About this office:
Lawyers seem to fall into two categories: those who like their job and those who don't. Count me in as one of the former. My philosophy is based on the long-term view of someone whose livelihood depends on referrals and repeat business: solve my clients' problems as quickly and inexpensively as possible. To me, it's as simple as that.
I'm happily married, with two grown children who are married and raising children of their own. I'm high energy but low key. Perhaps that's an odd combination, but that's me.
My philosophy is simple: solve my clients' legal problems as quickly and inexpensively as possible. To me, it's as simple as that.
I earned my undergraduate degree at U of Penn, where I graduated early. In law school at Rutgers I won my moot court jury trial against the class valedictorian. I passed the Connecticut bar in 1976, and I've been privileged to practice law in Westport ever since.
I served for 12 years on my local Planning and Zoning Commission, served on two Charter Revision Commissions, and chaired the initial Land Acquisition Committee, where I drafted legislation enabling Fairfield to acquire over 100 acres of land, most of it open space. I also had the pleasure and distinction of serving Fairfield as its Town Attorney for a dozen years.
My clients come from all over Fairfield County, including: Westport; Weston; Fairfield; Easton; Redding; Trumbull; Norwalk; Darien; New Canaan; Stamford and Greenwich. I've represented everyone from the rich and famous, to the downtrodden who had nowhere else to turn.
Frankly, I'm good at my job. I've won cases in the Connecticut Superior Courts, the Connecticut Appellate Court and the Connecticut Supreme Court. Some of my land use cases resulted in landmark decisions. I have: taught Probate Administration at Fairfield University; have been a speaker for the bar association and other groups; served as a judge in law school moot court competitions; and acted as a magistrate for the Connecticut Courts. I am a member of the board of directors of the Connecticut Association of Municipal Attorneys. I have authored Connecticut Estates Planning, Probate and Taxes: Simplified. The latest version of this work currently appears on my blog; the first version was a pamphlet published in 1994.
I have been chosen as one of the 2012 Connecticut Super Lawyers®, an honor reserved for lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.* I have attained an AV-rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest rating available in this peer-review rating system.**
Bottom line: I'm experienced and accomplished, easy to work with and enjoy advocating for my clients. I'm in a service business. I'll even meet with clients on a weekend if necessary-as long as they don't expect me to wear a suit and tie.
Of course, no lawyer is right for every situation. But this is a small part of the world where lawyers know other lawyers. If your need for legal assistance is in an area I don't focus on, there's an excellent chance I know an attorney who can assist you. Should you need experienced counsel in a personal injury or serious criminal law matter, I can steer you in the right direction. Just call me at (203) 222-8422 for a free referral.