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Richard J. Buturla

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in Milford, CT

Berchem Moses PC
75 Broad Street
Milford, CT 06460
Phone: 203-783-1200
Fax: 203-878-2235
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021
Licensed in Connecticut Since: 1982
Practice Areas: Civil Litigation: Defense
Attorney Profile

Richard J. Buturla is a senior partner and chair of the firm's Litigation Practice Group. He focuses his practice in the areas of municipal law, litigation, civil rights defense, transactions involving state and federal agencies, and defending government officials in a variety of contexts.

Mr. Buturla's wide-ranging municipal and governmental law practice encompasses the full range of issues presented to a public institution. He has particular experience dealing with the freedom of information laws, conflict of interest, public records, public bidding, procurement, general municipal corporate law matters and a wide array of matters involving transactions with various state and federal agencies.

Mr. Buturla is a past chairman of the Stratford Town Council and has served in a variety of positions throughout his career. He has tried to verdict many complex matters ranging from excessive force cases against police officers to a complex case representing a national fraternity against a major university. Mr. Buturla presently serves as Town Counsel for the Town of Seymour and has served as Town Attorney for the Connecticut municipalities of Stratford, Derby and Cheshire.

In addition, Mr. Buturla represented the Town of Stratford in a variety of complex Superfund matters emanating from the Raymark Superfund site. Mr. Buturla represented the town in the U.S. District Court and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court and structured a transaction that ultimately resulted in the infusion of approximately $183 million in federal Superfund money to the town and the conversion of a former Superfund site into a productive, revenue-generating shopping center.

Mr. Buturla has been selected as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, and a Sustaining Life Fellow of the James W. Cooper Fellow Program of the Connecticut Bar Foundation.  He holds an AV Peer Review Rating by Lexis Nexis Martindale Hubble, which is the highest possible rating, signifying very high to preeminent legal ability and integrity and is awarded based on confidential survey responses from practicing attorneys. In 2019, Richard J. Buturla was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Litigation- Labor & Employment. An experienced trial lawyer and appellate advocate, Mr. Buturla has represented clients in countless jury and bench trials in state and federal courts. He has also appeared before the U.S. Court of Appeals, the Connecticut Supreme Court and the Connecticut Appellate Court

About Richard J. Buturla

First Admitted: 1982, Connecticut

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  • Highest possible rating, signifying very high to preeminent legal ability and integrity and is awarded based on confidential survey responses from responses from practicing attorneys., AV Peer Review Rating by Lexis Nexis Martindale Hubble
  • ABF, Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • CBF, Sustaining Life Fellow, James W. Cooper Fellows Program, Connecticut Bar Foundation

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Connecticut Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member

Educational Background

  • Southern Connecticut State UniversityB.S.  Honors: magna cum laude, 1979

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Villanova Law Review, "In re Bollinger Corp., A Financing Statement, Promissory Note and Letters Constituting The Course of Dealing are Sufficient to Serve as A Valid Security Agreement", 26 Villanova Law Review 931, 1981
  • Comment, "The Handicapped Child's Right to A Free Appropriate Education: Defining The Limits of Responsibility", 27 Villanova Law Review 567, 1982
  • Civil Discovery Practice Law, "Limitations on Discovery, Civil Discovery Practice Law Connecticut", 1995
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Office Location for Richard J. Buturla

75 Broad Street
Milford, CT 06460

Last Updated: 5/5/2021

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