New York native James Wade is a partner at the law firm of Robinson and Cole LLP in Hartford, Connecticut.
He has been consistently named in the directory of Best Lawyers in America in the categories of corporate and negligence litigation and white-collar criminal defense, and has been a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers since 1980.
Appointed by Connecticut's governor to serve as an arbitrator on the state's behalf in a dispute with the state of New York over Metro-North Railroad funding, Wade served as counsel to the Connecticut State Democratic Party for 20 years and as counsel to three of the state's governors.
Wade received his undergraduate degree from Yale University in 1959 and went on to law school at the University of Virginia. He also served in the U.S. Navy.
Married with two children, Sarah and Michael, Wade is a third-generation Irish-American whose father's family hails from Waterford. His mother's family is from Dingle, Co. Kerry.
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