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Glass Buildings


One Hamden Center
2319 Whitney Avenue
Suite 1-D
Hamden, CT 06518

Phone: 203-281-2700 

Fax: 203-281-0700


Patrick J. Monahan II


For nearly thirty years, Patrick J. Monahan II has represented clients in business, litigation, regulatory, and government relations matters. Pat joined Parrett, Porto, Parese & Colwell, P.C. after being a partner in a large regional law firm, where he was a member of the Healthcare, Litigation, and Corporate Compliance Practice Groups.

Pat began his professional career in 1983 at the law firm of Wiggin & Dana, where he was a partner from 1991 to 2001. In addition to twenty-three years of experience in private practice, Pat served as General Counsel and Vice President for the Connecticut Hospital Association from 2002 to 2007, where he was responsible for legal, advocacy, and compliance matters for the Association and its affiliated companies, and represented Connecticut hospitals in a variety of legal, administrative and legislative matters.

Pat is an active member of the firm’s Healthcare and Litigation Practice Groups. He has extensive experience in healthcare compliance and regulatory matters; Certificate of Need issues; planning and implementing business relationships among healthcare providers, management service organizations, and other commercial business partners; negotiating managed care contracts; and advising on licensure, privacy, and patient care issues. In addition, throughout his career, he has litigated in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies for clients in various industries in matters involving alleged fraud and unfair trade practices, product liability, reimbursement, and other contract disputes, employment issues, and other commercial disputes.

Pat is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association and a Connecticut Bar Foundation Fellow. He graduated from Stonehill College in 1980 and received his J.D. in 1983 from Boston College Law School.

Community / Business Affiliations (current and previous)

Presentations and Publications

  • “Prescription Drugs Can Make for Unhealthy Waterways – Healthcare Facilities Could be Barred from Pouring Medications Down Drains,” CT Law Tribune, October 4, 2010

  • The Collection Service May Come Calling, CT Law Tribune, May 11, 2009

  • Physician Restrictive Covenants Enforced Somewhat Reluctantly, CT Law Tribune, May 2007

  • Tort Reform Measures: What Physicians Need to Know: Presentation before Fairfield County Medical Association, October 3, 2012

  • Serious Reportable Issues, Connecticut Hospital Association’s Annual Corporate Compliance Conference, April 16, 2009

  • Peer Review: A Discussion of Peer Review Basics and Practical Considerations in the Hospital Setting, November 15, 2007

  • Joint Ventures in Ancillary Services: Pitfalls and Lessons Learned CTHFMA/CHLA Seminar, March 28, 2007

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