Don’t Seek Justice Alone. We Can Help You.

No one wants to need a personal injury attorney. If you’re here, your life has been drastically affected by an accident or  negligence. We understand how quickly an injury can turn your life upside down. You don’t just need a lawyer – you need an ally and advocate to help you navigate the legal system so you can get the compensation and justice you deserve.

We are different from the average attorney – with extra compassion, empathy, and a focus on doing what’s right. Our shared passion for serving our community is at the heart of our firm. We formed Cooper Sevillano Law Firm in 2012, combining more than 67 years and over 200 jury trials to give clients the most complete, compassionate experience possible.

At Cooper Sevillano, we believe people should be held accountable for their actions and be expected to make amends. That’s why we focus on representing people who’ve been harmed by negligent actions of others. Using state-of-the-art courtroom technology, such as focus groups and mock juries, we give YOU an advantage before the first juror is selected. The key to our success is our relentless, careful preparation – leveling the playing field against defense lawyers and insurance companies who just don’t always fight fair.

At Cooper Sevillano, our passion for justice always comes before the bottom line. We’re not paid upfront or on an hourly basis. We’ll only collect costs when we win a case and recover compensation for you. This contingency-fee system is one way we provide all of our clients with equal access to the courts.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Medical Malpractice
    • Amputation Injuries
    • Birth Injuries
    • Defective Drugs
    • Hospital Malpractice
    • Medical Malpractice
    • Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries
    • Misdiagnosis
    • Spinal Cord Injuries
    • Traumatic Brain Injuries
    • Vaccine Injuries
  • Vehicle-related Accidents
    • Aviation Accidents
    • Car Accidents
    • Bicycle Accidents
    • Highway Defects
    • Hit and Run Accidents
    • Motorcycle Accidents
    • Railroad Accidents
    • Pedestrian Accidents
    • Truck Accidents
    • Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Accidents
  • Workplace injuries
    • Industrial Accidents
    • Construction Site Accidents
  • Liability Claims
    • Catastrophic Injuries
    • Defective Products
    • Elevator Accidents
    • Errors and Omissions
    • Escalator Accidents
    • Fall Down Accidents
    • Federal Employers Liability Act Cases
    • Federal Tort Claims Act Cases
    • Liquor Liability
    • Premises Liability
    • Professional Malpractice and Negligence
    • Sidewalk Defects
  • Other Types of Cases
    • Arbitration
    • Civil Assault
    • Civil Rights
    • Insurance Bad Faith Claims
    • Mediation/Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • Municipal Liability
    • Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse
    • Sex Abuse Claims
    • Sex Assault Claims
    • Wrongful Death

Call 203-896-4343 today to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Jeffrey Cooper

Over the past 19 years Jeffrey Cooper has garnished a reputation for representing the most seriously injured in accidents involving personal injury and medical malpractice. In only his fifth month as an attorney Jeffrey took a case to trial by jury for a security guard who was struck as a pedestrian while on duty that none of the partners in his firm could be bothered with. After obtaining a verdict for the woman in excess of $100,000 which was more than ten times what the insurance company offered before trial, Jeffrey knew he found his calling in trial law.

Jeffrey tackles his cases with a David and Goliath approach and enjoys nothing more than facing off against insurance companies, big corporations, hospitals, municipalities and larger firms that try to use their resources to gain an advantage. He has a tireless work ethic and a tenacious approach to securing victory. Since achieving his first verdict, Jeffrey has continually honed his skills, gradually taking on cases of more and more significance. In 2017, Jeffrey obtained the largest verdict in the state (at the time it was rendered) of 2.8 million dollars for the estate of a motorcyclist who was killed in an accident in Wilton. More recently, Jeffrey obtained a verdict of $330,000 in a no pay case against a municipality for failing to clear vegetation from a stop sign that resulted in his client fracturing his leg after plowing head-on into another car.

Presently, Jeffrey’s practice still consists of the types of serious injury and death cases including motor vehicle, motorcycle, slip-and-fall, municipal negligence and product liability matters upon which he built his reputation and obtained his first million dollar results. But just as Jeffrey has grown over the years, so has his experience in complex cases of medical malpractice which now make up a substantial part of his everyday practice.

Now a large part of his practice is made up of high stakes birth injury, fetal death, wrongful death and misdiagnosis of cancer cases that are not for the faint of heart. Over the course of the last several years, Jeffrey has achieved verdicts and settlements against pediatricians, neurologists, neurosurgeons, obstetricians, gynecologists, emergency medicine physicians, cardiologists, internists, family medicine physicians, urologists, radiologists, plastic surgeons, orthopedic surgeons, pulmonologists, critical care physicians, oncologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, colorectal surgeons, general surgeons, hospitals, urgent care facilities, physical therapists, chiropractors and nurses.

He has tried jury cases throughout the state including Hartford, New Britain, Derby, Milford, Bridgeport, New Haven, Stamford and Waterbury, and in both Connecticut and New York federal district courts. Several of Jeffrey’s recent cases in this area have resulted in recoveries in excess of a million dollars, including a $2,500,000 recovery in a case involving mismanagement of mechanical ventilation, $2,000,000 for delayed diagnosis of cancer, $1,500,000 for surgical complications resulting in sepsis and approximately $1,000,000 for back surgery resulting in nerve damage.

It is important to note that every case is different and each case depends upon a variety of factors unique to that particular case. Jeffrey agrees that past results are old news and he does not rest on his laurels. He knows that what matters to his clients is what he can do for them now, not what he may have done for someone in the past. Jeffrey is proud of his achievements including his many continuous years as a SuperLawyer, AVVO highest rated 10.0, National Trial Lawyers Top 100 and Connecticut Top 40 Litigation Lawyer. Jeffrey feels that more important than any recognition though is the satisfaction he receives from forcing the people he goes up against to give his clients back at least a little bit if not more of what they lost along the way.

Attorney Agustin Sevillano

Agustin Sevillano is an experienced, skillful attorney who focuses his practice on helping those who have been seriously injured. For 14 years, he has handled a wide variety of personal injury and wrongful death cases, bringing integrity and quality to every client he serves. He understands that recovery from a catastrophic injury is both physically and emotionally challenging and the prospect of entering the legal system may seem daunting.  He aims to make the process as manageable as possible for his clients.

Agustin received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut in 1995. He then went on to attend the Quinnipiac University School of Law and graduated in 1998. After law school, he served as a public defender for the state, where he developed his skills as a criminal defense attorney before deciding to focus his efforts on personal injury law. 

Over the years, he has handled over a thousand personal injury claims and has represented clients in over fifty jury trials, successfully securing over $20 million dollars in settlements and verdicts for his clients.  His strength lies in his ability to present complex cases to a jury in a clear, straightforward manner while utilizing cutting-edge courtroom technology. Agustin is fluent in both Spanish and Portuguese, and  takes particular pride in representing clients for whom English is not a first language.

Mr. Sevillano has been recognized by his peers on several occasions for his excellence as a litigator.  He is honored to have been named a Board Certified Civil Litigator, having successfully completed the requirements of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy for civil litigation.

Agustin is a proud citizen of Shelton, where he lives with his wife and three boys, and stays involved in his community by serving as the Recreational Director for the Shelton Youth Soccer Organization. He continues to be honored to serve his neighbors in his role as an attorney and stand beside them in their fight for justice.

Attorney Gerald Cooper

Gerald Cooper is a personal injury attorney and mediator with a practice focused on Alternative Dispute Resolution and arbitration services. His goal with every case is to best serve his clients by achieving a settlement.  His skills as a mediator and arbitrator have often been sought by individuals, private companies, and the courts.  He has mediated or arbitrated thousands of claims and has been recognized as a leading neutral in Connecticut, helping parties to resolve claims and avoid costly or prolonged litigation. Mr. Cooper is considered a powerhouse due to his experience, passion, and integrity in the field of dispute resolution.

Gerald attended Springfield College and received his Bachelors in 1966, before going on to earn his law degree from Suffolk University in 1969. After graduating, he dedicated 33 years to practicing insurance defense for Allstate Insurance, ultimately serving as Lead Counsel in the company’s New Haven office.  While at Allstate, he tried over 100 civil jury cases and settled thousands of others, using pretrial alternative dispute resolution (ADR) techniques.  This wealth of knowledge makes him one of Cooper Sevillano’s most valuable assets.  He provides the firm with an intimate understanding of how insurance companies handle personal injury claims, which results in better and more realistic outcomes for clients.

From 2004 to 2012, Mr. Cooper practiced at his own firm dedicated to alternative dispute resolution in personal injury, medical malpractice, and fee dispute cases.  Mr. Cooper also spent six years as Assistant Corporation Counsel to the City of West Haven.  In this capacity, Mr. Cooper defended the city in a wide range of cases in both State and Federal courts.

In addition to his work with clients, Mr. Cooper has been recognized for his excellence by the courts, his peers, and the community.  In 2009, Mr. Cooper received the Robert C. Zampano Award for excellence in mediation from Community Mediation, Inc., New Haven, CT.   He has lectured and participated in a number of panel discussions on the subject of alternative dispute resolution, including one held at Quinnipiac University School of Law. Additionally, he has served as a volunteer mediator and Special Master in both Federal and State courts. He is proud to serve his community in his capacities as a trusted attorney, volunteer, and citizen of Oxford, where he lives with his wife.

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Jeffrey M. Cooper

Jeffrey M. Cooper

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Personal Injury Since 2021
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Agustin Sevillano

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Personal Injury Since 2021
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