Stewart Edelstein to be Recognized by Connecticut Bar Association
BRANFORD, CT May 24, 2011 – The Connecticut Bar Association (CBA) will honor Stewart I. Edelstein of Cohen and Wolf, P.C., for completing a three-year term as counsel to the Federal Grievance Committee, which handles attorney discipline in the Connecticut federal courts.
Mr. Edelstein will be recognized by United States District Court Chief Judge Alvin W. Thompson during the Federal Practice Section’s Annual Social, at the Pine Orchard Yacht & Country Club on June 7, 2011, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
“Even though the vast majority of Connecticut lawyers are ethical in their professional conduct, an effective mechanism must be in place to deal with those who may have violated our ethical rules. The Federal Ethics Committee members, other counsel to it, and supporting court personnel, are all diligent in enforcing these rules. I have thus found my work as counsel to this committee tremendously satisfying, ” Edelstein said. “I commend all of them for their hard work.”
Mr. Edelstein is chair of Cohen and Wolf's Litigation Group and member of the Appellate Group. He has more than 35 years' experience representing clients in all aspects of commercial litigation. His clients include Fortune 500 and other national corporations as well as Connecticut entities, several municipalities, and notable individuals. Litigators at many prominent New York law firms call on Mr. Edelstein as local counsel in complex matters of all types, and refer matters to him.
Mr. Edelstein has been certified as a member of the American Arbitration Association's Commercial Panel. He has taught at Yale Law School for more than fifteen years, including the first Advanced Trial Practice course there. Mr. Edelstein has been a frequent faculty member at National Institute for Trial Advocacy seminars and at the Connecticut Trial Advocacy Institute. He has published over 30 articles on litigation-related topics.
His community service includes tenures on the Boards of the Greater Bridgeport Symphony Orchestra, the Bridgeport Public Education Fund, and the Fairfield Historical Society.
Mr. Edelstein received his B.A., magna cum laude, in 1970 from Oberlin College and his J.D. in 1973 from Cornell University.
Mr. Edelstein will be replaced as counsel to the Federal Grievance Committee by his friend and colleague, David G. Zabel, a principal in Cohen and Wolf's Litigation, Employment & Labor, Municipal and Bankruptcy Groups.
About Cohen and Wolf
This year marks Cohen and Wolf’s 60th anniversary. The firm began in 1951 with two lawyers, Herbert L. Cohen and Austin K. Wolf, working from a single office in Bridgeport. Since then, the firm has expanded to 50 attorneys across Bridgeport, Danbury, Westport and Orange. Attorneys at Cohen and Wolf represent a diverse assortment of individuals, businesses and municipalities, handling their personal and professional legal needs, from matters involving litigation, employment, corporate and securities law, real estate, land use and zoning, to family law and estate planning. Additional information is available at www.cohenandwolf.com.