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Joram Hirsch

jhirsch@ahcinjurylaw.com
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Bridgeport: (203) 331-8888
Danbury: (203) 744-4707
Middletown: (860) 343-1051

1000 Lafayette Blvd
Bridgeport, Connecticut 06604

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Joram Hirsch has been a trial lawyer since he graduated from Georgetown University Law Center. He has devoted his career to representing injured people and their families, and has achieved many substantial verdicts and settlements. Joram is widely recognized for his experience in medical malpractice and other complex litigation, including cases involving accident reconstruction. Joram has had the unique opportunity to handle cases that have shaped Connecticut law. For example, as a result of Petriello v. Kalman, 215 Conn. 377 (1990), a medical malpractice case, the Connecticut Supreme Court recognized for the first time an injured person's right to receive compensation for the increased risk of future harm resulting from an injury.

As Chairman of the Amicus Committee of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Joram has dealt with numerous cases that changed the law to protect the rights of injured people, including Clohessy v. Bachelor, 237 Conn. 31 (1996), in which the Connecticut Supreme Court first recognized someone's right to be compensated for emotional injuries caused by witnessing a loved one suffering a traumatic injury.

Joram has been a member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association's Continuing Legal Education Committee, participating in seminars on topics like premises liability, uninsured motorist coverage, Medicare liens and traumatic brain injury. He has served since 1997 as a Special Master of the United States District Court, acting as a mediator in federal cases.

"Over the last 25 years, we have developed the capability to investigate, analyze, prepare and try cases involving complex engineering, medical and legal issues which we bring to bear in all of our cases so that our clients who have suffered life-changing injuries can get the justice they deserve."

Education

J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
Law Review: Associate Editor, The Tax Lawyer

B.A., Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut
Honors: Magna Cum Laude Major: Economics

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Connecticut
U.S. District Court District of Connecticut
U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

United States District Court, District of Connecticut, 1997 - Present
Special Master

Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, 1991 - Present
Member, Board of Governors

Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, 1993 - Present
Chairman, Amicus Committee

Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, 1992 - Present
Member, Continuing Legal Education Committee

Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, 2000 - Present
Member, Medical Malpractice Committee

Connecticut Bar Association, 1997 - 1999
Member, Professional Ethics Committee

Raymond E. Baldwin American Inn of Court, 1989 - 2000
Member

Raymond E. Baldwin American Inn of Court, 1998 - 2000
Treasurer

American Association for Justice (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America)

Litigation Percentage

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Honors/Awards
Published Works

Reimbursement of Collateral Source Benefits under the Automobile Insurance Reform Act and Application of ERISA Preemption, CTLA Forum Vol. 11, No. 5, September, 1993

Classes/Seminars Taught
  • Chairman, How to Recognize a Victim of Traumatic Brain Injury, Connecticut Trial Lawyer's Association, 1991
  • Speaker, Litigating Premises Liability Cases, Connecticut Trial Lawyer's Association, 1992
  • Chairman, Traumatic Brain Injury: Recognizing and Dealing with "Mild" or "Moderate" Head Injury Cases, Connecticut Trial Lawyer's Association, 1993
  • Speaker, Reimbursement of Collateral Source Benefits under the 1993 Automobile Insurance Reform Act and Application of ERISA Preemption, College of Evidence, Connecticut Trial Lawyer's Association, 1993
  • Chairman, Traumatic Brain Injury: Recognizing and Dealing with "Mild" or "Moderate" Head Injury Cases, Connecticut Trial Lawyer's Association, 1995
  • Faculty Member, Trial Practice Workshop-Direct Examination of Experts, 1995
  • Speaker, Medical Coverage and Reimbursements; Winning Automobile Cases Seminar, Connecticut Trial Lawyer's Association, 1997
  • Speaker, How to Make the Most out of Depositions; From Classroom to Courtroom: Trial Techniques for the New Lawyer, American Association for Justice, 1997
  • Speaker, Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Cases, Connecticut Trial Lawyer's Association, 1998
  • Co-Chairman, Mild Head Injury, Understanding & Proving the Invisible Injury, Connecticut Trial Lawyer's Association, 2000
  • Program Faculty, Great West Life v. Knudson, A Round Table Discussion, Connecticut Trial Lawyer's Association, 2002
  • Program Faculty, The Art of Negotiation and Settlement, Connecticut Trial Lawyer's Association, 2003
  • Speaker, Amicus Committee Report, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association Annual Meeting, 2004
  • Speaker, Proving the Uninsured Motorist is Uninsured, Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Cases, Connecticut Trial Lawyer's Association, 2005
  • Co-Chair, Effective Deposition Techniques, Civil Justice Foundation (2007)
Past Employment Positions
  • Cohen and Wolf, P.C., 1983 - 1998
  • Day, Berry & Howard, 1980 - 1983
  • John P. Cotter, Chief Justice, Connecticut Supreme Court, Law Clerk, 1979 - 1980
Client Reviews
★★★★★
Bob is one of the most experienced, qualified, ethical, creative and hard-working lawyers in the state. He is committed to his clients. He has worked hard for a more fair and equitable justice system. He is a trustworthy and likeable guy. He is an honor to our profession. Antonio Ponvert III
★★★★★
Your teams legal expertise and professionalism went above and beyond our expectations. Again, we cannot thank you enough for the legal services that you have rendered on our behalf. Saul Cintron