DEGREES: Attorney Richard Smith received his Juris Doctorate degree from the... more
DEGREES: Attorney Richard Smith received his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Bridgeport School of Law and was admitted to the Connecticut Bar in 1983. Prior to that, he attended public schools in Danbury and graduated from the University of New Haven with a B.A. in Political Science. Richard was also elected into Who's Who Among Students In American Universities Colleges while at... view profile
I am a practical lawyer. My goal is always to resolve matters to my client's full... more
I am a practical lawyer. My goal is always to resolve matters to my client's full satisfaction in a timely manner, within the bounds of what the law allows. Whether that is through negotiation, or litgation, or some other alternative, I have the experience to guide my clients to successful resolutions of their matters, or to connect them with other attorneys who can do so. As a young and social... view profile
A childhood interest in the natural world led me to an undergraduate degree in... more
A childhood interest in the natural world led me to an undergraduate degree in Animal husbandry and nutrition. I pursued graduate studies in biology and then in Public Administration while I entered a career in Municipal Government/ Public Health for the next 15 years or so.During that time, my experiencesled to my entering law school and having a dual career before eventually practicing law fu... view profile
Landlord tenant law concerns landlord and tenants' rights and responsibilities. Because the apartment you rent is your own personal space, the law places many limits on landlords' activities. For example, if a landlord tries to make you move without giving you enough notice, or ignores a rat infestation in your apartment, a landlord / tenant lawyer knows what options you have as a tenant. On the other hand, a landlord / tenant lawyer also helps landlords who have tenants breaking rules, such as moving out three months early or refusing to pay rent. Tenant eviction laws are very specific, with different rules in each city. If you are being evicted or if you have a tenant you want to evict, you may benefit from the services of a landlord / tenant lawyer.