Richard "Rich" Colbert, a trial partner in the firm's Stamford office, practices complex and general litigation principally within the Connecticut state courts. He has represented individuals and business entities in a wide variety of matters, including multimillion-dollar commercial lending and finance disputes, employer-employee fiduciary duty matters, commercial property tax appeals, construction malpractice claims, commercial real estate disputes, and substantial personal injury claims. Rich has tried cases before Connecticut state court judges and juries, participated in scores of successful mediations and arbitrations, and handled appeals to the Connecticut Appellate and Supreme Courts. As a result of his extensive and unique state court knowledge, Rich also regularly serves as local counsel for international law firms involved in matters pending in Connecticut state courts.
Rich served as the chair of the firm's Hiring Committee from 2002 through 2004, and as chair of the firm's Trial Training Committee in 2005 and 2006.
Rich served as law clerk for the Connecticut Judicial Department Superior Court Division in 1990-1991.
Represented Fortune 500 international postage and document technology company in alleged breach of contract action involving a $50 million bid for a government contract with the United States Military Academy
Represented international lumber and mill wood products company in an alleged breach of investment and lending agreement action involving damages claims in excess of $24 million
Represented former corporate officer in connection with mismanagement and fraud claims brought by investors against a $400 million hedge fund
Represented Connecticut attorney in a landmark case involving a contingency fee dispute with a successor attorney; obtained substantial jury verdict and thereafter prevailed on appeal to the Connecticut Supreme Court in case of first impression
Represented Fortune 500 global management consulting firm in a multimillion-dollar usurpation of corporate opportunity and breach of fiduciary duty action
Local counsel for numerous firms and clients.