C. Donald Neville is a partner of the Firm. He concentrates his practice in commercial litigation in state and federal courts, with an emphasis on creditor’s rights, contract disputes, bankruptcy, commercial and consumer collections, landlord/tenant disputes, foreclosures, mechanic’s lien disputes, and tax appeals. Don regularly represents clients in Connecticut Superior Courts, United States District Courts and Bankruptcy Courts, and has handled appeals before the Connecticut Appellate Court and Connecticut Supreme Court. He is also admitted to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Don has successfully tried cases to verdict both court-side and jury, including a $2,500,000+ jury verdict that was fully affirmed on appeal.
Don also maintains a robust probate litigation practice. In addition to serving as a court-appointed attorney and conservator, Don has represented clients in contested probate cases (e.g., will contests, creditors, beneficiaries, and fiduciaries). Most notably, Don represents family members and/or fiduciaries concerning financial exploitation. For example, Don represented family members and fiduciaries in a case in which a family member converted assets. Don was able to recover almost $2,000,000 for the Estates. Finally, Don has extensive experience in probate appeals in Superior Court and Appellate Court. Don combines his knowledge of probate law and procedure with his trial skills to best serve his clients.
Don received his undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Hartford in 1993, and graduated with honors in 2001 from the University of Connecticut School of Law. While in law school, he served as the Notes and Comments Editor for the Connecticut Journal of International Law, was on the Moot Court Board, and received an Award for Excellence for his academics. After graduation, Don worked in the litigation department of Murtha Cullina LLP in Hartford for five years. He joined the Firm in 2007.
Don is a member of Connecticut Bar Association and American Bar Association. Don had been selected as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers, was recognized as a Distinguished Volunteer by the CBA, and has been on the CBA Pro Bono Honor Roll for his pro bono efforts.
Don has three children and lives in West Hartford. He serves as a Commissioner on the West Hartford Zoning Board of Appeals, and has previously served as Chairman of that board.