Richard H. Saxl

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Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Westport, CT

Attorney at Law
 | 265 Post Road West, Westport, CT 06880
Phone: 203-222-8422
Fax: 203-222-0477
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2012, 2014 - 2017, 2019 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1976
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (60%),
  • General Litigation (30%),
  • Family Law (10%)
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    Attorney Richard H. Saxl focuses his Westport practice in the areas of estate planning and litigation relating to wills, estate and probate; zoning and land use; pre-nuptial agreements; legal services for small businesses. He has argued and won cases in the Connecticut Superior Courts, the Connecticut Appellate Court and the Connecticut Supreme Court.  Some of those cases have been landmark decisions.  He has been practicing law in Westport for more than 35 years.

    A passionate advocate, Mr. Saxl has represented clients all over Fairfield County, including Westport, Weston, Fairfield, Easton, Redding, Trumbull, Norwalk, Darien, New Canaan, Stamford and Greenwich. In addition to his practice, Mr. Saxl has taught probate administration at Fairfield University, has been a speaker to the bar association about zoning issues and served as a member of the board of directors of the Connecticut Association of Municipal Attorneys.  He has also participated as a falculity member in numerous seminars on probate, estate planning and litigation for National Business Institute.  

    Practice Areas
    • 60%Estate Planning & Probate
    • 30%General Litigation
    • 10%Family Law
    Focus Areas

    Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Probate & Estate Administration, Prenuptial Agreements


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    Super Lawyers: 2012, 2014 - 2017, 2019 - 2020

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    About Richard Saxl

    Admitted: 1976, Connecticut

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    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Participated in over a dozen seminars as a writer and speaker for National Business Institute speaking to attorneys on a variety of topics relating to estate planning, probate and probate litigation.
    • Connecticut, 1976

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • I have participated as a faculty member for several National Business Institute Seminars including: Estate Administration from Start to Finish (May, 2017); Probate Boot Camp (Dec., 2017); Trusts from A to Z (May, 2018). Estate Planning 7 Top Tools to know (Dec., 22018); Trusts 101 (May, 2019); Probate + Trust Administration (June, 2019); Estate Administration Procedures (Oct. 2019); Probate Boot Camp (Dec., 2019); and participated in The Probate Process (May, 2020)., Lecturer and writer of articles relating to probate law, process and ethics., National Business Institute


    • Client, a creditor of an estate, received payment well in excess of $1 million for a claim she had against an estate. Another client prevailed in multiple rounds of litigation and obtained a favorable settlement in the CT Appellate Court, on a case involving ownership of a NY co-op, thus establishing her interest in the unit over plaintiff's many objections.  


    • Represented owners of a commercial and industrial property with environmental issues who successfully transferred ownership., 2019

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Fairfield Town Attorney for 12 years.

    Educational Background:

    • University of Pennsylvania, B.A. Rutgers School of Law
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    Office Location for Richard H. Saxl

    265 Post Road West
    Westport, CT 06880

    Phone: 203-222-8422

    Fax: 203-222-0477

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    Last Updated: 6/10/2020

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