Joseph Serrantino

Joseph Serrantino

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Middletown, CT

Serrantino Law, LLC
 | 955 S Main Street, Middletown, CT 06457
Phone: 860-852-6770
Fax: 860-894-2716
Selected To Rising Stars: 2018 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2015
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Business Litigation (20%),
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (10%),
  • Criminal Defense (10%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Joseph Serrantino is the founder and managing attorney of Serrantino Law, LLC, in Middletown, Connecticut. A highly rated and seasoned trial attorney, Mr. Serrantino holds his license to practice in Massachusetts as well as Connecticut, and he represents the rights and interests of a diverse range of clients throughout both states who have legal issues involving any of the following:

    ·       Personal injury

    ·       Workers' compensation

    ·       Criminal defense

    ·       Business litigation

    ·       Real estate transactions

    ·       Contract and land dispute litigation

    ·       General civil litigation

    A Connecticut native, Mr. Serrantino graduated from Sacred Heart University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in political science and government. He then attended Western New England University School of Law in Springfield, Massachusetts, where he served as the Western New England Law Review's production editor. He obtained his Juris Doctor in 2015, graduating within the top 8 percent of his class.

    Along with practicing before all Connecticut and Massachusetts state courts, Mr. Serrantino is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. A consummate professional and completely dedicated to his practice, Mr. Serrantino is active in his legal community, and he maintains memberships with the Connecticut Bar Association, the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, the Connecticut Criminal Defense Attorneys Association and the American Bar Association.

    Throughout his career, Mr. Serrantino has earned a reputation for providing compassionate counsel to those he serves while aggressively pursuing the most favorable outcomes on their behalf both inside and outside the courtroom. Credited for his accomplishments as well as his impeccable professionalism and service, he received the Top 10 Under 40 Attorney Award from the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys in 2018. In addition, he has earned recognition from his peers as one of the state's emerging leaders for business litigation.

    About Joseph Serrantino

    Admitted: 2015, Connecticut

    Professional Webpage: https://www.serrantinolaw.com/about-attorney-serrantino

    Honors/Awards:

    • The National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys uses a thorough selection process to determine the top criminal defense attorneys in each state. With thousands of attorneys in each state, the NACDA's rigorous, independent selection process resolves the challenge of attorneys claiming to be "the best" without basis for such claims. For the accused, finding a well-qualified criminal defense attorney is imperative, and the NACDA's process leaves no doubt as to whom the preeminent criminal defense attorneys are:The attorneys who make the NACDA list must first be nominated by a licensed practicing attorney or one of our in-house research staff members. Second, the NACDA research staff verifies the nominated individuals meet the minimum requirements of membership in the NACDA. The NACDA processing committee selects a portion of the nominated attorneys to advance to the final selection stage. Then our Board of Governors officially selects the Top 10 in each state. http://www.national-academy.net/attorneys/attorneys-connecticut40.htm , Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys Under 40 in Connecticut, National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys , 2018
    • To qualify for consideration as a “High Stakes Litigator,” an attorney must have served as lead counsel (for either plaintiff or defendant) in a legal matter (1) with at least $2,000,000 in alleged damages at stake or (2) with the fate of a business worth at least $2,000,000 at stake (i.e. bet-the-company litigation valued in excess of $2,000,000).  These are simply the minimum criteria for consideration.  Thereafter, candidates are further evaluated and ranked based upon our proprietary algorithms and Qualitative Comparative Analysis to determine the Top 100 High Stakes Litigators in each region.  With these extremely high standards for membership, less than one-half percent (0.5%) of litigators in the United States will receive this award., High Stakes Litigators , America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators, 2020
    • New England Super Lawyers Magazine and selected to the 2018 Connecticut Rising Stars list in the area of Business Litigation., SuperLawyer Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2018

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
    • American Bar Association, Member
    • Connecticut Federal District Court
    • Connecticut Bar Association, Member, 2015
    • State of Connecticut
    • American Association for Justice, 2019
    • Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member, 2018
    • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2015
    • Massachusetts Bar Association, Member, 2016

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Production Editor, New England University Law Review

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Settlement in amount of $95,000.00 for Plaintiff when Plaintiff sustained injuries as a result of being backed into by a drunk driver. , 2019
    • Settlement in the amount of $145,000.00 for a client injured in a slip and fall accident at a Laser Tag facility., 2020
    • Co-Counsel in jury trial for Plaintiff in an underinsured/uninsured claim against the Insurance company. Jury verdict came back in excess of $175,000.00. Berriault v. Allstate Fire and Casualty Insurance Company., 2018
    • Vasseur Landscaping, LLC v. Gregory Neary (July, 2017): Secured a Plaintiff's verdict for a landscaping company that performed $20,000.00 worth of work at a homeowner's property without a written contract. The individual never paid the $20,000.00 owed to the landscaper claiming a verbal contract. In order to secure the verdict, we had to overcome the strict requirements of Connecticut's Home Improvement Act. Specifically, a contractor can only collect payment from a homeowner for services if there is a strict statutory-conforming written contract. One exception to this general rule is if the contractor shows that the homeowner acted in bad faith in utilizing the Home Improvement Act to avoid paying. At trial, testimony was presented swaying the Court to hold in the landscaper's favor on the issue of bad faith. The Court awarded the landscaping company $19,851.29 for the underlying work performed plus an additional $33,452.17 as punitive damages against the homeowner for his bad faith. This case is currently pending in the Superior Court on side issues regarding the enforcement of a mechanic's lien placed on the homeowner's property., 2017
    • Co/Counsel in jury trial for Plaintiff in Pastore v. Muro where jury verdict came back in excess of $250,000.00 for Plaintiff., 2017

    Transactions:

    • Thomas Stone v. East Coast Swappers, LLC (August, 2017): Successfully defended an auto-repair shop to verdict against a one-count CUTPA claim made by a secured lienholder on a vehicle sold at auction by the auto-repair shop. Although there was a Plaintiff's verdict in the amount of the $8,300.00 lien, the Court did not award attorneys' fees to the Plaintiff which were substantial and had been accruing since March of 2014. The Plaintiff appealled the Court's decision soley on the issue of attorney's fees. This case is currently pending on appeal. , 2017

    Educational Background:

    • Xavier High School in Middletown
    • Western New England University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, Top 8% of his class, 2015
    • Sacred Heart University, Bachelors in Political Science, 2012
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    Office Location for Joseph Serrantino

    955 S Main Street
    Middletown, CT 06457

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    Last Updated: 5/21/2020

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