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Attorney Charles F. Basil has over twenty-five years of experience in handling real estate and litigation matters in the areas of Business Law,  Transactions, Construction Law, and Housing Law.  Attorney Basil has handled numerous complex cases, including class action defense, fraud and deceptive trade practices, shareholder disputes, and multiple party / multiple claim matters.

For sixteen years, Attorney Basil was the senior litigator for one of the highest volume law firms in Connecticut and was its Managing Litigation Attorney. He practices before the US District Court (District of Connecticut), US Bankruptcy Court, and all divisions of the state courts of Connecticut.

At the Law Offices of Charles F. Basil, we offer the power of large firm experience with the personal touch of a boutique law firm to meet your business, litigation and real estate needs. Our motto—“Powerful, Personal and Diligent”—describes our effort to bring the best results for our clients throughout Connecticut.

We are focused on client needs and make every effort to ensure that our clients have complete information about the developments of their cases. We pride ourselves on communicating clearly, concisely and respectfully with people of diverse backgrounds and all levels of authority.  We seek to ensure that every client feels welcome and appreciated. Our goal is to make sure that every client is so pleased by the results we get for them that they would refer their friends and family to us if they have any matters with which we can assist them.

For an appointment call, email or contact us via the contact page.




Languages spoken: Polish

Practice areas

  1. Estate Planning: 60%
  2. Business: 20%
  3. Litigation: 20%



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Law Office of Charles Basil

PO Box 544
West Hartford, CT, 06137


CTAdministrative Suspension198507/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Attorney Fact FinderConnecticut Judicial Branch2010
Attorney Trial RefereeConnecticut Judicial Branch2010
Governor's Sub-Prime Lending Task ForceState of Connecticut2007
Civil E-Filing Pilot Program MemberConnecticut Judicial Branch2005
Super LawyerConnecticut Super Lawyers2004
InducteeAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2003
Award for Excellence in Commercial PaperAmerican Jurisprudence1985
Award for EcellenceSecured Transactions American Jurisprudence Award for Secured Transactions1985
Award for Excellence in TrustsAmerican Jurisprudence1984
Award for Excellence in WillsAmerican Jurisprudence1984
Award for Excellence in ContacsAmerican Jurisprudence1983
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerBasil Legal Services2008 - Present
AttorneyLaw Offices of Charles F. Basil2008 - Present
AttorneyGordon Muir and Foley1985 - 1987
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Association of Dental Legal ConsultantsMember; Special Advisory Board-Dental Business Law2012 - Present
Connecticut Bar AssociationMember, Technology Section2011 - Present
American Association of Dental ConsultantsMember2011 - Present
CT Bar AssociationMember, Estate Planning Section2010 - Present
CT Bar AssociationMember, Business Law Section2009 - Present
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Connecticut Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Connecticut Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
New Britain General Hospital/Hospital of Central ConnecticutCorporatorN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
International Child Custody DisputeJudgment for father
Fair Debt Collection Practices Act DefenseSummary Judgment for Attorney
Enforcement of Covenant Not to CompeteJudgment for Company
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Publication nameTitleDate
Estate Planning BlogHow to Disinherit Someone-The Right Way2012
Estate Planning BlogAdam Yauch's "Beastie" Dilemma2012
Estate Planning magazineDevelopments in Connecticut Probate Law2012
First Time Home Buyer MagazineThe Importance of Having a Will2006
First Time Home Buyers MagazineThe Home Improvement Act: After You Buy2006
USFN JournalInterest Accruing on Tax Lien Is Foreclosing Plaintiff’s Responsibility After Title Vests Despite Debtor-Initiated Delays2005
USFN JournalAgreement to Forebear Subject to Statute of Frauds2003
USFN JournalThe Enforceability of Foreclosure Auctions When Substantial Property Damage Occurs2003
Catholic University Law ReviewDividing Pension Interests On DivorceN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Catholic University of America, Columbus School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
University of ConnecticutPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Semi-Annual ConferenceLitigation Round Table2012
Legal TrendsOnline Estate Planning2012
Developments in Estate PlanningProbate Court Reform2012
Adjunct FacultyLegal Studies2012
Semi Annual ConferenceLitigation Roundtable2011
Spring ConferenceWage and Hour Laws and Mortgage Originators2007
Semi Annual ConferenceLitigation Roundtable2006
Fall ConferenceReal Estate Litigation--What to Watch Out For2006
Semi Annual ConferenceLitigation Roundtable2005