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Humbert J. Polito

Humbert J.  Polito

567 Vauxhall Street Ext. Suite 230
Waterford, Connecticut 06385
United States

Telephone: (860) 447-3300
Firm: Polito & Associates LLC
Practice Overview:
Our Waterford – New London, CT & RI personal injury attorneys work with clients one–on–one, striving to form meaningful, lasting relationships. As a result, many former clients refer their family and friends to us. Within personal injury law, our practice areas are focused and extensive. We handle topics ranging from auto accidents to medical malpractice, from spinal cord injury to wrongful death.


Professional Profile:
Humbert (Bert) J. Polito Jr., is a partner in the law firm of Polito & Associates in Waterford, Connecticut. Bert is a native of Cleveland, Ohio where he attended St. Ignatius High School. Bert is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross (A.B. Religious Studies, 1978) where he was admitted to Phi Beta Kappa. Bert attended the University of Connecticut School of Law (1986) and then served as law clerk to Donald F. Shea of the Supreme Court of Rhode Island. Throughout his career in law, Bert has successfully tried and arbitrated cases in both Connecticut and Rhode Island. As a result, Bert is board certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Bert has also been selected for membership to the American Board of Trial Advocates. Bert has served on the Board of Governors of CTLA since 1993, and has been a member of the Executive Committee since 2003. In June 2009, Bert was elected to serve as President of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association.

Bert taught high school both before and during law school, and continues to be active in teaching. Bert ran the People’s Law School Program in New London for several years, and currently assists middle school students each year in New London to prepare for annual mock trial exercises. Bert also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Connecticut School of Law, where he has taught a semester course in Trial Advocacy each fall since 1998.

Bert has been admitted to practice law in Connecticut since 1986, and in Rhode Island since 1987. His practice has focused exclusively on plaintiff’s personal injury litigation. In his work, Bert seeks to promote consumer and patient safety, and is particularly proud of two of his cases, one by verdict and the other by settlement. The former involved a product liability verdict in favor of a burn victim, wherein the Court ordered that product safety data in the possession of a non-party foreign manufacturer be produced over the objection of a defendant seller here in America.

The latter involved the settlement of a hospital malpractice case on behalf of a family which included the hospital’s implementation of patient safety procedures, as well as the designation of a family member to a working hospital committee seeking to improve

UndergraduateCollege of the Holy CrossBA1978
LawUniversity of Connecticut School of LawHonors: Cum Laude1986

Affiliations & Memberships:
Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
American Association of Justice
Connecticut Bar Association
New London County Bar Association
Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Association
Rhode Island Bar Association
Connecticut Traumatic Brain Injury Association
U.S. District Court District of Rhode Island, 1987
U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1988
U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1993

Connecticut Personal injury
Connecticut Slip and falls
Connecticut Wrongful death
Connecticut Nursing home negligence
Connecticut Medical malpractice
Connecticut Auto accident
Connecticut Traumatic Brain/Spinal Cord Injury
Connecticut Motorcycle accident
Connecticut Tucking accident
Connecticut Drunk driving
Connecticut Nursing malpractice
Connecticut Construction accident
Connecticut Dog Bite-and-animal-Attack