Education
  • Quinnipiac University School of Law, Juris Doctorate
  • Pace University, B.A. (Graduate with Distinction)
Admissions & Memberships
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • District of Connecticut
  • State of Connecticut
Awards/Memberships

Bert McDowell Jr.

Bertram “Bert” McDowell Jr. is a trial attorney who handles a wide array of personal injury cases. He is a highly effective litigator who has attained successful results for victims of motor vehicle accidents, fire accidents, slip and falls, dog bites, wrongful death cases, and other injury matters.

Bert is no stranger to hard work and dedication, as he was raised by his mother, who is a retired New York City Police Officer. Bert uses those core values to effectively represent his clients. Over his career, Bert has continued to attain settlements far exceeding the insurance company’s initial offer. Bert credits a great deal of his success to his previous experience as an insurance defense attorney. His prior defense experience gives him greater insight on the value of cases, which allows him to maximize settlements and verdicts for the benefit of his clients. It also provides him with a deeper understanding of the tactics used by insurance companies.

In 2021, Bert was recognized as in 40 Under 40 Connecticut Magazine. In 2018, Bert was selected to the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, and since 2018 he has been honored as a Super Lawyer Rising Star for four consecutive years. Bert prides himself on community service. He served on multiple boards for non-profit organizations and was previously a board member for a charter school in Hartford, Connecticut. In 2017, Bert was given the 100 Men of Color Award for his community service and for his stellar reputation in the legal community. In 2019, Bert was given the Man of Excellence Award from the organization, Black People Rocks.

Bert is admitted to practice at the United States District Court, District of Connecticut, as well as all the state courts in Connecticut.

Favorite Sports Team

New York Knicks “orange and blue, through and through”

Favorite Quote

“If you have raw meat, you must seek fire.” – Veronica Sullivan

Favorite Music Artists

Nas, Beres Hammond, John Coltrane

Favorite Movies

Friday, Goodfellas, The Godfather

What are you watching on Netflix?

Narcos

Insurance Initial Offer:
No Pay
What We Got
$ 1,000,000
Head-On Collision Results in Driver’s Death

Our client was traveling home from work when another vehicle crossed the double yellow line and struck our client head-on. Insurance company tendered the entire policy.

Insurance Initial Offer:
$75,000
What We Got
$ 250,000
Drunk Driving Accident

A 21-year-old male was driving home from work when a drunk driver crashed into his vehicle. He sustained a small non-displaced fracture of his scapula.

Insurance Initial Offer:
$40,000
What We Got
$ 110,000
Pedestrian Accident

Elderly man was leaving his doctor’s appointment, and was struck by a vehicle, traveling at a low speed, in the parking lot. The elderly man suffered soft tissue injuries to his back and legs.

Insurance Initial Offer:
No pay
What We Got
$ 100,000
Questionable Liability Pedestrian Accident

Our client was walking in the street, against traffic, and was struck by a vehicle. The police report showed that several people warned the gentleman not to walk in the street. He suffered multiples injuries to his legs and back. Insurance company tendered the entire policy.

Insurance Initial Offer:
$70,000
What We Got
$ 150,000
Premesis Liability Case

Injury to minor child in premises liability case.

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Bert McDowell Injury Law

Bertram “Bert” McDowell Jr. is a trial attorney who handles a wide array of personal injury cases. He is a highly effective litigator who has attained successful results for victims of motor vehicle accidents, fire accidents, slip and falls, dog bites, wrongful death cases, and other injury matters.

Bert is no stranger to hard work and dedication, as he was raised by his mother, who is a retired New York City Police Officer. Bert uses those core values to effectively represent his clients. Over his career, Bert has continued to attain settlements far exceeding the insurance company’s initial offer. Bert credits a great deal of his success to his previous experience as an insurance defense attorney. His prior defense experience gives him greater insight on the value of cases, which allows him to maximize settlements and verdicts for the benefit of his clients. It also provides him with a deeper understanding of the tactics used by insurance companies.

In 2021, Bert was recognized as in 40 Under 40 Connecticut Magazine. In 2018, Bert was selected to the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, and since 2018 he has been honored as a Super Lawyer Rising Star for four consecutive years. Bert prides himself on community service. He served on multiple boards for non-profit organizations and was previously a board member for a charter school in Hartford, Connecticut. In 2017, Bert was given the 100 Men of Color Award for his community service and for his stellar reputation in the legal community. In 2019, Bert was given the Man of Excellence Award from the organization, Black People Rocks.

Bert is admitted to practice at the United States District Court, District of Connecticut, as well as all the state courts in Connecticut.

Bert McDowell Injury Law

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Bridgeport
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Bridgeport
CT 06610 - Get Directions
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Hartford
CT 06108 - Get Directions
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Meriden
CT 06450 - Get Directions
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