases as if they were his own. Highlights of Joel’s practice include $44 million in lifetime benefits obtained against a Connecticut hospital for a birth trauma case resulting in a child's permanent cerebral palsy. In 2005, Joel made Connecticut history by obtaining the largest settlement ever in a sexual abuse case involving a parish priest and resolved dozens of cases against St. Francis Hospital arising out of one of their doctor’s sexual abuse of children under the guise of a growth study funded by the hospital. In 2012, he secured a $24 million payment for his badly injured client—the highest pretrial settlement in a personal injury case in Connecticut history.

Joel has lectured before the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, the Connecticut Bar Association and local bar groups on trial law and lien issues, and is the contributing author of Truck Accident Litigation, Second Edition, published by the American Bar Association. Joel has also been elected a James Cooper Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation. The Fellows support activities and programs that further the rule of law and assist in efforts to improve the administration of justice in Connecticut.

AV-Rated (highest rating) by his peers, Joel has been consistently selected to the Super Lawyers® list by the publishers of Connecticut Magazine and has been named one of the Top Ten lawyers in Connecticut in 2016. He is annually listed in Best Lawyers in the specialty of Personal Injury Litigation and has been the recipient of a number of awards in his community including the Community Champions Corporate Award, presented by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) for his outstanding service in the battle to eliminate drunk driving. Joel currently serves as an elected chairman on the Newtown board of police commissioner.

 

Education

Drew University, 1990

Vermont Law School, 1994 (magna cum laude)

Awards & Recognitions

AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Best Lawyers in America, personal injury litigation, 2008-2016

Top 10 Super Lawyers in Connecticut, 2013-2016

Top 100 Super Lawyers in New England, 2011-2016

 

Admissions

States of Connecticut, Vermont and
New York

U.S. District Courts (Districts of Connecticut, Vermont, and Southern & Eastern Districts of New York)

U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal (Second and Fourth Circuit) and the U.S. Supreme Court

Memberships

Board-certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA)

Founder's Circle level member of the American Association of Justice (AAJ)

Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (Executive Committee Member, Board of Governors)

Vermont Trial Lawyers Association (Sustaining Member)

Connecticut Bar Association

New Haven County, Milford and Greater Bridgeport Bar Associations

Trial Lawyers for Public Justice

The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) - elected to membership by fellow ABOTA members

Presentations & Publications

The Essentials of Mediation and Negotiation, Connecticut Bar Association, 2015

Commissioner's Decision on Compensability—is it binding on an ERISA Plan's Assertion of an Equitable Lien by Agreement in Connecticut?
June 30, 2014

31st Annual College of Evidence:
Gordils vs. State,
Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, 2013

Medicare, Medicaid, ERISA and Other Claimed Liens
2010, 2011, 2012

Defective Medical Device Makers May Have Immunity
December 07, 2009

Fighting Back Against ERISA Liens
August 29, 2008

Navigating the Medical Malpractice Act Minefield
May 22, 2006

The Plaintiff's Perspective, Truck Accident Litigation
January 01, 2006

Underinsured Motorist Claims Soup to Nuts
January 01, 2006

Evidence Workshop: Case Two Evidentiary Issues in a Workplace Injury Product Liability Claim
August 18, 2004

Related News
What's on my playlist

JRAD, Grateful Dead, Levon Helm, David Gilmour, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash

Last read

Valiant Ambition by Nathaniel Philbrick

What I do when not
practicing law

Try to outrun my kids in our road races, coach baseball, travel and golf.


Favorite food

Dessert. Period.

Favorite movie/TV character

Big Lebowski

One thing I cannot live without

Family

Favorite vacation spot

Capri, Italy

Favorite sports team

Patriots or Red Sox

I am a fanatic about

Live Music

Person I'd most like to meet

Franz Klammer

Website I frequent

The Hype Machine

+Education
Education

Drew University, 1990

Vermont Law School, 1994 (magna cum laude)

+Awards & Recognitions
Awards & Recognitions

AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Best Lawyers in America, personal injury litigation, 2008-2016

Top 10 Super Lawyers in Connecticut, 2013-2016

Top 100 Super Lawyers in New England, 2011-2016

 

+Admissions
Admissions

States of Connecticut, Vermont and
New York

U.S. District Courts (Districts of Connecticut, Vermont, and Southern & Eastern Districts of New York)

U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal (Second and Fourth Circuit) and the U.S. Supreme Court

+Memberships
Memberships

Board-certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA)

Founder's Circle level member of the American Association of Justice (AAJ)

Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (Executive Committee Member, Board of Governors)

Vermont Trial Lawyers Association (Sustaining Member)

Connecticut Bar Association

New Haven County, Milford and Greater Bridgeport Bar Associations

Trial Lawyers for Public Justice

The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) - elected to membership by fellow ABOTA members

+Presentations
Presentations & Publications

The Essentials of Mediation and Negotiation, Connecticut Bar Association, 2015

Commissioner's Decision on Compensability—is it binding on an ERISA Plan's Assertion of an Equitable Lien by Agreement in Connecticut?
June 30, 2014

31st Annual College of Evidence:
Gordils vs. State,
Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, 2013

Medicare, Medicaid, ERISA and Other Claimed Liens
2010, 2011, 2012

Defective Medical Device Makers May Have Immunity
December 07, 2009

Fighting Back Against ERISA Liens
August 29, 2008

Navigating the Medical Malpractice Act Minefield
May 22, 2006

The Plaintiff's Perspective, Truck Accident Litigation
January 01, 2006

Underinsured Motorist Claims Soup to Nuts
January 01, 2006

Evidence Workshop: Case Two Evidentiary Issues in a Workplace Injury Product Liability Claim
August 18, 2004

+Related News
Related News
+What's on my playlist
What's on my playlist

JRAD, Grateful Dead, Levon Helm, David Gilmour, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash

+Last Read
Last read

Valiant Ambition by Nathaniel Philbrick

+What I do when not
practicing law
What I do when not
practicing law

Try to outrun my kids in our road races, coach baseball, travel and golf.


+Favorite Food
Favorite food

Dessert. Period.

+Favorite movie/TV character
Favorite movie/TV character

Big Lebowski

+One thing I cannot live without
One thing I cannot live without

Family

+Favorite vacation spot
Favorite vacation spot

Capri, Italy

+Favorite sports team
Favorite sports team

Patriots or Red Sox

+I am a fanatic about
I am a fanatic about

Live Music

+Person I'd most like to meet
Person I'd most like to meet

Franz Klammer

+Website I frequent
Website I frequent

The Hype Machine

Joel T.  Faxon

203-624-9500

jfaxon@
faxonlawgroup.com

59 Elm Street
New Haven CT 06510