Jim Gaston

Jim Gaston _1Board of Finance

Professional Experience

EMPLOYMENT

Law Offices of James O. Gaston

239 Golden Hill Street

Bridgeport, CT 06604

(203-334-1656)

&

33 Church Hill Road

Newtown, CT 06470

(203-491-2500)

EDUCATION

College – Lehigh University 1980


Double Major – Finance/Economics (Emphasis Public Finance)


Minor – Government

Juris Doctorate – Duquesne University School of Law 1983

MEMBER

NEWTOWN Board of Selectmen 2011 – 2015

NEWTOWN Board of Finance 2001 – 2011 (Vice-Chairperson) 2015-Present (Chairperson/ViceChairperson)

Warden, Borough of Newtown 2007-Present

Board of Burgesses, Borough of Newtown 1993 – 2007 (Senior Burgess 2001-2007)

Family Counseling Center – Board of Directors (1992-2000)
(Vice Chairperson -1999-2000)


School – HVAC Committee 2001

Western United Extreme, Inc. – Non-profit – Girl’s Premier Soccer Club – Founder, Board Member 2004 – 2011

Democratic Town Committee – Newtown 2002-Present

LEGAL

Connecticut Bar Association

Board of Governors 1993 – Present

House of Delegates 1992 – Present

Executive Committee – Litigation Section 1986 – Present

Chairperson Litigation Section 1996-1999

Client Security Fund Committee 1993-1997

Court – Legislature Liaison Committee 1997-2012

Nominating Committee 2000 – 2006, 2008-2010

Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association

Board of Governors 2010-Present

People’s Law School Committee – Founder/Chairperson 1988- 2004

Expert Data Bank – Founder – Chairperson 1990-1993

Legislative Committee 1998-2005

Continuing Education Committee 1990-1992

Trial Lawyers for Public Justice – State Coordinator 1990-1994

Connecticut Bar Foundation – Life Fellow, James W. Cooper Fellowship

Super Lawyers” –– Published in Connecticut Magazine, February 2006-2017 (Top 5% Lawyers-Civil Litigation)

Avvo Rating 10 out of 10”

Personal

18 Main Street

Newtown, CT 06470

Resident for 26 years

Wife: Stephanie

Children: Tara–29; Jimmy–27; Kelley-23; Owen-21