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

Eric P. Smith

Partner

"Accountability means accepting responsibility for wrongdoing, and making up for the resulting harms. Ensuring this accountability is the foundation of our jury system."
+Overview

As a partner of Faxon Law Group and having litigated civil cases for more than 20 years, Eric has tried dozens of complex cases involving medical and professional malpractice, wrongful death, personal injury, birth trauma and aviation. Eric earned his J.D. from Quinnipiac University School of Law and was a partner at a well-known New Haven litigation firm before joining Faxon Law Group in early 2009.

Eric brings creativity and a strong sense of energy to his clients’ cases. He believes clients are looking for an innovative firm, with smart trial lawyers, who can deliver confidence, skills, and resources to get them the best results. And, he made the decision to join Faxon Law Group because he believes the firm embodies these qualities.

In addition to his trial work, Eric has authored and argued several appeals in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the Connecticut Supreme Court and the Connecticut Appellate Court. He is an active member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA) and the Connecticut and New Haven County Bar Associations. He also has taught as an adjunct professor for over a decade, instructing ABA-certified classes on litigation and business law.

A certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA), Eric is frequently invited to speak with various professional groups and civic organizations about legal issues.


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Education

University of New Haven, 1992 (cum laude)

Quinnipiac University School of Law, 1995 (cum laude)

Awards & Recognitions

AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Best Lawyers In America, personal injury litigation, 2012-2016

Connecticut Super Lawyer, personal injury litigation, 2009-2016

New England Super Lawyer, personal injury litigation, 2009-2016

Admissions

State of Connecticut

U.S. District Courts (Districts of Connecticut, Southern District of New York)

U.S. Court of Appeals (Second Circuit)

Memberships

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

Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (Medical Malpractice, Continuing Education and Public Relations subcommittees)

Connecticut Bar Association

New Haven County Bar Association (Executive Committee)

Milford and Greater Bridgeport Bar Associations

Board of Trustees, Elm City Internationals (ECI)

Presentations & Publications

Nuts & Bolts Program, New Haven County Bar Association, 2002 - 2016

Wrongful Death Litigation seminar, Norwalk Community College, 1999 – 2015

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

"The Thin Line Between 'Ministerial' and 'Discretionary,'" Connecticut Law Tribune, 2010

You’ve Been Subpoenaed, Now What?
National Business Institute
2006


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What's on my playlist

Metallica, Rush, Linkin Park, The Weeknd, Skrillex, Joe Satriani, Umphrey's McGee... It all gels.

Last read

Humans of New York: Stories by Brandon Stanton

 

What I do when not
practicing law

Snowboarding (finally moving to the intermediate slopes,) road biking, mountain biking and discovering music festivals.


Favorite food

Craving chicken pot pie more often than not these days.

Favorite movie/TV character

That Sam Elliot is one cool dude.

One thing I cannot live without

Strong coffee and clarity (not suggesting they are related.)

Favorite vacation spot

Ocean City, New Jersey - the beach, the boards, Del’s cheesesteaks and Brown’s hot donuts – the perfect place for my three daughters.

Website I frequent

Still addicted to Kickstarter.com (especially the mobile app). So many creative people and ideas!

+Education
Education

University of New Haven, 1992 (cum laude)

Quinnipiac University School of Law, 1995 (cum laude)

+Awards & Recognitions
Awards & Recognitions

AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Best Lawyers In America, personal injury litigation, 2012-2016

Connecticut Super Lawyer, personal injury litigation, 2009-2016

New England Super Lawyer, personal injury litigation, 2009-2016

+Admissions
Admissions

State of Connecticut

U.S. District Courts (Districts of Connecticut, Southern District of New York)

U.S. Court of Appeals (Second Circuit)

+Memberships
Memberships

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

Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (Medical Malpractice, Continuing Education and Public Relations subcommittees)

Connecticut Bar Association

New Haven County Bar Association (Executive Committee)

Milford and Greater Bridgeport Bar Associations

Board of Trustees, Elm City Internationals (ECI)

+Presentations
Presentations & Publications

Nuts & Bolts Program, New Haven County Bar Association, 2002 - 2016

Wrongful Death Litigation seminar, Norwalk Community College, 1999 – 2015

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

"The Thin Line Between 'Ministerial' and 'Discretionary,'" Connecticut Law Tribune, 2010

You’ve Been Subpoenaed, Now What?
National Business Institute
2006

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

Metallica, Rush, Linkin Park, The Weeknd, Skrillex, Joe Satriani, Umphrey's McGee... It all gels.

+Last Read
Last read

Humans of New York: Stories by Brandon Stanton

 

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

Snowboarding (finally moving to the intermediate slopes,) road biking, mountain biking and discovering music festivals.


+Favorite Food
Favorite food

Craving chicken pot pie more often than not these days.

+Favorite movie/TV character
Favorite movie/TV character

That Sam Elliot is one cool dude.

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

Strong coffee and clarity (not suggesting they are related.)

+Favorite vacation spot
Favorite vacation spot

Ocean City, New Jersey - the beach, the boards, Del’s cheesesteaks and Brown’s hot donuts – the perfect place for my three daughters.

+Website I frequent
Website I frequent

Still addicted to Kickstarter.com (especially the mobile app). So many creative people and ideas!

Eric P.  Smith

203-624-9500

esmith@
faxonlawgroup.com

59 Elm Street
New Haven CT 06510