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Attorney Charles D. Houlihan

Charles D. Houlihan, Jr.

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Practice Areas:

  • Business Law
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Probate and Estate Planning
  • Employment Law

Biography

Community Involvement

Talcott Mountain Music Festival - Hartford Symphony Orchestra
Founder and former Chairman

Hartford Symphony Orchestra
Former Director & Executive Committee

Simsbury Chamber of Commerce
Former President and Director

Simsbury Main Street Partnership, Inc.
Former President and Director

Simsbury Planning Commission
Former Commissioner

Simsbury Zoning Commission
Former Commissioner

Economic Development Commission - Town of Simsbury
Former Chair

Past Positions

  • Hon. James C. Turk (U.S. District Court W.D. Va), Law Clerk, 1978 to 1979
  • Matthews & Branscomb P.C., Partner/Shareholder, 1979 to 1992
  • Hebb & Gitlin P.C., Counsel, 1992 to 1994

Professional Associations

  • Connecticut Bar Association, Construction Section, Executive Committee Member (1995-2000)
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Connecticut Employment Lawyers Association, 1996 to Present
  • Oliver Ellsworth American Inn of Court, President, Bencher (senior level) and emeritus, 1993 to Present
  • William Sessions Inn of Court, Master (senior level), 1986 to 1992
  • American Bar Association, Vice Chair, Tort Liability of Religious, Charitable and Non-Profit Institutions

Education

  • Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, New York
    • J.D. - 1978
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts
    • B.A. - 1975
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admission

  • Texas, 1979
  • Connecticut, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1984

Honors

  • AV rating - Martindale & Hubbell (highest rating - 24 years)
  • Greater Hartford's Top Attorneys

Classes & Seminars

  • "Hiring and Firing Employees", Connecticut Lodging & Attractions Association, 1996 to 1996
  • "Mediation practices and culture in Texas", Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee - Connecticut Bar Association, 1996 to 1996
  • Mechanics Liens and Surety Bonds, Fifth Annual Construction Law Seminar State Bar of Texas, 1992 to 1992
  • Revisions of Mechanics Liens and Surety Statutes, Advanced Creditors Rights Seminar, State Bar of Texas, 1990 to 1990
  • Federal Practice Seminar, San Antonio Bar Association, 1990 to 1990