Dan E. LaBelle: Lawyer with Halloran & Sage LLP

Dan E. LaBelle

Hartford,  CT  U.S.A.

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  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Environmental & Land Use
  • Criminal Defense
University Colgate University, B.A., 1977
Law SchoolAlbany Law School of Union University, J.D., 1980
Admitted1981, New York; 1987, Connecticut; 1982, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; 2010, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin; 1987, U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut; 1996, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; 1984, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York


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New York City Bar Association
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BornHartford, Connecticut, May 7, 1955

Dan LaBelle practices in the Firm's Westport office in the areas of civil and criminal litigation and environmental law. His experience includes general commercial litigation, the defense of professional liability, products liability and general liability claims, and the defense of individuals and corporations in criminal cases. Dan has conducted dozens of trials to verdict, both civil and criminal matters in both the state and federal courts. Criminal experience includes representation of individuals and organizations in grand jury investigations and white collar cases relating to accounting fraud, bank fraud, tax fraud and antitrust, as well as the defense of indigent defendants in the federal court.

Dan serves as counsel to the Connecticut Bar Examining Committee and as a member of the Criminal Justice Act assigned counsel panel in the federal court for the District of Connecticut. He is a former Manhattan Assistant District Attorney and he continues to practice in New York as well as in Connecticut.

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Firm Attorneys Included in Super Lawyers and Rising Stars 2012 List

Halloran & Sage is proud to announce that twenty-two of the Firm's attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2012 Super Lawyers or Rising Stars lists. The attorneys that have been selected are:

Super Lawyers

Henry Beck, Jr. - Business/Corporate (Hartford)

Thomas Boyce, Jr. - Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice (New London)

John Farley - Appellate (Hartford)

Stephen Fogerty - Business Litigation (Westport)

Jeffrey Gostyla: Insurance Coverage (Hartford)

Leslie Grodd: Tax (Westport)

Daniel Krisch: Appellate (Hartford)

Dan LaBelle: Civil Litigation Defense (Westport)

William McGrath, Jr.: General Litigation (Hartford)

Allen Gary Palmer: Family Law (Westport)

George Royster: Business Litigation (Hartford)

Daniel Scapellati: Insurance Coverage (Hartford)

Andrew Schaffer: Family Law (New Haven)

Kenneth Slater, Jr.: Land Use/Zoning (Hartford)

James Szerejko: Civil Litigation Defense (Hartford)

Richard Tynan: Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice (Hartford)

Rising Stars

Joseph Arcata, III: Insurance Coverage (Hartford)

Joshua Auxier: Professional Liability: Defense (Westport)

Melanie Dykas: Government Relations (Hartford)

Timothy Grady: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury Defense (Hartford)

Brian Rich: Business Litigation (Hartford)

Michael Wrona: Bankruptcy &Creditor/Debtor (Hartford)

The Super Lawyers designation is based on regional balloting by attorneys, research conducted by Law & Politics magazine, and a peer review process that encompasses sixty different practice areas.

An explanation of Super Lawyers and Rising Stars methodology can be found here.Dan LaBelle Chosen As One of CT Law Tribune's 'Dozen Who Made a Difference'

Partner Dan LaBelle of Halloran & Sage's Westport office was recently featured in Connecticut Law Tribune's 'Dozen Who Made A Difference' in 2009. The Tribune recognizes a dozen people or groups every year who have done notable things in the practice of law.

Dan was appointed by the U.S. District Court to represent the defendant in the district's first post-9/11 terrorism case. Dan was selected from a pool of private lawyers qualified to serve under the Criminal Justice Act as counsel for indigent defendants. Following a six day jury trial, the jury returned guilty verdicts on two counts of the indictment. Dan was successful, however, in a post-verdict motion which resulted in the dismissal of one of the counts of conviction. He is now handling the appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

To read the Connecticut Law Tribune's entire article . (Resident, Westport Office)

Reported CasesRepresentative Matter: Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority v. Refuse Gardens, 229 Conn. 455 (1994) Phillip v. Fairfield University, 118 F.3d 131 (2nd Cir. 1997) Sanitary Services Corporation v. Meehan, 235 Conn. 393 (1955) United States v. Abu-Jihaad, 630 F.3d 102 (2nd Cir. 2010), cert den. __ U.S. __, 131 S.Ct. 3062 (2011) United States v. Bouyea, 152 F.3d 192 (2nd Cir. 1998) Scott v. Bar Examining Committee, 220 Conn. 393 (1992) Elections Review Com. Of Eighth Utilities Dist. v. Freedom of Information Commission, 219 Conn. 685 (1991) Friedman v. Conn. Bar Examining Comm., 77 Conn. App. 526, appeal dismissed, 270 Conn. 457 (2004) Middlesex Ins. Co. v. Rady, 34 Conn. App. 679 (1994) Sponzo v. Zoning Board of Appeals, 18 Conn. App. 814, appeal dismissed, 211 Conn. 808 (1989) Fuji Film USA Inc., 640 F. Supp.2d 300 (SDNY 2009) United States v. Abu-Jihaad, 600 F.Supp.2d 362 (DConn 2009) Contois v. Able Industries, 523 F.Supp.2d 155 (DConn 2007) Machnik v. Buffalo Pumps, Inc., 506 F.Supp.2d 99 (DConn 2007) United States v. Estrada, 430 F.3d 606 (2nd Cir. 2005)

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Dan E. LaBelle

225 Asylum Street
HartfordCT 06103


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