Richard P. Hastings, Esq.


Hastings, Cohan & Walsh , LLP













Mr. Hastings concentrates his practice on personal injury and criminal law.

He has collected millions of dollars for his clients in cases including motor vehicle accidents, defective products, wrongful death, dog bite incidents, general accident cases, slip and fall incidents, breach of contract claims, unfair trade practice cases, construction litigation, will contests, and general litigation matters.

Attorney Hastings is the co-author of Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing published by CelebrityPress which was #1 on the Insurance Best-Seller list on for its launch date of March 17, 2011. He has also been inducted into the National Academy of Best-Selling Authors.

Mr. Hastings is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum which is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the U.S. The membership is limited to attorneys who have won million dollar verdicts or settlements. Less than 1% of all lawyers in the country are members. He has also been named a Connecticut Super Lawyer, a peer evaluated award limited to only 5% of the state’s attorneys.

Mr. Hastings is trained as a mediator by Harvard Law School and the Center for Mediation in Law. Mr. Hastings has also received advanced negotiation training through Harvard Law School and is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association’s Pro Bono School Expulsion Project. Mr. Hastings holds the title of Distinguished Toastmaster from Toastmasters International, its highest designation. He is involved in a number of philanthropic endeavors, has held board positions in a number of charitable organizations and has received a number of governmental appointments. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of Dream Come True which fulfills the wishes of the seriously, chronically and terminally ill children.

Mr. Hastings also has extensive business and commercial experience and represents businesses, consultants, trading companies, mortgage brokers, banks, manufacturers, retail establishments, restaurants and numerous service industry clients. He has assisted inventors and start-up companies and prepares memoranda for raising venture capital. Mr. Hastings is also a respected real estate investor who utilizes cutting edge strategies for the maximization of profits and the minimization of tax liabilities. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of a number of corporations, is involved in numerous general partnerships and serves as legal counsel to countless others.

He was named a recipient of The National Republican Congressional Committee’s prestigious Businessman of the Year Award. Mr. Hastings is the author of “How to Find a Great Lawyer”, “How to Explode Your Practice”, “Understanding and Improving the Value of Your Personal Injury Case”, “The Crash Course on Personal Injury Claims in Connecticut”, “The Crash Course on Motorcycle Accident Claims in Connecticut”, “The Crash Course Child Injury Cases in Connecticut”, “What You Need to Know About Connecticut DUI” and workbooks for each of the prior books, i.e., “The Workbook for The Crash Course on Personal Injury Cases in Connecticut”. He has published over 100 articles on a variety of personal injury and medical malpractice topics.

Mr. Hastings is a graduate of the University of Connecticut (Business Administration) and Fordham University School of Law. He grew up in Ridgefield and attended a number of its local schools. He is a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association and the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Associations. He resides in Ridgefield with his wife, Diana and their children, Alexandra, Kathryn, and Zachary. His hobbies include: attending motivational seminars; golf; fishing; hiking, meditation and riding his Harley.

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