Dana M. Hrelic

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Top Rated Appellate Attorney in Hartford, CT

Horton, Dowd, Bartschi & Levesque, P.C.
 | 90 Gillett Street, Hartford, CT 06105
Phone: 860-522-8338
Fax: 860-728-0401
Selected To Rising Stars: 2013 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas:
  • Appellate
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Dana M. Hrelic is a partner at Horton, Dowd, Bartschi & Levesque, PC, where she focuses her practice exclusively on trials and appeals. Based in Hartford, Connecticut, she provides effective advocacy for individuals and businesses throughout the region. Ms. Hrelic is admitted to practice in both Connecticut and New York, and she is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 2nd, 3rd, 11th and Federal Circuits, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

A significant portion of Ms. Hrelic's practice involves her representation of clients in civil matters before state and federal appellate courts. Her cases in this regard have included parental rights that have been terminated by a trial court, and she has handled criminal appeals as well, including cases where she represents juveniles. In addition, Ms. Hrelic has filed amicus curiae briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of such entities as the Virgin Islands Bar Association and the American Association for Justice.

At the trial level, Ms. Hrelic has handled personal injury and wrongful death litigation as well as a variety of family law matters. A co-author of the Connecticut Practice Book Annotated and other publications, she frequently delivers presentations on appellate procedure and practice at meetings of the Connecticut Bar Association and other legal organizations. Ms. Hrelic is a fellow of both the Connecticut Bar Foundation and the American Bar Association, and she is a past chair of the American Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division. A 2005 recipient of a Bachelor of Arts with distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Ms. Hrelic went on to attend the University of Connecticut School of Law, and she obtained her Juris Doctor in 2008.

 
Practice Areas
  • 100%Appellate
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Rising Stars: 2013 - 2019

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About Dana Hrelic

Admitted: 2008, Connecticut

Professional Webpage: https://www.hdblfirm.com/dana-m-hrelic

Honors/Awards:

  • Recipient, Connecticut Law Tribune "New Leaders in the Law" Award, 2012
  • Recipient of ABA YLD Star of the Year, 2013-2014
  • Recipient of the CBA YLS Public Service Award for outstanding service to the YLS, 2012-2013 Bar Year
  • Recipient of ABA YLD Star of the Quarter for outstanding work with the YLD, Feb. 2013
  • Finalist, Attorney of the Year Award, by the Connecticut Law Tribune, 2017
  • Listed in Connecticut & New England Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, Appellate Practice, since 2013

Bar/Professional Activity:

  •  CBA Appellate Advocacy Section, Executive Committee Member, 2011 to Present
  •  CBA YLS, Executive Committee Member, 2010 to Present
  • ABA Task Force on the Future of Legal Education (2012-2014)
  • ABA Commission on the Future Legal Services (2014-2016)
  •  ABA Center for Innovation, Governing Council, 2016-2017
  •  Connecticut Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Chair, 2016-2017
  • American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Chair, 2017-2018
  •  Connecticut Bar Association, Assistant Secretary-Treasurer, 2017-2018
  • United States Virgin Islands, Pro Hac Vice, 2017, 2019
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2015
  • United States Supreme Court, 2015
  • United States District Court for the District of Connecticut, 2009
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 2015
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 2014
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2013
  • State of New York, 2009
  • State of Connecticut, 2008

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Guest lecturer of Appellate Practice in class led by Judge Barry Schaller at Yale Law School, 2013-2016

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Shaulson v. Shaulson, 125 Conn. App. 734 (2010)
  • Culver v. Culver, 127 Conn. App. 236 (2011)
  • In re Brian T., 134 Conn. App. 1 (2012)
  • Yeager v. Alvarez, 134 Conn. App. 112 (2012)
  • Holth v. Chelsea Groton Bank, 143 Conn. App. 732, cert. denied, 310 Conn. 911 (2013)
  • In re Destiny R., 134 Conn. App. 625, cert. denied, 304 Conn. 932 (2012)
  • In re Alba P.-V., 135 Conn. App. 744 (2012)
  • Myles v. Myles, 136 Conn. App. 483 (2012)
  • In re Kaleb H., 306 Conn. 22 (2012)
  • In re Messiah S., 138 Conn. App. 606, cert. denied, 307 Conn. 935 (2012)
  • Hirschfield v. Machinist, 137 Conn. App. 69, cert. denied, 307 Conn. 939 (2012)
  • Western Dermatology Consultants, P.C. v. VitalWorks, 146 Conn. App. 169 (2013)
  • In re Elvin G., 310 Conn. 485 (2013)
  • Hopkins v. Balachandron, 146 Conn. App. 44 (2013)
  • In re Averiella P., 146 Conn. App. 800 (2013)
  • Brye v. State, 147 Conn. App. 173 (2013)
  • Hirschfeld v. Machinist, 151 Conn. App. 414 (2014)
  • Talbot v. Talbot, 148 Conn. App. 279 (2014)
  • ProFoot, Inc. v. Merck & Co., Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2016)
  • In re Gabriella A., 154 Conn. App. 177 (2014), cert. granted, 315 Conn. 914 (2015)
  • Parisi v. Parisi, 315 Conn. 370 (2015)
  • In re Gabriella A., 319 Conn. 775 (2015)
  • In re Egypt E., et al., 322 Conn. 231 (2016)
  • Territory of the Virgin Islands v. United Industrial, Service, Transportation, Professional and Government Workers of North America Seafarers International Union, On Behalf of Ernest Bason (No. 14-754)(Represented Petitioner)
  • Western Dermatology Consultants, P.C. v. VitalWorks, Inc., 322 Conn. 541 (2016)
  • LaFrance v. Lodmell, 322 Conn. 828 (2016)
  • Commonwealth of Puerto Rico v. Sanchez Valle, et al. (No. 14-108 (Represented Amicus Curiae Virgin Islands Bar Association)
  • Hirschfeld v. Machinist, 181 Conn. App. 309 (2018)
  • Kantorowski, et al., v. Saint Vincent's Medical Center, et al., A.C. 38385 (2017)
  • DiNino v. Federal Express Corp., et al., 176 Conn. App. 248 (2017)
  • In re Egypt E., et al., 327 Conn. 506 (2018)
  • Merk-Gould v. Gould, 184 Conn. App. 512 (2018)
  • Russell v. Richardson (pending 2019, 3d Circuit No. 18-3004)
  • Maria G. v. Commissioner of Dept. of Children & Families, 18 Conn. App. 466 (2019)
  • Brathwaite v. Xavier  (S. Ct. Civ. No. 2017-0037) (2019 VI 26) (2019)
  • Sutera v. Natiello, 189 Conn. App. 631 (2019)

Educational Background:

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., with Distinction, 2005
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90 Gillett Street
Hartford, CT 06105

Phone: 860-522-8338

Fax: 860-728-0401

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Last Updated: 10/18/2019

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