Wilder G. Gleason

Top rated Land Use & Zoning attorney in Darien, Connecticut

Gleason & Associates, LLC
Wilder G. Gleason
Gleason & Associates, LLC

Practice Areas: Land Use & Zoning, Real Estate

Licensed in Connecticut since: 1977

Education: University of Connecticut School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2023

Gleason & Associates, LLC

23 Old Kings Highway South
PO Box 1267
Darien, CT 06820 Visit website


The founder of the law firm Gleason & Associates LLC located in Darien, Connecticut, Wilder G. Gleason has been practicing law for the past 45 years. Serving clients in Fairfield County, among the regions of Westport, Greenwich, Darien and Weston, he covers matters of law including applications for variances, permits, approvals and litigation on:

  • Residential and commercial real estate
  • Zoning
  • Land use
  • Purchase and lease
  • Finance
  • Property tax
  • Easement
  • Boundary disputes

Mr. Gleason completed his bachelor’s degree in 1972 from Williams College. He pursued his legal studies at the University of Connecticut School of Law and secured his Juris Doctor degree in 1977.

Licensed to practice in Connecticut, Mr. Gleason helps his clients solve complex and long processes of approval from land-use agencies. He counsels them on matters involving real estate, various disputes, and the planning and management of assets. Decades of experience in the field of real estate law have given him the practical knowledge to anticipate probable outcomes and to plan his strategies accordingly.

Previously, Mr. Gleason was the co-chair of the Stamford/Norwalk, Darien and Wilton Regional Bar Association. He now serves on their board of directors. He is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association’s Planning and Zoning Section, the American Bar Association and the Regional Bar Association’s Real Estate Section.

Resolute and professional in his approach, Mr. Gleason commits to each case he takes up and to solving his clients’ issues. He is rated “Excellent” on Avvo for his client service throughout the long years of his legal career. He also has received a number of positive client reviews and is peer-review rated Distinguished* through Martindale-Hubbell.

An active participant in community-oriented activities, Mr. Gleason has served on the board of directors of Person to Person and currently serves on their Development Committee. He also volunteers for the local government, working with the Charter Review Commission and the Representative Town Meeting.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Land Use/Zoning, Real Estate: Business
  • 50% Land Use/Zoning
  • 50% Real Estate: Business

First Admitted: 1977, Connecticut

Professional Webpage: https://www.gleasonllc.com/meet-wilder

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Charter Review Commission and the Representative Town Meeting
  • Homefront and Community Supper
  • Active Member, Wilder leads
  • Active Member, St. Luke’s Parish
  • Development Committee, Person-to-Person, Inc.
  • President, Person-to-Person, Inc.
  • Board of Directors, Person-to-Person, Inc.
Educational Background:
  • Williams College, B.A.

Office location for Wilder G. Gleason

23 Old Kings Highway South
PO Box 1267
Darien, CT 06820

Phone: 203-655-9696


4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2023

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