James M. Harrington
Polito & Associates LLC
James M. Harrington is an associate at the law firm of Polito & Associates, LLC in Waterford, Connecticut. A native of Clinton, Connecticut, James attended The Morgan High School. James graduated from Boston College with a degree in political science and cum laude from Western New England College School of Law.
From 2013-2016, James’ work in personal injury law garnered him recognition as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine, an honor given to only 2.5% of the lawyers in the state. In 2014 and 2015, James was listed by the National Trial Lawyers Association’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Connecticut list. In 2015, James was also recognized by the Connecticut Law Tribune as one of the “New Leaders in Law.” The award is given to attorneys under 40 who demonstrate traits and achievements which rise above their peers.
During his career James has tried personal injury cases in the Connecticut Superior Court, as well as handled appeals before the United States Supreme Court, Connecticut Supreme Court, and Connecticut Appellate Court. James has been a guest lecturer on the topic of trial methods at the University of Connecticut Law School since 2012 and has been a panelist for several legal education programs on trial advocacy before the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association. In addition to handling claims for personal injury in the State of Connecticut, James also practices tribal law, representing clients whose injuries occurred at either of Connecticut’s two casinos, Mohegan Sun or Foxwoods. James is licensed to practice in, and has successfully tried cases before both the Mohegan Gaming Disputes Court and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Court at Foxwoods. James argued before the Connecticut Supreme Court on the issue of tribal sovereign immunity in Lewis v. Clarke. The case was ultimately appealed to the United States Supreme Court. More on the Lewis v. Clarke case.
James is on the board of directors for Bike Walk CT, a non-profit organization which seeks to reduce bike accidents and increase pedestrian safety through awareness and legislation. In his spare time he is an avid endurance athlete and triathlete, having competed in numerous iron distance triathlons. James also previously served in the Army National Guard.
United States Supreme Court
Mohegan Tribe Gaming Disputes Court
Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Court
US District Court of Connecticut
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|Personal Injury||Accidents, Animal Attacks, Aquatic Injuries, Automobile Accidents and Injuries, Automobile Negligence, Bicycle Accidents, Boating Accidents, Bodily Injury, Brain Injury, Bus Accidents, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Catastrophic Injury, Commercial Vehicle Liability, Dog Bites, Electrical Injury, Head Injury, Motor Vehicle Accidents and Injuries, Motorcycle Accidents, Neurolaw, Pedestrian Injuries, Personal Injury Appeals, Product Liability, Severe Burns, Sexual Abuse, Slip and Fall, Spinal Injury, Subway Accidents, Third Party Wrongful Death, Work Place Injury, Whiplash, Wrongful Death|
Waterford, Connecticut & RI Personal Injury Lawyer | Polito & Associates LLC
Polito and Associates is a well-respected team of attorneys and legal professionals focused exclusively on plaintiffs’ personal injury litigation in Connecticut, Rhode Island and in the tribal courts within Connecticut. We practice personal injury law with integrity, dedication and with the goal of obtaining full and fair compensation for harms and losses suffered by our clients whether by settlement or trial. We have an established and successful track record well recognized by our peers.
Our firm exclusively represents individuals and families harmed by the negligence of others resulting in wrongful death, personal injury, and catastrophic harms and losses. We handle automobile crashes, tribal and casino injuries, slip and falls, dog bite injuries, distracted driving crashes, nursing home negligence, construction site injuries, truck and motorcycle negligence, boating injuries, medical and professional malpractice as well as harms and losses resulting from defective products and drugs.
Polito and Associates regularly receives referrals from and works with other prominent personal injury and other law firms who ask us to handle matters within Connecticut and Rhode Island and in the Connecticut Tribal Courts.
Our goal and commitment is to provide personalized attention to each and every client's case-- no matter how large or small-- because that is each client's only case. We are proud of our firm's reputation of combining integrity and compassion with an unflinching dedication to getting the right result. We will do what we say.
We regularly meet clients at their homes and at other convenient locations at times that best suit an individual or family whose life has been disrupted by the negligence of others. We look forward to working for you.
JD | Western New England College School of Law
2007 - 2010
BA | Boston College
2000 - 2003
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Waterford, Connecticut, New London County
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