I have been practicing law in Danbury, Connecticut for forty years, including seven years as an assistant state's attorney prosecuting felonies and misdemeanors. Before opening my own practice in 2008, I was a principal in the Danbury law firms of Pinney, Payne, P.C., and Secor, Cassidy, and McPartland, P.C.
I have extensive experience in litigating matters such as personal injuries arising out of motor vehicle accidents and premises liability; criminal and motor vehicle offenses, including DUI; real estate disputes, including eminent domain proceedings, boundary issues and foreclosures; partnership disputes; and employment matters. I have conducted dozens of court and jury trials and have argued numerous appeals in the Connecticut Supreme and Appellate Courts.
I also frequently serve as a mediator and arbitrator in personal injury and commercial disputes and I was appointed an arbitrator for matters in the Danbury Superior Court.
In addition to my extensive litigation experience, I often act as the closing attorney in commercial and residential real estate transactions.
I have had a long history of involvement in the Danbury community, as have many members of my family. I am a Past President of the Danbury Bar Association; Past Chairman of the Western Connecticut State University Foundation; and I have served on the boards of several community charitable organizations. I was an adjunct professor at Western Connecticut State University in its Justice and Law Department in the 1990s.
Testimony to my legal service is my BV Distinguished Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell listing for my professionalism and ethics.
DUI & Criminal Defense
Mediations and arbitrations
Real Estate - Commercial and Residential Closings and Litigation
U.S. District Court
District of Connecticut
U.S Supreme Court
University of Notre Dame, B.A. cum laude, 1974; University of Connecticut, J.D., 1977
Danbury Bar Association (Past President, 1993)
Connecticut Bar Association
Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Secor, Cassidy, & McPartland, P.C., 1985-96 (Partner); Pinney, Payne, P.C., 1996-2008 (Partner); Assistant State's Attorney, Danbury Judicial District, 1978-84.
Director and Past Chairman of Western Conn. State University Foundation Board; Former Instructor at Western Conn. State University; Counsel to Danbury Charter Revision Commission, 1990