Edward W. Mayer, Jr.



Mr. Mayer has extensive experience in complex civil litigation, primarily in the areas of medical and professional malpractice, general liability, product liability, coverage disputes, employment law and appeals. His focus has been defending physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, dentists, medical institutions and practice groups in various medical specialties as well as nursing homes and rehabilitation facilities in aging services litigation. He has also successfully represented health care providers in administrative proceedings before the Connecticut Department of Health, including through the presentation of evidence and direct and cross-examination of clients and expert witnesses. He has an active trial practice in both state and federal courts. Mr. Mayer has successfully litigated jury and court cases as well as binding arbitrations and mediations, and he has also argued cases before the Connecticut Court of Appeals and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. He has lectured at seminars on various aspects of civil litigation, including discovery techniques, trial strategy and ethics.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Mayer was a partner in a civil litigation firm and, for approximately two years, he worked as a consultant for a major commercial insurer and was responsible for its complex, high-exposure operations and premises exposures throughout much of the country.

While in law school, Mr. Mayer was also the Notes and Comments Editor of the Law Review.

Representative Cases:

Dorry v. Garden, 313 Conn. 516 (2014).
Williams v. Hartford Hospital, 122 Conn. App. 597 (2010).


  • J.D., University of Bridgeport School of Law (now Quinnipiac University School of Law)
  • B.S., Northern Illinois University

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • District of Connecticut
  • Second Circuit Court of Appeals


Anderson v. Creighton: Is Good Faith All That Is Required? 10 Univ. of Bpt. L. Rev.

Community Involvement

Knights of Columbus, Sante Fe Council

Cheshire 2010 Committee


  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association – Board of Directors
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Special Master, State of Connecticut Judicial Branch
  • Connecticut Society for Healthcare Risk Management