Brian M. Flood
Brian has dedicated his entire legal career helping accident victims. By choice, he has never represented the interests of an insurance company. Brian knows that the threat of a jury trial is often the only thing that forces insurance companies to pay fair compensation to victims. That is why even though most cases can settle outside of court, Brian is prepared to try every case, both large and small. Brian has settled thousands of cases and tried more than 100 cases to verdict since he began practicing law over 15 years ago. Brian tries more cases in a typical year than many attorneys try in their entire career. He is dedicated to getting the best results possible for every client.
Brian comes from a family with a long history of serving the community and grew up believing that he had an obligation to speak for those who couldn’t speak for themselves. His grandfather and great-grandfather were both Middletown attorneys who were deeply involved in the local community. It was actually his father, Tom Flood, who worked as a private investigator who inspired him to go to law school and advocate for injury victims. Tom worked for personal injury law firms all over the state and watching this work had a great impact on Brian growing up. He saw how the justice system was difficult for many to navigate, especially those dealing with a devastating injury. He knew he wanted to help these people one day.
Brian is a graduate of Providence College. He attended Quinnipiac University School of Law and, while there, he was an associate editor of Law Review. Brian has since been certified as a civil trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. This certification requires the applicant to pass a rigorous written test, demonstrate a record of extensive litigation experience (including numerous trials to verdict) and demonstrate compliance with the highest ethical standards of the profession. Brian is proud to maintain this certification, which requires him to recertify every five years.
Brian was a partner at busy litigation law firm for 14 years before founding The Flood Law Firm with his brother Chris. They both share a common belief that without a strong advocate, injured people are often taken advantage of. Brian gets great satisfaction helping his clients and seeing them receive fair results, even if it means a fight.
“Our philosophy is likely more aggressive than other lawyers; We find that our success record for taking a case to trial actually helps us settle cases when that course of action is best for our client.” – Brian Flood
Brian is a leader in the legal community. He lectures regularly at legal seminars in the areas of trial practice and procedure. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, a national trial bar organization in which membership is by invitation only and limited to the top trial lawyers in the state based on their trial experience and ability. The Connecticut chapter is limited to only 80 trial lawyers, balanced between the plaintiff and defense bars. He is also an active member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, where he serves on the Board of Governors and the Executive Committee, which is comprised of top attorneys tasked with taking an active role in protecting plaintiff’s rights and advocating for safer laws in the state of Connecticut. He is also a member of the American Association for Justice and The National Trial Lawyers Association, which are both national groups dedicated to preserving the justice system.
Brian has been continually recognized for his dedication, passion and success as a trial attorney throughout his career. In 2012, The Connecticut Trial Lawyers awarded him with the T. Paul Tremont Award in in recognition of his many successful jury trial verdicts and for his tenacity and commitment to injured clients. Brian has been selected to Super Lawyers magazine in the medical malpractice and personal injury-plaintiff categories in Connecticut. In 2013, he was named a “Top 50” Lawyer in Connecticut and “Top 100” Lawyer in New England by Super Lawyers. He has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2015 Edition of The Best lawyers in America for plaintiffs’ personal injury litigation.
Brian grew up in Portland and still lives there today with his wife and son. He is actively involved in the community and has served on the Board of Selectmen since 2005. He enjoys giving his time to many community projects. When Brian is not working, he and his family enjoying spending time on the Connecticut River.