Nathan C. Nasser, a personal injury attorney with over 35 years' experience, enjoys working for the underdog.
"Most of our clients do not have the financial wherewithal to take on big insurance companies or corporations," he says. "In most of our cases, the client is the underdog and we fight hard to obtain justice for the client, vindicate the client’s rights and give the client peace of mind."
Nasser limits his practice to civil trial advocacy on behalf of individuals injured in automobile and motorcycle collisions, construction and work-related accidents, premises liability incidents and victims of medical malpractice.
His proudest moment as an attorney was when a client was awarded a substantial recovery after being wrongfully imprisoned by the State of Connecticut.
Nasser's courtroom experience allows him to maximize the amount of recovery for his clients. On many occasions he obtains jury verdicts substantially in excess of the amount offered by the insurance company.
Nasser speaks both Spanish and English.
As an experienced jury trial litigator, Nasser has also advanced the rights of injured persons in a pair of cases before the Connecticut Supreme Court.
In Rawls v. Progressive Northern Ins. Co., 310 Conn. 768 (2014), he persuaded the Connecticut Supreme Court to rule that a jury could rely on circumstantial evidence to find negligence on the part of the defendant driver. The ruling was crucial to the case, because there were no eyewitnesses to the accident.
In Mingachos v. CBS, Inc., 196 Conn. 91, 97 (1985), Nate represented the family of a man who died during an explosion at his workplace. Nate argued that employees should be able to obtain greater damages than allowed under the workers’ compensation laws if the employer was grossly negligent. Although Nate was unsuccessful in the Mingachos case, the Connecticut Supreme Court later changed its mind in the Suarez case when it ruled that employees could sue for injuries caused by some kinds of employer misconduct.
Nasser has tried over 60 civil cases to verdict, settling many others before trial.
Representative courtroom successes include:
- $315,000 jury verdict for injuries to woman arising out of the defendant's defective repair of her automobile
- $245,000 jury verdict for injuries to a woman at a municipal waste site because of defendant's negligence
- $2,100,000 settlement for a woman paralyzed as a result of medical malpractice
- $965,000 settlement in death of 78-year-old retired teacher killed as a result of motor vehicle operator's negligence
Work in the community
Nasser has been involved with the Make-a-Wish Foundation and served on the Bridgeport Jewish Community Center's Board of Directors.
- J.D., Columbia University School of Law
- B.A., summa cum laude, University of Connecticut
- New York
- New York Bar Association
- Connecticut Bar Association
- American Association of Justice
- Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
- Greater Bridgeport Bar Association