Recently, Jonathan Koles recovered $750,000. for the family of a 51-year-old woman who died in a motor vehicle accident. The decedent was driving when she lost control of her car as it slid on ice that had formed on the northbound lanes of Route 1&9 and collided into a cinder block wall. The case settled prior to trial.
Jonathan Koles recovered $750,000. for the family of a 34-year-old man who died in an auto/truck collision. The decedent was a passenger in a car traveling on Route 1 & 9 when the driver of the car collided with a tractor-trailer exiting a recycling transfer facility. The defendant driver pled guilty to manslaughter because of his alcohol intoxication. The case settled prior to trial.
Mr. Koles successfully represented the family of a prisoner who died while in custody. Mr. Koles obtained a $407,500. settlement. The family contended that the correctional facility failed to detect or diagnose an aorta esophageal fistula. The family sued the Hudson County Correctional Facility alleging negligence, medical malpractice, civil rights violations and wrongful death.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|One of the Best Laywers in the NY Area||Best Laywers 28th Edition||2012|
|Managing Partner||Koles, Burke & Bustillo, LLP||2002 - Present|
|Attorney / Sole Proprietor||Law Offices of Jonathan Koles||1987 - 2002|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|New Jersey Association for Justice||Attorney Member||1993 - Present|
|Hudson County Bar Association||Officer||1987 - Present|
|New Jersey Association for Justice||Past President||2009 - 2010|
|New Jersey Law Journal||Use Focus Groups To Avoid No Cause Verdicts||2003|
|Rutgers, State University of New Jersey School of Law - Newark||N/A||Juris Doctor||1981|
|Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1978|
|New Jersey Association for Justice||Pre-Suit Investigation||2012|
|Hudson County Bar Association||Medical Testing and Procedures at Trial||2012|
|New Jersey Association for Justice||The Tort Claims Act||2011|