Litigation has been at the core of what we do ever since Zeldes, Needle & Cooper was founded over 45 years ago. Since 1971, ZNC’s Connecticut litigation attorneys have provided zealous, client-centered representation to large and small businesses, individuals, and families dealing with the challenges litigation presents to their lives, careers, and businesses.

Being involved in a lawsuit is stressful for anyone, and our lawyers stand with our clients to meet whatever challenge they face, working together to achieve the best and most efficient resolution possible. Often that means seeking an alternative solution to trial, either by negotiating a settlement on their behalf, or through mediation.

If a dispute can’t be resolved quickly, your attorneys need to be able to pursue the claim or defense with skill and determination. We have earned the respect of judges and other lawyers throughout the state who know that we will represent your interests with tenacity, energy, and integrity. We are proud that many lawyers in Connecticut refer their most difficult litigation to ZNC.

Our dedicated attorneys have years of experience and success in protecting our clients’ rights in a wide variety of areas in state and federal courts and before arbitrators and administrative agencies in Connecticut, and beyond. There are few types of cases we haven’t handled. While this list is not exclusive, we regularly handle cases in the following areas:

Appellate Litigation

Business, Commercial and Contract Litigation


Professional Liability Litigation

Construction/Mechanic’s Lien Litigation

Insurance Company Bad Faith Litigation

Securities Litigation and Arbitration

Partnership, LLC Member & Shareholder Disputes and Litigation

Local Counsel Services

ZNC’s litigation department understands that to best serve the client’s goals, litigation has to be conducted in a manner consistent with the resources the client has available. ZNC’s lawyers have the experience to advance the client’s litigation goals in the most cost-effective way. ZNC’s attorneys closely involve their clients in litigation decisions, so the client can make the decision with knowledge of the costs and potential benefits of each significant litigation decision. Communication with their clients is a centerpiece of ZNC’s litigation practice.