Sean McElligott is an experienced litigator with emphasis on complex litigation, class action, personal injury, and civil rights cases. He has successfully represented plaintiffs in many high profile lawsuits in both federal and state courts across the nation.
Sean specializes in cases involving complex legal questions and the vindication of plaintiffs' rights at both the trial and appellate level. Some of his representative matters include a class action establishing the rights of patients to receive accurate information from a hospital; a medical malpractice action involving the rights of same sex couples to the loss of consortium remedy; a premises liability action requiring landlords to lease safe premises to vulnerable tenants; and cases involving the rights of injured persons to receive compensation from negligent physicians and manufacturers of defective products. Sean recently won a $10 million verdict for a woman who was in a coma for nearly a month due to improperly administered anesthesia care during routine surgery.
Sean also maintains an active civil rights and pro bono practice through the Civil Pro Bono Panel of the United States District Court and the Connecticut Pro Bono Network. Sean tried a recent pro bono civil rights case to verdict in federal court on behalf of a Connecticut citizen who was beaten by the police. He has also successfully represented the families of mentally ill inmates who died in the custody of the Connecticut Department of Correction. Sean currently represents the Guardians Black Police Officers Association against the Bridgeport Police Department in the longest-running employment discrimination case in Connecticut.
Areas of Practice
- Civil Rights
- Class Actions
- Commercial Litigation
- Personal Injury
- Product Liability
- Massachusetts, 2001
- New York, 2003
- Connecticut, 2006
- U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 2002
- U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2004
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2004
- U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 2006
- U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 2004
- Yale Law School, New Haven, Connecticut - 2001
- Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut - 1996
Professional Associations and Memberships
- American Association for Justice
- Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
- Bridgeport and New Haven County Bar Associations
Pro Bono Activities
- Civil Pro Bono Panel of the United States District Court
- Connecticut Department of Correction
- Guardians Black Police Officers Association
Koskoff Attorneys Sean McElligott and Josh Koskoff Win $6.5 million Verdict Against Danbury Hospital
A jury Thursday found Danbury Hospital negligent in the 2006 death of a Newtown furniture mover... read more
Koskoff Attorney Antonio Ponvert Wins $41.7 million Verdict for his Client
Conn. student disabled on school trip wins $41.7M... read more
KK&B Attorneys Win Largest Medical Malpractice Verdict in CT
A Norwalk couple was awarded $58.6 million Wednesday, a record for a single incident of medical malpractice in Connecticut, in a case involving an obstetrician accused of waiting too long to perform a cesarean section and a boy who has cerebral palsy... read more
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U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers® has listed the Connecticut-based law firm of Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder as “tier one” in its 2011-2012 “Best Law Firms” rankings.
Firm Sponsors Reel Law film series
Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder is pleased to sponsor the Reel Law film series at The Bijou Theatre in downtown Bridgeport. The next film is The Verdict on Thursday, May 9. Click here for more information and to view the full schedule of movies and dates, or visit us on Facebook.
Koskoff Attorney Richard Bieder speaks to Rotary Club about 9-11 and Trial Lawyers Care
Vin Simko introduced Attorney Richard Bieder, of Koskoff, Koskoff and Bieder, a firm nationally known for representing individual and class action cases resulting from mass disasters, consumer rights, personal injuries, commercial fraud and misrepresentation and other matters. read more
Firm Donates $100,000 to Hospital
Attorney Chris Bernard of Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder said his firm has donated $100,000 to Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford. The funds have covered the cost of specialized medical equipment... read more