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Antonio Ponvert, III

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Rights Attorney in Bridgeport, CT

Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder PC
350 Fairfield Avenue, Suite 501
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Phone: 203-336-4421
Fax: 203-368-3244
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2021
Licensed in Connecticut Since: 1990
Practice Areas: Civil Rights (50%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%), Constitutional Law (10%)
Attorney Profile

A personal injury attorney at Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder PC, Antonio Ponvert, III, represents clients throughout Connecticut. His practice areas include constitutional law, civil rights, sexual abuse, wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury. He has earned many record-breaking verdicts and settlements since joining the firm in 1999.

For his compassion and unending dedication to his clients, he has received many acknowledgments and awards, including the Distinguished Leader Award from the Connecticut Law Tribune in 2019 and the Warrior of the Year from the Trial Lawyers College in 2005. He is a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, and for his high ethical standards and long list of successful results, he is AV Preeminent* peer-review rated, the highest rating, through Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Ponvert is admitted to practice in Connecticut, California and Pennsylvania. He is also admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of California, and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, along with a long list of U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals.

After earning an undergraduate degree from the University of Rhode Island with the highest honors, Mr. Ponvert then attended the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School. He earned his Juris Doctor in 1990, graduating cum laude.

A member of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, the American Association for Justice, the American Civil Liberties Union and the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Mr. Ponvert is also an active volunteer within his community. For seven years he served as faculty at the Trial Lawyers College and he is often a court-appointed representation of those in the prison system.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Civil Rights
  • 40%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%Constitutional Law
Focus Areas

Police Misconduct, Race Discrimination, Disability, Discrimination, Native Peoples Law, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff


11 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2021

Certificates and Credentials

About Antonio Ponvert, III

First Admitted: 1990, Connecticut

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

  • America Civil Liberties Union and Connecticut Civil Liberties Union, Cooperating Attorney Federal Court Pro Se Panel Staff, Trial Lawyers College, Duboise, WY
  • Lecturer at the Practicing Law Institute
  • Court-appointed representation of prisoners
  • Member, Civil Pro Bono Panel, United States District Court
  • Faculty, Trial Lawyers College, Dubois, Wyoming, 2008 - 2015

Educational Background

  • B.S, University of Rhode Island, Valedictorian, Highest Distinction, 1987
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Licensed to practice in Connecticut, Pennsylvania and California


  • $41.75 Million - Munn v. The Hotchkiss School (negligence); $21.75 Million - Mirlis v. Greer (sexual assault); $3.2 Million - Timothy Perry v. Connecticut Department of Correction (inmate death); $2.5 Million - Allen v. Armstrong (sexual harassment); $1.6 Million - Reid v. Town of New Milford (police shooting); $750,000 - Tracy v. Department of Correction (inmate suicide); $1 Million - Sawyer v. Department of Mental Health (in-custody suicide); $1.25 Million - Bell v. Department of Mental Health (patient death); $900,000 - Kinsman v. Department of Correction; $500,000 - Joslyn v. Department of Correction (inmate abuse); $250,000 - Ziemba v. Department of Correction (inmate abuse), 1997


  • Warrior of the Year, Trial Lawyers College, Duboise, WY, 2005
  • , Trial Lawyers College Warrior of the Year 2005
  • Order of the Coif
  • , Martindale-Hubbell Rated AV
  • , Super Lawyers
  • , Best Lawyers, Civil Rights
  • , Connecticut Federal District Court Pro-Bono Award, 2014
  • , Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2016
  • , Connecticut Law Tribune Distinguished Leader Award, 2019

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Lecturer/Panel Member, Yale Law School, Prisoner Rights Workshops, 2005

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Staff, Trial Lawyers College, Duboise, WY2005 Warrior of the Year, Northeast, Trial Lawyers College, 2008

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Staff, Trial Lawyers College, Duboise, WY, 2008
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • American Association for Justice
  • Connecticut Civil Liberties Union
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 2001
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 2001
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 2001
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 2001
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1991
  • Connecticut, 1997
  • California, 1992
  • Pennsylvania, 1990
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Office Location for Antonio Ponvert, III

350 Fairfield Avenue
Suite 501
Bridgeport, CT 06604

Phone: 203-336-4421

Fax: 203-368-3244

Last Updated: 6/19/2021

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