A veteran of the trial and appellate courts, Brian Rich regularly represents some of the world’s largest banks and financial institutions, as well as local and regional clients. He handles a variety of business and commercial disputes, including contract claims, real estate litigation, contested commercial and residential foreclosure actions, mortgage resolution, fraud and lender liability claims, as well as claims for unfair business practices. He has tried dozens of bench and jury trials to conclusion in both the state and federal courts of Connecticut. Brian also regularly appears in the Connecticut Appellate Court, Connecticut Supreme Court and United States Courts of Appeal for the Second Circuit, as well as in arbitration and mediation proceedings. Notwithstanding his comfort in the courtroom, Brian is mindful that there are occasions when the business or practical needs of the client mandate a course of action short of full litigation, and he always seeks the most efficient and cost-effective method of resolving the matter. Of paramount importance to his practice is his detailed attention to the particularized needs of each client, which helps to ensure not only the right result, but the best method of getting there.
An active member of the firm, Brian has been recognized by Super Lawyers® for his professional accomplishments as a “Rising Star” every year since 2008. He has also been recognized as a Leader of the Law by the Connecticut Law Tribune and a recipient of the 40 under 40 award by the Hartford Business Journal. Brian has also served as a Trustee of the Board of Mercy Shelter and Housing, a nonprofit corporation dedicated to eradicating homelessness, most recently as its Chair of the Board. He resides in West Hartford with his wife and three young sons.