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Joseph Rocco Rossetti

Car accident Attorney at Waterbury, CT

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  • Licensed for 14 years
    State CT
    Acquired 2009
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National Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate- National Board of Trial Advocacy

“I became a lawyer to make a difference. There are very few professions in this world where an individual can truly change the lives of those in need. A lawyer is one of them. I have dedicated my life to this. I am focused on helping advocate for the people whose voices would otherwise go unheard. Justice and fairness are important to me. As a lawyer, I have the unique opportunity to seek justice for those who were harmed at the hand of another. No one deserves to be hurt because of another’s negligence. No family deserves to grieve the premature death of a loved one. It is my mission and my passion to speak up for those people. Every morning that I walk into my office I make a promise to do whatever is necessary to make up for those harms and losses.”

Joseph R. Rossetti is a principal of Renehan & Rossetti, LLP and one of its founding members. Joseph received his undergraduate degree from Fairfield University and his law degree from Quinnipiac University School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in Connecticut Superior Court, U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, and Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Court. His practice is limited to the representation of injured persons and their families. Joseph primarily handles motor vehicle collisions, premises liability cases, and product liability matters. Over the course of his career, he has focused his efforts on cases involving complex medical causation and those with multiple expert witnesses.

Joseph is a National Board-Certified Civil Trial Advocate. When this honor was first achieved in November 2016, he was the youngest member of the Connecticut Bar to obtain this professional classification. Board Certification is awarded through documented trial work, credentials, ethics, peer review, and intense written examination. Joseph was recently re-certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Joseph has also been recognized as a New Leader of the Law by the Connecticut Law Tribune, a Super Lawyers Rising Star year after year, and a Top 40 Under 40 Advocate by the National Trial Lawyers.

Joseph has successfully tried well over 100 cases to verdict- both bench trial and jury trial. He has resolved countless matters through mediation and arbitration. He has taken and defended thousands of discovery depositions and resolved countless matters in both mediation and binding arbitration. He received one of the highest premises liability jury verdicts in 2017 with a 1.4-million-dollar award on a contested case in the Judicial District of Waterbury. The pretrial offer in that case was only $10,000. This is just one of the many cases where the final outcome for his clients have been far in excess of the insurance carrier’s “last best offer”.

Joseph both worked and volunteered at Bridgeport Hospital for more than a decade prior to becoming a lawyer. During his time there, he gained valuable medical experience while witnessing, first hand, the pain and suffering that can result from the negligence of others. Joseph also served as a licensed Emergency Medical Technician in the State of Connecticut. From this, he brings a unique perspective and background of knowledge to all personal injury cases. His past experience and interest in medicine have proved to be particularly beneficial for his clients in all cases involving complex medicine and/or difficult causation scenarios.

Joseph also served as an instructor/coach for the Quinnipiac University School of Law Mock Trial Honor Society for over five years. There, he mentored future lawyers on all aspects of trial preparation and presentation. He still regularly participates in judging and evaluating student advocates in mock trial competitions throughout the year.

Joseph resides in Prospect with his wife and colleague, Amita P. Rossetti, and their family.

Areas of Practice
  • Personal Injury- Plaintiffs
  • Motor Vehicle Collisions
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability

 Litigation Percentage- 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

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Renehan & Rossetti, LLP
134 Highland Avenue
Waterbury, CT, 06708

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Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Renehan & Rossetti, LLP
  • 2022 - Present
  • Mock Trial Instructor/Coach
  • Quinnipiac University School Of Law
  • 2009 - Present
  • Trial Attorney and Partner
  • Moore, O'Brien & Foti
  • 2012 - 2022
  • Trial Attorney/Legal Intern
  • Sinoway, McEnery, Messey & Sullivan, PC
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Legal Intern
  • Quinnipiac University Legal Clinic
  • 2007 - 2008
  • EMT-B
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Radiology
  • Bridgeport Hospital
  • 1999 - 2008
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  • Quinnipiac University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Fairfield University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Wrongful Death in Derby- Verdict
  • $3,000,000 plus interest
  • Homemaker Negligence- Verdict
  • $233,712.38
  • Truck Accident- Verdict
  • $51,000
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  • Mashantucket Pequot Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Waterbury Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • U.S. District Court- District of Connecticut
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • New Haven County Bar Association, New Haven Young Lawyers Committee
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • New Haven County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • National Health Law Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Board Certified
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • 10 Best Under 40
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • New Leaders of the Law
  • Connecticut Law Tribune
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2012
  • Best Presentation Award
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2011
  • Regional Semifinalist
  • American Association for Justice
  • 2009
  • Distinguished Academic Performance
  • Quinnipiac University School of Law
  • 2009
  • Mock Trial Honor Society
  • Quinnipiac University School of Law
  • 2008
  • Political Science Honor Society Membership
  • Pi Sigma Alpha
  • 2004
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  • Hartford Hospital
  • "Bioterrorism Preparedness in Connecticut"
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • CLE Seminar: New Techniques for Auto Collision Cases
  • Hot Potato Issues- Priors, Low Impact Property Damage, Subsequents, Etc.
  • 2018
  • Torts Symposium- Quinnipiac University School of Law Q&A Seminar
  • Basic Principals of Personal Injury Litigation
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (5)
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Car accident Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Attorney Rossetti and I had a few cases opposing each other. Attorney Rossetti always aggressively represented his client and was diligent pursuing his client's rights. I highly endorse him."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Attorney Rossetti since the beginning of our legal careers and seen him grow into a well respected and competent attorney handling a variety of personal injury cases and complicated medical malpractice cases as well. He is as compassionate as he is competent and a diligent practitioner. I recommend him highly."
Wrongful death Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Attorney Rossetti is a diligent attorney and a worthy opponent. I have personally referred matters to him, for which he has been responsive to the client and secured great results. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"Joe is a zealous and passionate advocate for his clients. He is a skilled litigator and an individual with the highest ethical standards."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is a friend and colleague who I do not hesitate to endorse as an excellent litigator. Joe is dedicated to aggressively advocating for his clients but in doing so remains extremely professional and upholds the integrity of our profession."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Joe for seven years where he has proven himself to be an intelligent and creative attorney. Those are two skills crucial to an excellent litigation attorney. Joe takes it to the next level by bringing a personality and compassion that allows him to drive successful outcomes for his clients. Therefore I endorse this lawyer."
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Waterbury Car accident Lawyer Joseph Rocco Rossetti
Joseph Rocco Rossetti
Car accident Attorney
Waterbury, CT
Licensed for 14 years