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THOMAS P. MORIARTY

PARTNER

Thomas Moriarty began his legal career in 1988 as an associate with the law firm of Labelle & Labelle in Manchester, Connecticut. After four years of practice, Mr. Moriarty became a partner at the firm where he remained until 1996. Mr. Moriarty is a personal injury attorney in CT who also represents clients in commercial transactions, civil litigation and residential real estate matters. He is a member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association. Attorney Moriarty has served as a court appointed trustee pro bono, and as an attorney trial referee for the Connecticut Judicial Branch. Over his twenty-three years of practice, Attorney Moriarty has effectively represented many clients in motor vehicle accidents, product liability, slip & fall, and medical malpractice cases. He has also litigated a wide variety of other tort cases and numerous commercial breach of contract matters.

Attorney Moriarty also has a very active practice representing businesses, developers, shopping center owners, and other clients in commercial real estate and leasing transactions. He has successfully negotiated large commercial leases on behalf of his clients with many national retail chains, including Home Depot, Staples, T.J. Maxx, Firestone/Bridge Stone, A & P, Shaw’s, Shop-Rite, Taco Bell, Tractor Supply Company, Chili’s, Chipolte’s, CVS, Sleepy’s Arby’s, LA Fitness Center, to name a few.

WILLIAM H. PAETZOLD

PARTNER

William Paetzold was admitted to the state and federal bar in 1990. He began his legal career as a Public Defender assigned to the Judicial District of Tolland. After several successful trials in his four years with that office, he brought his skills to the private criminal defense bar. Mr. Paetzold has tried many criminal cases to verdict in front of state and federal court juries across Connecticut. He has also successfully argued cases before the state’s Appellate and Supreme courts, as well as the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York City. Prior to becoming a criminal lawyer in Connecticut, Bill worked for six years as a criminalist at the Connecticut State Police Forensic Science Laboratory under the tutelage of the renowned Dr. Henry C. Lee. Bill’s extensive training and experience in the field of forensic science is often applied to his trial work. Bill specializes in criminal defense cases involving digital evidence, and is a founding member of the Digital Evidence Innocence Initiative.  Bill provides strategic legal consultation to the defense community regarding the effective use of digital evidence in pre-trial cases and post conviction review. Bill is also an active member of the Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and is an adjunct professor at Manchester Community College where he teaches Criminal Law.

DAVID F. SHERWOOD

PARTNER

David Sherwood was admitted to the state and federal bar in 1987. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., magna cum laude, 1977); Yale University (M.Phil., 1981; PhD., with highest honors, 1983); and the University of Connecticut (J.D., with highest honors, 1987). His practice focuses on real property, land use and environmental law and litigation. He has been a contributor to the CCH Guidebook to Connecticut Environmental Protection Act, and has written numerous articles on land use and property tax. He regularly appears before municipal commissions and state trial and appellate courts on behalf of landowners and developers, and is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association and an elected Fellow of Sigma Xi, the Society for Scientific Research.

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