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Brenden P. Leydon

Brenden P. Leydon

Stamford, Connecticut
203-333-3339 (New & Existing Clients)

         Brenden leads the firms Product Liability practice and handles complex personal injury and civil litigation of all sorts.  He has successfully resolved numerous cases against major auto, medical device and consumer product manufacturers, and has had numerous successful verdicts on behalf of injury victims.  Brenden graduated from Tufts University and Rutgers-Newark Law School.  He has been practicing trial and appellate litigation at Wocl Leydon, LLC since 1995.  Prior to law school, Brenden served in the United States Army National Guard, as a forward observer and infantry officer.

        Brenden is on the Board of Governors of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA) and chairs the CTLA Product Liability Committee.  He is also on the Board of Directors of the Attorneys Information Exchange Group (AIEG), a national organization focusing on product liability cases. Brenden has been Co-Chair of the Appellate Practice Committee for Stamford/Norwalk Regional Bar Association since 1999; he has also served as a Commissioner for the Connecticut Law Revision Commission.  In 1999-2000, he was Co-Chair of the Connecticut Bar Association YLS Appellate Practice Committee.

         Brenden has successfully argued numerous appeals in the Connecticut Supreme Court, Connecticut Appellate Court, and United Stated Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit involving landmark issues of constitutional law, personal injury, medical malpractice, product liability, workers' compensation, foreclosures, family law and commercial litigation.  He has also presented at numerous legal seminars in Connecticut and nationally on various issues of trial and appellate practice.  He has won numerous honors and awards in the legal profession including the Connecticut Law Tribune Impact Award in 2002, the Rutger's Law School Constitutional Litigation Clinic Alumni Award in 2001, and has been recognized by Super Lawyers every year since 2009.  In 2015, the Connecticut Law Tribune inducted Brenden into the Personal Injury Hall of Fame for Product Liability. 

         Brenden is also very active in the local community, having served on the Board of Trustees of the Stamford Ferguson Library, the Connecticut Law Revision Commission, and the Stamford Animal Care and Control Center Task Force.  Brenden is married to his wife Angela and lives in Stamford with their son Brenden Jr., and two dogs, Davey and Lucy.  He attends Holy Spirit Church in Stamford.

Areas of Practice

  • Products Liability
  • Appellate Advocacy
  • Constitutional Law
  • Construction Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Personal Injury - Plaintiff
  • Land Use and Zoning

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 1995
  • New York, 1996
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1998


  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - Newark, Newark, New Jersey
    • J.D. - 1995
  • Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts
    • B.A.
    • Major: Economics

Published Works

  • Form 10611 F - Bill of Discovery, CT Practice Book Annotated, West Publishing, 1998

Honors and Awards

  • Connecticut Law Tribune Impact Award, 2002 - Present
  • Rutger's Law School Constitutional Litigation Clinic Alumni Award, 2001 - Present
  • Super Lawyers, 2009 - Present
  • Personal Injury Hall of Fame for Product Liability, Connecticut Law Tribune, 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Connecticut Law Revision Commission, Commissioner
  • Regional Bar Association, Appellate Practice Committee, Co-Chair
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA), Board of Governors
  • CTLA Product Liability Committee, Chair
  • Attorneys Information Exchange Group (AIEG), Board of Directors
  • Stamford/Norwalk Regional Bar Association, Appellate Practice Committee, Co-Chair, 1999 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association YLS Appellate Practice Committee, Co-Chair, 1999 - 2000

Past Employment Positions

  • United States Army National Guard, Forward observer and infantry officer

Pro Bono Activities

  • Stamford Ferguson Library, Board of Trustees
  • Connecticut Law Revision Commission, Board of Trustees
  • Stamford Animal Care, Board of Trustees
  • Control Center Task Force, Board of Trustees


  • Psi Upsilon