Joaquin L. Madry


Joaquin L. Madry is a partner in the firm.  He practices in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice, professional negligence, products liability, premises liability and employment litigation. Joaquin has significant experience litigating catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases in federal and state court as well as the Complex Litigation Docket.  He has successfully tried numerous cases to verdict.  Most recently, in February 2016, he was hired by a multinational beverage company two weeks before jury selection to take over the defense of a truck driver in a catastrophic injury case in which a pedestrian was struck by a tractor-trailer.  In February 2015, he received a defense verdict for a large retailer in a premises liability jury trial.  He regularly represents the interests of the health care industry including physicians and hospitals in matters involving patient care.  He also regularly represents the trucking and transportation industry, the retail industry and product manufacturers against claims of wrongful death, negligence, product liability and premises liability.  He has worked closely with nationally renowned experts in fields such as accident investigation, accident reconstruction, and biomechanical engineering.  Mr. Madry has been recognized by Law & Politics magazine as a Connecticut Super Lawyers® "Rising Star", every year since 2011 in the practice areas of Personal Injury - General: Defense, General Litigation, and Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff.

In addition, Joaquin is an active seminar speaker.  He was a panelist speaker at the 2016 Connecticut Bar Association Legal Conference “Tips from the Pros: Top Trial Lawyers on the Art of Advocacy.”  He also was a panelist speaker at the 5th Annual Building Career Symposium for Lawyers Collaborative for Diversity.

Joaquin lives in Fairfield with his wife Cristina and daughters Valentina and Shira.

Representative Experience: 
  • In February 2016, took over defense of truck driver two weeks before trial, in catastrophic injury case involving a tractor-trailer vs. pedestrian accident.  A confidential settlement was reached during jury selection.
  • Obtained a defendant’s verdict in February 2015 in a jury trial in which he represented a large retailer in a premises liability case.  Joaquin was hired to take over the defense of the retailer and try the case prior to jury selection.
  • Obtained favorable jury verdict in May 2013 for a trucking company involved in a serious accident. The driver of the truck was incarcerated during the trial in a state prison in Texas.  The verdict came back for less than what was offered to the plaintiff to settle the case.  The young plaintiff claimed permanent neck and back injuries.
  • In March 2013, as local counsel and lead trial counsel, obtained dismissal for a large retailer in a case brought by a mother on behalf of a minor child.  The child sustained a serious eye injury – ruptured globe, in which the minor lost most function in the eye.  This case was pending in the US District Court, District of Connecticut.