Established in 1933 as a general practice law firm, Berchem, Moses & Devlin, P.C., has grown into a multi-specialty law practice with offices in Milford and Westport and serving greater Bridgeport and New Haven areas as well as all of Connecticut. We take pride in our strong client loyalty. Individuals, small businesses, government agencies and Fortune 500 companies appreciate our dedication to providing personalized attention typically found at a small firm, while offering the resources representative of a large firm.
Robert L. Berchem, left, principal and president of Berchem, Moses & Devlin, and the Rev. Jeffrey P. von Arx, S.J., president of Fairfield University, during the university’s 2013 Awards Dinner April 10 in New York City. At the dinner, Bob accepted the university’s Alumni Service Award.
Robert Berchem Recipient of Fairfield University Alumni Award
April 2013: Robert L. Berchem, principal and president of the firm, has received Fairfield University’s Alumni Service Award. Bob was honored at the school’s 2013 Awards Dinner April 10 at the Grand Hyatt New York in New York City. A graduate of the class of 1962, Bob was the first in his family to receive a college degree. As an alumnus, he has contributed to the school in a number of capacities, including serving as a trustee from 1990 to 1996. Bob has been a member of the school’s President’s Circle since 1981 and was chairman in 1989. He also established a scholarship fund at the university to acknowledge the opportunities the school afforded him and to honor his mother. The Barbara M. Berchem scholarship benefits other first-generation college students. more
April 2013: The firm has again donated funds to the Westport Public Library to provide the LexisNexis database service. The LexisNexis program is used by library patrons seeking data for a variety of reasons, including job searches. more
April 2013: Marsha Belman Moses and Michelle C. Laubin were speakers at the April Leadership Forum sponsored by the Connecticut State Department of Education, the Connecticut Council of Administrators of Special Education (ConnCASE), and the State Education Resource Center (SERC). more
April 2013: Megan A. Smith was a panelist in a CLE program entitled “Understanding Individualized Education Programs in Special Education” on April 1, 2013, at the Connecticut Bar Association Law Center in New Britain. more
March 2013: Floyd J. Dugas will be speaking on April 11, 2013 at the National Council of School Attorneys convention in San Diego, CA on the topic of School Safety.
February 2013: Shelby L. Wilson wrote an article for the February 18, 2013, edition of the Fairfield County Business Journal. The article, entitled “The State of the Federal Estate Tax and Why Proper Planning Remains Critical,” was published in the newspaper’s Wealth Management Supplement and its online edition. more
February 2013: Ira W. Bloom was listed as a Connecticut Super Lawyer for 2013 in the February 2013 issue of Connecticut Magazine. Mario F. Coppola and Jeffrey P. Mogan were listed as Rising Stars in the same issue.
January 2013: Ira W. Bloom and Mario F. Coppola appeared on a seminar panel with Judge Douglas Mintz, Judge Barbara Bellis, and Judge Marshall Berger at the Fairfield County Bar Association seminar on January 23, 2013. more
December 2012: Alison R. Egelson has joined the firm as an associate in the Milford office. She will practice in the firm’s Education Law Department on matters concerning the interests of public, private and charter schools. more
December 2012: Richard J. Buturla and Warren L. Holcomb successfully defended Stratford police officers and the Town of Stratford in a federal jury trial on claims stemming from arrests in a 2007 melee at the former Harborside Bar in Stratford. The trial in U.S. District Court in Hartford exonerated the officers and the Town of Stratford in a civil rights lawsuit that ensued in the incident. more
October 2012: Joshua A. Weinshank has joined the firm as an associate. Joshua focuses his practice in the area of trusts & estates. He serves the needs of clients in the areas of strategic estate planning and gifting plans. more
October 2012: The firm helped collect more than 400 toys for the Yale-New Haven Hospital Toy Closet as part of a drive connected with the October 20th Yale-Penn football game at the Yale Bowl. The firm joined with the Walter Camp Football Foundation in sponsoring the toy drive and a tailgate party attended by 250 people prior to the Ivy League game. more
October 1, 2012: Partners Mario F. Coppola and Shelby L. Wilson have been named “New Leaders in the Law” for 2012 by the Connecticut Law Tribune. The Law Tribune had asked firms across the state to nominate attorneys age 40 and under who stand out as leaders in the legal profession. Mario and Shelby were selected for the designation based on their outstanding accomplishments, which distinguish them among their peers. more
October 1, 2012: Attorney Marsha Belman Moses was a presenter at the CABE Workshop entitled "New Legal Issues for a New School Year: Teacher Evaluation, Bullying and School Climate" which took place on October 1, 2012 at the Sheraton Hartford South Hotel. more