Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP

Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP

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Firm Overview

Our firm was established in 1988. Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP is one of Ridgefield's largest law firms. Our attorneys have collectively lived in Ridgefield for over 100 years and have been practicing law for over 70 years. The firm encourages continuing professional development and the attorneys participate in civil affairs, professional association activities and continuing legal education programs. As a complement to its abilities, the firm receives numerous referrals from other attorneys both locally and nationally to act as lead counsel in a variety of cases. The firm also has contacts with a large number of some of the best lawyers throughout the country for cases involving serious injury, wrongful death or medical malpractice. We would be able to properly assist you for any of these cases located outside of Connecticut.

We believe in changing the way traditional personal injury law firms do business to better serve our clients. We think and act differently! The way we challenge the status quo is to give our clients FREE books, which we have written - full of practical advice and information - that can help them improve physically and dramatically increase the value of their case. We just happen to really care about our clients. Can we help you?

Example casesThe case that immediately comes to mind is a wrongful death case involving a young child. The unimaginable horror which this family faced helped me to view life in a very different light. This case made me a better lawyer and father. Unfortunately, despite the excellent economic result, the fact of the matter is that this family lost a child.

Another case involved a young man who was racing a motorcycle at a drag strip. He signed a waiver and was hit from behind by another racer. We were able to show a number of instances of negligence on the part of the racetrack. Despite the fact that the lawyers for the racetrack argued to the judge that we waived any and all claims for damages because our client signed a comprehensive waiver and release, we were able to obtain over half a million dollars for our client.

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Main Office
Attorneys at Law
440 Main Street
Suite 2
Ridgefield  CT  06877
  • (888) 842-8466
  • (203) 438-7450
  • (203) 438-0263


Free Initial Consultation?
We offer a free initial consultation.
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
We represent accident injury claims on a contingency fee basis and advance all costs.
Hourly Rates
Not applicable

Office Information

Office Hours
Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Emergency After Hours
Languages Spoken
English & Spanish

Other Offices

58 Post Road
Danbury,  CT  06810
1087 Broad Street
Bridgeport,  CT  06606
600 Summer Street
6th Floor
Stamford,  CT  06905
89 Oak Street
Hartford,  CT  06106
Personal Injury
Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP represents personal injury victims throughout Connecticut. We have a proven track record of success and we are committed to fight for each and every one of our clients to ensure maximum recovery.
Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP represents injury victims throughout Connecticut. We have a track record of success including significant verdicts for our clients.

Our personal injury practice focuses on car, truck and motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice, wrongful death, dog bite claims, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and burn injuries, among other things

We have multiple offices throughout Connecticut and we are actively engaged in our community including involvement in multiple charitable organizations.

Attorney Richard Hastings is a member of the prestigious group - Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an organization in which less than 1% of all lawyers in the US are members. Attorney Hastings has been named a Connecticut Super Lawyer and is listed as one of Connecticut's top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers. He is AV rated by Martindale Hubbel, it's highest rating and isincluded in the Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers.

Mr. Hastings is also a successful author with multiple best selling books.

We encourage you to call us. We are always happy to answer your questions and to help you with your injury claims.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I have been drawn to helping people who are injured and unable to take care of the pressing legal challenges that they are faced with. I derive a great deal of satisfaction from seeing how what I do can make such a significant difference in the lives of so many people.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

We feel that the better educated a client is about their particular case the better the expected result can be. This is why we have written books that we provide to our clients for FREE; so they can better educate themselves.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

We are happy to review client documents.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

We are happy to advise clients who are in need of legal assistance.

Richard Hastings

Mr. Hastings concentrates his practice on personal injury and litigation.

He has collected millions of dollars for his clients in cases including motor vehicle accidents, defective products, wrongful death, dog bite incidents, general accident cases, slip and fall incidents, breach of contract claims, unfair trade practice cases, construction litigation, will contests, and general litigation matters.

Attorney Hastings has been named one of the top 100 trial lawyers in CT by The National Trial Lawyers. Mr. Hastings is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum which is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the U.S. The membership is limited to attorneys who have won million dollar verdicts or settlements. Less than 1% of all lawyers in the country are members. He has also been named a Connecticut Super Lawyer, a peer evaluated award limited to only 5% of the state's attorneys. He has also been named a New England Super Lawyer which is limited to the top 5% of all lawyers in ME, NH, VT, MA, RI and CT. He is listed as one of the Top Rated Lawyers in New England's Leading Leaders Magazine. He has also been named one of the New York Area's Top Rated Lawyers. He has been named a Top Lawyer by Greenwich Magazine, New Canaan Darien Magazine, Stamford Magazine, Westport Weston & Wilton Magazine and Fairfield Magazine. He is rated AV by Martindale Hubbell, its highest rating, and is included in the Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers.

Mr. Hastings has taught lawyers throughout the country on how to maximize the amount of money that they can get for their cases. He was invited to participate in this webinar by an Georgia based legal education company because of his experience in dealing with insurance companies that utilize computer software programs in an effort to artificially lower the value of injury cases.

As a result of his vast experience in personal injury law and due to his creative methodologies, Mr. Hastings has received patent pending approval for his business method patent entitled "Personal Injury File Acquisition Method, Client Education Program and Case Referral System." Mr. Hastings is also in the process of applying for patent pending protection for another business method that will revolutionize the way personal injury lawyers will do business by assisting clients in helping their attorney obtain more money for their personal injury cases.

Mr. Hastings is trained as a mediator by Harvard Law School and the Center for Mediation in Law. Mr. Hastings has also received advanced negotiation training through Harvard Law School and is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association's Pro Bono School Expulsion Project. Mr. Hastings holds the title of Distinguished Toastmaster from Toastmasters International, its highest designation. He is involved in a number of philanthropic endeavors, has held board positions in a number of charitable organizations and has received a number of governmental appointments.

Mr. Hastings also has extensive business and commercial experience and represents businesses, consultants, trading companies, mortgage brokers, banks, manufacturers, retail establishments, restaurants and numerous service industry clients. He has assisted inventors and start-up companies and prepares memoranda for raising venture capital. Mr. Hastings is also a respected real estate investor who utilizes cutting edge strategies for the maximization of profits and the minimization of tax liabilities. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of a number of corporations, is involved in numerous general partnerships and serves as legal counsel to countless others.

Attorney Hastings is the co-author of Wolf in Sheep's Clothing published by CelebrityPress which was #1 on the Insurance Best-Seller list on Amazon.com for its launch date. He has also been inducted into the National Academy of Best-Selling Authors and is a member of America's PremierExperts. Mr. Hastings is also a co-contributor to the book
Ready, Aim, Influence! This book became a number one international bestseller and received an EIPPY award that celebrates publishing excellence.

He was named a recipient of The National Republican Congressional Committee's prestigious Businessman of the Year Award. He was also selected for inclusion in Who's Who Among Executives, Professional and Entrepreneurs. Mr. Hastings is the author of twelve books. He has also published hundreds articles and produced over 100 videos on a variety of personal injury and medical malpractice topics and was a syndicated legal columnist.

He is an outspoken advocate for teen driver safety reform and education and as a result was appointed to DMV Commissioner Melody Currey's Advisory Committee on Teen Safe Driving which is investigating proposed national models
  • Bar Number: 302301
    Connecticut , 1984
  • Fordham University School of Law
    Juris Doctor , 1983
    New York, NY
  • University of Connecticut
    Bachelor of Science in Business Administration , 1979
    Storrs, CT

Patrick Walsh

Patrick J. Walsh is a life-long resident of Ridgefield, Connecticut. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Northeastern University (Summa Cum Laude) in 1990 and his Juris Doctorate from the University of San Diego School of Law (Cum Laude) in 1993.

Mr. Walsh is admitted to practice law in Connecticut and New York and is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association, the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association and the New York Bar Association.

Mr. Walsh concentrates his practice in general civil and criminal litigation including commercial and personal injury litigation, commercial and residential real estate; landlord tenant issues, trusts and estates, probate administration, and business planning.

Attorney Walsh was recently named one of the top 100 Lawyers in Connecticut by the National Trial Lawyers and has successfully represented his clients in the Superior and Appellate Courts in Connecticut. In addition to his extensive litigation experience, Mr. Walsh represents numerous Commercial Real Estate Developers and Builders throughout Connecticut enabling him to best represent his residential real estate clients by utilizing vast business experience.

Mr. Walsh is the Vice Chairman of the Ridgefield Planning and Zoning Commission and on Board of Directors for The International Institute for Injury Prevention Inc., a Non-profit Corporation. Patrick lives in Ridgefield with his wife, Kathleen, and their four children.
  • Bar Number: 408903
    Connecticut , 1993
  • University of San Diego School of Law
    Juris Doctor , 1993
  • Northeastern University
    Bachelor of Science

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