Lawyers & Staff

Sean McElligott

Lawyers & Staff


Bridgeport, Connecticut

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
Each case is incredibly personal to me. Families are going through life-changing events, and we want to show them that we are going to be with them every step of the way.


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.


Bar Admissions

  • 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