Legal Resources




Other Legal Resources
Protective Services    


Nora Belanger and Anne Eason
Law Office of Nora A. Belanger and Anne I. Eason LLC
10 Wall Street, Norwalk, CT 06850
Tel. (203) 845-8597
Email: or

Ronald Dederick
One East Putnam Avenue Greenwich, CT 06830
Tel. (203)862-7800

Hapke and Donovan - Sharon Donovan
1 Morgan Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851
Tel. (203) 831-8314

Drew Associates - Tom Drew
830 Post Road East, P.O. Box 5164, Westport, CT 06881
Tel. (203) 221-4799

James D. Funnell, Jr.
Hermenze & Marcantonio LLC
19 Ludlow Road, Suite 101
Westport, Connecticut  06880
Tel. (203) 226-6552

Keith Bradoc Gallant – Day, Berry, Howard LLP
1 Audubon St, New Haven, CT 06511
Tel. (230) 752 5025
Estate planning, wills/"special needs trusts", elder law, over 15 years experience advising families who have children with special needs.

Stephen L. Ganis
1234 Summer Street # 400, Stamford, CT  06905
Tel. (203) 977-2465
Specializes in issues affecting persons with disabilities including special education, estate planning, and employment discrimination.

Green and Gross, P.C. - Bernard Green and Barbara Green
1087 Broad Street Suite 401, Bridgeport, CT 06604
Tel. (203) 335-5141
Wills/Trusts, Estate planning, including special needs trusts, elder law

The Law Offices of Dana A. Johnson, LLC
13 Starr Lane, Bethel, CT 06801
Tel. (203) 797-8881
Fax: (888) 636-1361
Specializes in special education cases

Howard Klebanoff, P.C.
1275 Post Rd Ste 212, Fairfield, CT
Tel: (203) 256-0683
Mediation and litigation for special education, wills, estate planning.

The Law Offices of Jennifer Laviano, LLC
76 Route 37 South, Sherman, CT 06784
Tel. (860) 350-4757
Fax: (860) 350-8356
Specializes in special education cases

Lovejoy and Rimer
65 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851
 Tel: (203) 853-4400
Is on the Board of Directors of PLAN, does estate and
business succession planning.

Fred Moss
35-37 Audubon Street, New Haven, CT 06511
Tel. (203) 787-3558

Ann Nevel
161 Paper Mill Road, New Milford, CT 06776
Tel. (860) 354-6780 or (860) 354-4252,  Fax(860) 355-7144
Specializes in special education.

Mark Partin
80 Toad Ridge Road, Middlefield, CT 06455
Tel. (860) 349-2416
Specializes in special education.

Pirro and Church, LLC - Attorney Lawrence Church
50 Washington Street Ste 402, Norwalk, CT 06851
Tel. (203) 853-4999
Wills/trusts/educational advocacy
David C. Shaw Law Office
34 Jerome Ave # 210 Bloomfield, CT 06002-2463
Tel. (860) 242-1238
Civil litigation concerning people with disabilities and their families including special education, civil rights, personal injury, and malpractice.

Yolin and Perzin, LLC - Attorney Michael Perzin
5 Trumbull Street, New Haven, CT 06511
Tel. (203) 562-5100
Specializing in family law, special advocation and personal injury.

Other Legal Resources

Connecticut Legal Services / Statewide legal services
62 Washington Street, Middletown, CT 06457
Statewide referral number:
Tel. (800) 453-3320
Accepts phone calls from new clients, provides advice, and when appropriate will forward cases to advocates at local Connecticut Legal Services. Inc. for further advice or representation. Statewide Legal Services Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Birth Injury Justice Center

The Birth Injury Justice Center was created as a helpful resource focused on victims of birth injuries and their families. Our mission is to provide legal information and guidance and serve all families with disabilities caused by physical birth injuries.

1330 Boylston St.
Suite 400
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467



Leone Financial Services, Michael J. Leone
65 Berlin Ave, Southington, CT
Tel: (860)621-7766
Specializes in helping persons with chronic medical conditions purchase life and health insurance and in assisting families to plan their estate for the future care of a child with disabilities.

1 Lafayette Circle, P.O. Box 8400, Bridgeport, CT  06601
Tel. (203) 336-3851
20 Summer Street, Stamford, CT  06901
Tel. (203) 348-9216

98 South Main Street, South Norwalk, CT  06850
Tel. (203) 854-1860

PLAN at Connecticut Inc. (Planned Life Assistance Network)
P.O. Box 370312, West Hartford, CT  06137-0312
Tel. (860) 523-4951
Guardianship Program-An organization of  families and professionals working to provide lifetime support and personal advocacy services.

Protective Life Insurance Company
Post Office Box 830723
Birmingham, Alabama 35282-8817
Tel: (205) 268-1000 or 800-866-3555
Protective Provider, a term life insurance policy developed for people with disabilities.


S.E.L.F Special Education Legal Fund

P.O. Box 7855

Greenwich, CT 06836

Provides funding to families in need to access legal assistance in navigating the special education system.


Protective Services

The following agencies are responsible for following up on all reported cases of abuse and/or neglect against persons with developmental disabilities..

Department of Children and Families (DCF)
505 Hudson Street, Hartford, CT  06106
Tel. (860) 550-6301 or toll-free (866) 637-4737
Responsible for children up to age 18.

Connecticut State Office of Protection & Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities (P & A)
60 B Weston Street, Hartford, CT  06120-1551
Tel. (800) 842-7303     (860) 297-4300    (860) 566-2102 (TTY)
Fax (860) 566-8714
Responsible for adults with developmental disabilities  ages 18 through 60.

Department of Social Services/Protective Services Unit
25 Sigourney Street Hartford, CT 06106-5033
Tel. 1-800-842-1508
Responsible for adults age 60 and over.