company logo             Brian S. Newman, Attorney and Counselor at Law, P.C.

(860) 684-6804

Legal Experience:

November, 1991 - Present

Solo general practice including real estate; zoning, land use, and municipal law; personal injury; insurance defense; family and juvenile law; wills, trusts, and estates; collections and creditor's rights; criminal defense; commercial collections and general civil litigation. Designated by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development as a Federal Foreclosure Commissioner for single and multi-family foreclosures.

June, 1991 - November, 1991

Associate at Boland & Chmielecki in Manchester, Connecticut, a general practice including land use and zoning, real estate, collections, family and juvenile law, and criminal defense.

February, 1990 - November, 1991

Assistant to the Town Attorney (Law Clerk) in the Town of Manchester, Connecticut, Town Attorney's Office. Civil litigation with emphasis on personal injury defense, contract claims, and planning and zoning issues. Research and drafting legal memoranda to Town Attorney for use of town's legislative body and all other town agencies.

October, 1986 - January, 1990

Law Clerk under Devlin, Peters, & Davis, located in Somers, CT (formerly known as Tatoian, Devlin, Peters, & Davis). Drafted land use appeals and briefs. Assisted in civil litigation. Research and drafting pleadings, motions and memoranda of law. Assisted senior partner at trials. Title searching.


Western New England College School of Law, Springfield, MA

Juris Doctor, February, 1991

Rank: Top 19%

Honors: Lawyering Process - Research and Writing

Admitted to Massachusetts Bar: August, 2005

Admitted to United States District Court for the District of Connecticut: March, 1992

Admitted to Connecticut Bar: June, 1991

Kent State University, Kent, Ohio

Master of Public Administration: August, 1975

State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science: May, 1973

Additional Experience:

Over twelve years experience in housing and community development, land use planning, and related municipal law issues.

Community Involvement:

1981 - 1987 Hartford Board Member at the Housing Education Resource Center

1984 - 1986 Connecticut Community Development Association Board Member

1985 Town of Stafford Planning and Zoning Commision Alternate Member

1978 - 1979 Town of Sandisfield, Massachusetts Planning Board Member and Chairperson

1991 - 1992 Enfield People for People, Inc. Legal Counsel (Pro Bono) to non-profit housing cooperative

1991 - Present Connecticut Consortium for High School Legal Education, Moot Court Trial Judge

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