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  1. Mediation: 40%
  2. Lawsuits & Disputes: 30%
  3. Real Estate: 10%
  4. General Practice: 10%
  5. Family: 10%

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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Dean's Award ScholarshipQuinnipiac University School of Law2000
Dean's Award ScholarshipQuinnipiac University School of Law1999
ScholarshipConnecticut Bar Association1999
Dearn's Award ScholarshipQuinnipiac University School of Law1998
Distinguished Academic Achievement Award: EvidenceQuinnipiac University School of Law1998
Award: ContractsCorpus Juris Secundum1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Connecticut Field AttorneyPersels & Associates2011 - 2014
Connecticut Closing AttorneyP.C. Law Associates2011 - 2011
Connecticut Coverage AttorneyHoward Lee Schiff2007 - 2008
Connecticut Field AttorneyHennessy Walker2007 - 2008
Connecticut Coverage AttorneyBrian S. Cantor, Attorney at Law2006 - 2008
Connecticut Of CounselWolpoff & Abramson2005 - 2007
Paralegal Certification Program InstructorBranford Hall Career Institute2004 - 2004
Private Practice AttorneyAttorney Raun M. Lubenstein2003 - 2014
Connecticut Closing AttorneyReal Estate Resources, LLC2003 - 2006
Connecticut Field AttorneyO'Brien & Hennessy2001 - 2004
Connecticut Associate AttorneySlavitt, Connery & Vardamis2001 - 2002
Law Clerk to the JudgesState of Connecticut Appellate Court2000 - 2001
Summer AssociatePullman & Comley, LLC1999 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Hartford County Bar AssociationN/A2002 - 2004
U.S. District Court District of ConnecticutN/A2002 - Present
Connecticut Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2001 - 2002
Connecticut Bar AssociationN/A2000 - Present
Association for Conflict ResolutionN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Marlin v. Marlinper curium - trial court decision affirmed
Hammer v. MarlinDismissal in Favor of Defendant
Berman v. BrennanJudgment in favor of Plaintiff
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Center for Family & Divorce MediationN/ACertificate in Family & Divorce Mediation2002
Quinnipiac University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of Alaska - AnchorageEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Buying Your First HomeBuying Your First Home2006