Patricia Cruz Fragoso

Ventura Law

Contact

patricia@venturalaw.com

235 Main Street
Danbury, CT 06810-6673
(203) 791-9040
(203) 791-9264 fax

Practice Areas

Biography

http://www.vrslaw.com/patricia-cruz.shtml

Catholic University of Portugal, Viseu, Portugal

Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Auburn Hills, MI

Connecticut 2009

Northern Fairfield Council of the United Way of Western Connecticut, Council Member, January 2014.

American Association for Justice, Chairperson of the DaVinci Robotic Litigation Group, July 2013 to present

Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Member of the Executive Committee, June 2013 to present.

Connecticut Bar Association, Member of the House of Delegates, January 2013 to present.

Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Member of the Board of Governors, June 2012 to present.

Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Member of the Legislative Action Committee, July 2012 to present.

American Association for Justice, Member of the Board of Governors, February 2012 to present.

City of Danbury Grant Review Board, Danbury, CT, 2012.

Danbury Chamber of Commerce Women’s Council, Danbury, CT, Member, March 2012 to present.

Portuguese Bar Association of Connecticut, Member, 2009 to present.

Portuguese Bar Association of Connecticut, Board Member, 2009 to July 2012.

Danbury Bar Association, Member, 2008 to present.

Connecticut Bar Association, Member, 2008 to present.

Tribuna Newspaper, Danbury, CT, May 2010 to January 2012, Monthly Legal Correspondent.

Portuguese Cultural Center, Danbury, CT, Member of the Board of Directors, June 2009 to November 2011

PALCUS, Hartford, CT, Member, 2010 to present.

Americo S. Ventura Library, Danbury, CT, Assistant Director, June 2008 to present.

HONORS & AWARDS
? Senior Associate Editor: Thomas M. Cooley Law Review
? Dean’s List and Honor Roll awarded for all academic terms
? Certificates of Merit in Trial Skills, Pretrial skills, Criminal Procedure, Environmental Law and for her services in the Lakeshore Legal Aid Clinic
? Recipient of Scribes Law Review recognition award
? Super Lawyers Rising Star 2012, 2013 & 2014
? CT Magazine Top Attorneys – Connecticut’s Outstanding Young Lawyers, Feb. 2012
? New England’s Outstanding Young Lawyers 2012, 2013 & 2014
? The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40 2013
? AVVO Superb Rating 10.0
? Danbury Bar Association American Dream Award 2013
? CT Law Tribune New Leaders in the Law Award 2013
? The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2014
? National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys Top 10, 2014
? National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys Top 10 Attorney Award 2013
? American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Under 40 2014

PUBLICATIONS

Patricia Cruz, Comment, Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs v. Von Eschenbach: Is There a Right to Live?, 25-2 T. M. COOLEY L. REV. (forthcoming Jan. 2009).

LANGUAGE SKILLS

• Fluent in English, Portuguese, French and Spanish

Patricia Cruz Fragoso