About the Firm

Devon Fagel

DR. DEVON FAGEL
Associate Attorney

Dr. Devon M. Fagel is an attorney and medical doctor having graduated from Yale University Medical School and trained in internal medicine at Yale-New Haven Health System. Dr. Fagel is licensed to practice law in four jurisdictions, including California, New York, Connecticut, and Nevada and has worked as a medical malpractice attorney on both coasts representing injured plaintiffs as well as physician defendants. In addition to his knowledge and experience in law and medicine, Dr. Fagel is a well-accomplished neurobiologist having completed a four-year, NIH-funded postdoctoral fellowship in perinatal brain injury at the Yale Child Study Center. He authored a groundbreaking paper demonstrating the first proof of postnatal cortical neurogenesis, a field of neuroscience which led to the development of novel treatments to minimize brain injury, including therapeutic hypothermia (also known as brain cooling). Dr. Fagel brings his legal, medical, and scientific background to bear in his representation of injured clients. With clinical training in adult medicine and research experience in pediatric development, he is uniquely equipped to analyze medical records, examine defendant physicians, and evaluate a wide array of complex medical conditions.

Dr. Fagel graduated cum laude from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1999. He earned his law degree at Southwestern University School of Law in 2001 where he won 1st place Pacific region at the Philip C. Jessup Moot Court Tournament, competing against 700 law schools from 90 countries. He completed his postdoctoral fellowship with the National Institute of Mental Health in 2007 where he spearheaded a national multi-site research program on brain development in preterm infants. Dr. Fagel earned his medical degree at Yale University School of Medicine in 2014 where he was awarded the Louis G. Welt graduation prize for outstanding thesis.

Dr. Fagel's medical studies have been published in various academic journals, including The Journal of Neuroscience, Experimental Neurology, and Biological Psychiatry. His advocacy work has been featured in magazines and newspapers nationwide such as Newsweek, Modern Healthcare, and the Washington Examiner.