Phone: (860) 522-8338
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Bachelor of Science in Biology, May 1993
Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, VT
J.D., magna cum laude, May 2003
Quinnipiac University School of Law, Hamden, CT
State of Connecticut, 2003
State of New York, 2006
U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, 2004
Certification: Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent &
AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale Hubbell
Listed in Super Lawyers, Rising Stars 2009-2012
Appeals in state and federal courts in Connecticut, Professional Disciplinary Matters, Ethics Consultations and Bar Admissions, Civil Litigation, Insurance Defense.
Attorney Levesque represents clients in civil, family and criminal appeals before the Connecticut appellate courts and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. He also represents clients on appeals in termination of parental rights cases. Attorney Levesque is a member of the Litigation Section of the Connecticut Bar. In January of 2008, Attorney Levesque was an adjunct professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law, teaching the Moot Court Interterm with Attorney Taylor.
Attorney Levesque represents attorneys before grievance panels, in public hearings before the Statewide Grievance Committee and in presentments and appeals. He also represents candidates for bar admission before the Bar Examining Committee. Attorney Levesque counsels clients as to compliance with the State of Connecticut Code of Ethics, and represents clients regarding complaints, investigations and evaluations by the Office of State Ethics and before the Citizen's Ethics Advisory Board. Attorney Levesque presents seminars on risk management and ethics to law firms. Attorney Levesque is a member of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers.
Attorney Levesque handles civil litigation in Connecticut's state and federal trial courts.
He regularly represents companies, insurers, and individuals in trial matters ranging from personal injury to product liability.
Attorney Levesque also consults with trial counsel in matters where there is a likelihood of an appeal.
Attorney Levesque joined Horton Shields and Knox in August of 2004 after serving as a clerk for now Chief Judge DiPentima of the Connecticut Appellate Court.
Attorney Levesque was made a principal of the firm effective January 1, 2009.
Attorney Levesque co-authors the Connecticut Practice Book Annotated.
He also co-authors the Connecticut Juvenile Law book published by Thomsen/West.
He has co-authored the annual Ethics Review in the Bar Journal with Attorney Knox since 2009.
He and Attorney Dowd co-authored Connecticut Insurance Law with a former member of the firm. A second edition was published in 2013.
Attorney Levesque is co-author of "The Wheeler Court" with Attorney Horton for the Quinnipiac University Law Review, an article focusing on the Connecticut Supreme Court from 1910 through 1930.
He also co-authored "The Maltbie Court" with Attorney Horton for the University of Connecticut Law Review (Vol. 39, No. 5, July, 2007).
He authored "Preparing for your first Appellate Argument" which was published in the Connecticut Lawyer, Vol. 18, No. 12. He also co-authored two chapters of Attorney Horton's book, The History of the Connecticut Supreme Court, Thomsen/West, 2008.
Some of the more notable cases in which Attorney Levesque has argued or been substantially involved include:
Holth v. Chelsea Groton Bank, 143 Conn. App. 732 (2013) Cert. denied
Tuckman v. Tuckman, 308 Conn. 194 (2013)
In re Messiah S., 138 Conn. App. 606, cert. denied, 307 Conn. 935 (2012)
DiPietro v. Farmington Sports Arena, LLC, 306 Conn. 107 (2012)
Myles v. Myles, 136 Conn. App. 483 (2012)
In Re Alba P.-V, 135 Conn. App. 744 (2012)
In Re Destiny R., 134 Conn. App. 625 (2012)
In Re Brian T. 134 Conn. App. 1 (2012)
Francis v. Fonfara 303 Conn. 292 (2012)
Yeager v. Alvarez, 302 Conn. 772 (2011)
In Re Luciano B., 129 Conn. App. 449 (2011)
RMM Consulting v. Riordan, 128 Conn. App. 688 (2011)
In Re Jasmine, 121 Conn. App. 376 (2010)
Butts v. Bysiewicz, 298 Conn. 665 (2010)
Foley v. State Elections Enforcement Com'n, 297 Conn. 764 (2010)
State v. Roger B., 297 Conn. 607 (2010)
Sequenzia v. Guerrieri Masonry Inc., 298 Conn. 816 (2010)
State v. Hankerson, 118 Conn. App. 380 (2008)
Gambardella v. Apple Healthcare, Inc., 291 Conn. 620 (2009)
State v. Hasfal, 106 Conn. App. 199 (2008)
Corcoran v. Bysiewicz, 46 Conn. L. Rptr. 300 (2008)
Simms v. Simms, 283 Conn. 494 (2007)
Contractor's Supply of Waterbury, LLC v. Commissioner of Enviromental Protection, 283 Conn. 86 (2007)
State v. Adgers, 101 Conn. App. 123 (2007), Cert. denied 283 Conn. 903 (2007)
Ramin v. Ramin, 281 Conn. 324 (2007)
Economos v. Liljedahl Bros, Inc., 279 Conn. 300 (2006)
Gurguis v. Frankel, 93 Conn. App. 162 (2006, cert. denied, 277 Conn. 916 (2006)
Gingras v. Avery, 90 Conn. App. 585 (2005)