JOHN W. Bradley Jr.



860-493-3548 (Direct Dial)
860-549-1000 Ext. 1548 (Main Line)




John W. Bradley, Jr. focuses his practice in the areas of civil litigation, administrative and municipal law. He is a skilled and successful litigator with over twenty five years' experience in handling complex litigation including personal injury, product liability, insurance coverage, land use, commercial, construction disputes in state and federal court. He has represented many Connecticut municipalities including serving as town attorney and as special counsel. He has been a frequent speaker at seminars on municipal, land use and historic preservation issues. Recently, he was a member of a team that successfully obtained approval for a wood burning electric power generating plant in eastern Connecticut. He is active in school construction and open space acquisition projects.  He successfully represented a Gulf War Widow in what is believed to be the first case in the nation to find that a military veteran's pancreatic cancer was caused by exposure to the chemical lindane which was used in the delousing of Iraqi prisoners. He represents many clients in construction and contract matters. He has helped many businesses navigate the liquor license application process.  He is currently serving as one of the lead defense counsel in litigation arising out of the Kleen Energy power plant explosion.  Attorney Bradley has made a career of achieving cost efficient and expeditious results for his clients.

Representative Cases

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation & Business Disputes
  • Land Use & Zoning
  • Administrative Law & Liquor Licensing
  • Construction Contracts & Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Tax Appeals

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut


  • Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, Washington
    • J.D.
  • College of the Holy Cross
    • B.A.
    • Major: Political Science


  • Historic District Regulation, Connecticut Bar Association, Advanced Land Use, October 16, 2008
  • Municipal Law Topics, Connecticut Association Municipal Attorneys, 2001 - 2009

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Connecticut Association of Municipal Attorneys, President, 2008 - 2010
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Litigation, Land Use & Administrative Law Sections
  • Hartford County Bar Association - Municipal Law Committee
  • Defense Research Institute - Product Liability Section
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association


  • French