Attorney Chris Gauthier has a broad background in law from intellectual property law to family, personal injury, and criminal law, but focuses primarily on Real Estate Transactions, Elder Law and Criminal Law.
He received his J.D. and M.B.A., with honors, from Rutgers University in 2007 and 2009, respectively. He received a B.A. from the University of Rochester in 2003 with a History major and Philosophy minor.
His legal background includes work as an intern at the New London State’s Attorney’s Office where he conducted and won several criminal trials at the New London and Norwich offices ( G.A. 10 & 21) and also wrote habeas corpus briefs and contributed to a brief which went before the Connecticut Supreme Court.
He also practiced in Philadelphia, PA at the law firm of Cooper, Leonard and Schaffer, where he focused on family law, worker’s compensation, and personal injury. He has worked as in-house counsel and quantitative finance consultant at Montgomery Investment Technology in Radnor, PA, a suburb of Philadelphia where he negotiated software contracts and copyrights and also advised Fortune 500 clients clients on tax and legal consequences involving employee stock option programs.
He also worked in Washington, DC for the federal government Department of Health and Human Services in the Recovery Act Coordination Office responsible for overseeing $157 billion dollars for 40 programs including Medicare, Medicaid, Head Start, TANF, Child Support Enforcement, Foster Care and Adoption, and Indian Health Services Construction programs, his personal portfolio included 17 of the 40 programs valued at $14 billion.
He has been a member of the Connecticut bar since 2009. He operated a law office in Montville, CT from 2009 to 2010, until he had the opportunity to try to help with the economic recovery in Washington, DC, but is now home for good.
Areas of Practice:
Social Security Disability and Veteran’s Benefits