Daniel E. Ryan III

Of Counsel

Daniel E. Ryan III is a trial attorney primarily engaged in the defense of medical malpractice and other cases involving catastrophic personal injuries. Dan has successfully tried numerous jury and court cases to verdict and regularly participates in alternate forms of dispute resolution such as mediation and mock jury trials. Dan has also successfully argued appeals before the Connecticut Supreme and Appellate Courts.

Dan has been selected by his peers for inclusion The Best Lawyers in America® and was selected for inclusion in Connecticut Super Lawyers® and named in its Top 50 Connecticut Super Lawyers and Top 100 New England Super Lawyers lists. Dan is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, which is by invitation only. He has also received the highest Martindale-Hubbell professional rating of AV.

In addition to an active trial practice, Dan has taught at numerous trial advocacy programs for the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association and the Connecticut Trial Advocacy Institute.

Professional Affiliations: 
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • Selected to appear in The Best Lawyers in America® (2007-2024)
  • Selected for inclusion in Connecticut Super Lawyers (2006-2023) and named in its Top 50 List in Connecticut (2008-2015) and Top 100 list in New England (2008, 2011-2014).
  • Certified Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Fairfield County and American Bar Associations
  • Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association
Representative Experience: 
  • Obtained a defendant’s verdict in a jury trial in which he represented a spinal surgeon alleged to have improperly removed a tumor from an 11 year old boy’s back. Plaintiff’s alleged that as a result of the improper removal of the tumor, the patient required two subsequent surgeries for the performance of bone grafting and insertion of metal rods for spinal stability.
  • In a wrongful death case tried to a jury, obtained a defendant’s verdict for a cardiologist alleged to have been negligent for failing to recommend bypass surgery after a failed angioplasty in a 69-year-old patient.
  • Successfully precluded plaintiff’s attorney from calling expert witnesses and then obtained summary judgment on behalf of a psychiatrist alleged to have been negligent for treating plaintiff with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).
  • Obtained a defense verdict after jury trial for an OB/GYN alleged to have been negligent during delivery of the plaintiff’s first child, allegedly causing a recto-vaginal fistula.
  • Participated in a one day mock jury presentation on behalf of a local hospital in a case involving a severe neurologic birth injury. The mock trial was presented through videotaped deposition testimony and was used to help evaluate damages and the apportionment of damages between the hospital and a co-defendant obstetrician, allowing the case to settle without the need for trial.
Reported Decisions: 

Judson v. Brown, 98 Conn. App. 381

Davis v. Druks, 43 Conn. App. 453

Fuller v. Feinest, 38 Conn. App. 299

Bradford v. Herzog, 33 Conn. App 714

Dolnack v. Metro North, 33 Conn. App. 832

Ginsberg v. Fusaro, 225 Conn. App. 420

DeJesus v. Craftsman Machinery, et al., 16 Conn. App. 558