38 Granite Street, New London, CT 06320
Phone: (860) 447-8077

In 2011, after serving as Connecticut's first Chief Disciplinary Counsel, Mark Dubois joined the firm. His practice is concentrated on matters of lawyer ethics, discipline and malpractice. As Chief Disciplinary Counsel, Mark organized and administered an office which investigated and prosecuted cases involving lawyer disciplinary violations and the unauthorized practice of law. Mark handled over 1000 lawyer discipline matters and over 450 unauthorized practice matters. He now represents lawyers accused of misconduct and acts as an adviser and expert witness on matters involving lawyer conduct, malpractice, and the unauthorized practice of law. 

Mark was board certified in civil trial advocacy from 1995 to 2005. He has tried numerous cases to conclusion before judges and juries. He has served as an arbitrator, fact-finder, and mediator, both for the Judicial Branch and in private ADR proceedings. He has been recognized as an expert and testified in state and federal court. He has given over 80 talks, symposium presentation and presentations. 

Mark is co-author of Connecticut Legal Ethics and Malpractice, the only treatise devoted exclusively to Connecticut legal ethics which is in its third edition. He is also a chapter contributor to  Essential Qualities of the Professional Lawyer, a publication of the American Bar Association where he wrote chapters on Mastering the Craft of Lawyering and Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty. This text has been widely adopted by law schools throughout the country. He is the author of a weekly column on lawyer ethics for the Connecticut Law Tribune. 

Mark is a member of a number of professional organizations, and is a past president of the Connecticut Bar Association, Connecticut's largest voluntary bar association with approximately 9000 members.

Mark can be reached at 860-447-8077 or via e-mail at mdubois@geraghtybonnano.com.


Mark A. Dubois CV


Geraghty & Bonnano, LLC

38 Granite Street, P.O. 231

New London, CT 06320






Counsel to Geraghty and Bonnano, New London, CT                                                           April, 2011-present

 Member of firm focusing on commercial litigation, land use and dispute resolution. Practice includes ethics and                    compliance issues in law, government and business.

Member of Adjunct Faculty and Distinguished Practitioner in Residence, Quinnipiac School of Law, Hamden, CT                                                                                                                                                         Fall, 2011

 Adjunct professor teaching legal ethics and professional responsibility. Also serve as resource for faculty and                    students on issues of legal ethics and law practice.

Chief Disciplinary Counsel, State of Connecticut, Judicial Branch                                            2003-2011

First person to hold the position of Chief Disciplinary Counsel in Connecticut. Established office to prosecute violations of Rules of Professional Conduct, attorney discipline related to criminal convictions, suspensions of impaired lawyers, unauthorized practice of law prosecutions and reciprocal discipline. Office also handled all litigation and appellate work for Statewide Grievance Committee. Litigated matters before Grievance Committee and in courts, as well as supervised staff attorneys, managed office, and represented the office to the public.

Lecturer in Law, UConn School of Law                                                                                2004-present

Assistant professor teaching ethics, legal research, writing and lawyering skills to first year law students and ethics to upper class students. Served as advisor the Mock Trial Society and coached trial advocacy teams. Guest lecturer on legal ethics. Organized regional mock trial competition in Middletown, CT in February, 2008 bringing teams from 11 New England law schools together for a 4-day trial competition.

Assistant Clinical Professor of Law, UConn School of Law                                                      2001-200

Full time professor teaching legal research, writing, lawyering skills, and trial advocacy courses. Also worked in Urban Legal Initiative Clinic which provided legal services to non-profit and community groups with a mission of urban renewal and community service. Supervised students in externships, independent study and research projects. Faculty advisor to Student Trial Lawyers' Association and Student Bar Association. Member, Quality of Life and Public Safety committees.

Member, The Reardon Law Firm, New London, CT                                                                1999-2001

Litigator in active plaintiff personal injury practice. Involved in all aspects of cases from inception through development and to trial. Also mentored young attorneys, provided in-service training to staff, and assisted in firm management and planning.

Partner, Glass, Lebovitz and Dubois, Rocky Hill, CT                                                             1982-1998

Developed and resolved numerous cases and shared responsibility for firm direction and management. Handled all trial matters for firm, including cases of significant injury or death, and medical negligence matters.           

Corporation Counsel, City of New Britain, CT                                                                      1983-1984

Served as political and legal advisor to Mayor and Council and directed efforts of office of attorneys and support staff charged with the representation of the City's legal interests.

Assistant Corporation Counsel, City of New Britain, CT                                                        1980-1982

Managed litigation and related matters for self-insured municipality as well as real property issues and extensive work before and with administrative boards and commissions relating to real property and labor matters.

Associate Attorney, Law Offices of Joseph Cianci, New Britain, CT                                         1978-1980         

Managed litigation matters in general practice law firm. Also involved in residential real property matters including               title work and closings.


J.D., University of Connecticut School of Law, West Hartford, CT                1977

A.B., College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA                                             1972


Admitted to Practice:

State of Connecticut                                                                       1978

U.S.District Court-Connecticut                                                         1980

U.S.Court of Appeals-Second Circuit                                                 1985


Special Master, Arbitrator, Fact Finder-Connecticut Superior Court     1998

Examiner-Civil Trial Advocacy Examination, National Board of Trial Advocates                                                                                   1999


Civil Trial Advocacy-National Board of Legal Specialty Certification (formerly National Board of Trial Advocacy.)   1995-2015


Connecticut Bar Association

          Immediate Past President (2015-2016)                                                                                   

President (2014-15)

Chair-Pro Bono Committee (2012-13)

Chair, Communications Task Force, (2012-2015)

Member, Committee on Lawyer Discipline and Joint Editor of Professional              Discipline Digest of Connecticut Lawyer Magazine

Member, Committee on Unauthorized Practice of Law

Member, Multijurisdictional Practice working group

Member, Committee on New Attorney Mentoring

Member, House of Delegates (2001-2003) and Board of Governors (2002-2008)

Member, Committee on Future of Practice of Law (2004-2006)

Member. Committee on Lawyer Defalcations (2005-2011)

Member and volunteer, Court Visitation Committee, Past Chair for G.A. #14 (Hartford) and G.A. #10 (New London)

Past Member, Fee Dispute Resolution Committee, Chair 2003, Vice-Chair 2001-2003, former chair of fee dispute arbitration panel

Connecticut Bar Foundation-Cooper Fellow since 2006

Hartford County Bar Association, Chair Bar Media Committee (2002-2003)

American Board of Trial Advocates

American Bar Association

American Bar Foundation-Fellow since 2007

New Britain Bar Association

National Board of Trial Advocacy


Professor Quintin Johnstone Service to the Profession Award, Connecticut Law Tribune, June, 2012.

American Board of Trial Advocacy, Connecticut Chapter, Annual Award, 2007


Many presentations to bar associations and groups, at law schools and to the public regarding the attorney ethics, professional responsibility and matters related to the self-regulation of the legal profession.

Presenter and Panel Member, Ethics 301-Every Day Ethics Problems of the Practicing Lawyer, Connecticut Bar Association, New Britain, CT, March, 2016.

Presenter and Panel Member, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Issues Related to Law School and Law Practice, UConn Law School, Diversity Week, March, 2016.

Presenter and Panel Member, The Practice of Law and the Future of UPL, Holding the Line or Evolving With the Times, Indiana State Bar Ass’n Symposium, Indianapolis, June, 2015.

Presenter and Panel Member, Lawyers Conducting Workplace Investigations in Connecticut and New York: Avoiding Ethical Perils and Pitfalls, Association of Workplace Investigators, Mystic, CT, May, 2015.

Lecture, Shifting Sands, Some old things and some new things in the world of paralegal services, Connecticut Bar Association, New Britain, CT, Jan. 2015.

Presenter, Social (Disease) Media and the Lawyer, Connecticut Office of Public Defenders, Hartford, June, 2014.

Panel member, Serving the Community: How Everyone Wins, Connecticut Lawyers’ Collaborative for Diversity Associates Symposium, New Britain, June, 2014.

Presenter, Ethical Issues in Real Estate, CATIC Agent Forum, Mashantucket, CT,  2014 and 2016.

Presenter and panel member, Ethics Update, Conn. Bar Ass’n., New Britain, April, 2014.

Presenter, Keeping on the Right Side of the Ethics Rules, Connecticut Collaborative Divorce Association, New Haven, CT, April, 2014.

Presenter, Is Orange the New Black? Ethical and Criminal Problems in Real Property Conveyancing, Conn. Bar Ass’n. Real Property Section, Wallingford, CT, February, 2014.

Presenter and panel member, Family Court Judicial Forum, Hartford, CT, November, 2013.

Presenter and panel member, Dealing With Impaired Lawyers and Judges, Conn. Bar Foundation Symposium, New Britain, CT, October 2013.

Presenter and panel member, Cyber Risks and Insurance, Conn. Bar Ass’n. Annual Meeting, June, 2013.

Presenter, Staying Practical in Today’s Legal Environment, Conn. Bar Ass’n. Annual Meeting, June, 2013.

Presenter and panel member, Seminar Legal Ethics,  Conn. Bar Ass’n., New Britain, April, 2013.

Presenter and panel member, symposium breakout Challenging Assumptions About Character and Fitness, National Council of Bar Examiners, Boston, MA, April, 2013.

Presenter and panel member, Seminar Interplay of HIPAA and Attorney-Client Privilege,  Conn. Bar Ass’n., New Britain, February, 2013.

Presenter and panel member, Seminar on Use of Cloud Services for Data Storage, Conn. Bar Ass’n. Sections on Solo and Small Firm Management and Technology, New Haven, January, 2013.

Presenter and panel member, symposium Justice Roundtable, Legal Ethics in the Modern Era, National Center for State Courts, Washington, D,C, November, 2016.

Presenter and panel member, Professionalism Symposium, Conn. Bar Assn., Middlesex and New London Bar Associations, Middletown, CT, November, 2012.

Presenter, “Staying Practical in Today’s Legal Environment”, Conn. Bar Assn. meeting, Hartford, June, 2012.

Presenter and panel member, The Character And Fitness Inquiry: Can We Predict ‘Problem’ Lawyers?, ABA Center for Professional Responsibility symposium, Boston, May, 2012.

Presenter, Law Day Celebration, Connecticut Appellate Court, May, 2012.

Presenter and panel member, “Complying with the Connecticut Rules of Professional Conduct: Avoiding Malpractice and Disciplinary Traps”, Conn. Bar Assn., New Britain, CT, April, 2012.

Presenter, “Social Media and the Paralegal”, Central Connecticut Association of Paralegals, East Hartford, CT, March, 2012.

Presenter, “Staying Practical in Today’s Legal Environment”, Conn. Trial Lawyers’ Assn., Orange, CT, February, 2012.

Presenter, “Ethics Pitfalls for New and Not-So-New Lawyers”, Conn. Bar Assn., New Britain, CT, December, 2011.

Presenter and panel member, Professionalism Symposium, Conn. Bar Assn., Waterbury, CT, November, 2011.

Presenter and panel member, Connecticut Bar Foundation Symposium “Unbundled or Limited Service Representation, at Quinnipiac University Law School, October, 2011.

Presenter and panel member, “Building a Solid Foundation-Managing Law Practice Risk”, Conn. Bar Assn. annual meeting, Hartford, June, 2011.

Presenter and panel member, Professionalism Symposium, dealing with issues of how new media affect traditional concepts of lawyering, Conn. Bar Assn., Stamford, CT, November, 2010.

Presenter and panel member, “Getting Paid Without Getting Grieved” Conn. Bar Assn., New Britain, CT, October, 2010.

Presenter and panel member, “LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter Redux, the Continuing Impact of Online Social Media on Law Firms and Clients”, Hartford County Bar Assn., Hartford, May, 2010.

Presenter and Panel Member, “Up in the Air (and in the Cloud): Addressing 20th Century Ethics Rules in a 21st Century Technological Age”, Conn. Bar Foundation Cooper Fellows Symposium on Law and Technology, UCONN Law School, April, 2010.

Presenter and Panel Member, “Avoiding the Ethical Minefield of Online Social Networking and Marketing: Do You Know Who Your Friends Are?” Suffolk Law School, Boston, March, 2010.

Panel Member, “Nexus Perplexus: What Are the Limits on Judicial Power to Discipline Lawyers?” Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, Chicago, July, 2009.

Panel Member, “Use of Interns in Disciplinary Offices”, National Organization of Bar Counsel, Chicago, July, 2009.

Presentation, “Client Trust Accounts: A Review of the Statewide Audit Rules, and How to Bring Your Bookkeeping Procedures Into Compliance”, New Haven County Bar Assn., New Haven, May, 2009.

Presentation and panel member, “Ethical Issues for Law Students of Color”, New England Black Law Students Association, Springfield, MA, February, 2009.

Presentation and panel member, Hartford County Bar and Connecticut Judicial Branch Symposium on Lawyer Professionalism, Hartford, September, 2008.

Presentation and panel member, “Technology and Ethics Issues”, Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, NYC, July, 2008.

Presentation and panel member, “Issues Relating to Aging Bar Population”, National Council of Bar Presidents, Annual Meeting, NYC, July, 2008.

Presentation, “How to Survive a Random Audit”, Hartford County Bar Assn., Hartford, March, 2008.

Presentation, “The Random Audit Program and Issues for Real Property Lawyers”, CBA Real Property Section, New Haven, February, 2008.

Presentation, “Proposed Changes to New Haven County Closing Customs and the New Random Audit Procedures”, New Haven County Bar, New Haven, Connecticut, January, 2008.

Presentation, “Best Practices for Trusts and Estates Lawyers”, CBA Trusts and Estates meeting, New Haven, Connecticut, February, 2008.

Presentation “Problems With Aging Bar” and discussion of NOBC whitepaper, combined meeting, CBA Senior Lawyers, Ethics and Prof. Discipline Committees, New Haven, Connecticut, January, 2008.

Presentation “The Second Century of Lawyer Regulation”, CBA professionalism symposium, Bridgeport, Connecticut, November, 2007.

Presentation “Ethical Issues for the Conscientious Conveyancer”, Greenwich Bar Association, Greenwich, Connecticut, November, 2007.

Presentation “Complacency Precedes Disaster” addressing current ethics issues in real property conveyancing sponsored by CATIC, Farmington, Connecticut, November, 2007 and Rocky Hill, December, 2007.

Presentation and panel member, “Ethical Issues for the Conscientious Conveyancer” seminar on ethics issues in real property conveyancing for New England Land Title Association, Cromwell, Connecticut, October, 2007.

Presentation and panelist at seminars on Connecticut’s Rules of Professional Conduct:

            Rocky Hill, CT            CBA Criminal Law Section    February, 2010

            Vernon, CT              Tolland Bar Assn.                   January, 2010

            Hartford, CT             First American Title Ins. Co.  November, 2007

            Berlin, CT                 CBA Collection Lawyers       October, 2007

            Hartford, CT             Conn. Title Ins. Assn.             October, 2007

            Berlin, CT                 Creditors Law Section CBA October, 2007

            New Britain, CT         Young Lawyers’ Section CBA September, 2007

            West Haven, CT         West Haven Bar Assn.                        May, 2007

            Litchfield, CT             Litchfield Bar Assn.               March, 2007

            New Haven, CT          AILA Immigration Lawyers   March, 2007

            New Britain, CT         CBA Seminar                          March, 2007

            New Haven, CT          U.S. Atty’s Criminal Division March, 2007

            New Haven, CT          CBA Family Law Section      March, 2007

            Greenwich, CT           Greenwich Bar Assn.              February,2007

            Berlin, CT                   CBA Litigation Section          January, 2007

            Hartford, CT,              Hartford County Bar              January, 2007

            Tolland, CT,                Tolland Bar Assn.                   January, 2007

            Bridgeport, CT,           Bridgeport Bar Assn.              January, 2007

            New Britain, CT           Conn. Bar Assn.                      January, 2007

            Stamford, CT             Fairfield Bar Association        December, 2006

Presentation and panel member, “Legal Ethics Clinics: Enlisting Law Students to Assist with Lawyer Discipline”, ABA National Conference on Professional responsibility, Chicago, IL, June, 2007.

Presentation: “Do You Need a License For That?-What Connecticut In-House Counsel Can and Cannot Do Under Connecticut’s New and Proposed Ethics Rules”, Stamford, CT, June, 2007.

Presentation on random audit rule and issues concerning real property, annual meeting of Connecticut Title Association, Stratford, Ct, June, 2007.

Presentation: “Avoiding Mark Dubois”, Conn. Defense Lawyers’ Association, Trumbull, CT, November, 2006.

Presentation: “The Massive Changes to the Rules of Professional Conduct”, New Haven Bar Association seminar, New Haven, CT, October, 2006.

Presentation: “Avoiding Ethical Minefields; The New Rules of Professional Conduct”, Conn. Trial Lawyers’ Association seminar, Meriden, Ct, September, 2006.

Presentation: “Professional Responsibility: How to Avoid the Grievance Committee, CBA Young Lawyers’ Section, New Britain, Ct, September, 2006.

Presentation: “Parents Who Host Lose the Most”, Waterford Youth Services Bureau Symposium on Alcohol Service to Minors, September, 2006.

Keynote speaker, “Following the Lawyer’s Moral Compass”, Law Day Celebration, Naugatuck Community College, Waterbury, CT, May, 2006.

Presentation: “Parents Who Host Lose the Most”, Ledge Light Public Health District, Groton, CT,  Symposium on Alcohol Service to Minors, April, 2006.

Presentation: “Parents Who Host Lose the Most”, Ledge Light Public Health District Symposium on Alcohol Service to Minors, April, 2006.

Presentation: “Nuts and Bolts of Opening a Solo Practice”, Hartford County Bar Association, West Hartford, March, 2006.

Presentation and panel member: “How to Avoid the Grievance Committee”, Conn. Bar Association Basic Practice Seminar, New Britain, Conn., October, 2005.

Presentation: “Expedited Case Handling”, National Organization of Bar Counsel, Chicago, August, 2005.

Presentation and panel member: “The Attorney Discipline Process”, Conn. Bar Association Seminar, New Britain, Conn., May, 2005.

Presentation and panel moderator: “The Future of the Law”, annual meeting of New England Bar Assn., Norwich, Conn., October, 2004

Presentation: “Promise and Perils of Law Practice on the Internet” to Attorney Meeting of Multi-State Tax Commission, Mystic, Connecticut, July, 2004.

Presentation on ethical and regulatory issues involved in law firm web pages and internet presence and panel member, Conn. Bar Association seminar, “Online Client Development”, April 2004.

Presentation: “Alcohol Service to Minors-Russian Roulette With a Loaded Gun”, Ledge Light Public Health District, Groton, CT, Symposium on Alcohol Service to Minors, June, 2002.

         Presentations: “Court Visitation Program” and “Dynamic Opening and Closing Statements”

at annual Teachers’ Convention of Connecticut Consortium for Law and Citizenship, Cromwell, CT, October, 2001.

Presentation: “Case Development”, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, Mystic, CT, May, 2001.

Presentation: “Understanding Colossus and Handling the LIST/MIST Case,” New York Trail Lawyer’s Institute, New York, NY, June, 2000; NJ Trial Lawyers Association, Edison, NJ, October, 2000.

Presentation: “Colossus - Making it Work for You,” Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, Little Rock, AK, February, 2000; Fayetteville, AK, October, 2000.

Presentation: “Colossus-How to Deal With the Allstate State of Mind,” Connecticut Trial Lawyers Seminar, Hartford, CT, October, 1999 and Waterbury, CT, April, 2000.

Presentation: “Colossus -- How to Hammer Allstate,” Texas Trial Lawyers Seminar, San Antonio, TX, October, 1999; RI Trial Lawyers Association, Cranston, RI, November, 2000.

Panel member and Speaker: “Changing Forestry Management Regulations in Connecticut,” Connecticut Farm Bureau Annual Meeting / Product Exposition, Hartford, CT, June, 1997.

Full day seminar “Paralegals and the Litigation Team,” Hartford, CT, 1995.

Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association Lunch Seminar Series, “Common Evidentiary Issues,” presented twice, Hartford, CT, 1992 and 1993.

Full day seminar “Insurance Litigation in Connecticut,” presented twice, Hartford, CT and New Haven, CT, 1992.


“Avoiding the Ethical Traps of Client Trust Accounts”, Co-author with Patricia King, Family Advocate, ABA Section of Family Law, Winter, 2016.

Chapter Author, chapters dealing with Ethics and Competence, Essential Qualities of the Professional Lawyer, ABA Publishing, June, 2013.

Co-Author of Connecticut Legal Ethics and Malpractice, treatise on Connecticut legal ethics, Law Tribune Publishing, 3rd. Ed. 2016.

Weekly columnist, Connecticut Law Tribune on matters related to legal ethics and professional responsibility.

Joint editor, Professional Discipline Digest, Connecticut Lawyer.

Scarborough Street: Testing the Zone”, Op-Ed, Hartford Courant, November, 2014.

“Ethical Breaches From Little Favors Grow”, Op-Ed, Hartford Courant, October 6, 2013.

Lawyers’ Duties Extend Beyond Just Their Clients”, Guest Editorial, Connecticut Law Tribune, April 9, 2007.

Setting Bad Examples in Storrs”, Op-Ed, Hartford Courant, September 2, 2005.

Thinking of Trading Tickets? Take this Test”, Op-Ed, Hartford Courant, April 26, 2005.

Record All Police Interrogations”, Op-Ed, Hartford Courant, April 16, 2003 (co-authored).

Beware Medical Malpractice Reform”, Op-Ed, Hartford Courant, May 6, 2002.

Why I Teach”, The Law Teacher, Spring, 2002.

Why Clients Complain About Their Lawyers: Five Easy Ways to Find Yourself Before the Grievance Committee”, Connecticut Law Tribune, April 28, 2000.

CBA Panel Breaks Fee Dispute Logjam”, Connecticut Lawyer, Volume 6, No. 1 (August/September 1995).


Planning and Zoning Commission, Town of Haddam                                                           1989-97, 1999-2003

Chairman,                                                                                                                     1991-1997

Vice Chairman,                                                                                                               2001-2003

Member, Commission to Study Attorney Discipline Process,

appointed by Chief Justice, Connecticut Supreme Court                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2000-2001

Second Selectman, Town of Haddam, CT                                                                          1997-1999

FirehouseBuilding Committee, Town of Haddam                                                                 1998-1999

Charter Revision Commission, Town of Haddam                                                                1997-1998

Building Department Study Committee, Town of Haddam                                                    1996

Ad Hoc Firehouse Site Selection Committee, Town of Haddam                                              1994

Civil Service Commission, City of New Britain                                                                   c. 1982-1983

Charter Revision Commission Counsel, City of New Britain                                                c. 1983


As Connecticut’s first Chief Disciplinary Counsel, I established an office in the Judicial Branch to prosecute violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct, a well as disciplinary matters related to lawyers suffering from impairments, lawyers convicted of crimes, and lawyers disciplined in other jurisdictions. Also, my office investigated and prosecuted numerous complaints concerning the unauthorized practice of law. I authored an amicus brief in the matter of Bysiewicz v. DiNardo which involved determining whether political conduct could be deemed the practice of law for the purpose of qualifying a candidate for nomination as Attorney General.

After leaving my service as Chief Disciplinary Counsel I joined Geraghty & Bonnano where my work focuses on professional ethics, compliance issues in law, government and business and civil litigation. I am past president of the Connecticut Bar Association, Connecticut’s largest private bar association with over 9000 members.

As a full time faculty member at the University of Connecticut School of Law, I designed and taught legal research and writing courses, as well as taught courses in lawyering skills and trial advocacy. I have also worked with students in the Urban Legal Initiative Clinic where we provided legal services to non-profit and community groups with a focus on urban renewal and revitalization. Projects ranged from incorporating new non-profits to working out problems on complex undertakings as diverse as reorganizing a tax credit/subsidized housing project that ran into trouble and consulting for the City of Hartford on a neighborhood redevelopment project involving the acquisition and rehabilitation of historically significant housing in the “Frog Hollow” neighborhood. I supervised student externs at various placements, and worked with students on independent study and research projects. Also was very active in the school community, served as advisor to the Student Bar Association and the Student Trial Lawyers’ Association.

Prior to joining the University, as a member of two busy and well-known civil litigation firms, I have represented hundreds of clients in a variety of claims and suits. I have litigated many difficult and complex matters in both state and federal courts. I have represented parties in appeals to the Connecticut Appellate Court, the Connecticut Supreme Court, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. I was certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocates in 1995, recertified in 2000, 2005 and 2010. In October, 1999, was appointed an examiner, responsible for creating and grading examination questions.

As President of the Connecticut Bar Association I spent four years in leadership positions culminating in my leading the Association for the 2014-2015 year. We undertook many initiatives during my year as president, including a total reevaluation of our building and staffing needs, the hiring of a new Executive Director, and rebuilding the Association’s finances. As chairman of the Court Visitation Committee for the Hartford and New London Geographical Area Courts, I organized visits to the criminal and civil courts for hundreds of children in area middle and high schools, greatly increasing the participation in the program. As a Chairman and panel chair of the Fee Disputes Resolution Board, I helped adjudicate dozens of disputes between lawyers and their clients, and have been active in committees to modify the rules for the program. As a member of the CBA Committee on Lawyer Discipline, and co-author of the Discipline Digest, I report on disciplinary proceedings involving lawyers. As a member of the Berdon Commission, I helped draft proposals for modifications of the court rules on lawyer discipline. I have also served as a special master, fact finder, and arbitrator for the Superior Court, both negotiating settlements and adjudicating matters.

As a public official in Haddam, I provided leadership as well as technical support on a variety of initiatives and issues. As a member, then chair, of the Planning and Zoning Commission, I helped coordinate and complete a decades-long project to draft a new Plan of Conservation and Development, and rewrote and brought a new set of zoning regulations to approval. After being elected Selectman, I assumed the duty of liaison between the Board of Selectmen and the land use and regulatory boards and commissions. I also served as a member and secretary of a Charter Revision Commission which developed a plan to modernize our form of government.