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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.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Slip and Fall: 25%
    33 years
  2. Car Accident: 25%
    33 years
  3. Wrongful Death: 25%
    33 years
  4. Medical Malpractice: 15%
    33 years
  5. Trucking Accident: 10%
    33 years

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  • Edward Francis Mcginty

    Mr. Koles is well-known in the local legal community as a top personal injury attorney. He works tirelessly to achieve the best results for his clients. I highly recommend.


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Contact info

Koles Burke & Bustillo, LLP

2600 John F Kennedy Blvd Apt 1 K
Jersey City, NJ, 07306-6037


NYCurrently registered 198203/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
One of the Best Laywers in the NY AreaBest Laywers 28th Edition2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerKoles, Burke & Bustillo, LLP2002 - Present
Attorney / Sole ProprietorLaw Offices of Jonathan Koles1987 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
New Jersey Association for JusticeAttorney Member1993 - Present
Hudson County Bar AssociationOfficer1987 - Present
New Jersey Association for JusticePast President2009 - 2010
Publication nameTitleDate
New Jersey Law JournalUse Focus Groups To Avoid No Cause Verdicts2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Rutgers, State University of New Jersey School of Law - NewarkN/AJuris Doctor1981
Rutgers, The State University of New JerseyPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
New Jersey Association for JusticePre-Suit Investigation2012
Hudson County Bar AssociationMedical Testing and Procedures at Trial2012
New Jersey Association for JusticeThe Tort Claims Act2011