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Jose Michael Rojas
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Jose Michael Rojas

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Personal Injury, Car Accidents

About Me

Mr. Rojas graduated from law school in 1997, cum laude.  He was awarded the Corpus Juris Secundum Award for Criminal Law and a similar award for his Legal Writing class, and was recognized by his law school for his overall.  He was also recognized by the law school for his overall academic achievement.  Following law school, Mr. Rojas was recruited and commissioned as a Captain by the United States Army, Judge Advocate General's Corps.  He served with distinction as a lawyer for the United States Army, receiving the Army Achievement Medal as a member of the XVIII Airborne Corps.  Later, Mr. Rojas was appointed Special Assistant United States Attorney whereupon he was given the awesome responsibility of representing the United States as a federal prosecutor.  Mr. Rojas prosecuted and tried cases such as rape, child molestation, homicide and larceny.  Mr. Rojas was awarded a certificate of appreciation by the Director of the FBI for his "outstanding prosecutive skills"and was made an honorary Agent with the Army Criminal Investigation Division. 


Mr. Rojas left public service and spent the next five years representing large corporate and governmental clients such as Home Depot, Shell Oil, Behr Paint and the City of Hartford.  He was employed by Shipman & Goodwin, LLP, one of Connecticut's largest and most prominent firms.


In 2005, Mr. Rojas left Shipman & Goodwin to start The Rojas Law Firm, LLC.  Mr. Rojas was driven by a desire to make his legal skills available to individuals, rather than corporations and governmental entities.  Since founding The Rojas Law Firm, LLC, Mr. Rojas has shifted his practice to the representation of the injured and the criminally accused.  Mr. Rojas is now driven by a personal passion to bring justice to those who need it most. Mr. Rojas has been featured in the evening news (NBC30), the Connecticut Law Tribune, and has been quoted in the Hartford Courant.

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Languages Spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1997

  1. Car Accidents: 50%
    17 years
  2. Personal Injury: 50%
    17 years

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (33%)

Attorney Endorsements

14 total 

  • Michael B Pollack

    I endorse this lawyer. Aggressive and driven lawyer with exceptional results for his clients..

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    Michael Pollack Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Ryan Charles McKeen

    I regularly consult with Jose on cases. He is an outstanding trial attorney with an impressive track record of results.

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    Ryan McKeen Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

The Rojas Law Firm
40 Russ Street
Hartford, CT, 06106

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CTActive199908/14/2015
WIResigned199703/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
SuperLawyerConnecticut Super Lawyer2012
SuperLawyerConnecticut Super Lawyers2011
SuperLawyerConnecticut Super Lawyers2010
Connecticut Rising StarSuper Lawyers2009
Connecticut Rising StarSuper Lawyers2008
Honorary Special AgentArmy Criminal Investigation Division2000
"Outstanding Prosecutive SkillsFederal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)2000
Rising StarSuper Lawyers MagazineN/A
Army Achievement MedalUnited States ArmyN/A
Cum LaudeQuinnipiac UniversityN/A
Corpus Juris SecundumCorpus JurisN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerThe Rojas Law Firm, LLC2005 - Present
AssociateShipman & Goodwin2001 - 2005
AssociateRyan, Ryan & Deluca2000 - 2001
Special Assistant United States AttorneyU.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of North Carolina1998 - 2000
Judge AdvocateJudge Advocate General's Corps1997 - 2000

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Federal Grievance CommitteeMember2010 - Present
Connecticut Trial Lawyer's AssociationN/A2004 - Present
United States Supreme Court BarN/A2003 - Present
Criminal Justice Actappointee2001 - Present
United States District Court for the District of ConnecticutMember of the Bar2001 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Ghalmi v. Varimixer$1.3 million verdict

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
National Business Institute SeminarHandling a Personal Injury Case in Federal Court2003

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Quinnipiac University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Bentley UniversityMarketingbachelor of science1994

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Handling a Personal Injury Case in Federal CourtPersonal Injury in Federal Court2003