Peter T. Fay product liability professional liability defense attorney in New Haven CT

Peter T. Fay


195 Church Street, 13th Floor, New Haven, CT 06510

Phone: 203.821.2000 | Fax: 203.821.2009


  • The College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, J.D.
  • Fairfield University, B.A.

Peter T. Fay is a litigator who has been providing advice and counseling to clients involved in disputes and litigation matters in Connecticut state and federal courts for more than thirty years. Peter frequently represents professionals in defense of liability claims and in grievance proceedings. His clients include attorneys, real estate brokers and salespeople, appraisers, home inspectors, surveyors, and insurance brokers and agents. Peter also practices in the areas of product liability defense, premises and general liability defense, and commercial litigation. He has tried numerous cases, which have involved professional malpractice, business disputes, shareholder disputes, trademarks, unfair trade practices, motor vehicle accidents and premises liability. Peter also represents manufacturers and retailers of products ranging from lawn furniture and exercise equipment to home appliances and automobiles. He also has represented manufacturers of pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

In addition to handling matters in state and federal courts, Peter also represents clients in administrative matters before the Department of Consumer Protection, the Commission on Human Rights & Opportunities, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and other regulatory agencies. These matters include consumer complaints, grievances, and “Lemon Law” complaints.

Peter has conducted risk management seminars for professionals, including real estate brokers and salespeople.

Once upon a time, Peter completed a marathon. Now he prefers to ride his bike, travel with his wife and daughter, and spend time fishing (not catching, just fishing).

Professional Memberships
  • American Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • New Haven County Bar Association
Honors & Awards
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV-Preeminent
  • Connecticut Super Lawyers, 2009
Classes & Seminars
  • Risk-Management Seminars for Health Care Professionals
  • Risk-Management Seminars for Real Estate Professionals
Representative Cases
  • Griffin Hospital v. ISOThrive, LLC, 2019 WL 6606723 (Conn. Super. 2019)
  • Philadelphia Indemnity Ins. Co. v. Lennox Industries, Inc., 2019 WL 1258918 (D. Conn. 2019)
  • Baruno v. Slane, 151 Conn. App 386, cert. denied, 314 Conn. 920 (2014)
  • Shaw v. Freeman, 134 Conn. App 76 (2012)
  • Weichert, Inc. v. Orr, 2005 Conn. Super. Lexis 1464
  • Geenty, Inc. v. Smernoff, 2005 Conn. Super. Lexis 2717
  • Geenty, Inc. v. Smernoff, 2005 Conn. Super. Lexis 1571
  • Maloney v. PCRE, 68 Conn. App. 727 (2002)
  • Olynciw v. Stop&Shop Cos., 67 Conn. App.773 (2002)
  • Sullivan v. Yale-New Haven Hosp., 64 Conn. App. 750 (2001)
  • Napoletano v. CIGNA, 238 Conn. 216 (1996)
  • Bennett v. Auto Ins. Co., 230 Conn. 795 (1994)
  • Bennett v. Auto Ins. Co., 32 Conn. App. 617 (1993)
  • Saint Margaret’s-McTernan School v. Thompson, 31 Conn. App. 594 (1993)
Bar Admissions
  • Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit