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Partner - Brenda A. Eckert

Brenda A. Eckert


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Brenda Eckert practices in the areas of civil litigation, civil rights, employment law litigation, and employment-based immigration law before state and federal courts and administrative agencies. She has successfully defended public and private sector employers, including both small businesses and Fortune 500 companies, against employment law claims. These cases include the full range of employment issues including the defense of contract claims, discrimination claims and related state tort claims. In order to avoid employment law claims or to maximize an employer's chances of successfully defending such claims, Brenda regularly engages in counseling clients on employment law matters.


  • AV Preeminent® Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®: Employment Law (2013-2017)
  • Listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers (2011-2012)
  • American Bar Foundation: Life Fellow
  • Connecticut Bar Association: Life Fellow
  • Connecticut Inn of Court: Lifetime Bencher
  • Special Master, Connecticut Superior Court Domestic Relations Division
  • Former Co-Chair, United States District Court Special Master Program
  • Grievance Committee for the United States District Court of Connecticut
  • Awardee, University of Connecticut Law Review, Award for Legal Scholarship and Service (2004)
  • Connecticut Law Review, Board of Editors

Professional Affiliations

  • Hartford County Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association

Community Involvement

  • University of Connecticut Law School Foundation: Former President and Trustee
  • Wheeler Clinic: Former Board Member
  • Mystic Chamber of Commerce
  • Whiting Estates Association, Inc.: President, Board of Directors
  • Hartford College for Women: Former Trustee

Liquor Permit Applications for Hotels and Restaurants

Liquor permit applications for major hotels and reataurant chains, including new permits, substitute permittee applications and renewal applications. Representation before Commission on liquor control violations and remonstrances. New application process involves timing the filing with liquor control commission based on client business objectives and preparation of the application, including: (a) obtaining all required information for individual permittee and backer (including individual officers and shareholders of privately -held backers), (b) obtaining financial information for individual permittee and backer; (c) obtaining all consents for the backer; (d) obtaining CT sales tax permit, (e) obtaining zoning approval from appropriate town zoning officer; (f) obtaining health code approval from appropriate town official; (g) obtaining local fire marshal’s inspection and approval (h) obtaining approval from appropriate town clerks; (i) providing photographs to the commission; and (j) coordinating of publication and placard notices.


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  • University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., 1973
  • Sarah Lawrence College, B.A., 1967

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of CT
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
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