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Rebecca Harris is a Senior Attorney with the Crumbie Law Group, LLC in Hartford Connecticut. She has more than ten years of experience practicing in appellate advocacy and complex civil litigation, including breach of contract actions, employment law cases, personal injury defense, medical malpractice defense, product liability defense, premises liability defense, and cases involving the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) and the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act (CUTPA). Attorney Harris also maintains a significant practice in representation of police officers and municipalities in civil rights actions brought pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983.

Attorney Harris earned a Bachelor’s Degree in History and a second Bachelor’s Degree Actuarial Science/Mathematics from the University of Connecticut in 2000. She earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 2004. She is admitted to the bars of the State of Connecticut, U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.

Attorney Harris is an active member of the Connecticut Bar Association and currently serve as Secretary and Treasurer of the Appellate Advocacy Section. She is also a member of the Board of Editors of the Connecticut Bar Journal.

 

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Attorney Dan M. Smolnik holds a Juris Doctorate from Valparaiso University and an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his practice focuses on public and private company transactions, inbound and outbound transactions, private equity and partnership structure, hedge funds, tax efficiency, and international tax matters.

Dan serves as Vice Chair of the Tax Sections of the Connecticut Bar Association, as Chairman of the Federal Business Tax Subcommittee, and he has chaired or vice-chaired numerous boards of directors and provided business and legal leadership to several tax-exempt organizations.

Dan recently was appointed to the Economic Development Commission of the Town of Hamden and in 2017, was appointed to serve as Connecticut’s representative to the IRS Taxpayer Advocacy Panel where he advises the IRS on issues affecting IRS processes, policies, and forms. He frequently publishes articles on tax law and lectures before professional and academic organizations on tax law, business law, and business strategy and his econometric analysis of Connecticut’s municipal property tax laws will appear in the Spring 2018 edition of The Tax Lawyer.

 

 
 
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Attorney Romiesha Briscoe, admitted to the Bar in New York and Connecticut, earned an undergraduate and Master's Degree in Social Work and worked in that field for several years prior to becoming a lawyer. During law school, Ms. Briscoe gained experience through several externships, including work in the Office of the Connecticut Attorney General and the Connecticut Public Defender's Office. Attorney Briscoe is an active member of the New York State Bar Association, the Connecticut Bar Association, and the George W. Crawford Black Bar Association and will focus her practice in litigation. Attorney Briscoe is a native of Jamaica.

 

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Attorney Jennifer A. Black, graduated from Quinnipiac University School of Law in 2003, while there she earned the Distinguished Academic Achievement Award, was a Dean’s Scholar, and a Crane Foundation Scholarship Recipient; she served as a member of the Latin American Law Society, Sports and Entertainment Law Society, Public interest law project, and was a member of the CT Bar Association Trial Advocacy Team.

Prior to joining the Crumbie Law Group, Attorney Black represented a large Connecticut Public Housing Authority as its in-house General Counsel where her responsibilities included HUD compliance matters, HUD Audits, monitoring and maintaining federal procurement standards, Section 3 compliance, Fair Housing issues, and Freedom of Information requests. Attorney Black also conducted grievance hearings, supervised and handled summary process matters, drafted board resolutions, and drafted internal policies and procedures.

Attorney Black has deep knowledge and experience in public housing agency operations, housing choice voucher program, and she has earned certifications in procurement, contracting, and Section 3.

Attorney Black focuses her practice on general counsel representation of Public Housing agencies. 

 

 

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Attorney Catherine M. Spain is a former educator and Impartial Hearing Officer for the Connecticut Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education. In addition to her legal knowledge and skill she also possesses valuable professional experience in education and educational leadership. Attorney Spain has represented both families and school districts in educational matters, including issues related to PPT’s, mediations, expulsion hearings, labor relations and human resources.

Atty. Spain earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Yale University and her Juris Doctor from the University of Connecticut School of Law where she was a Dean’s Scholar, Lead Articles Editor of the Connecticut Insurance Law Journal, and Legal Intern with the Tax Law Clinic. While attending law school she served as a Judicial Intern for the Honorable Alfred V. Covello of the Federal United States District Court in Hartford, and also as a law clerk at one of Connecticut’s most prominent appellate firms following law school.

Attorney Spain has earned a Certification in Educational Administration (092) from Sacred Heart University and is Certified by the State of Connecticut as a School Administrator. She also has completed all coursework for the state Superintendency Certification (093).

Attorney Spain has published several decisions through the Connecticut Department of Education as an Impartial Hearing Officer. Her Final Ruling & Order in G.M. and J.M. v. Greenwich was recently upheld in federal district court by the Honorable Charles Haight. Her law journal article, “Reasonable Expectations in the Sphere of Liberty,” is considered a Relevant Secondary Source by Thompson Reuters Westlaw.

 

  

 

 

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