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Edward V. O'Hanlan
BA, Hampden-Sydney College
JD, University of Richmond School of Law
Edward O'Hanlan's serves as attorney trial referee and fact finder/arbitrator for the Connecticut Superior Court and in numerous private arbitrations. He is a trial advocacy instructor for the Connecticut Bar Association and a barrister at the Raymond Baldwin Chapter of the American Inns of Court. O'Hanlan's practice involves land use matters, from planning & zoning and wetlands applications and appeals to complex real property litigation
In twenty-three years of trial practice, Mr. O'Hanlan has represented clients successfully before forums ranging from municipal agencies to NASD arbitrations to jury and bench trials at the state and federal trial courts, including Connecticut, New York, Virginia, Tennessee, California, and Michigan, to appeals before the Connecticut Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First, Second, Third Circuits.
Mr. O'Hanlan is a member of the Planning and Zoning and Litigation Sections of the Connecticut Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He has served on the Board of Governors of the House of Delegates of the Connecticut Bar Association. He is a James W. Cooper Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation.
Mr. O'Hanlan is the author of the "2006 Connecticut Real Property Law Developments," Connecticut Bar Journal, Vol. 81, No. 2 (2007) and "2007 Connecticut Real Property Law Developments," Connecticut Bar Journal, Vol. 82, No. 1 (2008). He presently serves on the board of directors for the Waveny Care Center Health Services, the New Canaan YMCA, and for the Stamford Land Conservation Trust.
Mr. O'Hanlan has served as chairman of the board of directors of Waveny Care Center, as president of the New Canaan Bar Association, as a director of the Stamford/Norwalk Regional Bar Association, and as president of the Southwest Connecticut Counsel of the Navy League of the United States. In 2005, Mr. O'Hanlan retired from the U.S. Naval Reserve, with the rank of captain, after 23 years of active duty and reserve service.
Mr. O'Hanlan received his BA (Classics) from Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia in 1978 and a JD from the University of Richmond School of Law in 1982.