James J. Nugent

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in New Haven, CT

Nugent and Bryant
234 Church St
New Haven, CT 06510
Phone: 203-580-4607
Fax: 203-795-1019
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1989
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

James J. Nugent is a personal injury attorney at Nugent & Bryant in New Haven, Connecticut. Mr. Nugent is the lead trial lawyer of the firm and handles cases involving car accidents, construction accidents, truck accidents, catastrophic injury and other issues. He represents clients in New Haven, Bridgeport, Milford, Waterbury and throughout Connecticut.

Mr. Nugent has over 30 years of experience. He is dedicated to helping Connecticut residents recover compensation after a devastating injury or loss of a family member due to negligence. Over his time in practice, he has successfully litigated and settled numerous complex personal injury cases.

The recipient of many awards for his accomplishments, Mr. Nugent holds an AV Preeminent* peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell. This is the highest available rating from the organization, bestowed upon attorneys who demonstrate outstanding legal ability and ethical standards. He is also listed in the publication “The Best Lawyers in America” in personal injury law.

Mr. Nugent is a graduate of the prestigious Trial Lawyers College and previously served as a staff and board member of the college. He is also certified as a civil trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

After graduating cum laude from the Catholic University of America, Mr. Nugent earned his law degree from the same institution, the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law. He holds a license to practice law before all Connecticut state courts. In addition to his work in the legal field, he spent 11 years in the Connecticut Army National Guard.

*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
  • 100%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents

Selections

15 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2021

Certificates and Credentials

About James J. Nugent

Admitted: 1989, Connecticut

Professional Webpage: https://nugentlawyers.com/lawyers/jim-nugent-aka-james-j-nug...

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Trial Lawyers College’s Board of Directors, Member, 2005 - 2015
  • Chairperson of the Litigation Section of the Connecticut Bar Association, 2009

Educational Background

  • Catholic University, Bachelor Degree, Cum Laude, 1986
  • Trial Lawyers College, 1998

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Board Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate, 1998

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Jury Verdict: $1,504,346.10: Represented gentleman who purchased insurance from Travelers Insurance Company. Travelers refused to honor the claim and made the gentleman sue. The jury heard the entire story and rendered a verdict for the exact amount of money Attorney Nugent requested in closing argument. The verdict includes $1,000,000.00 for the emotional distress Travelers caused him. Docket No: CV-11-6025680, Hartford Superior Court, June 23, 2014., 2014

Honors/Awards

  • Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. For more than three decades, Best Lawyers lists have earned the respect of the profession, the media, and the public, as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals anywhere. Best Lawyers lists of outstanding attorneys are compiled by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. If the votes for an attorney are positive enough for inclusion in Best Lawyers, that attorney must maintain those votes in subsequent polls to remain on the list for each edition. Lawyers are not permitted to pay any fee to participate in or be included on our lists, Best Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America, 2016
  • AV Preeminent rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, 2021
  • Connecticut Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2007 - 2020
  • Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. For more than three decades, Best Lawyers lists have earned the respect of the profession, the media, and the public, as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals anywhere. Best Lawyers lists of outstanding attorneys are compiled by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. If the votes for an attorney are positive enough for inclusion in Best Lawyers, that attorney must maintain those votes in subsequent polls to remain on the list for each edition. Lawyers are not permitted to pay any fee to participate in or be included on our lists, Best Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America, 2016
  • Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. For more than three decades, Best Lawyers lists have earned the respect of the profession, the media, and the public, as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals anywhere. Best Lawyers lists of outstanding attorneys are compiled by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. If the votes for an attorney are positive enough for inclusion in Best Lawyers, that attorney must maintain those votes in subsequent polls to remain on the list for each edition. Lawyers are not permitted to pay any fee to participate in or be included on our lists, Best Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America, 2016
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Office Location for James J. Nugent

234 Church St
New Haven, CT 06510

Phone: 203-580-4607

Fax: 203-795-1019

Last Updated: 7/13/2021

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