Attorney Richard P. Hastings is a partner in the Ridgefield, CT law firm of Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP where he practices personal injury law. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum which is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements; less than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members. He was named a New England Super Lawyer and a Connecticut Super Lawyer. He is rated superb by AVVO an online consumer legal rating service. Richard 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.
Mr. Hastings 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. He is trained as a mediator by Harvard Law School and the Center for Mediation in Law. He 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. He 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. He was named a recipient of The National Republican Congressional Committee’s prestigious Businessman of the Year Award. He is the author of the books: How to Find a Great Lawyer, How to Explode Your Practice, Understanding and Improving the Value of Your Personal Injury Case, The Crash Course on Personal Injury Claims in Connecticut, The Workbook for The Crash Course on Personal Injury Claims in Connecticut, The Crash Course on Child Injury Claims, The Workbook for The Crash Course on Child Injury Claims, and What You Need to Know About Connecticut DUI. He has published over 100 articles on injury and medical malpractice cases. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut (Business Administration) and Fordham University School of Law. He resides in Ridgefield and enjoys outdoor activities with his family and riding his Harley. He can be reached at www.hcwlaw.com or (888) CTLAW 00.