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James J Nugent

James J Nugent

also known as Jim Nugent

Practice areas:

Car Accidents, Trucking Accident, Wrongful Death, Spinal Cord Injury, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury

About Me

I handle cases which involve serious personal injury and wrongful death. I invest tremendous time, energy and resources in every one of my cases. I take the time to meet with my clients and to listen to them. I use innovative action-based techniques which allow me to get to know my clients' stories - their lives, the effects of their injuries, their personhood. This, in turn, allows me to tell the jury the truth of my clients' story in a straightforward and honest way. I screen many cases but accept only a few in order to fully and completely dedicate myself to each case.


Frequently I am associated into cases by other attorneys.


I am Board Certified as a Specialist in Civil Trials and I sit on the Board of Directors of Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College. I am a member of the American Bar Association, Connecticut Bar Association, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, New Haven County Bar Association, the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Form, The National Trial Lawyers and the Black War Bonnet Society.




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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1989

  1. Car Accidents: 39%
    26 years
  2. Wrongful Death: 24%
    26 years
  3. Trucking Accident: 24%
    26 years
  4. Spinal Cord Injury: 5%
  5. Other: 8%
  6. More 



Free Consultation (120 minutes)

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Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Karim K Arzadi

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Karim Arzadi Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Tomas Joseph Ross

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Tomas Ross Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

234 Church Street
7th Floor
New Haven, CT, 06510




Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Board Certified Civil Trial SpecialistNational Board of Trial Advocacy2015
Board Certified Civil Trial SpecialistNational Board of Trial Advocacy2014
Super LawyerThomson Reuters2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
MemberThe National Trial Lawyers: Top 1002013
Life MemberMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2013
RecognitionSuper Lawyers2013
CertifiedNational Board of Trial Advocacy2013
RecognitionSuper Lawyers2012
RecognitionSuper Lawyers2011
RecognitionSuper Lawyers2010
RecognitionSuper Lawyers2009
Life MemberMillion Dollar Advocates ForumN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerNugent & Bryant1998 - Present
AssociateNugent & Bryant1989 - 1998


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2013 - Present
Connecticut Bar AssociationMembership Committee Member2011 - 2013
Connecticut Bar AssociationChairman - Litigation Section2009 - 2011
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeTreasurer2009 - 2014
Connecticut Bar AssociationVice-Chairman, Litigation Section2007 - 2009
Black War Bonnet SocietyMember, Board of Director2006 - Present
Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers CollegeMember, Board of Directors2005 - Present
New Haven County Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present
Connecticut Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates ForumInvited MemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Riley v. Travelers InsuranceJury Verdict: $1,504,346.10

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Catholic University of America, Columbus School of LawLawJ.D.1989

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
California Regional SeminarJury Selection: Voir Dire2015
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeDiscovering the Story of your Case2014
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeTrial Advocacy2013
Regional SeminarImproving Your Opening Statement2011
New York Regional SeminarFocus on Cross-examination2010
Voir Dire: How to Connect in Jury SelectionGroup Formation during Jury Selection2009
Trial Lawyers CollegeSelf-Exploration and Discovering the Emotional Connection to your Case2009
Program Chair: A Morning with Gerry SpenceTrial Advocacy2009