Lawyers & Staff

Jim Horwitz

Lawyers & Staff

Jim Horwitz

Managing Attorney
Bridgeport, Connecticut

Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice
What’s meaningful to me is the sense that we have made a difference in somebody’s life.


Jim Horwitz, the managing attorney at Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder, is driven by a concern for excellence for his clients, and brings to all his cases a careful and meticulous technique.

Since joining the firm in 1986, Jim has handled cases involving a wide range of conditions resulting from medical malpractice and has become well known for cases in the fields of obstetrics, neurology, cardiology, and pediatric medicine, as well as wide range of other medical specialties. He has written articles and lectured nationally about birth injuries.

Jim's direct, honest, and sincere approach, coupled with his skill as a trial lawyer, has resulted in numerous multi-million-dollar verdicts for his clients, including a $58 Million verdict, the largest medical malpractice verdict in Connecticut history, for a Norwalk family whose son suffered a birth injury that resulted in cerebral palsy.

Jim is a recent Past-President of both the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association and the Greater Bridgeport Bar Association. He remains active in both organizations, as well as serving on the boards of New Haven Legal Assistance, Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut, and Long Wharf Theatre.


Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 1984
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1984


  • Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, New York
    • J.D.
  • Colgate University, Hamilton, New York
    • B.A.


Representative Cases

  • $58 Million, the largest medical malpractice verdict in CT history, for the family of a boy who suffers from severe cerebral palsy resulting from a birth injury
  • $4.2 Million for a girl who suffered permanent nerve damage at birth
  • $1.8 Million for the family of an infant who suffered permanent shoulder damage as a result of a birth


Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America, Medical Malpractice Plaintiffs
  • Super Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell Rated AV, Highest Rating for Attorneys

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Greater Bridgeport Bar Association, Past-President and Member
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Recent Past-President and Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • New Haven County Bar Association, Member
  • Raymond E. Baldwin American Inns of Court, Member
  • Greater Bridgeport Bar Association, Chairman, Civil Trials & Procedures Committee, 1993 - 1995
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • New Haven Legal Assistance, Board Member
  • Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut, Board Member
  • Long Wharf Theatre, Board Member