Richard specializes in providing comprehensive legal solutions for individuals and families in matters concerning asset management, estate planning, and probate administration in the Firm's Trusts & Estates group. With expertise in drafting wills, trusts, and other essential documents, Richard is committed to safeguarding clients' assets and ensuring that their estate planning goals are fulfilled. Richard’s approach to trust administration and probate guidance ensures that the process is as smooth and efficient as possible. Richard also offers strategic advice on asset protection and estate tax planning, aiming to preserve and maximize the value of clients' wealth for future generations. 




Quincy College, B.A., 1963

St. John’s University School of Law, J.D., 1966


  • New York, 1967
  • Connecticut, 1967


Professional Affiliations

  • Fairfield University, Paralegal Certificate Program Instructor, 1984-1987
  • Westport Bar Association, President, 1972
  • Connecticut Bar Association, 1968 to present
  • AOPA Lawyer Pilot Bar

Support Staff

Julie Sohon



Community Involvement

Westport Board of Tax Review, 1988-1992

Westport School of Music, Board of Trustees, 1985-2009

Westport Staples Tuition Grants Committee, 1987-1994

Co-Trustee, Horace Staples Trust, 1991 to present

Treasurer for U.S. Congressional Candidate Committee, 1998

Member of Connecticut Courts Consolidation Commission, 1989

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