Eric M. Gross
Mr. Gross is a founding member of the firm and was elected its president in 2003. An experienced civil litigator, Mr. Gross has, for more than forty-five years, represented individuals and business organizations in all phases of civil litigation, including business litigation, disputes among members of closely-held entities, complex real estate litigation, numerous personal injury cases and probate litigation. Mr. Gross has been selected, both privately and by court appointment, to serve as an arbitrator in commercial and real estate disputes. He is an attorney state trial referee and a fact finder/arbitrator for the Judicial District of Fairfield. Among his cases, he obtained a judgment including interest in excess of $1,000,000 in federal court in the matter of Hudson Pak Establishment vs. Shelter for the Homeless, Inc., et al, docket no. 91CV00468(AWT), which matter was affirmed by the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (docket no. 05-22112).
Mr. Gross is a member of numerous professional organizations including a sustaining membership in the Bridgeport Bar Association, the Connecticut Bar Association where he is member of the Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section and the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association. For many years, Mr. Gross has believed in giving back to the community and is involved in various civic affairs including service as a member of the Bar Examining Committee for the State of Connecticut for more than a decade. He has also been the vice-chairman of the Trumbull Ethics Commission from 2002 to 2016. He is further a past member of the Trumbull Town Council and served as a member of the United States Commission on Civil Rights. In addition, he has served as the past president of the Jewish Center for Community Services and as the president of the Probus Club of Greater Bridgeport. Mr. Gross has also served as a member of the Board of Trustees at Temple B’nai Israel in Bridgeport.
Mr. Gross was born in New York City but was raised in Fairfield, Connecticut and currently resides with his wife in Trumbull. He is a 1969 graduate of Middlebury College where he earned a B.A. in history and he received a J.D. degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1972.
Areas of Practice:
General Civil and Commercial Litigation
Personal Injury – Plaintiff
Probate Litigation and Estate Planning
U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1975
U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1975
U.S. Supreme Court, 2007
University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford, Connecticut, 1972, J.D.
Middlebury College, 1969, B.A.
In re Kurtaj, 284 B.R. 528 (Bankr. D. Conn. 2002)
In re Taff, 10 B.R. 101 (Bankr. D. Conn. 1981)
Gould v. Rosenfeld, 178 Conn. 503
Reynolds v. Ramos, 188 Conn. 316, 449 A2d 182 (1982)
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Bridgeport Bar Association, Sustaining Member
Connecticut Bar Association, 2003 – Present, Member, Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section
Judicial District of Fairfield, 1993 – Present, Attorney State Trial Referee/Fact Finder/Arbitrator
Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Member
Town of Trumbull Ethics Commission, 2002 – 2016
Jewish Center for Community Services Board, Member, Past President
Probus Club of Greater Bridgeport, Past President
Temple B’nai Israel, Member, Board of Trustees