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Thomas D. Colin

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Stamford, CT

Siegel, Colin & Kaufman
Soundview Plaza, 1266 East Main Street
Stamford, CT 06902
Phone: 203-326-5145
Fax: 203-965-0509
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2012, 2019 - 2021
Licensed in Connecticut Since: 1992
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

In 2018, Thomas D. Colin returned to Siegel, Colin & Kaufman after spending five years as a trial court judge in his field. This gives him a unique perspective on family law and divorce from the bench and as legal representation for his clients. He primarily serves Connecticut clients in Fairfield County, including the Greenwich, Darien and Westport areas.

Mr. Colin completed a B.A. in 1989 at the C.W. Post College. He then completed his law degree in 1992 at St. John's University School of Law. From there, he went on to earn several bar admissions. These include Connecticut, Maine, New York, the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Shortly after completing his law degree, he served as a law clerk in Maine for Justice Paul L. Rudman of the Supreme Judicial Court. He then became an attorney, before serving as a judge from 2013 to 2018. His wealth of experience has also earned him notable recognition from prestigious organizations. Mr. Colin was named one of the Best Lawyers in America for three years. He also received the Lawyer of the Year Award in 2011 for Family Law, Greenwich.

Mr. Colin is an active member of several professional organizations in his field. In addition to this, he has served in leadership roles. For example, he served on the Board of Managers for the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers from 2001 to 2013.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Mediation & Collaborative Law

Selections

10 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2012, 2019 - 2021

Certificates and Credentials

About Thomas D. Colin

First Admitted: 1992, Connecticut

Professional Webpage: https://siegelkaufman.com/thomas-d-colin/

Educational Background

  • CW Post College, B.A. 1989

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Guest speaker, Quinnipiac School of Law, family law trial practice classes
  • 11/16/11 - Sexual Abuse Allegations in Family Cases, Connecticut Bar Association
  • 3/15/12 - Family Violence in Connecticut: Trauma, Trends, and Triage, Connecticut Bar Association
  • 5/18/12 - Advanced Custody Seminar, Connecticut Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • 6/11/12 - Annual Review of New Developments in Family Law, Connecticut Bar Association Annual Meeting
  • 9/17/14 - Annual Speech of the Presiding Judge, Fairfield County Bar Association, Stamford, CT
  • 4/6/15 - Discussion with American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Shelton, CT
  • 6/2015 - Evidence in Family Court, Connecticut Judges Institute, New Haven, CT
  • 6/3/15 - When Domestic Issues Result in Criminal Charges, Fairfield County Bar Association Criminal Law Section, Stamford, CT
  • 9/16/15 - Annual Speech of the Presiding Judge, Fairfield County Bar Association, Stamford, CT
  • 11/12/15 - Evidence in Family Court, New Haven County Bar Association, New Haven, CT
  • 4/6/16 and 4/9/17 - Search & Seizure, Citizens Police Academy, Ridgefield, CT
  • 5/6/16 - Faculty Member, Appellate Advocacy Institute, Connecticut Bar Association, New Britain, CT
  • 5/10/16 - Judges Roundtable, Connecticut Bar Association Family Law Section, Milford, CT
  • 5/12/16 - Discussion with the Collaborative Divorce Attorneys of Fairfield County, Stamford, CT
  • 5/26/16 - Evidence in Family Court, Milford Bar Association, Milford, CT
  • 6/21/16 - Tips, Tools & Techniques for Handling High Conflict Family Cases, Connecticut Judges Institute, University of Connecticut School of Law
  • 9/21/16 - Annual Speech for Presiding Judge, Fairfield County Bar Association, Stamford, CT
  • 11/3/16 - Panelist for the Bench-Bar Symposium on Professionalism co-sponsored by Connecticut Bar Association, Fairfield County Bar Association, Stamford, CT
  • 2/6/17 - Remarks regarding Family Court, Legislative Breakfast Reception, Stamford Courthouse, Stamford, CT
  • 4/28/17 - Law Day Remarks as Assistant Administrative Judge, Stamford Courthouse, Stamford, CT
  • 5/3/17 - Evidence in Family Court, Bridgeport Bar Association, Bridgeport, CT
  • 6/12/17 - Ten Tips in Family Court, Connecticut Bar Association Annual Meeting, Hartford, CT
  • 6/14/17 - Motions to Open Family Court Judgments (Course Liason), Connecticut Judges Institute, University of Connecticut School of Law
  • 2/21/18 - Evidence in Family Court, Fairfield County Bar Association, Stamford, CT
  • 4/27/18 - The Anatomy of a Trial, Featured Guest Moderator, Connecticut Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Quinnipiac University North Haven, CT
  • 6/11/18 - Exacting Evidence: How to Get It In and How to Keep It Out, Connecticut Legal Conference, Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford, CT
  • 1/10/19 - Appeared on The Lisa Wexler Show on WGCH AM 1490 in "News and Politics" discussed the Connecticut court system
  • 1/16/19 - Presenter at the Fairfield County Bar Association conference on handling Domestic Violence Cases Pending Simultaneously in Criminal and Family Court
  • 4/2/19 - Judge Colin (retired) Presented on the topic of Search and Seizure Law at the Ridgefield Citizens Police Academy at the Ridgefield Police Department
  • 9/19 - Speaker at the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers monthly meeting. Topic presented: "What Every Lawyer Should Know About Judging."
  • 10/15/19 - Marcum Advisory Consulting Forum for small business owners. Led the topic discussion: "Is Your Business Prepared? Litigation Risk as a Business Owner."

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • New York, 1993
  • Maine, 1993
  • United States Court of the Southern District of New York, 1993
  • United States Court for the District of Connecticut, 1994
  • United States Supreme Court, 2007
  • Connecticut, 1992
  • Alimony Reform Study Committee of CT Law Revision Commission 2013/14
  • Evidence Oversight Committee of the CT Supreme Court 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Judges Advisory Committee on e-filing 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Connecticut Delegation to the Tri-State Leadership Conference to improve decision making in high conflict child custody cases (sponsored by the Division of Law and Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine and the Children and the Law Program of Massachusetts General Hospital), past member
  • Co-Editor, Connecticut Family Law Citations
  • Connecticut Family Matters Advisory Board, past member
  • Former Member, Board of Editors, Connecticut Family Lawyer
  • Fairfield County Bar Association Family Law Section, past Chair
  • Ethics, Professionalism and Grievance Committee, past Co-Chair
  • American Bar Association Family Law Section
  • Connecticut Bar Association Family Law Section, Treasurer, 2002-2003
  • Connecticut Bar Association Family Law Section, Secretary, 2003-2004
  • Connecticut Bar Association Family Law Section, Continuing Legal Education Chair, 2004-2005
  • Connecticut Bar Association Family Law Section, Vice Chairperson, 2005-2006
  • Connecticut Bar Association Family Law Section, Chairperson, 2006-2007
  • Connecticut Bar Association Standing Committee on Professional Ethics, Member, 2011-12
  • Former President, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Connecticut Chapter, 2012-13. Past Continuing Legal Education Chair, Secretary and Treasurer
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Member, 2001-2013
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Board of Managers, 2005-2013

Honors/Awards

  • Connecticut Superior Court Judge: 2013-2018
  • Board of Directors, Fairfield County Bar Association 2019/2020
  • Top Family Lawyer in Stamford, Connecticut 2019/2020
  • Martindale-Hubbell®, AV® Preeminent™ 2009-2011
  • Best Lawyers in America 2011 Lawyer of the Year Award for Family Law, Greenwich
  • Best Lawyers in America 2006 to 2011/2012, 2019-2021
  • Top 100 New England Super Lawyers, 2007 - 2008
  • Top 50 Lawyers in Connecticut, 2008 to 2012
  • Top 100 Lawyers in all of New England in 2011
  • Selected to Connecticut Super Lawyers ® 2006 to 2012 and 2019 to 2021
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Office Location for Thomas D. Colin

Soundview Plaza
1266 East Main Street
Stamford, CT 06902

Phone: 203-326-5145

Fax: 203-965-0509

Last Updated: 8/9/2021

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