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TIMOTHY M. HERBST serves as Of Counsel to Cohen and Wolf, P.C., and is a member of the firm’s Land Use & Zoning, Municipal and Litigation Groups. He is a resident in the firm’s Orange office.

Prior to joining Cohen and Wolf, P.C., Mr. Herbst served as the 27th First Selectman of the Town of Trumbull from 2009-2017. Elected the youngest first selectman at the age of 29, Mr. Herbst led a remarkable turnaround that has resulted in Trumbull being rated one of the most desirable communities in Connecticut to live, work and raise a family. During his tenure, Trumbull’s fiscal health improved, the local economy grew each year and the Town’s school system earned national recognition. These results and record of reform have led to Trumbull being ranked nationally by as one of the Top Ten most in demand school systems in the nation; the only Town in Fairfield County to receive this distinction. In 2011, Family Circle Magazine ranked Trumbull the 7th best town in the nation to raise a family and in 2013, Coldwell Banker ranked Trumbull the Number 1 booming community in Connecticut.

In addition to his service as First Selectman, Mr. Herbst served 11 years on the Trumbull Planning and Zoning Commission, four as Chairman. During his tenure, Mr. Herbst led a comprehensive revision of the Town’s Plan of Conservation and Development as well as a comprehensive revision of the Trumbull zoning regulations. Mr. Herbst is a former member of the Trumbull Rotary Club, the Pace Law School Alumni Board of Directors a current member of the Trinity Club of Fairfield County.

Admitted to practice law in the State of Connecticut, Mr. Herbst received his B.A. with honors from Trinity College, where he served as president of the student body. He went on to earn his J.D. from Pace University School of Law, where he was a member of the Pace Environmental Law Review.

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