Ridgefield resident Judge Thomas D. Colin (Ret.) has rejoined Schoonmaker, George & Blomberg, PC as named partner. As of April 2, the firm will be known as Schoonmaker, George, Colin & Blomberg, PC.

Colin co-founded the Greenwich, CT family and matrimonial law firm in 1996. He left in 2013 when he was nominated by Governor Dannel Malloy as a Superior Court Judge. He retired from that position on April 1, 2018.

During his time on the bench, Judge Colin handled family and criminal matters including the domestic violence criminal court docket. In his role on the Judicial Education Committee, Judge Colin was involved in preparing curriculum for and presenting courses at the Connecticut Judge’s Institute. For most of his tenure, Judge Colin served as the Presiding Judge for the family docket in the Stamford Judicial District.

Prior to his appointment to the bench, Colin represented clients in complex child custody and contested divorce matters, including in many high profile cases. Colin was the elected President of the Connecticut Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and the Chair of the Family Law Sections of both the Connecticut Bar Association and the Fairfield County Bar Association.

Colin will handle all aspects of traditional client representation including litigation. In addition, he will lead the firm’s Alternative Dispute Resolution practice group which provides services to the legal community as a private arbitrator, mediator, and discovery special master. The firm’s ADR practice group assists parties in resolving their disputes in family matters, avoiding expensive, public and time-consuming court proceedings.

For more information see: www.sgbfamilylaw.com