Attorney Richard Zayas was admitted to the Connecticut Bar in 1990 and
was also admitted to practice before the Federal District Court in the
District of Connecticut the same year. Attorney Zayas graduated from the
University of Massachusetts at Amherst (1980 cum laude), and the Kennedy
School of Government at Harvard University (Master City and Regional Planning,
1982). After working for several years for the General Assembly of the
State of Connecticut (House of Representatives) he decided to attend the
school of law at the University of Connecticut from where he received
his law degree (1989). He is a member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers
Association and the American Trial Lawyers Association.
Attorney Zayas has been practicing law in the Hartford area since 1990
and has represented thousands of victims in accident cases such as motor
vehicle accidents, slip and falls and medical malpractice. He has tried
many jury cases particularly representing clients injured in motor vehicle
and slip and fall accidents. He has also briefed and argued cases before
the Supreme and Appellate Court of the State of Connecticut.
For over ten years Attorney Zayas has been presenting the program “La
ley y Usted (“The Law and You”) every Wednesday at noon time
on WPRX 1120 AM. He has also prepared and conducted many special programs
dealing with Caribbean music, his second passion. Attorney Zayas is well
known in the Hartford Community for his involvement and support of cultural
and musical organizations and events. Although he is extremely busy with
the practice of law, he always finds time to relax with his music and
his vast collection of percussion instruments.