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Robert B. Adelman

radelman@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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Bob Adelman has been trying jury cases since his graduation from The Cornell Law School in 1978. As a result of his record in the courtroom, he has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, recognized in Connecticut Magazine and New York Magazine, and inducted into the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers. Bob served as the President of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association from 1992 to 1993.

Because of his expertise in the law of evidence, Bob was selected to serve on the Connecticut Law Revision Committee, which, over the course of five years, wrote the Connecticut Code of Evidence. That Code now governs evidence in all Connecticut state trial courts. Bob was appointed by the Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court to the Code of Evidence Oversight Committee of the Supreme Court. He continues to serve on that Committee.

"Our firm has the luxury of representing only the people whose cases we believe in. Once we have taken your case, we will spare no effort to bring it to a successful conclusion. We consider a referral from a former client or a lawyer seeking our special expertise the greatest compliment. If you know someone we can help, we welcome the opportunity."

Education

J.D., Cornell Law School, Ithaca, New York, 1978

B.A., St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY, 1975
Honors: Magna Cum Laude Honors: Phi Beta Kappa

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Connecticut, 1978
U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1979
U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1981
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1981
U.S. Supreme Court, 1982
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
Member, Board of Governors 1982-2006

Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
President 1992-1993 (Also held all executive offices)

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

National Board of Trial Advocacy
Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy 1992. Recertified 1997, 2002, 2007, 2012, 2017.

American College of Trial Lawyers
Fellow

United States District Court, District of Connecticut
Special Master

Connecticut Law Revision Commission, 1993 - 1997
Code of Evidence Committee

State of Connecticut, Judicial Department, Code of Evidence Oversight Committee, 1999 - 2014

Code of Evidence Oversight Committee of the Supreme Court, 2014 - Present

Connecticut Bar Association

Bridgeport Bar Association

Honors and Awards
Litigation Percentage

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certification/Specialties

Civil Trial Advocacy, National Board of Trial Advocacy, Certified 1992, Recertified 1997, 2002, 2007, 2012, 2017.

Published Works
  • Contingency Fees Under the Model Rules of Professional Conduct and the Tort Reform Act, CTLA Forum, Vol. 5, No. 1, January, 1987
  • Proving Damages, Co-author, Products Liability Practice Guide, 1988
  • Connecticut Evidence Review, CTLA Forum, Vol. 9, No. 6, November, 1991
  • Update on Evidence 1992, CTLA Forum, Vol. 10, No. 6, November, 1992
  • The Legal Framework of a Products Liability Case in Connecticut, Connecticut Bar Journal, Vol. 65, No. 5, October, 1993
  • Update on Evidence 1993, CTLA Forum, Vol. 11, No. 6, November, 1993
  • The Trial and Tribulations of 220(D), CTLA Forum, Vol. 12, No. 1, January, 1994
  • Update on Evidence 1994, CTLA Forum, Vol. 12, No. 6, November, 1994
  • BRB Carrier's Subrogation Rights After the Automobile Insurance Reform Act of 1993, CTLA Forum, Vol. 13, No. 1, January, 1995
  • Congress Enters the Tort-Reform Fray, The Connecticut Law Tribune, June 19, 1995
  • Update on Evidence 1995, CTLA Forum, Vol. 13, No. 6, November, 1995
  • Update on Evidence 1996, CTLA Forum, Vol. 14, No. 6, November, 1996
  • Update on Evidence 1997, CTLA Forum, Vol. 15, No. 6, November, 1997
  • Update on Evidence 1998, CTLA Forum, Vol. 16, No. 5, September/December, 1998
  • Update on Evidence 2000, CTLA Forum, Vol. 18, No. 4, October/December, 2000
  • Update on Evidence 2001-2003, CTLA Forum, Vol. 21, No. 2 October/December, 2003
  • Update on Evidence 2005, CTLA Forum, Vol. 23, No. 1 October/December, 2005
  • How to Value a Personal Injury Case, The Connecticut Law Tribune, Vol. 32, No. 22, May 22, 2006
  • New Rules Intended to Raise Professionalism, The Connecticut Law Tribune, Vol. 32, No. 49, November 13, 2006
  • Update on Evidence, 2006, CTLA Forum, Vol. 25, No.1, Winter, 2006
  • Update on Evidence, 2007, CTLA Forum, Vol. 25, No. 3, Winter, 2008
  • The Sunny Side of Apportionment, CTLA Forum, Vol. 25, No. 4, Summer, 2008
  • Update on Evidence, 2008, CTLA Forum, Vol. 26, No. 1, Spring, 2009
  • Update on Evidence, 2009, CTLA Forum, Vol. 26, No. 2, Winter, 2010
  • Update on Evidence, 2010, CTLA Forum, November/December, 2011
  • Update on Evidence, 2011, CTLA FORUM, April, 2012
  • Update on Evidence, 2012, CTLA Forum, March, 2013
Classes/Seminars Taught
  • The 1986 Institute of Evidence, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, November 1, 1986
  • Trial of a Rear End Collision Soft Tissue Damage Case, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, March 14, 1987
  • Fifth Annual College of Evidence, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, September 26, 1987
  • Wrongful Death, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, March 26, 1988
  • Sixth Annual College of Evidence, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, September 24, 1988
  • Products Liability, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, May 6, 1989
  • Seventh Annual College of Evidence, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, September 23, 1989
  • Eighth Annual College of Evidence, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, September 22, 1990
  • Ninth Annual College of Evidence, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, September 14, 1991
  • Proving Damages, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, April 11, 1992
  • Tenth Annual College of Evidence, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, September 19, 1992
  • Eleventh Annual College of Evidence, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, September 18, 1993
  • Twelfth Annual College of Evidence, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, September 17, 1994
  • Screening, Preparing and Winning The Medical Malpractice Case, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, October 22, 1994
  • Recovering Damages for Increased Risk or the Loss of a Chance, American Association for Justice's National College of Advocacy, Snowmass, Colorado, February 25, 1995 - March 1, 1995
  • Thirteenth Annual College of Evidence, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, September 16, 1995
  • Fourteenth Annual College of Evidence, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, September 28, 1996
  • Fifteenth Annual College of Evidence, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, September 20, 1997 - August 20, 1997
  • How to Make Money on Low Impact, Connective Tissue Cases, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, April 4, 1998
  • Sixteenth Annual College of Evidence, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, September 12, 1998
  • Seventeenth Annual College of Evidence, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, September 18, 1999
  • Mastering Connecticut's New Code of Evidence, Connecticut Bar Association, October 8, 1999 - September 8, 1999
  • Eighteenth Annual College of Evidence, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, August 16, 2000 - September 16, 2000
  • See the Jury Think: "Focus" on Damages, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, March 17, 2001
  • Nineteenth Annual College of Evidence, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, September 15, 2001
  • Twentieth Annual College of Evidence, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association - Connecticut Civil Justice Foundation, September 21, 2002 - August 21, 2002
  • Effectively Handling Your Medical Malpractice Case, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association - Connecticut Civil Justice Foundation, October 4, 2002
  • Twenty First Annual College of Evidence, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association - Connecticut Civil Justice Foundation, September 20, 2003
  • Twenty Second Annual College of Evidence, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association - Connecticut Civil Justice Foundation, September 18, 2004
  • Twenty Third Annual College of Evidence, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association - Connecticut Civil Justice Foundation, September 10, 2005
  • Your Evidence Toolbox, Fairfield County Bar Association, April 25, 2006
  • Supreme and Appellate Court Review, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association Annual Meeting, June 19, 2006
  • Twenty Fourth Annual College of Evidence, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association Connecticut Civil Justice Foundation, September 9, 2006
  • Your Evidence Toolbox, Hartford County Bar Association, January 18, 2007
  • Making a Federal Case of It: Feeling Confident in Federal Court, Connecticut Civil Justice Foundation, May 18, 2007
  • The Art of the Civil Trial, Fairfield County Bar Association, June 6, 2007
  • Supreme and Appellate Court Review, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, June 14, 2007
  • Twenty-Fifth Annual College of Evidence, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association – Connecticut Civil Justice Foundation, September 15, 2007
  • June 2, 2008, Supreme and Appellate Court Review, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association Annual Meeting
  • December 6, 2008, Twenty-Sixth Annual College of Evidence, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association – Connecticut Civil Justice Foundation
  • June 8, 2009, Supreme and Appellate Court Review, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association Annual Meeting
  • September 25, 2009, Twenty-Seventh Annual College of Evidence, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association – Connecticut Civil Justice Foundation
  • June 7, 2010, Supreme and Appellate Court Review, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association Annual Meeting
  • September 11, 2010, Twenty-Eighth Annual College of Evidence, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association – Connecticut Civil Justice Foundation
  • June 13, 2011, Supreme and Appellate Court Review, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association Annual Meeting
  • September 10, 2011, Twenty-Ninth Annual College of Evidence, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association – Connecticut Civil Justice Foundation
  • June 4, 2012, Supreme and Appellate Court Review, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association Annual Meeting
  • September 22, 2012, Thirtieth Annual College of Evidence, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association – Connecticut Civil Justice Foundation
  • April 5, 2013, Bad Faith and Negligent Failure to Settle, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association – Connecticut Civil Justice Foundation
  • June 10, 2013, Supreme and Appellate Court Review, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association Annual Meeting
  • September 7, 2013, Thirty-First Annual College of Evidence, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association – Connecticut Civil Justice Foundation
  • June 2, 2014, Supreme and Appellate Court Review, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association Annual Meeting
  • September 13, 2014, Thirty-Second Annual College of Evidence, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association - Connecticut Civil Justice Foundation
  • June 8, 2015, Supreme and Appellate Court Review, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association Annual Meeting
  • September 12, 2015, Thirty-Third Annual College of Evidence, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association - Connecticut Civil Justice Foundation
  • June 6, 2016, Supreme and Appellate Court Review, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association Annual Meeting
  • September 23, 2016, Thirty-Fourth Annual College of Evidence, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association - Connecticut Civil Justice Foundation
  • June 26, 2017, Supreme and Appellate Court Review, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association Annual Meeting
  • January 19, 2018, Revisions to the Connecticut Code of Evidence, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association - Connecticut Civil Justice Foundation
  • February 1, 2018, Revisions to the Connecticut Code of Evidence, Middlesex County Bar Association
  • June 4, 2018, Supreme and Appellate Court Review, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association Annual Meeting
  • October 26, 2018, Thirty-Fifth Annual College of Evidence, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association - Connecticut Civil Justice Foundation
  • June 24, 2019, Supreme and Appellate Court Review, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association Annual Meeting
  • May 13, 2020, Supreme and Appellate Court Review, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association Annual Meeting Webinar
  • May 13, 2021, Supreme and Appellate Court Review, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association Annual Meeting Webinar
Past Employment Positions

Cohen and Wolf, P.C., 1978 - 1998

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