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Kevin A. Coles, Member

Email:  kcoles@cbklaw.net

The son of the late Judge Albert L. Coles, Kevin graduated from Georgetown University in 1970 with his Bachelor of Science degree. He went on earn his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Houston where he was awarded the Order of Barons, American Jurisprudence Award. In 1974, Kevin was admitted to practice in both the Connecticut Superior Court and the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. He was admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court in 1977 and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit in 1979. Kevin is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association and the Bridgeport Bar Association, where he served as former Chairmen of the Civil Litigation Committee.

Kevin has practiced law concentrating in personal injury, insurance litigation, and municipal and business litigation. Over the last few decades, he has also concentrated on residential and commercial real estate transactions. Kevin has represented insurance carriers' interests on coverage matters relating to professional malpractice issues.

Kevin was lead defense counsel in the L'Ambiance Plaza litigation including having a crucial role in mediation, major complex multiparty litigation (especially in federal court) as well as ERISA litigation, declaratory judgment actions, and bad faith actions involving insurance carriers.

Kevin continues to serve as an Arbitrator in the Connecticut Superior Court and as a Special Master in the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. He also does Pro Bono work for the Connecticut Justice Foundation for children. 

In his spare time, Kevin enjoys tinkering with his boat and water skiing.


James T. Baldwin, Member

Email:  jbaldwin@cbklaw.net

The grandson of the late Governor of Connecticut and former U.S. Senator, Raymond E. Baldwin, James graduated from George Washington University in 1987 with his Bachelor of Science degree. He went on to earn his Juris Doctorate from Quinnipiac University School of Law in 1990. In 1990, James was admitted to practice in both the Connecticut Superior Court and the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. In 2007 James was admitted to practice in the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit. James served as Corporation Counsel for the Town of Fairfield from 1999-2001. James is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association (Litigation, Labor & Employment and Workers' Compensation sections), and is an Executive Board Member of Quinnipiac University School of Law.

James has practiced law concentrating in employment practices, specifically Workers' Compensation, ADA and Discrimination. He is a litigation and appellate advocate for small businesses, corporations and municipalities as well as for individuals in federal court concerning business transactions, insurance coverage, declaratory relief, personal injury, land use, intellectual property and municipal law.

James has appellate experience before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, the Connecticut Supreme Court, the Connecticut Appellate Court and the Compensation Review Board (the appellate division of the state Workers' Compensation Commission) in addition to appeals and submissions before numerous state administrative agencies and commissions. James also serves as counsel to several municipalities and small and mid-size corporations on matters concerning general municipal law and commercial transactions, including contract formation and negotiation with Fortune 300 companies.

James also has considerable experience counseling clients on employment practices, intellectual property, insurance coverage, joint ventures between public and private entities, and asset purchase agreements.

James has been awarded the Very High Rating by Martindale-Hubbell's Peer Review in both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards.

 

 


John B. Kaiser, Member

Email:  jkaiser@cbklaw.net

John graduated from New York University in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science degree. He went on to earn his Juris Doctorate from The American University- Washington College of Law in 1991. John is licensed to practice in both the Connecticut Superior Court and the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. He is also licensed to practice in Massachusetts.

Serving as the Managing Member of the Firm, John has substantial experience providing civil litigation defense to Fortune 500 clients as well as local, small businesses requiring superior representation with experienced counsel. He also represents individuals throughout the State including those referred from national Christian organizations.

In addition to his civil litigation experience, John acts as General Counsel for small to mid-size technology and Internet-based companies across the United States.

John brings his experience as an administrative appeals tribunal with the United States Department of Justice, and his experience working in a corporate defense practice to the firm, while assisting clients with both complex litigation matters and simple to every day legal issues.

John has a national independent rating of High to Very High as rated by members of the Connecticut Bar and the judiciary committee. John is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association.

 


James T. Baldwin, Member

Email:  jbaldwin@cbklaw.net

The grandson of the late Governor of Connecticut and former U.S. Senator, Raymond E. Baldwin, James graduated from George Washington University in 1987 with his Bachelor of Science degree. He went on to earn his Juris Doctorate from Quinnipiac University School of Law in 1990. In 1990, James was admitted to practice in both the Connecticut Superior Court and the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. In 2007 James was admitted to practice in the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit. James served as Corporation Counsel for the Town of Fairfield from 1999-2001. James is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association (Litigation, Labor & Employment and Workers' Compensation sections), and is an Executive Board Member of Quinnipiac University School of Law.

James has practiced law concentrating in employment practices, specifically Workers' Compensation, ADA and Discrimination. He is a litigation and appellate advocate for small businesses, corporations and municipalities as well as for individuals in federal court concerning business transactions, insurance coverage, declaratory relief, personal injury, land use, intellectual property and municipal law.

James has appellate experience before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, the Connecticut Supreme Court, the Connecticut Appellate Court and the Compensation Review Board (the appellate division of the state Workers' Compensation Commission) in addition to appeals and submissions before numerous state administrative agencies and commissions. James also serves as counsel to several municipalities and small and mid-size corporations on matters concerning general municipal law and commercial transactions, including contract formation and negotiation with Fortune 300 companies.

James also has considerable experience counseling clients on employment practices, intellectual property, insurance coverage, joint ventures between public and private entities, and asset purchase agreements.

James has been awarded the Very High Rating by Martindale-Hubbell's Peer Review in both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards.