Education
  • McGeorge School of Law
    • University of the Pacific, LL.M., 1983
    • International Business
  • University of New Brunswick, Canada LL.B., 1982
  • Saint Thomas University, B.A., 1979
    • with honors
Bar Memberships
  • Connecticut, 1984
  • Massachusetts, 2000
  • Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Court, 2013
  • United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, 1994
  • United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1991
  • United States Court of Federal Claims, 1991
  • United States District Court, District of Connecticut, 1986
  • United States. District Court, District of Massachusetts, 2009
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York, 2013
Work Experience
  • Hinckley Allen
    • Vice-Chair, Construction & Public Contracts Practice Group
    • Partner (2009-Present)
  • Pepe & Hazard LLP
    • Managing Partner (2003-2006)
    • Partner (1993-2009)
Professional Affiliations
  • American Bar Association, Forum Committee, Construction Industry, Member; Fidelity Surety Law Committee, Member; Construction Law Section, Member
  • Connecticut Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.
  • Connecticut Construction Industries Association, Inc., Mechanic’s Lien Task Force
  • International Association of Defense Counsel, Member
Honors & Awards
  • Associated General Contractors of Connecticut, Industry Recognition Award as Supplier/Service Provider of the Year (2012)
  • Best Lawyers in America® (2011-2019); Lawyer of the Year (2014) Recognized for Litigation - Construction
  • Super Lawyers, Connecticut (2006-2017)
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Peer Review Rating, Recipient
Speaking Engagements
  • Construction SuperConference 2014 – “Raise or Fold – How To Effectively and Efficiently Plan and Prosecute Litigation and Arbitration Without Putting the Client on Tilt”
  • AICPA Construction Conference – “Key Clauses in a Construction Contract”
  • Cambridge Institute, Seminar – “Mechanic’s Liens, Performance Bond Claims, Payment Bond Claims”
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Seminar – “Demonstrative Evidence”
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Seminar – “Liquidating Agreements, Arbitration – Obtaining and Preserving the Award”
  • National Association of Credit Managers, Seminar – “Payment Bond Claims”

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