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About Me

Agostinho J. Ribeiro serves as Managing Partner of Ventura, Ribeiro & Smith and concentrates in Personal Injury Law. Attorney Ribeiro has represented clients in Connecticut, New York and throughout the United States in personal injury claims. As a Personal Injury attorney, Attorney Ribeiro has successfully represented and settled over 5,000 civil cases, many with values in excess of $1,000,000.00.

Attorney Ribeiro was named "Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Connecticut" by the National Trial Lawyers Association in both 2010 and 2011. He was elected by his peers to the Board of Governors of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association. He is also a member of the Leader's Forum, a select group of attorneys recognized by the American Association of Justice, and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Group.

In 2010, the Danbury Newstimes recognized Attorney Ribeiro for his accomplishments as a "Top Newsmaker in 2010". In 2011, Attorney Ribeiro was recognized again by the Danbury Newstimes as a city leader and a "Mover and Shaker" in the City of Danbury.

Attorney Ribeiro was born in New York City, and joined the law firm of Americo S. Ventura in 1989. Together they formed a partnership in 1991, which is now known as Ventura, Ribeiro & Smith. In 1992, Ribeiro opened a branch office in the World Trade Center in New York City, where he concentrated in Federal Court litigation. After September 11, 2001, Attorney Ribeiro and the law firm represented, pro bono, victims of the World Trade Center disaster, and were nationally honored for their volunteer efforts in this regard.

Attorney Ribeiro and Ventura, Ribeiro & Smith, was chosen by the Brazilian Consulate in Hartford to serve as its exclusive legal counsel in Connecticut. He additionally serves on the Board of Corporators of Union Savings Bank in Danbury, CT, and serves the City of Danbury by sitting as a Commissioner on the Downtown City Center Council.

He is also a founding member of the Portuguese Bar Association of CT, and was one of the founders of the Portuguese Cultural Center in Danbury, Connecticut, where he served as its first President, and now sits on the Board of Trustees.


Languages Spoken: Spanish, Portuguese

Practice Areas


  1. Wrongful Death: 34%
  2. Personal Injury: 33%
  3. Car Accidents: 33%

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Rute Mendes

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Rute Mendes Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Francis M Jackson

    Agostinho Ribeiro and I participate in a community of lawyers whose goal is to constantly improve each lawyer's practice and to provide better results for his clients. I strongly endorse Mr. Ribeiro. I know that he is committed to providing excellent service and obtaining the best possible result for each and every client


    Francis Jackson Social Security Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Ventura Riberio & Smith
235 Main St
Danbury, CT, 068106693



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 Lawyers in ConnecticutNational Trial Lawyers Association2011
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in ConnecticutNational Trial Lawyers Association2010
Top News MakerDanbury News Times2010
Board of GovernorsConnecticut Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A
City LeaderDanbury News TimesN/A
Mover and ShakerDanbury NewstimesN/A
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates GroupN/A
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerVentura, Ribeiro & Smith1989 - 2012
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Connecticut Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of GovernorsN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Portuguese Bar AssociationFounding MemberN/A
Million Dollar Advocates GroupMemberN/A
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
College of William and MaryN/AN/A1986