Joshua Koskoff represents the third generation of Koskoffs at Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder. Known for his dedication, compassion and creativity, Josh brings all of his cases a fresh and unique perspective. He believes strongly in the role of the law as an agent to improve his client’s lives. His personal concern for the welfare of each of his clients has won their trust and devotion.
Josh has won landmark and record-setting verdicts in courtrooms throughout Connecticut on behalf of clients who have been permanently harmed or have died as a result of medical malpractice. These include record verdicts in cases where his clients were offered nothing or less then the fair value by way of settlement. In 2009 he obtained a Connecticut record wrongful death verdict of 22.5 million dollars for the widow of a man whose husband died of undiagnosed coronary artery disease. His other recent verdicts include a 2014 Waterbury jury verdict of 8 million dollars for a 45 year old father of two girls who had untreated and unrecognized depression which led to his suicide; a 2010 2.45 million dollar Stamford Jury Verdict for a 62 year-old woman who died of misdiagnosed cancer; a 2014 record Danbury verdict of 12 million dollars for a 60 year old woman whose surgery was botched by a resident at Danbury Hospital resulting in severe permanent damage, a 2013 6.5 million dollar verdict in a failure to treat dehydration resulting in the death of a 44 year old man also at Danbury Hospital, and in 2016 a 12 million dollar New Haven verdict for the death of a 55 year old man who was not treated properly for a dependence on an anxiety medication which resulted in his suicide.
In addition to trying these complicated cases Josh has handled numerous other medical malpractice cases which have resulted in substantial settlements on behalf of his clients. Like the verdicts he has obtained, these settlements have helped his clients to have better and more satisfying lives, and helped to bring peace and closure to families who have lost loved ones.
Josh has participated in other high profile cases which do not involve bad medical care. He represented the Hartford Hospital respiratory therapist badly injured in the notorious med-evacuation helicopter crash on 1-91 while responding to an accident and obtained a multi-million dollar settlement on her behalf. He also was called on to represent a minor league baseball player who suffered a career ending injury in a well-publicized "bat attack" by a former major league all-star during a professional baseball game. Josh has also provided pro bono legal services to families that lost love ones on 9/11.
Josh is the recipient of the Connecticut Law Tribune's "new leader of the law" award, editor of the first CT Personal Injury Forms book, and has served on the Board of Connecticut Legal Services, an organization dedicated to helping Connecticut's poorer citizens gain legal representation in civil cases. He is a frequent lecturer on matters related to trial practice, both locally and nationally.
Areas of Practice
- Medical Malpractice
- Personal Injury
- Connecticut, 1994
- Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
- Syracuse University
Honors and Awards
- Connecticut Law Tribune named Josh a "New Leader of the Law", 2004
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Bridgeport Bar Association, Member
- Connecticut Bar Association, Member
- Connecticut Trial Lawyers, Member
- Association American Association for Justice, Member
- Connecticut Bar Foundation, Fellow
- International Society of Barristers, Fellow