Hon. Frederick A. Freedman
315 Post Road West
Westport, CT 06880
Recently retired, The Honorable Frederick Freedman served as counsel at Halloran Sage for seven years. He joined us to build an active mediation practice with Westport Managing Partner Stephen P. Fogerty. During his thirty-year career on the bench, he served in the Connecticut Appellate Court, the Connecticut Superior Court, and as a Judge Trial Referee. Judge Freedman mediated all types of disputes as an alternative to litigation.
During his tenure as Judge of the Superior Court, he held various notable positions, including as a member of the following: the Governor’s Policy Advisory Council for the Annie E. Casey Foundation Child Welfare Reform Initiative, the Connecticut Commission on Child Support Guidelines, the Superior Court Rules Committee, the Connecticut Bar Association Committee on Liaison with State Courts, and the Connecticut Task Force on Gender, Justice and the Courts. He was also a Bencher for the Raymond E. Baldwin American Inn of Court, and on the Board of Directors of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.
While on the bench, Judge Freedman received many honors. He is a Life Fellow of both the American Bar Association and the Connecticut Bar Association. He is also the recipient of numerous awards, including the Connecticut Bar Association Judiciary Award, the Connecticut Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Exceptional Service Award, the Honorable Robert Zampano Award for Excellence in Mediation, the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association Judiciary Award, and the Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association Award for Excellence. Judge Freedman was inducted as a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN).
Before being appointed to the bench in 1981, Judge Freedman was in private practice. His experience during that time included service on several professional, municipal, and political committees. In addition, he served as a member of the Connecticut Transportation Authority and the Commission on Compensation for Elected State Officials and Judges.
Judge Freedman also served as a First Lieutenant in the United States Air Force JAG.