Brenden has successfully argued numerous appeals in the Connecticut Supreme Court, Connecticut Appellate Court, and United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit involving landmark issues of constitutional law, personal injury, medical malpractice, product liability, workers’ compensation, foreclosures, family law, and commercial litigation. He has presented at numerous legal seminars in Connecticut and throughput the United States on various issues of trial and appellate practice.

He has won numerous honors and awards in the legal profession, including the Connecticut Law Tribune Impact Award in 2002 and the Rutgers’ Law School Constitutional Litigation Clinic Alumni Award in 2001. In addition, Brenden has been recognized by Super Lawyers every year since 2009. In 2015, the Connecticut Law Tribune inducted him into the Personal Injury Hall of Fame for Product Liability.

Brenden is on the Board of Governors of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA) and chairs the CTLA Product Liability Committee. He is also on the Board of Directors of the Attorneys Information Exchange Group (AIEG), a national organization focusing on product liability cases. Brenden has been co-chair of the Appellate Practice Committee for Stamford/Norwalk Regional Bar Association since 1999. He has also served as a commissioner for the Connecticut Law Revision Commission. In 1999-2000, he was co-chair of the Connecticut Bar Association YLS Appellate Practice Committee.

In his spare time, Brenden is very active in and committed to the local community. He has served on the Board of Trustees of the Stamford Ferguson Library, the Connecticut Law Revision Commission, and the Stamford Animal Care and Control Center Task Force. Brenden, along with his wife, Angela; their son, Brenden Jr.; and their two dogs, Davey and Lucy, make their home in Stamford. In addition to his participation in community activities, Brenden attends Holy Spirit Church in Stamford.

Brenden’s main areas of practices are as follows: product liability, appellate advocacy, litigation and appeals, personal injury – plaintiff, and medical negligence.

Bar Admissions

  • US Supreme Court
  • Connecticut
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit

Education

  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law – Newark, Newark, New Jersey ─ J.D., 1995
  • Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts ─ B.A.
    • Major: Economics

Published Works

Representative Cases

  • Bongiorno Supermarket, Inc. v. Zoning Board of Appeals, 266 Conn. 531, 833 A.2d 883 (2003)
  • Chimblo v. Monahan, 265 Conn. 650, 829 A.2d 841 (2003)
  • Tisdale v. Riverside Cemetery Ass’n, 78 Conn. App. 250, 826 A.2d 232, cert. denied 266 Conn. 909, 832 A.2d 74 (2003)
  • Moasser v. Becker, 78 Conn. App. 305, 828 A.2d 116, cert. denied 266 Conn. 910, 832 A.2d 70 (2003)
  • Shapero v. Mercede, 77 Conn. App. 497, 823 A.2d 1263 (2003)
  • Tarnowsky v. Socci, 75 Conn. App. 560, cert. granted 263 Conn. 921, 822 A.2d 245 (2003)
  • O’Bryan v. O’Bryan, 262 Conn. 355, 813 A.2d 1001 (2003)
  • Shapero v. Mercede, 262 Conn. 1, 808 A.2d 666 (2002)
  • Doctor’s Associates v. Keating, 72 Conn. App. 310, 805 A.2d 120 (2002), cert. granted 262 Conn. 922, 812 A.2d 864 (2002)
  • Usowski v. Jacobson, 68 Conn. App. 785, 793 A.2d 268, cert. granted 261 Conn. 901, 802 A.2d 855 (2002)
  • Kitmirides v. Middlesex Mutual Assurance Co., 260 Conn. 336, 796 A.2d 1185 (2002)
  • Usowski v. Jacobson, 68 Conn. App.785, 793 A.2d 268, cert. granted 261 Conn. 901-02 (2002)
  • Sandow v. Eckstein, 67 Conn. App. 243, 786 A.2d 566 (2001), cert. denied 259 Conn. 919 (2002)
  • O’Bryan v. O’Bryan, 67 Conn. App. 51, 787 A.2d 15 (2001), cert. granted 259 Conn. 911 (2002)
  • Garrison v. Planning Board, 66 Conn. App. 317, 784 A.2d 951, cert. denied 258 Conn. 944 (2001)
  • Shapero v. Mercede, 66 Conn. App. 343, 784 A.2d 435, cert. granted 258 Conn. 944 (2001)
  • Kitmirides v. Middlesex Mutual Assurance Co., 65 Conn. App. 729, 783 A.2d 1079, cert. granted 258 Conn. 939 (2001)
  • Leydon v. Greenwich, 257 Conn. 318 (2001)
  • Stuart v. Stuttig, 63 Conn. App. 222, 772 A.2d 778 (2001)
  • Brennan v. Fairfield, 255 Conn. 693, 768 A.2d 433 (2001)
  • Holt v. People’s Bank, 62 Conn. App. 561, 771 A.2d 266, cert. den. 256 Conn. 917, 773 A.2d 944 (2001)
  • Melendez v. Home Depot, Inc., 61 Conn. App. 653, 767 A.2d 743 (2001); Gazo v. Stamford, 255 Conn. 245, 765 A.2d 505 (2001)
  • Yamin v. Savarese and Schefiliti, P.C., 58 Conn. App. 171, 753 A.2d 388 (2000)
  • Brennan v. Fairfield, 58 Conn. App. 191, 753 A.2d 396 (2000)
  • Leydon v. Greenwich, 57 Conn. App. 712, 750 A.2d 1122 (2000)
  • Continental Capital Corp v. Lazarte, 57 Conn. App. 271, 749 A.2d 646 (2000)
  • Cornelio v. Stamford Hospital, 246 Conn. 45, 717 A.2d 140 (1998)
  • Dowling v. Slotnick, 244 Conn. 781, 712 A.2d 396, cert. denied 119 S.Ct. 542, 142 L.Ed. 2d 451 (1998)
  • Ahneman v. Ahneman, 48 Conn. App. 280, 708 A.2d 1388 (1998)
  • Ahneman v. Ahneman, 243 Conn. 471, 706 A.2d 960 (1998)
  • Hansen v. Cammarota, 242 Conn. 908, 697 A.2d 365 (1997)
  • Barrese v. DeFillipo, 45 Conn. App. 102, 694 A.2d 797 (1997)
  • Vanacore v. Kennedy, 86 F.Supp.2d 42 (D.Conn. 1998), affirmed sub nom
  • Vanacore v. Space Realty, Inc.,208 F.3d 204 (2nd Cir. 2000)
  • Doctor’s Associates v. Qasim, 144 F.Supp.2d 112 (D.Conn. 2001);
  • Doctor’s Associates v. Quinn, 42 F.Supp. 184 (D.Conn. 1999).

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Connecticut Law Revision Commission, Commissioner
  • Regional Bar Association, Appellate Practice Committee, Co-Chair
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA), Board of Governors
  • CTLA Product Liability Committee, Chair
  • The National Academy of Motorcycle Injury Lawyers
  • Attorneys Information Exchange Group (AIEG), Board of Directors
  • Stamford/Norwalk Regional Bar Association, Appellate Practice Committee, Co-Chair, 1999 – Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association YLS Appellate Practice Committee, Co-Chair, 1999 – 2000
  • American Association for Justice, Leaders Forum

Past Employment Positions

  • United States Army National Guard, Forward Observer and Infantry Officer

Pro Bono Activities

  • Stamford Ferguson Library, Board of Trustees
  • Connecticut Law Revision Commission, Board of Trustees
  • Stamford Animal Care, Board of Trustees
  • Control Center Task Force, Board of Trustees

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Psi Upsilon