Charlie joined Loughlin FitzGerald, P.C. in 1998, after working at Wiggin and Dana, LLP, one of Connecticut's premier law firms. His practice focuses on representing parties in actions for personal injury, including claims of catastrophic orthopedic and neurologic injury, wrongful death and traumatic brain injury. He has also had extensive experience in medical malpractice claims and general commercial litigation. He has substantial trial experience in the Connecticut Superior Courts as well as in the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. Charlie also serves as a neutral and has been asked by individuals, corporations, organizations and their counsel to arbitrate and mediate a variety of contested matters and pending litigation, including complex tort cases.
Charlie is active in the New Haven County Bar Association, currently serving that organization as Treasurer. He will be President of the Bar Association in 2010. As an active member of the Bar Association, he has been the Chair of the Court Relations Committee and developed a pioneering program of continuing legal education for first year attorneys, known as the Nuts and Bolts series, which consists of 10 seminars on various aspects of law directed towards new practitioners.
Charlie graduated from Northwestern University, in 1986. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 1990, having served as the Editor In Chief of the Journal of College and University Law. He was co-author of an article entitled Fox v. Board of Trustees of the State University of New York: University Regulation Faces the First Amendment, 15 JCUL 443 (1989).
Charlie was recently featured in an article by Cara Baruzzi, "A More Inclusive Economy", New Haven Register, No. 179, Business Section (C), p.1 (June 28, 2009)
Charlie resides in Hamden, Connecticut with his domestic partner, Glen Pierson.
Languages Spoken: French
Licensed since 1990
Hourly ($250-350/hour), Contingent (20-33%), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes)
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Charlie is an exceptionally gifted civil litigator. His intelligent, effective and practical approach to case management and problem solving has deservedly earned him the loyalty of his clients, both corporate and individual. Charlie is widely recognized by Connecticut judges and his colleagues at the bar, as a trial lawyer of the highest caliber and an enthusiastic and important leader in the profession. This confidence is reflected in his election to the presidency of the New Haven County Bar Association for 2010, and his position as managing principal at Loughlin FitzGerald, P.C. I recommend him highly.
W Pierson Car Accidents Attorney
Attorney Reed was opposing counsel in a case where I represented a motorcycle rider that was in a collision with his client, who was driving an automobile. Attorney Reed was a formidable opponent. He is intelligent, understands the law and its application to a case and was a zealous advocate for his client. However, he is also a gentleman and an example of professionalism and a credit to the legal profession.
James Miron Personal Injury Attorney
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Super Lawyers||Thompson West Publishing||2011|
|Managing Principal||Loughlin FitzGerald, P.C.||1998 - Present|
|Associate||Wiggin and Dana LLP||1990 - 1997|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Metropolitan Bar Caucus||Executive Committee||2012 - Present|
|Connecticut Bar Association||Member, Task Force on Communications||2012 - Present|
|New Haven County Bar Association||Past President||2010 - 2011|
|National Council of Bar Presidents||Member||2010 - Present|
|Gray v. Hospital of St. Raphael||Affirmance of summary judgment|
|Miller v. United Technologies Corp.||Affirmance of summary judgment|
|Noyes v. Johnson Controls, Inc. et al.||Defendant's verdict|
|Connecticut Law Tribune||(Featured In) Marie P. Grady, "Partners In Law And In Life"||2011|
|Connecticut Law Tribune||(Featured In) Marie P. Grady, "Companies That Outsource Face New Legal Risk"||2011|
|New Haven Register||(Featured in) Cara Barruzzi, "A More Inclusive Economy||2009|
|15 Journal of College and University Law 443||"Fox v. Board of Trustees of the State Univ. of N.Y.: University Regulation Faces the First Amendment"||1989|
|Notre Dame Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1990|
|Northwestern University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1986|
|Nuts & Bolts CLE||Successful Lawyering||2004|
|Nuts & Bolts CLE||Successful Lawyering||2003|
|Nuts & Bolts CLE||Successful Lawyering||2002|