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Antonio Ponvert III - Bridgeport, CT

350 Fairfield Avenue Suite 501 Bridgeport, CT 06604

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Updated: 03/26/2020

Bridgeport Catastrophic Personal Injury Lawyer


With compassion and concern for his clients, Antonio Ponvert III represents child and adult victims of catastrophic personal injury, sexual abuse, wrongful death, deprivation of Constitutional rights, police misconduct, and other abuses of power. He cares deeply about his clients and how their injuries have altered their lives, and is passionately committed to obtaining maximum justice for his clients and to punishing wrongdoers...

About Antonio Ponvert III

Practice Areas

  • Catastrophic Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Civil Rights
  • Constitutional Law

Representative Cases

  • $41.5 Million for a 15-year-old student who contracted a life-altering disease while on a school trip to China
  • Confidential Settlements for three young men who were sexually abused when attending Indian Mountain School, a junior boarding school in Connecticut
  • $20 Million for a young man who was sexually abused by a rabbi while attending a religious school
  • $5 Million for the family of a man who died of mouth cancer resulting from use of smokeless tobacco products
  • $2.3 Million for the wrongful death of a psychiatric patient
  • $2 Million for a woman who suffered severe emotional distress after her ex-boyfriend spied on her with covert surveillance equipment


Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1990
  • California, 1992
  • Connecticut, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1993
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 2001
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 2001
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 2001
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 2001
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 2000
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2002

Other Affiliations

  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • Connecticut Civil Liberties Union
  • American Association for Justice
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers

Pro Bono Activities

  • Faculty, Trial Lawyers College, Dubois, Wyoming, 2008 - 2015
  • Member, Civil Pro Bono Panel, United States District Court
  • Court-appointed representation of prisoners
  • Lecturer at the Practicing Law Institute

Past Positions

  • Tyler, Cooper & Alcorn, New Haven, CT, 1997 - 1999
  • Law Offices of Amitai Schwartz, San Francisco, CA, 1992 - 1997
  • O'Melveny & Myers San Francisco, CA, 1991 - 1992
  • Judge Edmund V. Ludwig, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Law Clerk, 1990 - 1991


  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Honors: cum laude
  • University of Rhode Island
    Honors: with highest distinction


Offers Free Initial Consultation

Office Information


350 Fairfield Avenue Suite 501 Bridgeport, CT 06604


  • 203-368-3244

Office Hours

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday


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Included on the 2023 Connecticut list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Connecticut Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Antonio Ponvert III on Super Lawyers


  • Connecticut Law Tribune Distinguished Leader Award, 2019
  • Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2016
  • Connecticut Federal District Court Pro-Bono Award, 2014
  • Best Lawyers, Civil Rights
  • Super Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell Rated AV
  • Order of the Coif
  • Trial Lawyers College Warrior of the Year 2005

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