The Personal Injury Attorneys of Polito & Harrington

Waterford – New London, CT & RI Personal Injury Attorneys

Humbert Polito and James Harrington work one–on–one with every client at Polito & Harrington. If you choose our CT personal injury law firm, Attorney Polito or Attorney Harrington will handle your personal injury case.

They provide attentive, accessible support for people who need it most. When you call with questions, you will get to speak directly with one of our attorneys. If your personal injury attorney is not available right away, you will receive a follow–up call, as soon as possible.

Humbert Polito:

  • Has over 35 years of experience.
  • Is Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy.
  • Is AV–Rated.*
  • Is named “Super Lawyers” from 2006 – present.
  • Is named “New England Super Lawyers” from 2007 – present.
  • Is active in continuing legal education for lawyers, and law students.

Humbert Polito is listed in “The Best Lawyers in America,” and the firm, Polito & Harrington has been listed in Martindale–Hubbell’s Preeminent Lawyers Directory since 2004.


James Harrington:

  • Has 20 years experience in personal injury law
  • SuperLawyers  Rising Star from 2014-2021, Superlawyer from 2022-present
  • Awarded the New Leader in Law Award in 2015 and the Game Changer Award in 2018 by the Connecticut Law Tribune
  • Recognized by National Trial Lawyers Association’s as one of Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Connecticut
  • Won the landmark unanimous U.S. Supreme Court case of Lewis v. Clarke which changed the law nationally

Experienced in Many Areas of Personal Injury Law

Polito & Harrington LLC has experience in many areas of Personal Injury Law

At Polito & Harrington, we recognize that injuries occur in many types of accidents – not just auto crashes. Each type of personal injury claim with have its own legal issues that need to be addressed and elements that need to be proven, and our legal team knows the unique laws and questions that may arise in a variety of cases.

We frequently handle the following cases, among others:

  • Car accidents
  • Commercial truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Accidents caused by drunk drivers
  • Slip and Falls
  • Construction accidents
  • Workplace accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Nursing malpractice
  • Nursing home injuries
  • Dog bites
  • Victims with traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Victims with spinal cord injuries (SCI)
  • Wrongful death
  • Tribal law and Casino injury cases

Connecticut has many laws that may apply to the above cases and our legal team knows how to accurately apply all relevant law to achieve the maximum benefits for our clients. No matter what type of accident has caused your injuries, you can trust Polito & Harrington to skillfully protect your rights and interests.

Highly Skilled Trial Attorneys

Humbert Polito has been practicing law in Connecticut since 1986 and over the past decades, has amassed an impressive amount of litigation experience – both in the pretrial process and in the courtroom. Mr. Polito’s reputation for his trial skills has led to him obtaining Board Certification from the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) in civil trial law. To obtain this type of ABA-recognized certification, Mr. Polito went through an extensive application and evaluation process, as the NBTA only certifies the highest quality of trial attorneys across the United States.

While too many attorneys aim to settle every case to avoid trial, the lawyers of Polito & Harrington do not shy away from going to trial when it is the best route for our clients. We have the resources and skill to take your case to the end if needed and will guide you through every step of the litigation process. We aim to obtain a favorable settlement offer for you but will never push you into accepting anything less than you deserve for your injury-related losses.

Waterford Personal Injury Attorneys Regularly Accepting Referrals

As a result, we frequently accept referrals for personal injury matters from attorneys throughout Rhode Island (RI) and Connecticut (CT). While attorneys are often determined to tackle any challenge, taking on a personal injury case without the requisite experience or resources can be detrimental to clients and attorneys alike. Mishandling a case when you did not have the necessary experience can even result in an ethics complaint.

When you refer a personal injury case to Polito & Harrington and the case is successfully resolved, you will receive a percentage of our fee for referring the client. Therefore, referring a case to our firm that has the personal injury skill and resources available can benefit everyone involved – you, our firm, and most importantly, the client.

A large percentage of our cases are referrals and we always welcome any attorney referrals for personal injury cases in Connecticut or Rhode Island. A successful referral will still end up financially beneficial for you and will save you the time, energy, and cost of handling a matter with which you are not so familiar. This process allows us all to focus on the practice area we know best and also often results in a more favorable outcome for the injured client.

If you have a case to refer, please contact Polito & Harrington today.

Dedicated to Education

Both Mr. Polito and Mr. Harrington are active in legal education for practicing personal injury attorneys in CT, and those interested in the law. This is yet another aspect of our firm that sets us apart. Instead of focusing only on churning out cases, we take an active interest and dedication to the legal community in Connecticut and believe in the importance of ongoing education for both lawyers and the public.

For example, Humbert Polito lends his respected trial skills to law students by teaching a course in Trial Advocacy at his alma mater, The University of Connecticut School of Law on an annual basis since 1998. Attorney James Harrington has given guest lectures at the same legal institution. Both attorneys have also contributed presentations to Continuing Legal Education (CLE) courses to educate other lawyers about new developments or strategies in their legal field.

The law is constantly changing and a skilled lawyer will always stay apprised and educated of any new legal trends or developments. Polito & Harrington’ devotion to education not only gives back to the community but helps them improve their own law practice and representation of clients.

We will work hard to hold people and companies responsible for injuries caused by their carelessness.

Polito & Harrington approaches every personal injury case with the effort and dedication it requires and deserves. Clients receive personalized representation from highly skilled civil trial attorneys in a wide range of personal injury cases.

For a free consultation , call 1.860.447.3300 or contact us online today.

At such a scary time in our lives, it was so reassuring to have Bert represent us. He and everyone we dealt with at his office were invariably professional, compassionate, and responsive to our many questions and concerns. We knew that we could trust Bert to always act in our best interest.
Mr. Harrington was very professional and kept us well informed. We are very pleased in every aspect and we recommend him to other people.
Attorney Bert Polito and Harrington helped reassure my family through the entire process. We are extremely grateful to him and his staff.
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