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Practice areas:

Civil Rights, Employment & Labor, Personal Injury

About Me

Languages Spoken: German, English

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1990

  1. Civil Rights: 50%
    25 years, 50 cases
  2. Employment & Labor: 30%
    25 years, 40 cases
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
    25 years, 50 cases

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Salvatore Bonanno

    I endorse this lawyer. I listed him as a friend, which he is; however, I have also worked with him, and have referred clients to him as well. As a trial lawyer myself, I know that Atty. Brewer is one of the finest trial lawyers I have ever seen; and in 25 years of practice I have seen several. I am familiar with the discipline that he underwent in the past, and truly believe that it could have and should have been dealt with less severely, but I wasn't the person making that decision. Atty. Brewer was, and is, one of the VERY few attorneys with the courage to go after police chiefs, police departments, politicians and "power brokers" to prosecute civil rights violations against his clients. Those actions often ruffle the wrong people's feathers. If my civil rights were violated, I would hire Atty. Brewer to represent me!

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    Relationship: Friend

Contact Info

James S. Brewer

67 Russ Street
Hartford, CT, 06106

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CTActive199008/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Disbarment
    issued in CT, 2005

    updated

    This is the most serious penalty for a lawyer. If this attorney is currently practicing law, you should contact the the Statewide Grievance Committee to understand the reasons for this disbarment.

    James’s comment: “Incorrect information: Politically sanctioned and suspended for being assertive on behalf of numerous civil rights clients against government officials. Reinstated without restrictions in both State and Federal Courts.”

  2. Suspension
    issued in CT, 2004

    updated

    This means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

    James’s comment: “Redundant, the suspension was for the same discipline above.”

  3. Reprimand
    issued in CT, 2004

    updated

    This means the attorney did something wrong, but the State did not suspend the lawyer. Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

    James’s comment: “A chiropractor that claimed she was not paid.”

  4. Reprimand
    issued in CT, 2003

    updated

    This means the attorney did something wrong, but the State did not suspend the lawyer. Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

    James’s comment: “Fee dispute after winning a large settlement for a civil rights client.”

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Pro Bono AwardConnecticut Bar Association1992

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity of Hartford2012 - Present
Assistant ProsecutorEssex County Prosecutors Office1987 - 1990

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present
Connecticut Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Hartford County Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Quinnipiac University School of LawLawJuris Doctor1987