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Lawrence F. Reilly

Lawrence F. Reilly

  • Attorney

Practice Areas:

  • Business Litigation
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Probate Litigation
National Board of Trial Advocacy | NBTA | Civil Trial Law | Est. 1977
The National Trial Lawyers | Top 100
Million Dollar Advocates Forum | Life Member | Million Dollar Advocates Forum | Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Rated By Super Lawyers | Lawrence F. Reilly |
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Mr. Reilly concentrates his practice on civil litigation, including personal injury, commercial matters, and medical malpractice. He handles civil trials as well as litigation in the appellate courts. His practice also includes representing clients in private dispute resolution arenas such as arbitration and mediation. He is admitted to the bars of Connecticut, New York, the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, and The United States Supreme Court.

During his 30+ years of practice, Mr. Reilly has tried numerous cases to successful conclusions, including appeals to the Connecticut Appellate and Supreme Courts in Pin v. Kramer, and Gore v. People's Savings Bank, which altered Connecticut law regarding the liability of landowners for the presence of lead-based paint on their property.

Over the course of his career, he has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in civil disputes and trials. He is often asked to act as local counsel by national companies who become involved in Connecticut litigation.

He is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association, Fairfield County Bar Association (Board of Dir., 2005-09, and Co-Chair of the Civil Litigation and Bench and Bar Sections), Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, and American Association for Justice.  He served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Fairfield County Bar Foundation.

Mr. Reilly also serves as a Special Master, Factfinder, and Arbitrator for the Superior Courts of Connecticut.

He has both lectured and moderated continuing legal education seminars concerning various aspects of civil litigation.

Mr. Reilly is board certified in Civil Trials by the National Board of Trial Advocates, has been recognized and listed in the New England Super Lawyers, and is a lifetime member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum of the American Association for Justice.


  • New York Law School, New York, New York
    • J.D. – 1989
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Law Journal: New York Journal of Human Rights, Chief Notes and Comments Editor
  • State University of New York at Purchase
    • B.A. – 1986
    • Major: Environmental Science

Bar Admission

  • Connecticut
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Published Works

  • Church and State: A Critical Analysis of the Lemon Test, New York Law School Journal of Human Rights, 1989

Representative Cases

  • Gore v. People's Savings Bank (1995)
  • White v. Irving Byelas Irrevocable Trust (2001)
  • Nevers v. Van Zuilen (1997)
  • Wiener v. HealthNet of Connecticut, Inc.
  • Pin v. Kramer (2012)
  • The Final Cut, LLC v. Sharkey (2012)
  • Greenwich Hills Residents Ass'n, Inc. v. Rhodes, 2012 WL 2149461 (2012)


  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, life member, 2012 - Present
  • Super Lawyers
  • The National 100 Top Trial Lawyers

Classes & Seminars

  • To Object or Not to Object: How, When, and Why to Make an Objection
  • Strategies for Direct & Cross Examination: Parties, Lay Witneses, and Experts
  • Personal Injury Case: From Intake Through Trial
  • Short Calendar Practice

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Special Master - Superior Courts of Connecticut, 1999 to Present
  • Factfinder and Arbitrator - Superior Courts of Connecticut, 1999 to Present
  • Board of Directors, Fairfield County Bar Association, 2005 to 2009
  • Attorney Coach, Ridgefield High School Mock Trial Team, 2005 to 2015
  • Board of Directors, Norwalk Youth Symphony, 2006 to 2011
  • Board of Directors, Fairfield County Bar Foundation, 2008 to Present
  • President and Chairman of the Board, Norwalk Youth Symphony, 2010 to 2011

Professional Associations

  • Fairfield County Bar Association, Member, Board of Directors (2005-09)
  • Fairfield County Bar Association, Co-Chair, Civil Litigation, Bench and Bar Committees
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Member
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member