George D. Royster: Lawyer with Halloran & Sage LLP

George D. Royster

Partner
Hartford,  CT  U.S.A.
Phone860-297-4631

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AV® Preeminent

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  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
     
    University Lafayette College, A.B., 1963
     
    Law SchoolWashington University School of Law, J.D., 1966
     
    Admitted1966, Connecticut; 1968, 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals; 1973, US Supreme Court
     
    Memberships American Board of Trial Advocates; Connecticut Bar Association (Civil Justice Section); Hartford County Bar Association (Board of Directors); American Bar Association (Commercial Litigation Section); Defense Research Institute (Commercial and Business Litigation; Member of Subcommittee); Connecticut Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers; American Trial Lawyers Association.

     
    BornHartford, Connecticut, August 28, 1941
     
    Biography

    George practices in the field of business disputes, financial issues, personal injury and arbitration. He has tried over 100 jury cases to a conclusion, has settled over 500 other court cases, arbitrated approximately 30 cases, as a lawyer and has been an arbitrator in another approximately 25 major business and personal injury cases. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants in their cases on about a 50/50 basis. His practice is divided between courts approximately as follows: 50% state court; 25% arbitration and 25% federal court. He has been an arbitrator in the fields of health care issues; computer software contract disputes in the fields of health care and insurance; employment contacts, change in control agreements; business disputes; personal injury liability; and in damages evaluations.

    He has been a speaker at law functions and other professional functions such as meetings of The Connecticut Bar Association's annual meeting (in June 2013) on the subject of "Winning at Arbitration"; The Certified Public Accountants Society of Connecticut in the areas of examination and cross examination of expert witnesses; The Sarbanes-Oxley Act, internal business investigations; the attorney client privilege and the work product doctrine; and tort reform.

    Among the many types of cases he handles are breaches of contract, unfair trade practices, minority shareholder interests, shareholders derivative actions, fraud, liability of professionals (e.g. accountants, lawyers, investment bankers) who aid and abet a client's fraud, insurance issues, banking issues, ERISA plan providers, financial and securities matters, equitable actions and defenses, directors and officers liability, breaches of fiduciary duty, personal injury litigation, trusts and estates litigation, jurisdictional issues, and general tort litigation including personal injury and products liability. George also serves as a commercial arbitrator and as a Special Master for the U.S. District Court in Connecticut.

    George is certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, which means that he has met rigorous screening requirements of experience and education and successfully undergone a process of examination and peer review. He is a charter member and first Connecticut president of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He is a fellow of the Academy of Court Appointed (Special) Masters and a fellow of the American College of Board Certified Attorneys. His professional abilities and ethical standards have earned him the highest AV ratingby the peer-reviewed legal directory Martindale-Hubbell. He has been listed in Who's Who in American and International Law and is a fellow of the Connecticut and American Bar Foundations. George received the American Jurisprudence Award in Insurance and is a former member of the Judicial Selection Commission for the State of Connecticut. He has advanced training as a commercial arbitrator by the American Arbitration Association, and FINRA and has taken courses in mediation.

    George was a charter member of the Connecticut Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers, Chairman of the Civil Litigation Section of the Connecticut Bar Association, member of the Board of Directors of the Hartford County Bar Association and member of the Board of Editors of the Connecticut Law Tribune.

    Presently he is a certified arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association and Financial Industries Regulatory Association. He has been recognized as one of the Top Lawyers in Connecticut and was elected by Super Lawyersin Connecticut.

    Associations:

    American Board of Trial Advocates

    National Board of Trial Advocacy, Certified Civil Trial Lawyer

    Academy of Court- Appointed Masters

    American Bar Association - Commercial Litigation Section

    American Arbitration Association - Commercial Panel

    Connecticut Bar Association - Civil Justice Section

    Connecticut Bar Association - Disciplinary Committee

    Rep Matters

    Representation of an Urban Renewal Project

    Representation of a Federally Chartered Bank

    Representation of a Major Creditor

    Representation in a Corporate Governance Case

    Representation of a Major Public Utility

    Representation of a Healthcare Insurance Company

    Representation of a Major Financial Services Company

    Representation of a Clothing Manufacturer

    Representation of a Minority Shareholder

    Representation of a Computer Software Manufacturer

    Sanctions Award

    Publications

    Preparing for the Preliminary Arbitration Hearing
    2013 Connecticut Bar Association Annual Meeting, 06/17/2013

    Making an Effective Presentation at the Arbitration Hearing for Either the Claimant or the Respondent
    2013 Connecticut Bar Association Annual Meeting, 06/17/2013

    Special Masters Can Provide Vital Assistance - Connecticut Should Revise Its Rules, Statutes To Eliminate Controversies
    Connecticut Law Tribune, 06/22/2009

    The Sarbanes-Oxley Solution
    Best's Review, 09/01/2003

    Investigations Under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
    Investigations Under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, 07/15/2003

    Overview of the Certification Requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act
    SIDEBAR - The CBA Litigation Section Quarterly, 11/20/2002

    Probing For New Accountability
    Connecticut Law Tribune, 09/30/2002

    The New Connecticut Electronic Transactions Act
    Connecticut Lawyer, 08/31/2002

    Protecting Business Assets Under the Lanham Act
    For The Defense, 06/01/2002

    What You Need to Know About the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act (CUTPA)
    Commercial Litigation Update, 04/22/2002

     
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    George D. Royster

    225 Asylum Street
    HartfordCT 06103




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