Liam M. West


Liam West is a partner practicing in the firm’s legal malpractice, medical malpractice and aging services litigation departments, primarily defending lawyers, hospitals, physicians, dentists, and nursing homes.  He also regularly defends health care providers in proceedings before the Department of Public Health. Attorney West was admitted to the Connecticut Bar in August 2007. Prior to joining the firm, Attorney West served as a Legal Research Clerk to the Judges of the Connecticut Superior Court. Attorney West was named a “Rising Star” by the Connecticut Super Lawyers® in 2015 and 2016.

Attorney West received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Hamilton College in 2000, and graduated cum laude from Western New England College School of Law in 2006. While in law school, Attorney West was an Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Scholar, which includes a full-tuition scholarship for students who have demonstrated academic excellence. Attorney West was also a member of the First Amendment Moot Court team.

Professional Affiliations: 
  • Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association
  • Listed in 2015 and 2016 Connecticut Super Lawyers® Rising Stars
Representative Experience: 
  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of a nursing home in a medical malpractice action.
  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of a nursing home in an indemnification action.
  • Obtained numerous dismissals in favor of Connecticut health care providers.
  • Obtained withdrawal of all claims against a nursing home alleged to have negligently failed to prevent a patient’s fall, which resulted in a hip fracture. 
  • Obtained withdrawal of all claims against an assisted living facility alleged to have negligently failed to prevent an accident involving the plaintiff and another resident of the assisted living facility.   
  • Obtained a favorable finding after a hearing before the Department of Public Health in which the client, a massage therapist, was alleged to have sexually assaulted a patient.  The hearing officer determined that the massage therapist did not sexually assault the patient and the massage therapist retained his license. 
  • Obtained numerous dismissals of Department of Public Health disciplinary actions against health care providers. 
Reported Decisions: 

Greenwald v. Van Handel, 311 Conn. 370, 88 A.3d 467 (2014)

Jefferson v. Waveny Care Ctr., 134 Conn. App. 727, 39 A.3d 1239 (2012)