Jim Nugent is the firm’s lead trial lawyer. He concentrates his practice on helping people who have been injured in serious accidents. He also represents families who have lost loved ones. With over 75 trials under his belt, Jim has handled a wide range of legal matters, including wrongful death, personal injury, motor vehicle accidents, tractor-trailer truck crashes, motorcycle accidents, drownings, defamation, infliction of emotional distress, adverse possession, 1983 civil rights, murder, shooting of police officers, burglary, assault, and theft of firearms.
Jim earned both his undergraduate and law degrees from The Catholic University of America. He was awarded his bachelor degree Cum Laude in 1986 and his law degree in 1989. Jim is a board certified Civil Trial Advocate, which is a distinction reserved for less than four percent of all practicing attorneys. He is also a 1998 graduate of the renowned Trial Lawyers College. After completing his courses there, Jim was invited to join the staff in 1999. From 2005 – 2015, he was a member of the Trial Lawyers College’s board of directors.
Jim has been selected to the Connecticut Super Lawyers® list in Super Lawyers Magazine in the area of Personal Injury from 2007-2018. Jim screens many cases but accepts only a few in order to fully and completely dedicate himself to each case. Jim is frequently associated into cases by attorneys for his jury trial expertise.
Jim has once again been chosen to be recognized in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for his high caliber of work in the practice area of Personal Injury Litigation for plaintiffs. For more than three decades, Best Lawyers has been regarded by both the profession and the public as the most credible measure of legal integrity and distinction in the United States. Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on a rigorous peer-review survey comprising more than 7.4 million confidential evaluations by top attorneys.
Jim served in the Connecticut Army National Guard as an infantryman for 11 years, where he attained the rank of sergeant. Jim has completed numerous marathons and triathlons, including the 2013, 2015 and 2017 Lake Placid Ironman competitions.
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