Douglas R. Steinmetz

Douglas R. Steinmetz




For over thirty years, Attorney Steinmetz has represented businesses, individuals, and financial and healthcare institutions in state and federal trials, appeals, arbitrations and mediations.

He has in-depth experience in commercial contract disputes, trade secrets and business torts, employment law, real property controversies, and securities, construction, probate and tax litigation. Financial institutions look to him as a trusted guide: he has defended them and represented the FDIC in numerous securities fraud class actions and director’s and officer’s liability cases. Attorney Steinmetz also has represented clients in cases of national impact, such as the prosecution of a multi-million dollar contract claim on behalf of an accounts receivable factoring firm.

The breadth of complex commercial litigation Attorney Steinmetz has handled extends beyond the national realm. He has prosecuted claims of international conspiracy, fraud and RICO violations arising from the sale on the nationwide black market of stolen and smuggled parts on behalf of a manufacturer of high-tech equipment. He also defended an international distiller on a breach of exclusive distributorship contract claim involving business torts, unfair trade practices, and complex conflict of laws issues.

Attorney Steinmetz’s employment law experience encompasses defending and resolving discrimination and wrongful discharge claims, and disputes over confidential employer information and employment agreements, including non-competition and non-solicitation provisions and termination benefits. His experience in this area makes him a sought-after speaker, and he has presented on topics ranging from FLSA and State law requirements to the latest trends in non-competes and sexual harassment at work in venues including the Association of Corporate Counsel and American Inn of Court.

Attorney Steinmetz is an active member of the Connecticut Bar Foundation and supports activities that further the rule of law and improve the administration of justice within the State as a James W. Cooper Fellow. He has an “AV Preeminent Rating” from Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings, signifying that he is considered by judges and fellow attorneys as having the highest possible rating of legal abilities and ethical standards. This rating is awarded to less than five percent of all attorneys in the country.

Practice Areas
Complex Commercial Litigation
Real Estate Controversies
Employment Counseling and Disputes
Probate Litigation
Tufts University (B.A., cum laude, 1983)
Boston University School of Law (J.D., with honors, May 1987)