Casper, Stewart M.

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Address: 1458 Bedford Street, Stamford, CT 06905
Lawyer Firm: Casper & de Toledo LLC
Phone: 203-325-8600
Fax: 203-323-5970
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Website: http://www.casperdetoledo.com

Areas of PracticePersonal Injury – Special Emphasis on Traumatic Brain Injury & Spinal Cord Injury, Wrongful Death, Auto Accidents, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Abuse, Product Liability, Workers’ Compensation Law
Description

Stewart Casper primarily handles personal injury claims relating to car accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, defective products, premises liability and workers’ compensation. He concentrates his practice on catastrophic injuries involving wrongful death, traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. He also handles bad faith claims against insurance companies.

Stewart Casper was admitted to the Connecticut Bar in 1978. He is admitted to practice before the Federal District Court for the District of Connecticut and the Southern District of New York, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, the State Courts of New York, and the United States Supreme Court.

He has continuously played an active role in advocating legislative policy and in dealing with the rights of victims of medical errors, nursing home abuse, insurance company malfeasance and accidents in the State of Connecticut and throughout the nation. He has testified before legislative committees. He has lectured extensively on these issues, as well as on many issues of substantive law and trial preparation. Mr. Casper has also served as a Special Master in the U.S. District Court and in the State Superior Court.

Stewart Casper has been a member of the Board of Governors of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA) since 1987 and served on the CTLA Executive Committee continuously from 1990-2011. He was the President of the CTLA from 1996-1997. In connection with these responsibilities, he serves on CTLA’s, Legislative, Amicus Curiae, Medical Malpractice, Public Relations, and Fund Raising committees. He has been responsible for initiating numerous ideas for both statutory and court procedure rule changes that have advanced the rights of accident victims. He is one of three founding officers of the CTLA Civil Justice Foundation. He is a former member of the Motor Vehicle Automobile Insurance Coordination Committee and the Insurance Oversight Committee (Co-Chairperson) of The Association of Trial Lawyers of America tm (now the American Association for Justice, or "AAJ"). From 1999-2006 he was one of two State Delegates from Connecticut to AAJ. In 2006 he was elected by the membership of CTLA to serve on the Board of Governors of AAJ and he presently serves on AAJ’s Public Affairs Committee and National Finance Committee. In 2008, he was designated a co-chairperson of a working subcommittee of AAJ’s Public Affairs Committee charged with making recommendations to deal with ERISA subrogation and Medicare Set-Aside issues. He is a member of AAJ’s Professional Liability, Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway and Premises Liability Sections, the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation, the Medical Negligence Information Exchange and the Spinal Cord Injury Litigation Groups. In July 2010 he was elected to serve a one year term as the Chairman of AAJ’s Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group. From 2004-2010 he served as Editor-in-Chief of the "Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group Newsletter." On July 11, 2010, the leadership of AAJ recognized Stewart with AAJ’s prestigious "Distinguished Service Award". He is a member of the Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut, (formerly the "Brain Injury Association of Connecticut"), the Brain Injury Association of America, the North American Brain Injury Society, The National Spinal Cord Injury Association, The National Spinal Cord Injury Association – Connecticut Chapter, the Legal Advisory Board of the Sarah Jane Brain Foundation, the American Board of Trial Advocates, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Public Justice. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America™ (See Client Testimonials) for both "Personal Injury" and "Workers’ Compensation" law and he is certified separately as a Civil Trial Advocate and as a Civil Pretrial Practice Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

In 2006, he was recognized in "Connecticut Magazine" for being a "Super Lawyer" in its inaugural listing and he has retained that designation since and in January 2007 he was listed as one of the top 500 lawyers in the nation who represent Plaintiffs with the publication of the "Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiffs’ Lawyers in America."

Community and Pro Bono Services

Stewart devotes substantial time and energy to discussing public policy and translating those ideas into proposed legislation at the state and national level with a focus on 1) making our system of justice more equitable; and 2) to balance the playing field between insurance companies and big business and injured people. In addition, he volunteered for no fee to represent victims of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 as part of "Trial Lawyers Care, Inc."

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