Law Offices of Richard A. Cerrato

Law Offices of Richard A. Cerrato

Your Trusted Bridgeport Law Firm

Firm Overview

Caring and accessible Connecticut lawyer delivers valuable legal solutions Since 1983, the Law Office of Richard A. Cerrato has been dedicated to meeting the legal needs of individuals and families in the greater Bridgeport area. We fight in state and federal courts for people injured through no fault of their own. We fight for the disabled and those unable to work and whose compensation claims have been denied. We fight for those discriminated against on the job, those facing bankruptcy, or ending a marriage. We stand ready to provide the legal help your particular situation requires. We are committed to building lasting relationships with clients by utilizing an honest, personal, results-oriented and affordable approach. Clients benefit from our old-fashioned values and sensitivity. No matter how complex your case, we pay attention to every detail from your initial consultation until we resolve your legal matter. The Law Office of Richard A. Cerrato is with you every step of the way, helping you navigate through the legal process in the following areas: -Auto accidents -Personal injury -Slip and fall -Dog bites -Wrongful death -Workers compensation -Employment law -Bankruptcy -Divorce -Family law -Child custody -Probate -Real estate -Education law -Trials and appeals -Landlord and tenant law Aggressively protecting your interests Our focused expertise allows us to litigate aggressively in the courtroom. We are there to advise you concerning the fair value of your case and we fight to maximize your recovery. We are committed to fighting for the full value or best possible results in our clients' cases. Successfully serving clients in Connecticut At the Law Office of Richard A. Cerrato we represent individuals and families throughout southern and southwestern Connecticut, including New Haven and Fairfield counties and focusing on the cities of Bridgeport, Milford, Stratford, Trumbull, Norwalk and Fairfield,

Main Office

Main Office
3180 Main Street, Suite 2A

Bridgeport CT 06606


(203) 374-4600


Auto Accident

Experienced Bridgeport, Connecticut Auto Accident Lawyer Helping Injured Clients

Auto accidents have the potential to negatively impact your job, your family, your health and your quality of life. Even an apparently minor traffic accident may result in serious injuries. If you have been hurt because someone was negligent, you are entitled to compensation for your injuries, including pain and suffering, past and future medical bills, and lost income. The Law Office of Richard A. Cerrato has successfully represented clients injured in auto accidents in Connecticut since 1983. The Law Office of Richard A. Cerrato handles motor vehicle accident claims that involve negligent motorists, pedestrians, dangerous road conditions, and faulty or defective automobile parts. Assistance from experts We consult with knowledgeable and respected experts to assist with case preparation. Trauma doctors, chiropractors, forensics engineers, mechanics and collision reconstruction analysts lend their expertise to help our attorneys obtain the best possible settlements. At trial, these professional experts help by educating jurors about the specifics of the accident, what caused it and the injuries sustained by those involved. Time is of the essence It is important to speak to an attorney immediately following a traffic accident to ensure the preservation of crucial evidence and witness recollection. In addition, Connecticut law places time limits on filing an automobile accident claim. We are committed to the timely investigation of your claim. We even schedule appointments on the weekend or in the evening and will make hospital and home visits to injured patients when necessary.

Richard A. Cerrato

Law Offices of Richard A. Cerrato

Admitted to practice
-Connecticut, 1983

Awards and honors
-BV Distinguished Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell - a widely respected mark of achievement signifying quality legal work, professionalism and solid ethical standards

Areas of practice
-Auto accidents
-Personal injury
-Slip and fall
-Dog bites
-Wrongful death
-Workers compensation
-Family law
-Real estate
-Education law

-Western New England College, J.D., 1983
-University of Connecticut, Diploma in Professional Education, 1976
-University of Connecticut, M.A., 1973
-University of Connecticut, B.A., cum laude 1971

Professional memberships
-Connecticut Bar Association
-Professional Discipline Committee, 2009 - present
-Bridgeport Bar Association
---Treasurer, 2004 - 2005
---Secretary, 2005 - 2006
---Vice President, 2006 - 2007
---President-Elect, 2007 - 2008
---President, 2008 - 2009
-American Bar Association
-Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
-The American Association for Justice

-Born in New York, New York
-High School English Teacher in Milford, Connecticut, 1971 - 1978
-Assistant Principal, Middle School in Massachusetts, 1978 - 1982
-Superior Court Appointed Attorney Trial Referee and Fact Finder/Arbitrator


Western New England College
Juris Doctorate ,

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