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Patrick R. Linsey, Associate

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Patrick R. Linsey is an associate with Zeisler & Zeisler.  Patrick has been selected for inclusion in Connecticut Super Lawyers as a "Rising Star" in the area of business bankruptcy.  He represents individuals and businesses in a diverse litigation practice, including bankruptcy litigation, commercial litigation, creditor/debtor disputes, workouts, securities litigation and arbitration, and other matters.  Patrick has prosecuted and defended complex claims in federal and state courts and in arbitration.  He has also achieved favorable settlements through alternative dispute resolution and counsels clients on strategies to protect their interests while avoiding litigation.

Patrick is active in state and national bar associations.  He is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association's Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section Executive Committee and co-chairs the Section's Continuing Legal Education Committee.  He has held several leadership positions in the Connecticut Bar Association's Young Lawyers Section and is currently membership director for the Section.  Patrick frequently lectures on topics related to his practice and is a regular contributor to the Connecticut Law Tribune.

Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Debtor/Creditor Rights
  • Securities Litigation
  • Arbitration and Mediation (including AAA, JAMS, and FINRA forums)
  • Commercial and Residential Foreclosure
  • Workouts
  • Appellate

Awards & Honors

  • Selected By Connecticut Super Lawyers as "Rising Star" (2015)
  • Public Service Award, Connecticut Bar Association's Young Lawyers Section (2015)
  • Joseph F. Noonan Award for Outstanding Legal Scholarship and Commitment to Public Service (2010)
  • Editor-in-chief of the Connecticut Public Interest Law Journal (2009 – 2010)
  • Best Oralist in the Alva P. Loiselle Moot Court Competition (2008)

Publications & Presentations

  • Presentation: Defense of Tuition Clawback Claims in Bankruptcy, Connecticut Bar Association Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section, October 15, 2015
  • Presentation: Business Bankruptcy Annual Review, Connecticut Legal Conference, June 15, 2015
  • "Conn. Bankruptcy Judge Retires After 22 Years," Connecticut Law Tribune, April 10, 2015
  • Presentation on Bankruptcy Court Jurisdiction Under In re Bellingham Insurance Agency, Inc. and Wellness International Network, Limited v. Sharif, Connecticut Bar Association Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section, October 23, 2014
  • “New Program Designed to Expedite Civil Litigation,” Connecticut Law Tribune, May 30, 2014
  • “PETA Calls Inmate’s Case Fishy," Connecticut Law Tribune, September 19, 2013
  • “Year on the Edge,” Connecticut Law Tribune, May 23, 2011
  • “Leaps Forward from the Typewriter to the iPad,”, November 30, 2010

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Connecticut Bar Association (co-chair: Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section Continuing Legal Education Committee; co-chair: Young Lawyers Section, for Commercial Law & Bankruptcy; member: Young Lawyers Section Executive Committee)
  • Fairfield County Bar Association

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut (2010)
  • United States District Court, District of Connecticut (2014)
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York (2014)
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York (2015)


  • University of Connecticut School of Law (J.D., with high honors, 2010)
  • University of Maine (B.A., magna cum laude, 2007)

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