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Berchem Moses PC
75 Broad Street
Milford, Connecticut 06460Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 203-783-1200
Fax: 203-878-4912
Mobile: 203-530-8724
E-Mail: rbuturla@berchemmoses.com
www.berchemmoses.com
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Established: 1933

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Automobile
  • Bad Faith
  • Common Carrier
  • Construction Liability
  • Environmental Liability
  • Governmental Liability
  • Hospitals
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Municipal Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Trial Practice
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Premises Liability
  • Liquor Liability
  • Civil Rights
  • Employment Practices Liability
  • Police Liability Defense
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About Us
The Litigation Department is chaired by Richard J. Buturla with fourteen other attorneys who litigate in all State and Federal Courts in Connecticut as well as the Workers' Compensation Commission. The firm also practices in the areas of Land Use, Environmental, Real Estate, Commercial and Corporate Law, the Commission of Human Rights and Opportunity, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
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Additional Locations
Westport, Connecticut
1221 Post Road East
Westport, Connecticut 06880
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
American Family Mutual Insurance CompanyAmerisure Insurance Company
CIGNA Property and Casualty Insurance CompanyConnecticut Interlocal Risk Management Agency (CIRMA)
Erie Insurance CompanyLiberty International Underwriters
Markel CorporationPenn-America Group, Inc.
Safeco Insurance CompaniesTri-State Consumer Insurance Company
Zurich North America
Non-Insurance Clients
Allied Van LinesCharlotte Adjusting, Inc.
CorVel CorporationCrawford & Company
GAB Robins North America, Inc.Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc.
Kellogg CompanyThe MacDonald Companies, Inc.
Safety Marking Inc.Sedgwick Group
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Personnel Information
Senior Partners
Richard J. Buturla, Chair
Milford, CT
E-Mail:rbuturla@berchemmoses.com
Practice Areas
  • Trial Practice
  • Municipal Law
  • Insurance Defense
Admitted
  • Connecticut, 1982
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1982
Additional Biographical Details:
Town Council Chairman, Stratford, Connecticut, 1987-1989; Corporate Counsel, Derby, Connecticut, 1997-2005; Town Attorney, Cheshire, Connecticut, 2002-2003; Assistant Town Attorney, Stratford, Connecticut, 2000-2004; Town Attorney, Stratford, Connecticut, 2005-2009; Town Counsel, Seymour, Connecticut, 2011-present
Memberships:
  • American and Connecticut Bar Associations
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Education:
  • Southern Connecticut State College, B.S. (magna cum laude), 1979
  • Villanova University, J.D., 1982
Law Review:
Associate Editor, Villanova Law Review, 1981-1982
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Jonathan D. Berchem
Milford, CT
E-Mail:jberchem@berchemmoses.com
Admitted
  • Connecticut, 1995
  • Pennsylvania, 1995
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1999
Additional Biographical Details:
Town Attorney, Milford, Connecticut (2013-Present)
Memberships:
  • American, Connecticut and Milford Bar Associations
Education:
  • Fairfield University, B.A., 1992
  • Syracuse University, J.D., 1995
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Christopher M. Hodgson
Milford, CT
E-Mail:chodgson@berchemmoses.com
Practice Areas
  • Labor and Employment
  • Litigation
Admitted
  • Connecticut, 1985
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 2011
Memberships:
  • Connecticut Bar Association
Education:
  • University of Vermont, B.A., 1982
  • University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law, J.D., 1985
Law Review:
University of Richmond Law Review
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Gregory S. Kimmel
Westport, CT
E-Mail:gkimmel@berchemmoses.com
Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Labor
  • Business Law
Admitted
  • Connecticut, 1997
Education:
  • University of Rhode Island, B.A. Political Science, 1991
  • Roger Williams University School of Law, J.D., 1997
  • Sacred Heart University, M.B.A., 1998
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Partners
Mario F. Coppola
Milford, CT
E-Mail:mcoppola@berchemmoses.com
Practice Areas
  • Municipal Law
  • Land Use
  • Zoning
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Property Tax Assessment Appeals
Admitted
  • Connecticut, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, 2005
Memberships:
  • American, Connecticut and Fairfield County Bar Associations
Education:
  • Boston College, B.A. Political Science (Golden Key Honor Society), 2001
  • University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., 2004
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Warren L. Holcomb
Milford, CT
E-Mail:wholcomb@berchemmoses.com
Admitted
  • California, 1977
  • Connecticut, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, 1994
Memberships:
  • American and Connecticut Bar Associations
  • State Bar of California
Education:
  • Butler University
  • University of Connecticut at Storrs, B.A., 1972
  • Southwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1977
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Bryan L. LeClerc
Milford, CT
E-Mail:bleclerc@berchemmoses.com
Admitted
  • Connecticut, 1987
  • New York, 1988
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, 1987
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1993
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 2014
Additional Biographical Details:
Fairfield Town Plan & Zoning Commission, 2007-2013, Chairman; Member, Town of Fairfield Representative Town Meeting, 1989-2007; Connecticut Yankee Council BSA, Vice President- Legal and General Counsel- 2013-Present
Memberships:
  • American, Connecticut, Bridgeport and Milford Bar Associations
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Fairfield University, B.A., 1984
  • University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D. (with honors), 1987
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Brian W. Smith
Milford, CT
E-Mail:bsmith@berchemoses.com
Admitted
  • Connecticut, 1981
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, 1982
Additional Biographical Details:
Seminar Faculty: Trial Practice Seminar, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, 1996-Present
Memberships:
  • American, Connecticut, Milford and Bridgeport Bar Associations
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • University at Buffalo, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1978
  • Duke University, J.D., 1981
Fraternity Information:
Phi Alpha Delta
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Ryan P. Driscoll
Milford, CT
E-Mail:rdriscoll@berchemmoses.com
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 2003
  • Connecticut, 2004
  • New York, 2006
Memberships:
  • Connecticut Bar Association
Education:
  • University of Connecticut at Storrs, B.A., 2000
  • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., 2003
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Associates
Richard C. Buturla
Milford, CT
E-Mail:rcbuturla@berchemmoses.com
Admitted
  • Connecticut, 2010
Education:
  • Quinnipiac University, B.A. (magna cum laude), 2007
  • Western New England College School of Law, J.D., 2010
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John P. Marini
Milford, CT
E-Mail:jmarini@berchemmoses.com
Practice Areas
  • General Litigation
  • Municipal Law
Admitted
  • Connecticut, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Memberships:
  • American, Connecticut and Valley Bar Associations
  • The National Trial Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Fairfield University, B.A. (cum laude), 2002
  • University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., 2006
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Justin J. Stanko
Milford, CT
E-Mail:jstanko@berchemmoses.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Land Use
  • Zoning
  • Litigation
  • Appeals
  • Workers' Compensation
Admitted
  • Connecticut, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, 2006
Additional Biographical Details:
Derby Police Department, 1998-Present (Lt. Detective Division Commander, 2007-Present)
Memberships:
  • Connecticut Bar Association
Education:
  • University of Connecticut, B.S., 1996
  • Quinnipiac College School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 2005
Law Review:
Quinnipiac Law Review, 2003-2005
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Senior Counsel
Alfred P. Bruno
Milford, CT
E-Mail:abruno@berchemmoses.com
Practice Areas
  • Litigation
  • Education Law
Admitted
  • Connecticut, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, 1999
Memberships:
  • Connecticut Bar Association
Education:
  • Bates College, B.A., 1992
  • Quinnipiac College School of Law, J.D., 1997
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Service Areas
Danbury, Connecticut28 miles
Hartford, Connecticut51 miles
Litchfield, Connecticut46 miles
Meriden, Connecticut32 miles
Middletown, Connecticut38 miles
New Britain, Connecticut43 miles
New Haven, Connecticut12 miles
New London, Connecticut57 miles
Norwalk, Connecticut23 miles
Rockville, Connecticut63 miles
Stamford, Connecticut21 miles
Waterbury, Connecticut29 miles
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