Carl R. Ficks, Jr.
One Goodwin Square
225 Asylum Street
Hartford, CT 06103
For over twenty-eight years, Carl Ficks has represented companies in the construction, material supply and maritime industries, among other businesses, as their outside counsel, legal advocate and counselor. He has handled a range of matters, including:
Recognizing that clients have unique talents, skills and life experiences which may differ from, but nevertheless complement his own, Carl harmonizes and aligns these differences to achieve better results. He has a few guiding principles, one of which is captured by the Augustinian phrase “audi alteram partem” – listen to the other side. Carl firmly believes that authentic listening is rapidly becoming a lost art, and in order to guide clients through the best path forward, he must necessarily “listen to the other side.” He also strives, tirelessly, to communicate in clear, concise, and relatable language so that clients fully understand the complexities of the legal situations in which they find themselves.
Carl also provides training and operational advice while representing his clients in related administrative, state and federal court proceedings. He has also represented clients in the negotiation and administration of labor-management agreements and before labor relations agencies. Carl has lectured at seminars for civic groups and private sector clients on a variety of topics, including MSHA and OSHA investigations and OSHA steel erection standards, and has completed the OSHA thirty-hour construction training course.
Carl’s sense of duty to others extends beyond his work, as he believes in the importance of advocating for those who may not have a voice. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Ryan Martin Foundation, an organization dedicated to helping athletes with disabilities live independent and productive lives through sports training, mentoring and education. Carl is also a member of the Board of Directors of The Fund for Greater Hartford, a foundation improving the lives of children and families of the Greater Hartford region by investing in their academic and social success.