Brian W. Smith

Brian W. Smith: Attorney with Berchem Moses PC
  • Partner at Berchem Moses PC (37 Attorneys)
  • 75 Broad Street, Milford, CT 06460-3363
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Biography

Brian W. Smith is a Partner at Berchem Moses and Devlin in Milford, Connecticut where he also serves as the Litigation Supervisor.

His extensive litigation practice has seen him try cases both inside and outside of Connecticut in state court, federal court, and bankruptcy court as well as arbitration forums. The wide range of legal issues he has tried to conclusion before a jury includes civil rights, personal injury, product liability, and breach of contract, premises liability, construction contracts, defamation, wrongful termination, negligent supervision and professional malpractice. He litigated groundbreaking issues in Ganim v. Smith & Wesson (municipal claim against gun manufacturers) and the prison overcrowding cases that were consolidated before Judge Jose Cabranes from 1981 to 1987.

In addition to traditional court forums, Mr. Smith has represented clients before licensing boards, the Freedom of Information Commission, the Department of Labor, the Workers' Compensation Commission and the Office of the Claims Commissioner.

Outside of the courtroom, Mr. Smith has been active as a faculty member for trial practice seminars given by the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association and the Connecticut Bar Association, as well as serving as a judge for various mock trial competitions. Mr. Smith is a member of the Milford Bar Association, Bridgeport Bar Association, Connecticut Bar Association, American Bar Association and other professional groups.

Classes/Seminars

-Faculty, Jury Trials, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, 1995 - 1997

Professional Associations and Memberships

-Milford Bar Association, Member

-Bridgeport Bar Association, Member

-Connecticut Bar Association, Member

-American Bar Association, Member

-American Trial Lawyers Association, Member

-Connecticut Prison Association, Director, Legal Services, 1982 - 1987

Past Employment Positions

-Berchem, Moses & Devlin, P.C., Litigation Supervisor, 2003

-Yale Undergraduate Mock Trial Competition, Judge, 2003.

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Civil Litigation
  • Insurance Defense Litigation
  • Insurance Law
  • Insurance Coverage Counsel

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
203-783-1200  Phone
203-878-2235  Fax
www.bmdlaw.com
University Attended:
University of Buffalo, B.A., magna cum laude, 1978
Law School Attended:
Duke University, J.D., 1981
Year of First Admission:
1981
Admission:
1982, U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut; 1981, Connecticut
Memberships:
Bridgeport, Connecticut and American Bar Associations; Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association; Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America.
ISLN:
901695978

Peer Reviews

  • 4.5/5.0 (5 reviews)
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    4.6/5.0
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    4.6/5.0
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    4.4/5.0
  • Communication

    4.4/5.0
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