James O. Gaston

L/O James O. Gaston

Contact

okjt@aol.com

239 Golden Hill Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604

Practice Areas

Biography

Lehigh University

Duquesne University School of Law

Connecticut and Federal Courts 1983

CTLA Board of Governors CT Bar Association - House of Delegates; Board of Governors; Executive Committee Litigation Section SuperLawyers since 2008 National Board of Trial Advocacy - Board Certified: Civil Trials Newtown Connecticut: Board of Selectmen 2011 - Present Newtown Memorial Fund, Inc. 501(3)(c) Chairperson-Board of Directors

CURRICULUM VITAE JAMES O. GASTON, SR. 18 Main Street Newtown, CT 06470 H: (203) 426-2500 W: (203) 334-1656 e-mail okjt@aol.com FAMILY: Wife – Stephanie Children – Tara 26; Jimmy 24; Kelley 20; Owen 18 RESIDENT: Since 1991 BORN: Birmingham, AL 1959 EDUCATION College – Lehigh University 1980 Double Major - Finance/Economics (Emphasis Public Finance) Minor - Government Juris Doctorate – Duquesne University School of Law 1983 MEMBER NEWTOWN Board of Selectmen 2011 - 2015 Board of Finance 2001 – 2011, 2015-Present (Vice-Chairperson/Chairpoerson) Warden, Borough of Newtown 2007- Present Board of Burgesses, Borough of Newtown 1993 - 2007 (Senior Burgess 2001-2007) Family Counseling Center – Board of Directors (1992-2000) (Vice Chairperson -1999-2000) School - HVAC Committee 2001 Democratic Town Committee - Newtown LEGAL Connecticut Bar Association Board of Governors 1993 – Present House of Delegates 1992 – Present Executive Committee – Litigation Section 1986 – Present Chairperson Litigation Section 1996-1999 Client Security Fund Committee 1993-1997 Court – Legislature Liaison Committee 1997-Present Nominating Committee 2000 – 2006, 2008-2010 Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association Board of Governors 2010-Present People’s Law School Committee – Founder/Chairperson 1988- 2004 Expert Data Bank – Founder – Chairperson 1990-1993 Legislative Committee 1998-2005 Continuing Education Committee 1990-1992 Trial Lawyers for Public Justice – State Coordinator 1990-1994 Board Certified Civil Trials –National Board of Trial Advocacy 1990 - Present Connecticut Bar Foundation – Life Fellow, James W. Cooper Fellowship “Super Lawyers” – Selected top 5% of all Lawyers in Field in State of Connecticut - Published in Connecticut Magazine, February 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 EMPLOYMENT Law Offices of James O. Gaston 239 Golden Hill Street Bridgeport, CT 06604 Tel# 203-334-1656; email lawofficesofjamesgaston@gmail.com.

James O. Gaston