Brian William Colistra

Brian William Colistra

Fitzpatrick & Hunt, Pagano, Aubert
  • Products Liability, Insurance Defense, Construction Law ...
  • Connecticut, New York
Claimed Lawyer Profile

Recently recognized with a selection to Connecticut’s 2020 Lawyers of Distinction, I am a Partner in our New York City and Stamford Connecticut offices and have more than 20 years of experience as lead trial counsel. I have successfully tried to verdict a wide range of cases including; product liability, wrongful death, personal injury, property loss, toxic tort, employment discrimination, motor vehicle, and construction/labor law.

My practice includes defending a variety of complex, high-exposure and high profile cases throughout the United States in diverse areas of law including aviation, product liability, product recalls, premises liability, general liability, asbestos, labor law, municipal, transportation, construction defect, firearms, and lead paint exposure.

I routinely defend airport owners and operators, aircraft manufacturers, component manufacturers and all manner of aviation industry vendors in matters ranging from complex and catastrophic fatal aircraft crashes to simple slip and falls on airport property. My asbestos practice involves the defense of one of the world’s most respected motorcycle companies against wrongful death claims arising from alleged asbestos exposure. I have extensive experience handling fire loss cases, most notably a nationally-publicized residential fire that resulted in the deaths of 3 children and their grandparents. I serve as regional counsel defending f premises, product, general, and automobile liability cases filed against the insureds of an A+ rated Insurance Company.

I have been a lecturer for the New York State Bar Association and have provided in-house Continuing Legal Education classes for insurance companies.

Practice Areas
Products Liability
Insurance Defense
Construction Law
Construction Defects, Construction Litigation
Employment Law
Employment Discrimination, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination
Asbestos & Mesothelioma
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State of Connecticut Judicial Branch
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New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
ID Number: 2886471
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2nd Circuit
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U.S District Court for the Eastern District of New York
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U.S District Court for the Northern District of New York
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U.S District Court for the Western District of New York
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U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
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Professional Experience
Fitzpatrick & Hunt, Pagano, Aubert
- Current
Pino and Associates
Assistant District Attorney
Orange County District Attorney's Office
New York Law School
J.D. (1995) | Law
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Canisius College
B.S. (1991) | Political Science
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Recognizing Excellence in Civil Litigation
Lawyers of Distinction
Professional Associations
New York State Bar  # 2886471
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Firm website
Contact & Map
Telephone: (203) 580-4000
Telephone: (914) 946-0600