Joel Thomas Faxon is 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. Most recently, in 2017, Joel arbitrated a $93 million award for several of the victims of the Middletown Power Plant Explosion and his result in Thompson v. National Union Fire Insurance Company was published as #3 in the Top 10 insurance liability cases of the year.
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.
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