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James K. Smith - Danbury, CT

235 Main Street Danbury, CT 06810 - 6691

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Updated: 09/27/2018

Danbury Personal Injury Law Litigation Lawyer

Overview

James K. Smith joined the law firm of Ventura, Ribeiro & Smith in 1997. He is a trial attorney concentrating in Personal Injury Litigation. Prior to joining Ventura, Ribeiro & Smith, Attorney Smith practiced with the law firm of Guendelsberger & Taylor in New Milford, CT from 1988 through 1992 and served as a partner in that firm from 1993 to 1997, where he concentrated in Personal Injury Litigation...

James K. Smith joined the law firm of Ventura, Ribeiro & Smith in 1997. He is a trial attorney concentrating in Personal Injury Litigation. Prior to joining Ventura, Ribeiro & Smith, Attorney Smith practiced with the law firm of Guendelsberger & Taylor in New Milford, CT from 1988 through 1992 and served as a partner in that firm from 1993 to 1997, where he concentrated in Personal Injury Litigation.

Cases:

  • $515k settlement for a motorcyclist forced to dump his bike when cut off by driver of a car
  • $95k settlement for a bicyclist struck by a motor vehicle
  • $250k for a construction worker struck by a vehicle at a highway work-site
  • $250k for a motorcyclist struck by a car
  • $65k for a student assaulted at school
  • $50k for a woman injured on a carnival ride
  • $415k for a Cambodian immigrant injured as a passenger in an intersection motor vehicle accident
  • $700k for a passenger in a vehicle stuck by a tractor –trailer
  • $60k for a deliveryman injured by defective conditions at a supermarket while making a delivery
  • $1.15M for driver of a car injured in a tractor-trailer pile-up on Interstate 95
  • $390k for a woman injured in a collision on Interstate 84
  • $75k arbitration award for a man injured at a health club due to defective premises
  • $60k for a woman injured slipping and falling on liquid at a supermarket
  • $100k each for a husband and wife injured when driving their classic car which was struck from behind by a car
  • $100k for a driver against his own insurer when struck by an underinsured driver

Supports:

  • Assumption College
  • University of Connecticut School of Law
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • USO
  • Dana Farber Cancer Institute/Jimmy Fund
  • Paralyzed Veterans' Association
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • St. Joseph's Indian School
  • Cheyenne River Outreach

About James K. Smith

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury Law Litigation
  • Appellate Practice

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit

Other Affiliations

  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Danbury Bar Association
  • New Milford CT Bar Association (Former President)
  • CTLA Legislative Action Committee
  • President's Council for Assumption College
  • Mediator/Arbitrator, Amicus Mediation Group

Pro Bono Activities

  • Coaching Volunteer, Manages the New Milford Hurricanes in the Northwest Connecticut Connie Mack League
  • Coaching Volunteer, Co-Founded Northeast Baseball Association over 27 league and currently is player/manager of the Washington, CT team
  • Coaching Volunteer, Co-Founded Northeast Baseball Association over 27 league and currently is player/manager of the Washington, CT team
  • Formerly Volunteered Coaching/Managing: New Milford Youth Soccer, Youth Baseball, Youth Basketball, and Babe Ruth Baseball, Washington Junior League Baseball

Past Positions

  • Guendelsberger & Taylor, New Milford, CT, Associate
  • Guendelsberger & Taylor, New Milford, CT, Partner

Education

  • University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford, Connecticut
    J.D.
    Honors: Jessup International Moot Court Competition
    Honors: Appellate Advocacy Competition
    Honors: Staff on University of Connecticut Journal of International Law
  • Assumption College , Worcester, Massachusetts
    B.A.
    Major: Politics & History

Fees

Accepts Credit Cards

Office Information

Address

235 Main Street Danbury, CT 06810 - 6691

Fax

  • (203) 791-9264

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About James K. Smith

Included on the 2019 Connecticut list


Past Lists

  • 2018 Connecticut Super Lawyers list

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