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Richard P. Giarniero is a native of Stratford, Connecticut with an exceptional educational and professional background. He studied International and Comparative Law at the University of Florence, Italy; literature and philosophy at the University of Manchester in England, and ancient theatre architecture in Rome. Receiving a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Communications from Sacred Heart University, Mr. Giarniero continued his education at the University of Connecticut where he earned his Master of Arts in dramatic literature and history. He then taught speech and communications at Lake City Community College in Florida before moving on to The Pennsylvania State University as an instructor and where he secured his Master of Fine Arts Degree in dramatic writing. From 1979 through 1991 Mr. Giarniero was employed in the Entertainment and Communications industries as a writer, producer, finance and advertising executive. He accumulated numerous credits in television, film, music and advertising. During his Law School tenure Mr. Giarniero clerked for the Connecticut Attorney General's Office; he graduated with his JD from Quinnipiac College in December of 1993. Prior to forming Giarniero & Associates, LLC, he worked as a contract lawyer on several mergers and class action cases; he was a legal and marketing consultant for Alphastar satellite television and a UCC specialist for BayView Bank in Greenwich, Connecticut. Giarniero &Associates, LLC has become well known throughout Connecticut as an accomplished firm in debt settlement and foreclosure defense.


Languages spoken: Russian

Practice areas


  1. Debt Settlement: 35%
    21 years
  2. Business: 20%
    18 years
  3. Entertainment: 15%
    21 years
  4. Divorce: 10%
    15 years
  5. Other: 20%
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  • Ilya Press

    I endorse this lawyer. I have worked for and with attorney Giarniero on several occasions in the past. He is an experienced and skilled advocate with deep and extensive knowledge of debt negotiation and other matters he handles.


    Ilya Press Contracts and agreements Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Richard. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Giarniero & Associates, LLC

972 East Broadway
Suite 201
Stratford, CT, 06615


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Distinguished Academic AchievmentQuinnipiac University School of Law1994
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ClerkCT Assistant Attorney General1992 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
Connecticut Bar AssociationN/AN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Sacred Heart UniversityEnglish Literature/CommunicationsBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
University of ConnecticutDramatic ArtsMA - MastersN/A
Pennsylvania State UniversityDramatic WritingMFA - Master of Fine ArtsN/A
Quinnipiac University School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A