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Personal Injury – Wrongful Death – Medical Malpractice – Legal Malpractice – Head & Spinal Injuries – Trucking Accidents – Automobile Accidents
Rutgers University School Of Law – Newark JD 1981
Rutgers University, BA 1978
Professional Activities & Admissions
NJ Association for Justice, Member, 1993-Present
Hudson County Bar Association, Officer, 1987-Present
NJ Association for Justice, President, 2009-2010
Admitted NJ Bar, 1981
Admitted NY Bar, 1981
Recently, Jonathan tried the claim of a woman who was injured when a taxi struck her as she crossed the street on her way to work. The force of the collision fractured several of her bones for which she had surgeries. She missed five months from work. With advice of counsel, the injured woman rejected a $300,000 pre-trial offer from the cab’s insurer. After trial, the Court entered a verdict for nearly $2,000,000 for the injured woman and her husband. Our firm collected every cent of the verdict with interest even though the owner of the taxi company filed for bankruptcy.
Jonathan Koles recovered $750,000. for the family of a 51-year-old woman who died in a motor vehicle accident. The decedent was driving when she lost control of her car as it slid on ice that had formed on the northbound lanes of Route 1&9 and collided into a cinder block wall. The case settled prior to trial.
Jonathan Koles recovered $750,000. for the family of a 34-year-old man who died in an auto/truck collision. The decedent was a passenger in a car traveling on Route 1 & 9 when the driver of the car collided with a tractor-trailer exiting a recycling transfer facility. The defendant driver pled guilty to manslaughter because of his alcohol intoxication. The case settled prior to trial.
Mr. Koles successfully represented the family of a prisoner who died while in custody. Mr. Koles obtained a $407,500. settlement. The family contended that the correctional facility failed to detect or diagnose an aorta esophageal fistula. The family sued the Hudson County Correctional Facility alleging negligence, medical malpractice, civil rights violations and wrongful death.