Practice Areas
Civil Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation,
Land Use Litigation, Trusts and Estates Litigation,
Landlord-Tenant Litigation
Partner, Greenwich, CT

Jim is the senior litigation partner of the Firm. He has over 35 years of experience litigating cases in trial courts and arbitration forums, and he has argued and won appeals in the Connecticut Supreme Court, the Connecticut Appellate Court and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

He manages the Firm’s wrongful death and personal injury practice and has tried a variety of contract, tort, landlord-tenant, municipal, contested trusts and estates and land use actions.

He also represents clients before administrative tribunals, including local planning and zoning boards, wetlands agencies, the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, and the Freedom of Information Commission.

He serves as an Attorney Trial Referee, Arbitrator and Special Master in the Superior Court, and he has been counsel to the First Taxing District of the City of Norwalk for over 30 years.

Professional and Community Affiliations
  • American Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association

Honors and Recognition

  •  AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™
Sample Reported Decisions
  • Lanier v. City of Stamford, 2016 WL 3392154 (Conn. Super. June 1, 2016)
  • Street Retail, Inc. v. Zoning Board of Appeals of the Town of Greenwich, 2015 WL 8487853 (Conn. Super. Nov. 12, 2015)
  • Stuart v. Freiberg, 316 Conn 809 (2015)
  • Armstrong v. Greenwich Planning & Zoning Bd. of Appeals, 2014 WL 5094350 (Conn. Super. Sept. 3, 2014)
  • Lee v. AIG Cas. Co., 919 F.Supp.2d 219 (D. Conn. 2013)
  • Sandford v. Metcalfe, 110 Conn.App. 162 (2008)
  • Busak v. Obuchowski, 2005 WL 3112735 (Conn. Super. October 28, 2005)
  • Metcalfe v. Sandford, 271 Conn. 531 (2004)
  • Metcalfe v. Sandford, 81 Conn.App. 96 (2004)
  • Dacourt Group, Inc. v. Babcock Industries, Inc., 747 F.Supp. 157 (D. Conn. 1990)
  • Fuehrer v. Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corp., 673 F.Supp. 1150 (D. Conn. 1986)
  • Hawley Enterprises Inc. v. Reliance Ins. Co., 788 F.2d 5 (2nd Cir. 1986)
Cornell Law School, J.D., 1977
University Connecticut,
B.A., summa cum laude,1974
Admitted to Practice
Connecticut, 1977
U.S. District Court, District of
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second