I "retired" from youth coaching after 15 years of coaching my 4 sons in baseball, football and basketball. It was my "other passion." The last year was special as I helped bring a Little League 12 year old District title to Wilton for the first time in 35 years as the Manager of the Wilton 12 year old all-star team. I will always cherish the relationships built on those fields with all those kids. As I told them all the time to the point of them being sick of hearing it, "every time you step between those white lines everything else in the world goes away for the time you are out there. All that is left is the next play and your team mates."
I will now spend a few more years watching (and pacing) from the sidelines or bleachers.
Hourly ($350-400/hour), contingent (25-35%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)
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I have been practicing criminal law in Connecticut since 1998 and I am now the President of the Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. I endorse and recommend this attorney for their criminal defense skills. Attorney Black is a member in good standing of our organization and well known for his zealous representation of clients in criminal matters.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Judge Phillip E. Mancini, Jr. Award||Mothers Against Drunk Driving||1998|
|Distinguished Service Award||Mothers Against Drunk Driving||1997|
|Partner||Bayer & Black, P.C.||2004 - Present|
|General Counsel and Senior Vice President||Startech Environmental Corp.||1999 - 2004|
|Assistant State's Attorney||State Of Connecticut Division Of Criminal Justice||1994 - 1999|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Connecticut Bar Association||N/A||2000 - Present|
|Connecticut Trail Lawyers Association||N/A||2000 - Present|
|Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||N/A||2000 - Present|
|State of CT v. John Doe (client to remain anonymous)||Diversionary program|
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|University of Bridgeport School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude||1991|
|2013 Legal Updates||Connecticut Diversionary Programs||2013|
|Underage Drinking and Consequences||Underage Drinking||1998|