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Attorney John J. LaCava has over twenty-five years experience in personal injury and civil litigation, including both judge and jury trials (Federal and State courts), appeals, arbitrations and mediations. He has won multiple million dollar verdicts and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum for verdicts/settlements in excess of one million dollars, and has the highest rating from AVVO, an independent attorney rating organization. He has been a featured speaker on personal injury law at legal conferences and seminars.
 
In the area of Workers Compensation, he has represented clients in informal and formal hearings, and appeals to the Workers Compensation Board. He also has significant experience in administrative hearings and procedure, particularly in connection with his practice in Immigration and Nationality law, and has successfully appealed and argued before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) in Falls Church, Virginia. He is listed in the Woodward-White publication “Best Lawyers in America” in the field of Immigration law and has lectured in the field.
 
Representative plaintiff cases include Bauer v. Pounds, 61 Conn. App. 29 (2000) (liability for ownership or furnishing of a motor vehicle); Jose Pelaez v. Ricard A. Nau, 3905 CRB-07-98-09 (establishing the employer/employee relationship in the context of a workers compensation claim); Aurigemma v. Arco Petroleum Products 698 F. Supp. 1035 (D. Conn. 1990) (proving violation of the Connecticut Franchise Act through wrongful termination of franchise).
 
Mr. LaCava is longtime long time board member (and past president) of the International Institute of Connecticut, Inc. a non-profit agency involved in immigration assistance and refugee resettlement. He is an active member of the Weston Volunteer Fire Department and is a state certified firefighter (Firefighter I). He is married and has two children.
Position Organization Location Duration
LawyerLaw Offices of John J. LaCava, LLCStamford, CT2010 - Present
School Degree Major Graduation
University of Connecticut School of LawJ.D Law School1980  
Tufts UniversityBS1975
State / Court Date
Florida1983
New York1982
Connecticut1980
  • Member | Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association | 2004 - Present
    Member | American Immigration Lawyers Association
    Member | Connecticut Bar Association | 1985 - Present
  • Best Lawyers in America| Best Lawyers Guide | 2009
    Family Champion Award | Family Centers of CT | 2004
  • Verdicts & Settlements

    Slip and Fall Accident – Jury Verdict

    Injuries: Head injury requiring surgery Verdict: $2,022,938.00

    Facts: The plaintiff was renting a room on the second floor of a multi-family house. The landlord had removed a handrail on the common stairway leading from the plaintiff’s room to the ground floor. The plaintiff fell on the stairway and suffered a severe head injury requiring surgery and extended hospitalization.

    Auto Accident -Verdict

    Injuries: Herniated lumbar disc with operation; chronic pain syndrome. Verdict: $1,050,000.00

    Facts: The Plaintiff was a fifty (50) year old female who worked in the sales department of a Stamford electrical supplier. She was rear ended by the Defendant in a moderate impact collision. The Plaintiff had physical therapy and then a disc operation on the lumbar spine. Subsequent to the surgery, she had chronic, documented pain which rendered her incapable of further work.

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(1980) Licensed as Attorney in Connecticut. Verified with Connecticut Bar Association.April 05, 2019
(1983) Licensed as Attorney in Florida. Verified with State Bar of Florida.April 05, 2019
(1982) Licensed as Attorney in New York. Verified with New York State Unified Court System.April 05, 2019

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Update Date: 2019-01-30

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1111 Summer St
Floor 6
Stamford, CT 06905
41.0607039,-73.5409303

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