Donald W. Strickland, Attorney Emeritus
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
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
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
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