Joram Hirsch has been a trial lawyer since he graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in 1979. He has devoted his career to representing injured people and their families, and has achieved many substantial verdicts and settlements. Joram is widely recognized for his experience in medical malpractice and other complex litigation, including cases involving accident reconstruction. Joram has had the unique opportunity to handle cases that have shaped Connecticut law. For example, as a result of Petriello v. Kalman, 215 Conn. 377 (1990), a medical malpractice case, the Connecticut Supreme Court recognized for the first time an injured person's right to receive compensation for the increased risk of future harm resulting from an injury.
Since 1993, as Chairman of the Amicus Committee of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Joram has dealt with numerous cases that changed the law to protect the rights of injured people, including Clohessy v. Bachelor, 237 Conn. 31 (1996), in which the Connecticut Supreme Court first recognized someone's right to be compensated for emotional injuries caused by witnessing a loved one suffering a traumatic injury.
Joram has been a member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association's Continuing Legal Education Committee since 1992, participating in seminars on topics like premises liability, uninsured motorist coverage, Medicare liens and traumatic brain injury. He has served since 1997 as a Special Master of the United States District Court, acting as a mediator in federal cases.
"Over the last 25 years, we have developed the capability to investigate, analyze, prepare and try cases involving complex engineering, medical and legal issues which we bring to bear in all of our cases so that our clients who have suffered life-changing injuries can get the justice they deserve."
Education J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia, 1979 Law Review: Associate Editor, The Tax Lawyer
B.A., Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 1976 Honors: Magna Cum Laude Major: Economics
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Connecticut, 1979 U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1980 U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1993 U.S. Supreme Court, 1993 Professional & Bar Association Memberships United States District Court, District of Connecticut, 1997 - Present Special Master
Chairman, Traumatic Brain Injury: Recognizing and Dealing with "Mild" or "Moderate" Head Injury Cases, Connecticut Trial Lawyer's Association, 1993
Speaker, Reimbursement of Collateral Source Benefits under the 1993 Automobile Insurance Reform Act and Application of ERISA Preemption, College of Evidence, Connecticut Trial Lawyer's Association, 1993
Chairman, Traumatic Brain Injury: Recognizing and Dealing with "Mild" or "Moderate" Head Injury Cases, Connecticut Trial Lawyer's Association, 1995
Faculty Member, Trial Practice Workshop-Direct Examination of Experts, 1995
Speaker, Medical Coverage and Reimbursements; Winning Automobile Cases Seminar, Connecticut Trial Lawyer's Association, 1997
Speaker, How to Make the Most out of Depositions; From Classroom to Courtroom: Trial Techniques for the New Lawyer, American Association for Justice, 1997