James F. Early
Attorney Early is co-founder and president of Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Strauss, LLC in New Haven, Connecticut, and Early & Strauss L.L.C. in New York City. In the 1980s he successfully undertook to represent thousands of workers who contracted diseases from occupational exposure to asbestos.
In addition to being recognized by Connecticut Magazine as one of the “Top Attorneys In Connecticut”, Attorney Early has also been recognized by two of the best lawyer rating systems in the U.S. He has been selected for inclusion in the oldest lawyer rating publication, Best Lawyers, which is widely recognized for accuracy and integrity. He has also been named “Super Lawyer” by the Super Lawyers rating service in recognition of his professional achievement and the high degree of peer recognition that he has earned throughout his career. No more than 5% of the lawyers in any given state are awarded this prestigious designation.
Presently he concentrates his practice in representing asbestos victims, especially those suffering from malignant mesothelioma. He is involved in representing thousands of asbestos victims nationwide, as well as hundreds of children affected with learning disorders and brain disease from the ingestion of lead paint dust. He has been appointed by the State Courts of Connecticut as lead counsel for plaintiffs filing lawsuits for asbestos diseases and for poisoning from lead paint.
Mr. Early graduated from Harvard College and Boston University School of Law, and is a member of the Connecticut, New Hampshire and New Haven County Bar Associations, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America and the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association. He was admitted to the Bar, 1971, New Hampshire and U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire; 1973, U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit; 1975, Connecticut and U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut; 1977 U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit; 1987 United States District Court, District of Rhode Island.