Jonathan David Berchem

Jonathan David Berchem

Senior Partner
Location:
Milford, Connecticut
Phone:
800-859-4208
Fax:
203-878-2235
Email:

Jonathan D. Berchem concentrates his practice in the area of general civil litigation, including insurance defense, construction litigation and employment law. Admitted to practice in Connecticut state and federal courts, as well as the United States Supreme Court and Pennsylvania state courts, Mr. Berchem is a member of the Milford, New Haven County and Connecticut Bar Associations, as well as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Mr. Berchem joined the firm in 1995. He is a graduate of Syracuse University College of Law (J.D. 1995), where he was a member of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity and President of the Grant Opportunity ("GO") program. Mr. Berchem received his undergraduate degree from Fairfield University (B.A. 1992).

In November of 2011, Mr. Berchem was selected as Milford City Attorney. He had previously served the City of Milford as a Fire Commissioner from 2008 to 2011. Mr. Berchem is active in community affairs in his hometown of Milford, where he currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the United Way of Milford, Inc. and as Vice-Chair of the Board of Managers of the Woodruff Family YMCA. Mr. Berchem also serves on the Board of Directors of the Cardinal Shehan Center in Bridgeport.

Mr. Berchem has a Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory AV peer rating, a rating Martindale-Hubbell publishes that is based on peers' evaluation of a lawyer's legal ability and general ethical standards. The basis of this rating is explained at www.Martindale.com/Products_and_Services/Peer_Review_Ratings.aspx.

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation
  • Insurance Defense

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 1995
  • Pennsylvania, 1995
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1999

Education

  • Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, New York
    • J.D. - 1995
  • Fairfield University
    • B.A. - 1992

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Milford Bar Association, Member
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Fire Commissioner, City of Milford, 2008 - Present
  • Woodruff Family YMCA, Milford, Connecticut, Vice-Chairman, Board of Managers, 2006 - Present
  • Board of Directors, United Way of Milford, Inc., Assistant Treasurer, 2007 - Present
  • Cardinal Shehan Center in Bridgeport, Board of Directors
  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, Member
  • Grant Opportunity ("GO") program, President

Significant Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory AV peer rating

Past Employment Positions

  • City of Milford , Fire Commissioner, 2008 - 2011