Lawyers & Staff

Bill Bloss

Lawyers & Staff

Bill Bloss

Attorney
Location:
Bridgeport, Connecticut
Phone:
203-583-8634
877-645-2313
Fax:
203-368-3244
Email:

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Automobile Negligence
  • Civil Rights
The law has been the greatest force for equity and fairness in our nation’s history, and lawyers have an inviolable responsibility to ensure that the law never loses that focus.

Profile

“Bill is one of the outstanding trial lawyers in Connecticut. He is a litigation powerhouse for plaintiffs and, at the same time, has a unique ability to enhance our commitment to lawsuits that promote consumer rights and social justice,” said Atty. Michael Koskoff.

Bill Bloss is widely regarded as among the most thoughtful and insightful attorneys in Connecticut, and his advice is widely sought by people across the legal and political spectrum. At Koskoff, Bill concentrates on significant personal injury cases as well as complex civil and criminal litigation in both state and federal courts.

Bill has represented individuals who have suffered catastrophic injuries, including the loss of limbs, severe burns, spinal cord injuries, blindness, and death of loved ones – all as a result of the negligence of others. Bill also represented Common Cause and Connecticut Citizen Action Group in federal litigation that led to the overhaul of the state primary election system, and he represented the state Comptroller, several members of the General Assembly and a former Governor in elections-related matters. He brings a depth of understanding complex issues to every case he handles.

Earlier in his career, Bill served as a law clerk to Senior Judge Robert C. Zampano of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, and then to Judge Carolyn Dineen King of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in Houston.

Background

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 1984
  • New York, 1984
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1995
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1996

Education

  • American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. summa cum laude
  • Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
    • Honors: cum laude

Results

Representative Cases

  • $16.5 Million for catastrophic injuries to 4 people, including 1 death, as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning Read More
  • $13.5 Million for a young man who suffered severe injuries, including blindness, while working at an industrial site Read More
  • $12.3 Million verdict for the family of a 5-year old girl who drowned in the indoor pool at the Waterbury Boys & Girls Club Read More
  • $6 Million for a 10-year-old boy who was badly burned when his Halloween costume caught fire Read More
  • $140 million settlement in a class action in 2014 against Nationwide for claimed ERISA violations. Haddock v. Nationwide Life Ins. Co., Case No. 3:01-cv-1552 (SRU), USDC, District of Connecticut. This was the second largest reported settlement nationally in 2014. Read More
  • Confidential Settlement for a man who was seriously injured by an explosion at a power plant Read More

Leadership

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell Rated AV, Highest Rating for Attorneys

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • New Haven County Bar Association, Member
  • Greater Bridgeport Bar Association, Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Connecticut Citizens Action Group, Board of Directors, Member
  • State of Connecticut Property Tax Commission, Member (appointed)
  • Board of Education, Town of Guilford, Member 1999-2019, Chairman 2005-2019 (elected)
  • Tax Stabilization Committee, Town of Guilford, Vice Chairman
  • Guilford Land Conservation Trust, Board of Directors, Member, Past President
  • Youth and Family Services Bureau Advisory Board, Town of Guilford, Member 1999-2005