About

Lawyers seem to fall into two categories: those who like their job and those who don't. I like my job. I help people solve their legal problems. My philosophy is based on the view that a lawyer's long term success depends on referrals and repeat business. I do my best to solve each client's legal problem as quickly, inexpensively, and effectively as possible. It's as simple as that.

On a personal level, I'm happily married. I have 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.

I earned my undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania, where I graduated early. In law school at Rutgers I won my moot court jury trial against the class valedictorian. I've been privileged to practice law in Westport ever since I was admitted to the bar.

I served for 12 years on the Fairfield 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 several noteworthy, rich and famous clients. I've also helped clients who had nowhere else to turn.

Frankly, I'm good at my job. I've won cases in Connecticut Superior Courts, the Connecticut Appellate Court and the Connecticut Supreme Court. Some of my cases resulted in favorable landmark decisions for my clients. I have recently presented at a workshop for lawyers sharpening their skills on estate planning and probate. I have taught Probate Administration at Fairfield University, have been a speaker at bar association meetings, served as a judge in law school moot court competitions, and sat as a Magistrate making decisions in Connecticut Courts. I have served as a member of the board of directors of the Connecticut Association of Municipal Attorneys and as a Trustee for a local private school and other not for profit organizations. I authored "Connecticut Estates Simplified: Planning, Probate and Taxes." The latest version of this work is 100 pages; the first version was an eight-page pamphlet published in 1994.

For the last several years including 2017, I have been designated as a Connecticut Super Lawyer*®, an honor reserved for lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. I am a Preeminent Lawyer rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell®. This is the highest rating available for both legal ability and ethical standards in this century old peer-review rating system which is based on written evaluations by judges and other lawyers. ** One judge writing about me to Martindale-Hubbell® said: "He was the best town attorney that appeared in front of me." I also recently received a Lifetime Achievement award from Marquis Who's Who. ***

Bottom line: I'm experienced, accomplished, easy to work with and enjoy advocating for my clients. Feel free to call me at (203) 222-8422 to discuss your legal needs.

*See: martindale.com or lawyers.com

**See:   superlawyers.com/about/selection_process

***See: www.lifetimeachievement.com