Jonathan David Berchem

Jonathan David Berchem

Senior Partner
Milford, Connecticut

Jonathan D. Berchem is a Senior Partner who concentrates his practice in the areas of municipal law and 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, Attorney Berchem is a member of the Milford, New Haven County and Connecticut Bar Associations, as well as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

Jon Berchem 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. He received his undergraduate degree from Fairfield University (B.A. 1992). 

In November of 2011, Jon Berchem was appointed as Milford City Attorney. He had previously served the City of Milford as a Fire Commissioner from 2008 to 2011.

Jon is actively involved in community affairs in his hometown of Milford, CT, where he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the United Way of Milford, Inc. for two years and has been a member for over 15 years.  Jon is also a member of Board of Directors of Milford Rape Crisis and a member of Milford National Lou Gehrig Little League.  He has previously served on the Board of Directors of the Cardinal Shehan Center in Bridgeport and is a former Vice-Chair of the Board of Managers of the Woodruff Family YMCA. 

Jon Berchem has a Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory AV peer rating, which is based on peers' evaluation of a lawyer's legal ability and general ethical standards.

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation
  • Insurance Defense

Bar Admissions

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


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

Significant Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory AV peer rating

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

Past Employment Positions

  • City of Milford , Fire Commissioner, 2008 - 2011