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Biography

Alfred P. Bruno serves as Senior Counsel in the firm’s Litigation, Municipal, Labor and Employment, and Education Law Departments. He is heavily involved in general litigation matters and municipal work with a focus on the Town of Stratford where he provides representation and legal guidance.

Attorney Alfred P. Bruno successfully argued the overturn of the State of Connecticut Board of Firearms Permit Examiners’ (BFPE) decision to grant a pistol permit in Police Department, Town of Stratford, Connecticut v. Board of Firearms Permit Examiners, et al.  The permit was initially denied by the Stratford Police Department due to the applicant’s prior criminal history and possession of a medical marijuana card.  In his appeal of BFPE’s decision, Attorney Bruno argued, among other things, that the BFPE’s decision directly conflicted with federal law prohibiting any person who uses or is addicted to marijuana from owning, possessing, or buying a firearm or ammunition.   In overturning the BFPE’s decision and finding that the BFPE decision was erroneous, the Court (Cordani, J.) agreed with Attorney Bruno that the applicant’s history of violence and admission that he has a medical marijuana card/uses marijuana on a daily basis rendered him unsuitable, as contemplated by statute.  The decision will hopefully shine a light on the conflict between Connecticut’s medical marijuana law and federal narcotics law.

Attorney Bruno formerly acted as General Counsel for the State Education Resource Center (SERC), a quasi-public agency in Middletown where he provided legal expertise to the Executive Director and Board of Directors. He conducted contract negotiations, handled all employment law matters, coordinated agency initiatives, oversaw grants, and facilitated state-wide training and technical assistance programs.

Attorney Bruno is a graduate of Bates College and the Quinnipiac University School of Law. At Quinnipiac, he received the Distinguished Academic Achievement Award for Trial Practice, the Outstanding Legal Scholarship Award, and the Service to the Community Award. He was also a member of the Quinnipiac Law Moot Court Honor Society. Attorney Bruno is admitted to practice in Connecticut and the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. 

Attorney Bruno lives in Seymour with his wife and two children. He is passionate about contributing his time and efforts to the community, currently serving his fifth term on the Seymour Board of Selectmen and was named Deputy First Selectman. He previously served as President of the Seymour Soccer Association for more than a decade. Attorney Bruno also conducts “alumni in admission” interviews for his undergraduate alma mater, Bates College. 

Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Municipal Law
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Education Law

Education

  • Quinnipiac College School of Law, Hamden, Connecticut
    • J.D. – 1997
    • Honors: Member, Moot Court Honor Society
    • Honors: National Family Law Moot Court Competition Semi-Finalist
    • Honors: Recipient: Distinguished Academic Achievement Award, Trial Practice
    • Honors: Outstanding Legal Scholarship Award
    • Honors: Service to the Community Award
  • Bates College
    • B.A. – 1992
    • Honors: Bates College President’s Advisory Committee
    • Major: History

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Seymour Board of Selectmen, 2011 to Present
  • Seymour Soccer Association, President, 2006 to 2017
  • Bates College “Alumni in Admission” Volunteer, 1995 to Present

Professional Associations

  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut

Classes & Seminars

  • Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), State Education Resource Center (SERC)
  • Paraprofessionals as Partners, State Education Resource Center (SERC)
  • Response to Intervention (RTI)/Scientific Research-Based Interventions (SRBIs), State Education Resource Center (SERC)
  • Bullying and Harassment, State Education Resource Center (SERC)