Jonathan Perkins

Top rated personal injury attorney in Hartford, Connecticut

Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers
Jonathan Perkins
Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers

Practice Areas: Personal injury, Medical malpractice, Products liability; view more

Licensed in Connecticut since: 1987

Education: New York University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022

Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers

45 Wyllys Street
Hartford, CT 06106 Visit website


Jonathan Perkins is a managing partner at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers, with offices in six different locations in Connecticut – New Haven, Woodbridge, New London, Hartford, Bridgeport and Waterbury, from which he represents clients throughout Connecticut in personal injury cases including:

  • Car accidents
  • Serious injuries
  • Workers' compensation
  • Slip-and-falls
  • Animal and dog bites
  • Product liability
  • Wrongful death
  • Social Security Disability
  • Nursing home abuse

A dedicated and compassionate attorney, Mr. Perkins fights for victims who are injured due to negligence. He has successfully handled thousands of personal injury cases, recovering hundreds of millions of dollars for his clients. For more than three decades, he has focused his practice on personal injury, helping people get the compensation they deserve and to move on with their lives. 

With a 10 out of 10 rating on Avvo, Mr. Perkins is well-respected in his legal community, known among his peers as a knowledgeable and experienced attorney who provides aggressive and zealous representation. He is listed him among the Top 100 Personal Injury Lawyers by many organizations and his firm has hundreds of five star reviews from satisfied clients.

Obtaining his undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Pace University in 1984, Mr. Perkins went on to study law at the New York University School of Law. Earning his law degree in 1987, he was licensed to practice in Connecticut the same year. Later, he gained licenses to practice in New York, the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit.

Mr. Perkins is affiliated with many prominent legal organizations such as the New Haven County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Connecticut Bar Association, the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, The American Association for Justice and the New York State Bar Association. 

Practice areas

Personal injury - general: plaintiff, Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff, Personal injury - products: plaintiff, Workers' compensation: claimant

Focus areas

Animal bites, Motor vehicle accidents, Personal injury - plaintiff, Slip and fall, Wrongful death, Construction accident, Brain injury, Toxic mold, Trucking accidents, Premises liability - plaintiff, Dental malpractice, Medical malpractice

  • 70% Personal injury - general: plaintiff
  • 10% Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff
  • 10% Personal injury - products: plaintiff
  • 10% Workers' compensation: claimant

First Admitted: 1987, Connecticut

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Educational Background:
  • Pace University, White Plains, NY, with a Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, with Honors, 1984
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member of the CTLA Legislative Committee which successfully lobbied the State legislature to increase state minimum automobile insurance coverage policy limits to $25,000/$50,000 after the limits had been at $20,000/$40,000 for almost 50 years, 2019
  • Connecticut, 1987
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1992
  • New York, 1994
  • Member of the Connecticut Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, American Bar Association, New Haven County Bar Association, American Association for Justice, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association and several regional Chambers of Commerce, 2020
  • Explains how to seek legal advice using several means of communication., Contact Connecticut Top Injury Law Firm , 2021
  • Jonathan Perkins discusses how  E-cigarette manufacturers have caused millions of people to be addicted and to suffer serious health issues., Connecticut Vaping Injuries, 2019
  • If prospective clients are injured anywhere in Connecticut, Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers will visit them at their request or, if they prefer to visit one of our offices, we highlight the locations of our five conveniently-located offices in New Haven, Bridgeport, Waterbury, Hartford and New London., Get the Power of Perkins, 2018
  • Jonathan Perkins tell the CT Style cast about safety and icey weather, how young children  should be kept away from feeling paint chips due to lead poisoning concerns and about the their latest food drive for the hungry., CT Style Live - How to handle situations when you or your family members are injured, 2018
  • Settled a case for tens of thousands of dollars (amount confidential) for a man who was burned after throwing gasoline on a bonfire., 2022
  • Settled a case for a confidential amount running into multiple hundreds of thousands of dollars for a woman in her late 60's who fell on some stairs., 2022
  • Settled the case of a young mother for tens of thousands of dollars (amount confidential) for a young mother who was charged with failure to stop at a stop sign with a red flashing light and where the vehicle with which she collided had no obligation to stop., 2022
  • Settled the case against a general contractor by a 47-year old man injured while working for the subcontractor for $375,000.00., 2022
  • Settled for multiple hundreds of thousands of dollars (amount confidential).  The case, which had initially been handled by other counsel, had been dismissed when Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers was retained several years after the incident. , 2022
  • Collected $250,000 for an elderly gentleman who developed bed soars in a nursing home., 2021
  • Collected $95,000.00 for a young man involved in a collision while riding his dirt bike on the road., 2021
  • Collected $250,000 for a young man who drove off the road and suffered injuries., 2021
  • Collected $145,000 for a 29 year old man who slipped on ice on a city sidewalk and sustained a fracture., 2020
  • Collected $118,000 for a 35 year old woman who slipped on icy steps and suffered an ankle fracture., 2020
  • $200,000 award for a 10 year old boy hit by a car while riding his bicycle., 2020
  • $168,500 award for a 5 year old who fell through a rotten porch suffering a leg fracture, 2020
  • $150,000.00 for a 68 year old man who fell in a nursing home injuring his hip., 2019
  • $300,000.00 combined for 2 women who suffered respiratory injuries in a sick office building., 2019
  • $150,000.00 for a 45 year old man who fell on an icy parking lot at a public school suffering back injuries., 2019
  • $750,000.00 for the family of a 38 year old woman who died after discharge from the hospital which missed a pulmonary embolism., 2019
  • $190,000.00 for a 73 year old man who slipped on an icy step and who suffered left elbow and shoulder injuries., 2018
  • $250,000.00 for a 58 year old man who was driving in North Haven, Connecticut when he was broadsided by a vehicle and he suffered multiple rib fractures., 2018
  • $500,000.00 for the family of an 87 year old man who died after wondering away from an assisted living facility., 2018
  • Collected $2,300,000.00 for the family of a man who was killed in a traffic accident., 2017
  • Collected $2,100,000.00 for a Brazilian woman who fell off her bicycle in Fairfield, Connecticut, severely injuring her head and brain function., 2017
  • Collected $850,000.00 for the family of an 83 year old man who died as the result of an auto accident, 2016
  • Collected $760,000.00 for a 45 year old contractor who fell off a ladder, sustaining significant spinal injuries, 2016
  • Collected $617,500.00 for a 58 year old man who fell on some steps going into work., 2016
  • Jury award of $1,500,000.00 stemming from the death of a child who died of sudden infant death syndrome, 2015
  • Collected $750,000.00 for a 54 year old man who injured his head due to the impact of a first aid kit and suffered a brain injury, 2014
  • Features top professionals in the field of law., 2022 Top 100 Lawyers, Top 100 Registry , 2022
  • An "organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from across the country". , The National Trial Lawyers Top 100, The National Trial Lawyers, 2022
  • Honors "the achievements of the Top 100 Attorneys in each state", America's Top 100 Attorneys, America's Top 100 Attorneys, 2022
  • Martindale Distinguished, Reflects a combination of achieving a very high general ethical standards rating and a legal ability numerical rating, 2019
  • Recognizes, by State, the 10 best personal injury attorneys for "exceptional performance" in the area of client satisfaction., American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys Top 10, 2019
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Sponsored the West Haven Penalty Box Club golf tournament to fundraise for the West Haven High School Boys Hockey team., 2022
  • Staff participation in Penguin Plunge to raise money for Special Olympics., 2022
  • Represent a number of clients on a pro bono basis annually. , 2022
  • Collected and donated clothes to Jessie's Homeless Outreach Project In New Haven, Connecticut., 2019
  • Raised money for ARK (Acts of Random Kindness) to help support local charities such as Ronald McDonald House, Bridgeport Connecticut Food Pantries, Waterbury Homeless Shelter and Children's Hospital for Cancer Care., 2019
  • Collected approximately 365 pounds of food from our staff and donated it to the Connecticut Food Bank in Wallingford, Connecticut., 2019
  • Supporter - Special Olympics Connecticut's Annual Penguin Plunge, Middletown, CT - Special Olympics Connecticut offers year round training and competition for athletes with intellectual disabilities looking to compete in Connecticut. Beyond competitive events, Special Olympics Connecticut also provides their Healthy Athlete’s Program to provide Special Olympians with health screenings and educational resources towards preventative care. , 2019
  • Yale University Law School-moot court judge for several years., 2018
  • With law offices in five important towns/cities in Connecticut, Jonathan Perkins has become a stakeholder in each of these communities as a commercial real estate owner and manager. The ongoing mission is to develop economic relationships with chambers of commerce, economic development groups, community organizations, educational institutions and employment training programs.  , 2018
  • Supporter – Greater Hartford Latino Festival, Hartford, CT - The Greater Hartford Latino Fest provides the community with an opportunity to experience traditional and contemporary Latin American culture through the presentation of the performing artists. Participation attracts multi-cultural families, businesses, organizations to a variety of activities throughout the region. , 2018
  • Supporter - Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital, Derby, CT.   A multidisciplinary approach to cancer treatment, including radiation therapy in an outpatient setting (requiring no overnight stay) with therapies and services to help patients cope with side effects. , 2017
  • Supporter - Leaps of Faith's Wounded Warrior Project.  Since its founding in 1992, Leaps of Faith nonprofit organization has helped individuals with disabilities “soar beyond the boundaries” through adaptive sports.  , 2016
Industry Groups:
  • Injured People

Office location for Jonathan Perkins

45 Wyllys Street
Hartford, CT 06106

Phone: 203-896-4305


2 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022

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