Charlie has 30 years of experience representing clients in both trial and appellate litigation. He appears regularly in the Supreme and Appellate Courts of the State of Connecticut and has participated in numerous appeals before the United States Courts of Appeals for the First, Second, Third, Ninth, and Federal Circuits. Over the course of his career, Charlie has argued or assisted in more than one hundred appellate cases covering a broad spectrum of subject matter, from commercial business litigation to criminal and high-value matrimonial matters.
Charlie’s practice also extends to trial litigation in both state and federal court. He has first-chaired a number of trials, including a successful breach of contract claim on behalf of a national retailer, matters concerning the valuation of property for purposes of local taxation, defending a number of land use appeals on behalf of a national retailer, as well as several tax related actions challenging decisions made by the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services.
Charlie is a member of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee and coordinates and supervises a number of pro bono matters for the firm’s Hartford office. In this capacity, Charlie has represented individuals and charitable organizations in a wide variety of cases. His work with the Innocence Project, the Connecticut Innocence Project, and several exonerees has been particularly satisfying for Charlie.
Charlie is a member of the Advisory Committee on Appellate Rules for the Connecticut Supreme and Appellate Courts and is also a member of the Connecticut General Assembly’s Habeas Corpus Matters Task Force.
An active writer, Charlie co-authors a column entitled Supreme Deliberations, which highlights and examines decisions issued by the Connecticut Supreme Court. These articles appear in Connecticut Lawyer magazine, which is published by the Connecticut Bar Association.