Bruce H. Stanger

Partner

Biography

It is hard to believe I have been practicing law for approximately 40 years. My litigation experience includes family law, divorce, product liability, construction law, professional negligence, shareholder disputes, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, and general commercial litigation. My experience also includes business and commercial law such as contracts, starting, operation, sale and merger of businesses. I often take on cases against other lawyers. It is unfortunate that so few lawyers are willing to take on other members of the bar, but it is the right thing to do, and we enjoy doing the right thing.

After graduating cum laude from Western New England College School of Law in 1977, I started my legal career as a law clerk for the judges of the Appellate Session of the Superior Court. I helped the judges write opinions—a great way to start my career. Prior to attending law school, I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering in 1974 from the University of Hartford.

I worked on the design of nuclear power plants before going to law school. I actually use the engineering/science background as a lawyer in many of my cases. I also used the engineering to earn some money while I was in law school, working part time as a computer programmer. I do enjoy technology; we pride ourselves on surfing the cutting edge of technology.

I have been honored with a listing in two editions of Who’s Who in American Law. Linda and I have been honored a number of times for what we do in the community. I like to give back to the profession as a contributing author to professional publications and as a speaker regarding use of technology in litigation as well as other subjects such as nursing home litigation. Giving back to the community is something that I watched my parents do, and I am happy to carry on that tradition.

Another way I try to contribute is to volunteer for a variety of organizations. I am past president of the Rotary Club of West Hartford. I have been active in a host of organizations including as the President of the Probus Club, the Executive Committee of the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford, and as the President of the Solomon Schechter Day School where I served as President from 1997 to 1999. I was also instrumental in the $9 million campaign for the renovation and expansion of SSDS. I am a graduate of the Wexner Heritage Foundation Leadership program. I am the former chair of the Commission on Jewish Education. I am a former Director and past Vice President of Camp Ramah of New England. I was a co chair of the Israel Ride a 350 mile bike ride in Israel which I have done a bunch of times.

In my spare time I enjoy my family (which continues to grow), great friends, reading, road races, bike riding, and participating in area triathlons. I volunteer each summer as a lifeguard and boating instructor at a camp.

I am admitted to practice before all Connecticut state and federal courts. I am a member of the Hartford County Bar Association where I have served on the Office Technology Committee, the Civil Litigation Committee and the Ethics Committee. I am also a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association and the Connecticut Bar Association where I am a long term member of the Professional Ethics Committee, the Professional Discipline Committee and the Civil Litigation Committees. I am a member of the Family Law Section of the CBA. I have been trained in Collaborative Divorce, and I am a member of IACP, the International Association of Collaborative Professionals. I am, of course, a member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association.

Areas of Practice

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Areas of Practice

  • Alimony
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Family Law
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Construction Law
  • Business Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Nursing Home Litigation
  • Health Care
  • Attorney Errors and Omissions

Litigation Percentage

  • 70% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 1977
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1978

Education

Western New England College School of Law, Springfield, Massachusetts

  • J.D. cum laude – 1977
  • Law Review: Legal Research and Writing, Teaching Assistant, 1976 – 1977

University of Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut

  • B.S.E.E. – 1974

Published Works

Protect Yourself From Regrets the Morning After, Connecticut Law Tribune, April, 1999

Honors and Awards

  • Who’s Who in American Law, 6th Edition, 1990 – 1991
  • Who’s Who in American Law, 7th Edition, 1991 – 1992

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Hartford County Bar Association, Member
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Member, Professional Responsibility Committee
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Member, Legal Ethics Committee
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Member, Litigation Section
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Member, Family Law Section
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Combustion Engineering – 1973-1974
  • Judges of the Appellate Session, Superior Court, Law Clerk, 1977 – 1978

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Kappa Mu