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.
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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.