Adam Maiocco is a skilled civil litigation attorney specializing in medical malpractice defense, as well as premises liability and motor vehicle matters. He is experienced in handling cases at every phase of litigation including as lead trial counsel. He has also represented physicians at various phases of Department of Public Health matters. Creative thinking, attention to detail, and a tenacious work ethic have contributed to many excellent results for his clients. He has been recognized by Connecticut and New England Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in the practice area of Personal Injury Medical Malpractice Defense eight times since 2011. He is a member of the Connecticut and Greater Bridgeport Bar Associations, the Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association, and the Connecticut Society for Healthcare Risk Management. Adam maintains an active practice in both State and Federal court. He is admitted to practice in Connecticut and New York.
- Connecticut, 2005
- New York, 2006
- Roger Williams University School of Law, 2005
- Moot Court Board
- CALI Award for Excellence, Conflicts of Law
- Boston College, 2002
- Greater Bridgeport Bar Association
- Connecticut Bar Association
- Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association
- Connecticut Society for Healthcare Risk Management
Honors & Accolades
- Superlawyers, Rising Stars, 2011-2012, 2014-2018, Personal Injury-Medical Malpractice: Defense
- Adam has presented to physicians on various medical malpractice and risk management issues.
- In April of 2019, Adam obtained a dismissal on behalf of his client, an internist, who was being investigated by the Department of Public Health for treatment he provided during the course of a pre-operative clearance workup.
- In October of 2018, Adam obtained a defense verdict as lead trial counsel in a three-day jury trial involving a motor vehicle accident. The plaintiff, a 26-year-old school teacher, claimed that she sustained various injuries including facial scarring and dental injuries as a result of the defendant running a red light at an intersection. The plaintiff called numerous witnesses, including a dental expert, police officer, and several family members. The defendant, who was only 16 years old at the time of the accident, disputed running a red light. Adam was able to demonstrate that his client was the more credible witness. The jury returned a defense verdict after deliberating for 1 ½ hours.
- In March of 2017, Adam received summary judgment on behalf of his clients, a Connecticut hospital and an obstetrician, as to the plaintiff’s claims that those defendants were negligent in their prenatal care of the patient. The plaintiff claimed that the defendants’ alleged negligence caused her infant son to suffer a type of brain damage known as periventricular leukomalacia. The plaintiff claimed that her son has been left with permanent and severe neurological deficits. Adam successfully demonstrated, through the deposition testimony of the plaintiff’s obstetrical expert and several fact witnesses, that the plaintiff lacked credible evidence of negligence as it pertained to his clients.
- In February 2017, Adam, along with lead trial counsel, Eric Stockman, obtained a defense verdict in a birth injury/wrongful death suit. Plaintiff alleged that his clients, three neonatologists and their practice group, negligently failed to diagnose the child’s aortic coarctation, a congenital narrowing of the aorta. Plaintiff’s counsel demanded $18.5 million from the jury. After a four-week trial, the jury rendered a defense verdict in just over 3 hours.
- Board of Directors, Cardinal Shehan Center, 2020-present
- Adam previously served on the Charter Revision Commission for the Town of Trumbull.
- Adam lives in Trumbull with his wife and two daughters.