Donald W. Strickland, Attorney Emeritus



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Don Strickland, now retired, was a Shareholder since 1978. His practice included labor, employment law, contract negotiations and administration, employee discipline and termination matters, and both grievance and interest arbitration. He concentrated in representation of boards of education and municipalities and other public sector entities in labor relations matters, school law, student discipline, prohibited practice matters municipal law, and constitutional law issues as they relate to public employees and employers.

Don conducted investigations on behalf of clients into allegations of employee misconduct with potential labor relations/disciplinary ramifications. During his career with the Firm, Don represented various boards of education and municipalities in the defense of employee and/or union claims of statutory violation, contract violation, and other allegations of unfair treatment and violation of rights. In this regard, he argued cases before the Connecticut Supreme Court, the Appellate Division of Connecticut Superior Court, and various boards, commissions, and agencies.

Admitted to Practice

Connecticut, 1973

District of Columbia, 1980

U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, 1973

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1978


Marietta College, B.A., 1966

University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., 1969


Professional Activities

American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section

American Bar Association, Occupational Health and Safety Committee

Connecticut Bar Association, Past Chair, Labor and Employment Committee.

Founding Member and Past Chair, Connecticut School Attorneys' Council

Adjunct Professor, Sacred Heart University School of Graduate Studies (1998-2003)

Society of Former Special Agents, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Community Activities

Member, Board of Trustees, Marietta College

Board of Directors, A Better Chance (ABC), Inc.

Life member, Glastonbury, CT Historical Society

Board of Directors, Thorndike Pond Conservation Assn.

(TPCA), Jaffrey Center, NH

Past President, TPCA, Jaffrey Center, NH

Pro Bono Publico legal assistance in labor relations, employment, and immigration matters for various civic and religious groups

Publication editor, newsletters and membership bulletins various non-profit groups

Leadership positions in various scouting activities

Member and chair, various church boards and committees

Seminars and Events

Author and Lecturer

Contributing Author, Connecticut Labor and Employment Law, Conn. Law Tribune Press

Frequent speaker on labor relations matters before civic and professional groups

Conducts presentations for client groups and seminar presentation firms on topics within his practice areas

Former Editor, “Annual Review of Connecticut Labor and Employment Developments,” Connecticut Bar Association