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James J Nugent

Car accident Attorney at New Haven, CT

5.0   22 reviews

also known as Jim Nugent


Licensed for 33 years

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Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    39%
    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 would like to help you.

    34 years

  2. Trucking accident
    24%
    I handle cases which of serious personal injury and wrongful death involving truck accidents. 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.

    34 years

  3. Wrongful death
    24%
    I handle cases which involve the wrongful death of a loved one. I invest tremendous time, energy and resources in every one of my cases. I take the time to meet with and listen to the family of the deceased. I use innovative action-based techniques which allow me to get to know my clients' stories - their lives, their personhood and who they truly were. This, in turn, allows me to tell the jury the truth of my clients' story in a straightforward and honest way.

    34 years

  4. Spinal cord injury
    5%

  5. Motorcycle accident
    4%
    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 would like to help you.

    34 years

  6. Personal injury
    4%
    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 would like to help you.

    34 years

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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 and show 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. I am rated by Martindale-Hubbell as AV Preeminent. From 2005 to 2015 I was 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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Licensed for 33 years
State CT
Status Active
Acquired 1989
Updated 11/28/2022

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

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James J Nugent
234 Church Street
7th Floor
New Haven, CT, 06510

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2015
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James received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2015
Posted by Bob | September 20, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Insurance claim
Liberty Mutual tried screwing me after their insured flooded my business. Jim got me 5x what they were offering. You need justice call the Warrior 4 Justice
Posted by anonymous | August 25, 2021
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Company President
James J. Nugent went to work for me after I suffered serious injuries in a horrific car crash. He and his team fought for me every step of the way when I needed help the most. The results were the best possible. I highly recommend James J. Nugent.
Posted by Dawn | June 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Car Accident Lawyer in New Haven, Connecticut
I was involved in a major car accident. I had no idea what to do. Medical bills were piling up. I was hurting. I couldn't go to work. My car was totaled. Thankfully I had Jim Nugent to help me through this ordeal. Jim Nugent, Julie Nugent and Cameron were great. Nugent Lawyers is the best car accident law firm in New Haven, Connecticut. Thanks for all your hard work. They answered all my questions, fought hard against the insurance company and got me a wonderful result. I highly recommend them. Honest, hard working and smart.
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Posted by Rebekah | March 28, 2018
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Extremely capable, prompt and professional
After being rear ended and sustaining multiple injuries, my health insurance company was contacting me, asking for my lawyer. At the time I was focused on my recovery but realized I also needed a lawyer. I interviewed four different lawyers, and I am more than satisfied with my decision to use Attorney Nugent and his team. They were professional, courteous and incredibly dilligent in making sure I received as much compensation as possible, yet their key focus was my recovery and well being. I'd been hesitant to use a law firm; I just wanted to get better but during the process was dealing with calls from my health insurance company. I am impressed with all they did and how easy they made what could've been a difficult, frustrating process. With their support and help, I was able to focus on my physical recovery while they dealt with the insurance companies and paperwork. Throughout this process, Attorney Nugent and his team were incredibly supportive, helpful, and understanding - making a very frustrating and difficult situation manageable. Being injured, confused and dealing with this situation, they exceeded expectations handling everything and clearly communicating the steps, timing and expectations along the way. Although I hope it's not needed in the future, if it was, I'd happily have them represent me again.
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Posted by Melissa | January 5, 2018
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Highly Recommend
I was involved in a serious drunk driving accident and Jim and his team were there for me through every step of the process. Given I had never been involved in a situation like this before, I had no idea what to expect, but from the moment I began working with Jim and his team, I had never felt so supported and protected - they walked me through every detail, prepared me from all aspects, and were very upfront and open about everything. I am very glad, grateful and proud to say they represented me during this bad time in my life and I wouldn't wish it any differently. I highly recommend Jim and his team - hands down.
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Posted by Tara | August 20, 2017
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Caring & attentive
I was involved in a horrible dog attack. Jim and his team answered all my questions & took great care when we spoke. Put my mind at ease with every turn.
Posted by Shu | April 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you - great result
Very serious head-on car accident. All my questions and concerns were addressed by Jim. Very attentive to all my needs. Fabulous office support staff. Highly recommend Jim. Great result. Thank you for all your help.
Posted by Richard | March 28, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
I Hired the Right Lawyer
Thank you Jim Nugent and your legal team. Jim and his team helped me through a very difficult tragedy in my life. I was on my motorcycle when I was hit from behind at a traffic light. I was overwhelmed with medical bills, I couldn't work and my bike was ruined. My real estate lawyer referred me to Jim. I'm glad he did. His team hired all the necessary experts. Jim fought and won against two insurance companies who rightfully owed me compensation but did not want to pay. I couldn't be happier. If you hire the right lawyer who is willing to spend his valuable time and hard earned money on your case fighting for you, good things will happen. Be sure to have Jim and his team working for you.
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Posted by Kristie | February 17, 2017
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A Taste of Justice
I was involved in a big car crash. The lady who hit me was arrested. She gave the prosecutor a fraudulent letter from an insurance company claiming she was insured. She was not. Jim Nugent went to Court and made sure she got a taste of justice. Then Jim was able to get my insurance company to pay me all of the money available under my policy - which I didn't even know I had. Thank you Jim and Julie and your team. I was afraid I would get nothing but a smashed up car and a bunch of medical bills from this car accident, but thanks to Jim I was able to get the money I deserved. Justice tastes sweet when you are in the right. Thank you!
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Posted by James | December 14, 2016
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Wonderful Firm
My first experience with any attorney was with Jim and his legal team. Jim did a wonderful job of keeping me well educated on the legal process. I was involved in an accident that both hurt me mentally and physically. Jim and his team went above and beyond to support me during a challenging time, and ensured I was compensated for my injury.
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Posted by Jessica | March 3, 2016
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Thanks!
I was recommended by my brother to contact Jim & Julie Nugent after I was in a major car crash on I91. The insurance company forced us to go to trial in New Haven Superior Court. Jim and Julie had me fully prepared to testify. We won! I highly recommend if you have been seriously injured in a car crash, call Nugent Lawyers!
Posted by Jay | October 5, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Just Hire The Nugent's
Best attorney ever, not to mention his wife, father and father.. Jim is very honest and straight forward I have dealt with other attorney's in the past and what set Jim apart is that he is a true professional and can master his craft.. I continue to refer friends and family members to him till this very day.. Don't waste your time just call Nugent Attorney's and if you need motivation getting back into shape and the gym he can do that too... I'm pretty sure that consultation will be free :0)....
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Posted by anonymous | August 21, 2015
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Best Lawyer Ever - Great Speedy Service
Quick and easy. I hired Jim Nugent and Jim and his team did everything. They handled EVERYTHING for me quickly and in a friendly manner. From medical bills to negotiations - it was all done for me. Thank you Jim, Julie and Sue. I am so happy I hired you!
Posted by Kathy | June 24, 2015
Fabulous Result - Thanks!
I highly recommend James Nugent as an attorney. I was involved in a car crash with a truck. The insurance company for the truck that hit me claimed it's driver did nothing wrong, and even claimed I was not injured. I was at a total loss. I was hurt, out of work, and frustrated. A friend recommended I call Jim. Fortunate for me, he accepted my case. Jim and his wife, Julie, spent a lot of time with me getting to know not only my injuries but more importantly who I am and how these injuries affect me. Jim hired the needed experts to fight the insurance company lawyer. Jim and Julie took the deposition of all the key people involved in the case. They even met with my surgeon twice to completely understand the medicine involved in my case. Their assistant made sure all my medical bills were paid, and Jim dealt with the repayment of my health insurance company. The best decision I ever made was hiring Jim and Julie at Nugent Lawyers. Thank you!
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Posted by Kay | April 10, 2015
Thank you Jim
I was in a car crash and hired Jim Nugent to represent me. Best decision I ever made. I highly recommend Jim. It was comforting to know that I had an experienced lawyer fighting for me. Allstate had its lawyers - but I had Nugent Lawyers! Thanks, Kay
Posted by Tom | January 28, 2015
Jim Nugent's "Hard Work" won my case
I hired Jim Nugent to represent me after I was bit by a vicious dog. My arm was like hamburger meat from the dog's teeth. I was referred to Jim Nugent by my attorney. My attorney told me he does not have any experience with dog bit cases, and said he knows an attorney who might be able to help me. Jim agreed to represent me. Jim stood by my side throughout the entire case. The dog owners made it so the case had to be tried. I was very impressed with Jim's trial preparation and I was blown-away by his talents in the courtroom. At the end of the trial, Jim stood up and said what the verdict should be. I was pleasantly surprised at the amount, and I was shocked when we were awarded the exact amount of money Jim asked for, to the penny! I was hesitate to bring the lawsuit at first. I have two dogs of my own. But the dog that bit me was vicious and the owners did not care what happened to me in the least. Jim found other instances where this same dog bit other people. My arm has a scar on it. It reminds me of that dog,but it also reminds me of how fortunate I was to have Jim Nugent represent me in a court of law obtaining the justice I desired.
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Posted by Beth | January 16, 2015
I Received the Best Personal Service For My Car Accident Case
I was involved in a very serious car accident. While I was waiting at a red light, a guy smashed into me. The damage to my car was significant but the damage to my body was much worse. I was uncertain as to what was going to happen to me. I was in a lot of pain, medical bills were piling up and I was losing time from work. A friend referred me to Jim Nugent. I met with Jim and, fortunately, he agreed to take my case. The one thing that stands out more than any other part of my experience having Jim Nugent represent me was the personal service I received. Never did a phone call go unreturned. Every question I ever had was answered, and each answer was thorough and timely. From Jim to his wife Julie and their assistants, everyone treated me as though I was part of a team, not like I was an outsider. Before I hired Jim, I was filled with anxiety, fear and apprehension because I did not know how this process worked. Because of the time Jim spent with me, the fact that he was so available and listened to my concerns, he made the process so much less intimidating. I highly recommend Jim Nugent if you are in need of a very aggressive car accident lawyer who provides the best personal service anyone can ever ask for.
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Posted by Christine | December 31, 2014
Jim is a Warrior in Court yet a kind and gentle person with special "listening" skills.
I am honored and privileged to write a review for my lawyer Jim Nugent. I was referred to Jim Nugent by my real estate lawyer. I was in a very serious car accident. I was hit head-on by a young man who crossed the double yellow line. I was hurt, injured, hospitalized and my car was totaled. I was receiving medical bills that I did not know how I was going to pay. I was missing work due to my injuries. Before this car accident, I had only dealt with one lawyer in my life and that was when my husband and I bought a house. I called my real estate lawyer who told me he fully trusted Jim Nugent to handle my car accident case. My real estate lawyer told me he specializes in real estate and could not do as good a job as Jim Nugent would do. He told me he has referred many dozens of potential personal injury clients to Jim but that Jim only takes certain cases. He told me to call Jim directly and hope for the best that Jim would take my case. I followed his advice and contacted Jim Nugent. I was impressed with the immediate attention I received from Jim. I accepted his offer to get in his car and come to meet me. This was a huge help since I was still having difficulty getting around, and had no car of my own. Listening was what Jim did that first visit, and listening is what Jim and Julie Nugent and their assistants did for me every time I called them and met with them. They were extremely responsive to my questions and calmed me down. The Nugent Lawyers took care of all my worries and concerns with the hospital bills, the doctor bills, and my union health plan. Most importantly, Jim Nugent went to Court and battled against the insurance company who did not want to be fair. At first, the insurance company only offered the amount of my medical bills. Jim and Julie immediately put my case into suit. They were able to make the young fellow who hit me answer questions under oath and show us his insurance policy. Jim demanded the entire limits of his insurance policy - which was a substantial amount of money. I never thought Jim would be able to get the insurance company to pay all that money - but I'm happy he worked his magic and did just that! Jim Nugent is a talented personal injury lawyer who did a fantastic job for me. I highly recommend anyone who has been injured to call Jim. Hopefully he will take your case and get you the justice you deserve. Jim is a true warrior but make no mistake about it - he is a kind, gentle person who truly cares about me and I am sure he cares about all his clients. Julie Nugent is a joy to be around. I spent a number of hours with Julie reviewing my file, understanding all the facts, dates, treatments, and how these injuries have affected my life. She is a lovely person. The two Nugent Lawyers are husband and wife and work together to form the best lawyer team any client could ever dream of having. My overall rating for Jim Nugent is the highest I could give. I am so happy my real estate lawyer referred me to Jim and that Jim took my case. I count my lucky stars that I had the Nugent Lawyers fighting for me.
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Posted by Doug | December 22, 2014
Car Crash Trial Results in a Wonderful Outcome
I originally started with a different attorney. She was unresponsive and did not answer phone calls. As a result, I lost truth in her. I then was referred to Jim and Julie Nugent. I am so glad I turned to them for their expertise, knowledge and determination in fighting Allstate Insurance Company for me. I was surprised at how informed they kept me. Nugent Law brought this case to trial for me and Jim was fabulous at trial. I highly recommend the dynamic lawyer team of Jim and Julie Nugent. Their assistant was very pleasant too. If you have been in a car crash, like I was, and want a team of lawyers to fight for you, not back down and allow you to tell your story to a jury, call the Nugents.
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Posted by Tracey | December 19, 2014
Wonderful Experience
I have had a wonderful experience with the Nugent firm. They were very helpful, knowledgeable and understood what I went through. Jim and Julie helped me navigate through the car accident experience. The insurance company knew what they were doing, I needed expert lawyers to level the playing field for me. Highly recommended Jim and Julie. They're the best!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Nugent & Bryant
  • 1998 - Present
  • Associate
  • Nugent & Bryant
  • 1989 - 1998

Education

  • Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 1989

Legal Cases

  • Shook v Bartholomew
  • Jury Verdict: $1,785,368.85
  • Riley v. Travelers Insurance
  • Jury Verdict: $1,504,346.10

Associations

  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Invited Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Black War Bonnet Society
  • Member, Board of Director
  • 2006 - Present
  • New Haven County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Membership Committee Member
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Chairman - Litigation Section
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Treasurer
  • 2009 - 2014
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Vice-Chairman
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Board of Directors
  • 2005 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Civil Trial Advocate Specialist
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • 2016
  • Personal Injury
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2016
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Life Member
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2015
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Certified
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Advanced Auto Injury Litigation
  • Advanced Auto Injury Litigation
  • 2018
  • California Regional Seminar
  • Jury Selection: Voir Dire
  • 2015
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Trial Advocacy
  • 2013
  • Program Chair: A Morning with Gerry Spence
  • Trial Advocacy
  • 2009
  • Voir Dire: How to Connect in Jury Selection
  • Group Formation during Jury Selection
  • 2009
  • Trial Lawyers College
  • Self-Exploration and Discovering the Emotional Connection to your Case
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (4)
Endorse James
Car accident Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jim is a rare talent whose trial skills are second to none. To see Jim in action is to see trial practice at its finest. It is an honor to be try cases with Jim as co-counsel."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've worked with Attorney Nugent on a number of matters, including a recent trial to verdict that ended in a fantastic result for our client. Attorney Nugent is a top notch trial attorney and anyone would be lucky to have him in their corner."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have been a lawyer since 1982. I have been around some of the best in the country. There are NONE better than Jim Nugent and very very few his equal."
Car accident Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the pleasure of meeting Jim and working with him at Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer College. He was a pleasure to work with and learn from, and is an excellent attorney. I am proud to endorse Jim as a top attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've known Jim since 1998, he has an extremely high standards and a real passion for his clients. Clients can expect zealous, fearless representation. If a family member or friend is looking for a lawyer for an injury claim, I would recommend Jim. Period. And, if he accepts your case, you can consider that a good thing."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse James. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Jim's work can only be called amazing. The success he has achieved comes from hard work and dedication that is unmatched."
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