Bruce E. Newman

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Bruce E. Newman

Bristol, Connecticut
877-783-5367 (Toll Free)

Attorney Bruce Newman has been practicing law for over 29 years and concentrates his practice in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, employment litigation, medical malpractice, product liability, and class actions where he has served as plaintiff’s class counsel and liaison counsel.  He is a Lifetime Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which is composed of a select group of lawyers who have achieved million dollar verdicts and settlements in personal injury and wrongful death cases.  In addition to Connecticut, he has successfully tried cases in New York and California.  Based on his accomplishments, Bruce Newman was selected by the National Trial Lawyers as a Top 100 Lawyer for 2013, 2014, 2015,2016, 2017 and 2018.  He was recently ranked as being in the Top 1% of all attorneys by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel for 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.  He has also been designated by his peers to New England and Connecticut Super Lawyer in the Connecticut Super Lawyers Magazine, Personal Injury Plaintiff’s Law for 2017 and 2018.

Attorney Newman served as lead counsel in 2016 in the case of McCormick, et al. v. American Cruise Lines, Inc. where a $1 million settlement was reached and recently served as plaintiff’s class counsel in an action where a tentative $6.5 million settlement was reached in Adkins, et al. v. Nestle Purina Petcare Company, et al.  He also worked with the plaintiff’s steering committee in the Volkswagen "Clean Diesel" Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation as it pertained to the 2.0 liter engines.   He has served as trial counsel for a number of successful verdicts including a case where the Second Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed and upheld a judgment of over $2.2 million for a client in a whistle-blower and freedom of speech case against Pfizer, Inc.  He was also a signatory to a mediation agreement that resulted in a $24 million settlement in the Pet Food Product Liability Litigation.

Every case is different as to facts and circumstances and results will vary from one case to another. The announcement of the results of any one particular case should not be taken as to imply, or guarantee, certain results in any other case.

In addition to being a skilled advocate, Attorney Newman is a compassionate litigator and strives to give his clients personalized attention through the prosecution and handling of injury, accident and wrongful death claims.  This is of course vital when the lives of individuals and loved ones have been dramatically changed through no fault of their own.   Furthermore, through his experience in representing over 1,000 victims of accidents, he is familiar with the unique nature of all types of traumatic injuries and their long-term repercussions.

Mr. Newman has also worked on behalf of a number of businesses in the labor and employment law context and has been a guest lecturer at the UConn School of Law. 


Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Employment Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Product Liability
  • Class Actions

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 1989
  • New York, 1990
  • California, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1990
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 2011
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1990


  • Albany Law School of Union University, Albany, New York
    • J.D. - 1989
    • Honors: ; Runner-up, Baxter Publication Award
    • Law Review: Albany Law Review, Note & Comment Editor
  • Colgate University Hamilton, NY.
    • B.A. - 1986
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: Recipient LBJ Scholarship for Congressional Interns, 1985
    • Major: Political Science
    • Minor: Economics

Representative Cases

  • McClain v. Pfizer, Inc
  • Administrator of the Estate of CD v. Defendant Hospital
  • Pet Food Product Liability Litigation.
  • McCormick, et al. v. American Cruise Lines, Inc
  • Adkins, et al. v. Nestle Purina Petcare Company, et al


  • Guest Lecturer, University of Connecticut School of Law

Honors and Awards

  • Million Dollar Advocates, Lifetime Member
  • Top 100 Lawyer, National Trial Lawyers, 2013, 2014, 2015,2016 and 2017
  • Top 1% of all attorneys, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015, 2016, and 2017
  • "Connecticut Super Lawyer" in the Connecticut Super Lawyer Magazine, Personal Injury Plaintiffs Law, 2017

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Pro Bono Activities

  • Boy Scouts of America, Volunteer