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Richard S. Order

Litigation Attorney at Hartford, CT

5.0   2 reviews

About Richard

Learn Richard’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    70%
    I represent either plaintiffs or defendants in federal and state courts and arbitrations throughout the country covering a broad range of business disputes, including breach of contract, fraud, franchise, unfair competition, antitrust, false advertising, and trademark and patent infringement claims.

    41 years, 250 cases

  2. Business
    20%
    As a litigator, I represent companies in federal and state courts and arbitrations throughout the country covering a broad range of business disputes, including breach of contract, fraud, franchise, unfair competition, antitrust, false advertising, and trademark and patent infringement claims.

    41 years

  3. Arbitration
    10%
    I represent clients in arbitrations and mediations covering a broad range of business disputes, including breach of contract, fraud, franchise, unfair competition, antitrust, false advertising, and trademark and patent infringement claims.

    31 years

   When I represent a client in a business dispute, I find I am acting as an historian.  Like an historian, I interview eyewitnesses informally but also formally, such as through depositions and examination in court.  I also comb through documents, which now are not only paper but more commonly in electronic form.  Similar to an historian with a political bent or thesis to prove, I use advocacy skills to portray the facts in a light most favorable to my client.  I enjoy telling my client's story to a judge, arbitrator, mediator, or jury as a very creative process.

   On a personal level, I have been married to the same wonderful wife for over 32 years and have two grown sons, whom I coached in Little League and Babe Ruth Baseball.  I play racquetball almost every day and am trying to get better in the frustrating game of golf.

Licensed for 40 years
State CT
Status Active
Acquired 1988
Updated 09/29/2022
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1982
Updated 06/05/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Richard

Updike Kelly & Spellacy, P.C.
100 Pearl St Fl 17
P. O. Box 231277
Hartford, CT, 06103

Reviews

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Posted by John | February 16, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Review of Richard Order
HIgh quality counsel. Very efficient> Timely responses. Saved a huge amount of time and money for me. I cannot imagine a more competent and ethical lawyer.
Posted by Michael | February 11, 2016
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Past client
Ricard order eas excellent to work .smart and courteous.

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 480-480 per hour

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, PC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Partner
  • Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider, LLP
  • 2003 - 2009
  • Principal
  • Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, PC
  • 1988 - 2003
  • Associate
  • Kelley Drye & Warren, LLP
  • 1981 - 1988
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Education

  • Columbia University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1981
  • Wesleyan University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1978

Legal Cases

  • Petereit v. S.B. Thomas, Inc.
  • Victory at trial. After appeal, S.B. Thomas changed its distributor system to a franchise system and awarded my clients franchises.
  • Jarrow Formulas v. International Nutrition Co.
  • Settlement
  • ColdForm, Inc. v. Faurecia Automotive
  • Settlement
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Associations

  • American Arbitration Association
  • National Roster of Neutrals
  • 2001 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Committee on Corporate Counsel
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Federal Practice Section
  • Executive Committee
  • 1992 - Present
  • Hartford County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Federal Practice Section
  • Chairman
  • 1995 - 1998
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Federal Practice Section
  • Treasurer
  • 1993 - 1995
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Federal Practice Section
  • Secretary
  • 1992 - 1993
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Languages Spoken

  • Italian

Awards

  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyer, Commercial Litigation
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015

Publications

  • Doe v. Norwalk Community College Analysis for LexisNexis Expert Commentaries
  • Doe v. Norwalk Community College Analysis for LexisNexis Expert Commentaries
  • 2007
  • Federal Litigation Guide: New York and Connecticut
  • Federal Litigation Guide: New York and Connecticut
  • 1998
  • Physician's Management
  • Staff Privileges Emerge as Managed Care Battleground
  • 1997
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Speaking Engagements

  • Connecticut Bar Association Annual Meeting
  • Effective Written Advocacy in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut
  • 2010
  • ABA Section of Litigation Committee on Corporate Counsel Annual Meeting
  • Settlement from Inside and Outside
  • 2004
  • American Franchisee Association
  • Why Do Franchisors Pick on Good Franchisees?
  • 2001
  • Connecticut Bar Association Annual Meeting
  • Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the Federal Courts But Were Afraid to Ask
  • 1997
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Franchise Law in Connecticut Seminar
  • What Really Is a Franchise? - The Effect of Recent Case Law Changes
  • 1994
  • Hartford County Bar Association
  • Federal Courts - Avoiding the Pitfalls
  • 1990
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Hartford Litigation Lawyer Richard S. Order
Richard S. Order
Litigation Attorney
Hartford, CT
Licensed for 40 years