Large and Catastrophic Loss Cases (Including Excess Liability cases)
Defense in Taiwan District and Taiwan High Courts against claim in excess of $400M plus 5% interest for fire loss in semiconductor fabricating facility involving highly technical engineering, chemistry including pyrophoric and other gases used in the manufacturing process, industry safety standards, origin and cause analyses and determinations, and other complex issues.
Defense of Taiwan company in international arbitration case in New York City.
Defense in crash of tour bus resulting in multiple deaths and injuries (most cases settled through mediation).
Commercial, Business, Construction and Employment Litigation and Arbitration
Defense of asbestos abatement case.
Obtained replevin of multi-ton equipment and items for construction of large vertical-lift drawbridge for vehicle and railroad traffic from out-of-state vendor in 2-week expedited case in US District Court.
Defense jury verdict in US District Court against claim of discrimination and wrongful termination.
Plaintiff jury verdict in CT Complex Litigation Court with damages awarded against business client of $0.00.
Defense of international corporation accused by municipality of multiple breaches of contract.
Intellectual Property/Trade Secret Investigations and Litigation
Multiple investigations, cases and actions brought on behalf of Fortune 500 corporations for thefts and misappropriation of trade secrets.
Professional and Corporate Officers Liability Defense
Defense of claims of accounting malpractice in international accounting firm.
Corporate and Governmental Investigations
For the City of Torrington, investigation of Chief of Police and prosecute disciplinary proceedings before police review board.
For the State Bar Examining Committee, investigation of and opposing bar admission of mass-advertising out-of- state attorney.
For The Judicial Branch: represent Superior Court trial judge before Connecticut Supreme Court on Writ of Error appeal; investigation of New Haven Juvenile Detention Center; and represent employees before the Statewide Grievance Committee.
For the Connecticut Judges' Association, review murder trial transcript and testify before Connecticut legislative Judiciary Committee on reappointment of a Superior Court Judge.
For the Division of Criminal Justice: City of Torrington Grand Jury investigation; investigation and prosecution of Windham County High Sheriff and two Special Deputy Sheriffs on corruption and obstruction of justice charges and expert witness on prosecutorial misconduct allegations.
For the Town of Portland, investigation of illegal altering (forgery) of municipal contracts.
For a bank, investigation of inappropriate behavior of a sexual nature by a member of management with a subordinate.
For Indian nations, investigations of and defending against allegations of wrongdoing by Department of the Interior and Bureau of Indian Affairs.
For various Fortune 500 corporations, investigations of corporate wrongdoing by employees and/or officers.
For corporation being investigated for violations of environmental laws and regulations.
Air and Marine Crash cases
Defense of multiple General Aviation airplane crash cases in and outside of Connecticut.
Successful prosecution of wrongful death General Aviation case.
Personal injury in boat accident case.
White-Collar Criminal Investigations and Defense
Investigations for corporate clients of embezzlement, thefts and fraud by employees.
Defense of corporate and governmental employees accused of or witnesses re: alleged criminal wrongdoing.
Product Liability Defense
Defense of personal injury claims for allegedly defective product.
U.S. District Court District of Connecticut
U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts
U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford, Connecticut
J.D. - 1973
Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan
M.A.summa cum laude- 1967
Major: Political Science
Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan
B.A. - 1966
Major: Political Science and History
Editor, Connecticut Trial Judges Benchbook, 1974
Editor, Connecticut Sentencing Benchbook, 1974
Editor, Court of Common Pleas Benchbook, 1974
"Judicial Education: Coals to Newcastle?" (Co-Author with Dean Francis Cady, UConn Law School), University of Connecticut Law Review, Spring, 1974
"Protecting Trade Secrets and Other Confidential Information"
"The Trojan Horse of Arbitration: Punitives"
Honors and Awards
Connecticut Super Lawyer®, Commercial and Business Litigation: 2009-2018
James W. Cooper Fellow, Connecticut Bar Foundation
Arnold Markle Award, Achievement in Law & Leadership, 2015
Professional Associations and Memberships
Hartford County Bar Association, Member and President, 2001 - 2002
Connecticut Bar Association, Member and Treasurer, 2005 - 2006
Connecticut Bar Association, House of Delegates, 2002 - 2005
Connecticut Bar Association, Criminal Justice, Intellectual Property & Business Law Executive Committees
American Bar Association, Past Member
International Association of Prosecutors, Past Member
The Judicial Branch Client Security Fund Committee, Vice-Chair, 1999 - 2004
Greater Hartford Legal Aid Foundation, Past Director
City of Hartford, Ethics Committee, 2001 - 2004
Habitat for Humanity, Past Director
Past Employment Positions
Connecticut Judicial Branch, Director Judicial Education, 1971 - 1974
Office of the Chief State's Attorney, Connecticut, Assistant State's Attorney and Chief Trial Attorney, 1974 - 1983