Augustus R. Southworth III


  • Boston University School of Law, Law School
    J.D. 1973
    ~ cum laude
  • Boston University, Graduate
    M.A. 1970
  • Dartmouth College, Undergraduate
    B.A. 1966


  • Bar Admissions
  • Connecticut
  • Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Gus Southworth is a partner in Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey's litigation group,which was named a “highly recommended” Connecticut litigation team in Benchmark Litigation’s Guide To Leading Business Litigation Firms and Attorneys. He practices in state and federal court in the areas of commercial and personal injury defense litigation, including medical litigation; representation of health care providers and hospitals in malpractice litigation; representation of physicians and hospitals in administrative proceedings, and regulatory and non-professional liability matters, including litigation and representation of private educational institutions.

  • Successfully defended cardiothoracic surgeon in a wrongful death action alleging negligent performance of repair of aortic tear
  • Successfully defended neurosurgeon in a wrongful death action alleging negligent failure to identify and timely re-operate for post-operative hemorrhaging in 39 year old female
  • Successfully defended orthopedic surgeon charged with negligently failing to recognize and treat post arthroscopy infection, resulting in loss of repair, and permanent fusion at knee in a 30 year old female
  • Obtained dismissal of two high profile administrative investigations of physicians allegedly responsible for deaths of two young patients

Before Carmody

  • Head of Litigation Group, Gager & Henry, 1979–1997
  • Lieutenant, U.S. Army, Infantry/Military Intelligence, 1967-1969
  • Received the 2012 President’s Award for Excellence from the Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association
  • Named a Top 100 Trial Lawyer in Connecticut by The National Trial Lawyers association
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (©Woodwood/White, Inc.) in the areas of Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants & Personal Injury Litigation
  • Selected for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers  in the area of Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice, 2007 and 2008, 2016
  • Selected by peer review for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., 1993 - present
  • Named a Connecticut “Super Lawyer” by Connecticut Magazine in the area of Personal Injury Defense, Medical Malpractice, 2006 - present


  • The American Trial Lawyers Association - 2010

  • ABA, Litigation Section

  • International Association of Defense Counsel

  • Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association

  • Defense Research Institute

  • Health Lawyers Association

  • Oliver Ellsworth Inn of Court, Hartford Chapter