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IN THE NEWS

SEPTEMBER, 2020

The 2020 Connecticut Legal Conference will be held virtually this year in response to COVID 19.  Seminars will be presented from September 14 to 16, 2020. 

Members of HDBL will be presenting in five different seminars.  Attorney Brendon Levesque is a speaker for Ethics: 2019—The Year in Review, on September 14, 2020, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM.  See PE02 at https://www.ctbar.org/events-education/upcoming-special-events/clc/the-ethics-track.  Attorney Dana Hrelic will be speaking at AAA Roadside Assistance for the Legal Profession: A-dvances in Technology, A-rtificial Intelligence, and A-lternative Fee Arrangements, on September 14, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. See PT01 at https://www.ctbar.org/events-education/upcoming-special-events/clc/the-presidents-track.  Attorneys Karen Dowd and Kenneth Bartschi will present their Annual Review of Connecticut Supreme and Appellate Court Cases on September 15, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM.  See CL01 at https://www.ctbar.org/events-education/upcoming-special-events/clc/the-updates-in-case-law-track.  Attorney Brendon Levesque will also speak at Safe Harbors and Calm Seas, on September 15, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.  See PE01 at https://www.ctbar.org/events-education/upcoming-special-events/clc/the-ethics-track.  And finally, Attorneys Brendon Levesque and Michael Taylor will also speak on The Ethical Duty of Technology Competence: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know, on September 16, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM.  See PE03 at https://www.ctbar.org/events-education/upcoming-special-events/clc/the-ethics-track

AUGUST, 2020

HDBL would like to announce that the following attorneys have been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers.  Attorneys Wesley Horton, Karen Dowd, Kenneth Bartschi and Brendon Levesque have all been selected to Best Lawyers (2021 Edition) for Appellate Practice. Attorney Dowd is also a Best Lawyer for Ethics and Professional Responsibility as is Attorney Horton for Commercial Litigation in the 2021 Edition.  In addition, Attorney Scott Garosshen has been selected for Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch For (2021 Edition) for Appellate Practice. To review Best Lawyer’s methodology process, please go to https://www.bestlawyers.com/methodology.

JULY, 2020

The Connecticut Appellate Court decided Alpha Beta Capital Partners, L.P. v. Pursuit Inv. Mgmt., LLC, 198 Conn. App. 671 (2020) on July 7, 2020.  Attorneys Taylor and Levesque represented the defendants/appellants.  

JUNE, 2020

Attorney Levesque presented remotely at the Virgin Islands Bar Association Midyear Meeting in June on the technological impacts of COVID-19 on the practice of law.

Attorney Scott Garosshen argued Oudheusden v. Oudheusden, S.C. 20330, before the Connecticut Supreme Court on June 10, 2020.  The argument was held via video conferencing.  Attorneys Garosshen and Bartschi represent the plaintiff in the appeal. Audio of argument

MAY, 2020

Horton, Dowd, Bartschi & Levesque remains open with attorneys and staff working remotely in accordance with social distancing.  If you need to reach us, please call the regular business number, 860-522-8338, or email us.  Please be safe and well!

The Appellate Court decided Pfister v. Madison Beach Hotel, LLC, AC 41792. Attorneys Dowd and Garosshen represented the plaintiffs/appellees in the appeal.  

Attorneys Horton and Levesque finished their Appellate Advocacy class at UCONN Law School with final arguments by the students held through video conferencing. 

APRIL, 2020

Horton, Dowd, Bartschi & Levesque remains open with attorneys and staff working remotely in accordance with social distancing.  If you need to reach us, please call the regular business number, 860-522-8338, or email us.  Please be safe and well!

Attorney Brendon Levesque co-presented a webinar, in conjunction with the Connecticut Bar Association, entitled, "Arguing Appellate Cases via Video Conference During the COVID-19 Crisis."  The Connecticut Supreme and Appellate Courts will be holding oral arguments in pending appellate matters by video conference.  The Supreme Court began hearing cases on April 27, 2020, and the Appellate Court will start on May 11, 2020.  If you have any questions about the process, please reach out to Attorney Levesque!

On April 23, 2020, Attorney Dana Hrelic was sworn into the Virgin Islands Bar via remote swearing-in ceremony before the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands.  She will be focusing her practice in the U.S.V.I. on appellate matters before the Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

On Sunday, April 26, 2020, GLAD hosted Justice for All: GLAD’s 2020 Connecticut Event, a virtual interactive event honoring Gretchen Raffa for her dedication to the rights and equality fo LGBTQ people in Connecticut and beyond.  The annual event, held virtually this year, also explored how GLAD is working on LGBTQ issues in Connecticut and throughout the nation and ways we all can help.  HDBL is a Diamond sponsor for the event and Attorney Kenneth Bartschi and his husband James Salemi are on the host committee and are silver sponsors.

HDBL is on Twitter!  Follow us @CT_Appeals.

MARCH, 2020

Horton, Dowd, Bartschi & Levesque remains open with attorneys and staff working remotely in accordance with social distancing.  If you need to reach us, please call the regular business number, 860-522-8338, or email us.  Please be safe and well!

The Appellate Court decided Hamann v. Carl, AC41608.  Attorneys Dowd and Bartschi represented the plaintiff/appellee in the appeal.  

Attorneys Karen Dowd and Michael Taylor will be presenting at the "Don’t Win Your Case at Trial and Lose It on Appeal" CLE at the CBA Law Center at a later date.  Stay tuned for updates.  

On March 10, 2020, Attorney Taylor argued at the Appellate Court in Deleo v. Equale & Cirone, LLP, AC 42383.  Attorneys Taylor and Levesque represent the plaintiff.

FEBRUARY, 2020

Attorney Scott Garosshen presented Appellate Procedure 101 at the CBA Law Center on February 11, 2020.  

Attorneys Karen Dowd and Brendon Levesque represented the Firm at the UCONN Law Career Fair.  

JANUARY, 2020

Horton, Dowd, Bartschi & Levesque is proud to announce that Michael Taylor has become a principal in the firm, effective January 1, 2020.  

Attorneys Karen Dowd and Kenneth Bartschi spoke at the CBA Litigation Section Meeting, Annual Appellate Review for Litigators, on January 16, 2020.

On January 21, 2020, Attorney Scott Garsshen argued at the Supreme Court in Blondeau v. Baltierra , SC 20282.  Attorneys Garosshen and Bartschi represent the defendant/appellee. To listen to the oral argument, click here.

 

DECEMBER, 2019

Attorneys Brendon Levesque and Karen Dowd presented "Avoiding Ethical Violations and Maintaining Competency" to members of CDLA on December 4, 2019 at the offices of Danaher Lagnese.

 

Horton, Dowd, Bartschi & Levesque wishes each of you a very happy and healthy holiday season!   

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