Josh Koskoff

Josh Koskoff

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

Josh represents the third generation of Koskoffs at Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder.  Known for his dedication, compassion, and creativity, Josh brings a fresh and unique perspective to all his cases.  Like his father and grandfather, Josh believes strongly in the role of the lawyer as a fighter whose sole purpose is to improve his clients’ lives through the legal system.  He views the law as working only when it works for the people and not just the powerful.  His personal concern for the welfare of each of his clients has won their trust and devotion.

Josh has won substantial, record-setting medical malpractice verdicts throughout Connecticut, and has taken on powerful interests in cases with national implications.  He currently represents 10 families of victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in a landmark case against the Remington Arms Company – the manufacturer of the assault rifle used to carry out the attack.  He also represents Sandy Hook families in a suit against the controversial “conspiracy theorist” Alex Jones for his false claims that the Sandy Hook shooting was a “hoax” and that it was staged by actors.  Recently Josh filed suit against eight manufacturers of assault weapons on behalf of the family of a victim of the Las Vegas shooting – the deadliest mass shooting in American history. 

In March, 2019, Josh filed another groundbreaking lawsuit against a powerful defendant – Harvard University -- on behalf of the Connecticut descendant of an enslaved man named Renty and his enslaved daughter named Delhia.

Regardless of the nature of the case, Josh feels most rewarded fighting for his clients, and knowing he has helped his clients to have better and more satisfying lives.

Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 1994

Education

  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York

Representative Cases

  • $25 Million for and 18-year-old woman who suffered a foot amputation as a result of a delayed diagnosis of decreased circulation
  • $22.5 Million, a Connecticut wrongful death verdict, for the widow of a man who died of undiagnosed coronary artery disease
  • $12 Million 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
  • $12 Million, a Danbury record verdict, for a 60-year-old woman whose surgery was botched by a resident at Danbury Hospital, resulting in severe permanent damage
  • $8 Million for the family of a 45-year-old father of two girls who had untreated and unrecognized depression that led to his suicide
  • Confidential Settlement for the family of a man who died during surgery at a surgical center
  • Currently representing families of the Sandy Hook shooting in a case against the gun manufacturer
  • Currently representing a Connecticut descendant of an enslaved man named Renty and his enslaved daughter named Delhia, over images used to perpetuate his racist theories. Harvard has refused to acknowledge the origins of the images and relinquish the images of her ancestors to the family.
  • Currently representing families of Sandy Hook victims in a case against conspiracy theorist Alex Jones
  • Currently representing families of victims of the Las Vegas shooting in a case against the manufacturers of weapons used in the attack

Honors and Awards

  • Connecticut Law Tribune, Connecticut Lawyer of the Year, 2017
  • Connecticut Law Tribune, New Leader of the Law, 2004
  • Fellow, Inner Circle of Advocates
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow, International Society of Barristers
  • Liberty Bell Award Winner
  • Champion of Justice Award - CAGV (CT Against Gun Violence)
  • Personal Injury Hall of Fame Award
  • Top 100 Lawyers, New England Super Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Greater Bridgeport Bar Association, Member
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Member
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Connecticut Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • International Society of Barristers, Fellow