Damien Tansey, Senior Counsel, specialises in medical negligence litigation / medical malpractice litigation* and personal injury claims. He is Senior Partner of the firm. In 2020, he became one of the first solicitors in Ireland to be made Senior Counsel, and only 15 firms in Ireland carry that accolade.
He has been involved in some of the largest compensation awards* granted by the High Court in favour of the victims of medical misadventure. He has experience of medical litigation of all types, in particular cases involving childbirth/birth injury, cerebral palsy, brain injury, orthopaedic/surgical and delays in diagnosis.
During the course of his career to date he has worked almost exclusively for claimants/injured parties, and very often the Defendants were the State itself or State Agencies, and included Local Authorities, An Bord Pleanála, the Health Service Executive (HSE), and others.
In view of Damien’s acknowledged expertise in litigation generally, Damien Tansey Solicitors LLP is increasingly being engaged by other law firms to act as an Expert Witness.
Damien was one of the first solicitors in Ireland to receive a Patent of Precedence (Senior Counsel). He is also a notary public, a commissioner for oaths and a member of the Litigation Committee of the Law Society of Ireland. He is a director of Sligo based registered charity The Model Arts and Niland Gallery.
Other experience: prior to founding Damien Tansey & Associates in 1980, Damien worked in the Irish Department of Justice and as a full-time University Lecturer in Law
Education: NUI Galway
Solicitor Admissions: Ireland and Northern Ireland