Christopher M. Licari

I was born in Philadelphia in 1967, and grew up in North Haven, Connecticut the son of a New Haven lawyer, and later Connecticut Superior Court Judge, who practiced at a time when being a lawyer was more an honored profession than a business, when lawyers were hired on recommendation and reputation and not on the flash of a marketing campaign.  I am admitted to practice in state and federal court in Connecticut and have tried numerous cases at the state, federal, and administrative level.  I take as much pride in some of the more complicated cases I have been able to resolve without trial, though, than those I have tried.  I am proud that my peers have rated me as a Super Lawyer and am honored to have been selected as a private arbitrator in numerous cases and to have been appointed as an arbitrator in the Superior Court for the State of Connecticut, Judicial District of New Haven.

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What I like about being a lawyer:  When I receive a simple “thank you” from a client.

What bugs me as a lawyer:   Words and language are the tools of our craft, and I try to use them properly.  Would you hire a carpenter whose hammer was broken or go to doctor whose stethoscope only had one earpiece?  So, typos and lazy language, like cliches (currently, “it is what it is”), bug me.

I graduated with honors from Tufts University in 1989 and from Quinnipiac University School of Law, also with honors, in 1992.  I live in Madison with my wife, Kristin, and have three children.  I have given my time to youth sports for almost 20 years, and currenlty serve as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Shoreline Sharks Youth Hockey Association, Inc.