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B.A., cum laude, Georgetown University, 2011

J.D., cum laude, University of Connecticut School of Law, 2015


State of Connecticut, 2016

United States District Court for the District of Connecticut, 2017

United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2018

United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 2019


Listed in Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, Appellate Practice, 2020 -2021

Listed in Best Lawyers, Ones to Watch, Appellate Practice, 2021


Connecticut Bar Association 

   Litigation Section, Vice Chair (2021-23); Secretary (2019-21)

   Appellate Advocacy Section, Member 

   Young Lawyers Section, Member

   Young Lawyers Section, Executive Committee, Co-Director

          of Civics Education (2020-Present)

Hartford County Bar Association, Member

PHONE:  (860) 522-8338

FAX:       (860) 728-0401



Attorney Garosshen joined the firm as an associate after clerking for the Honorable F. Herbert Gruendel of the Connecticut Appellate Court. At the University of Connecticut School of Law, he won the 2013 William H. Hastie Moot Court Competition, served as 2014-2015 Intramural Director of the Connecticut Moot Court Board, and finished in the Quarterfinals of the 2015 Northeast Regional for the Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. He also received CALI Awards for Excellence in Moot

Court, Constitutional Law, Federal Courts, and Principles of Insurance.


Attorney Garosshen represents clients in civil, family, juvenile (including termination of parental rights), and criminal appeals before the Connecticut appellate courts. He also handles civil litigation in Connecticut’s state and federal trial courts.


Attorney Garosshen authored “The Development of the Right to Remain Silent,” with Attorney Brendon Levesque, which was published in the Journal of the Connecticut Supreme Court Historical Society, Volume IX. Reprinted with the permission of the Connecticut Supreme Court Historical Society. (Connecticut Supreme Court Historical Society copyright, 2017). He has presented seminars on appellate procedure, advocacy, and ethics at the Connecticut Bar Association, the Virgin Islands Judicial Conference, local schools, and others.

Attorney Garosshen is a Board Member of Civics First and he chairs its Debate Committee. He formerly served as its Vice President. Civics First is a nonprofit that partners with the bar, and state and federal courts, to promote civics education in Connecticut’s middle schools and high schools through mock trial, model Congress, and debate programs.  See

Attorney Garosshen serves as 2021-2023 Vice Chair of the Litigation Section of the Connecticut Bar Association, helping to bring in speakers on current topics in litigation. He serves as 2021-2022 Co-Director of Civics Education for the Young Lawyers Section of the Connecticut Bar Association, revitalizing and rolling out the Lawyers in the Classroom program, in which volunteer attorneys run a virtual civics workshop for elementary school students. He has served in that role since 2020.

Some of the more notable cases in which Attorney Garosshen has argued or been substantially involved include:


        Pfister v. Madison Beach Hotel, No. 20478, 2022 WL 129048 (Conn. Jan. 5, 2022)

        Anketell v. Kulldorff, 207 Conn. App. 807, cert. denied (PSC-210210) (2021)

        Oudheusden v. Oudheusden, No. 20330, 2021 WL 1652740 (Conn. Apr. 27, 2021)

        Blondeau v. Baltierra, No. 20282, 2020 WL 5735253 (Conn. Sept. 24, 2020)

        Zhou v. Zhang, 334 Conn. 601, 223 A.3d 775 (2020)

        Pfister v. Madison Beach Hotel, 197 Conn. App. 326 (2020), cert. granted, 335 Conn. 923 (2020)  

        HSBC Bank USA, Nat'l Assoc, Trustee v. Nathan, 2020 WL 130839 (2020)

        Mayer-Wittmann v. ZBA, 333 Conn. 624 (2019)   To hear argument, go to Audio.

        Bilbao v. Goodwin, 333 Conn. 599 (2019)  To hear argument, go to Audio

        Oudheusden v. Oudheusden, 190 Conn. App. 169 (2019), cert. granted, 332 Conn. 911 (2019)

        Maria G. v. Commissioner, 187 Conn. App. 466 (2019)

        Kuchta v. Arisian, 329 Conn. 530 (2018)

        Disciplinary Counsel v. Hickey, 328 Conn. 688 (2018)

        Deleo v. Equale and Cirone, LLP, 180 Conn. App. 744 (2018)

        Doctor's Associates, Inc. v. Searl, 179 Conn. App. 577 (2018)

        In re Egypt E., 327 Conn. 506 (2018)

        State v. Boykin, 179 Conn. App. 175 (2018)

        Pascarella v. Silver, 327 Conn. 931 (2017)(petition for certification)