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Out and About: Richard Vassallo

Out and About: Richard Vassallo
Richard Vassallo is an attorney with the law firm of O’Malley, Deneen, Leary, Messina and Oswecki located at 20 Maple Avenue in Windsor. He offers services in litigation, personal injury, real estate, business law, criminal matters, landlord/tenant matters, family law/divorce, workers’ compensation, probate/estate matters and other legal needs in Connecticut.

Richard is a native of Windsor. His parents moved here in June of 1955. He was born in Windsor, attended Clover Street School, L.P Wilson Middle School, and graduated from Windsor High School in 1981. He attended UCONN and went on to Western New England University School of Law. Richard says “While I enjoyed college, I found myself coming to Windsor frequently to see hometown friends at our usual local haunts like Bart’s, Italian Corner and Jim’s Pizza."

Richard had his first exposure to law as a possible career when taking a business course taught by Mr. North at Windsor High School. The subject matter captivated his interest, more than any of his other classes. He did well in the class, but thought nothing more of it until taking another business law course in college. He enjoyed the challenge of untangling discussion problems involving different legal principles. It was at this point that he realized his interest in the law was something he should pursue as a career.

While in law school, he served two years on the Western New England Law Review, (a student-run publication of scholarly articles authored by respected professors and attorneys as well as student-authored work), first as a Staff Member then as the Managing Editor. He received his Juris Doctor degree in 1989, and that same year was admitted to the Connecticut bar.

He began his legal career working for the Connecticut Judicial Department in the Hartford Courts as a courtroom clerk working with criminal court judges and serving as courtroom clerk for criminal trials. While there, he so impressed the head clerk, that she recommended him to a local attorney who offered him his first job as a practicing attorney. The position was with the Law Offices of Stephen C. Barron in East Hartford. He worked there for six years doing litigation and general practice work until he formed an independent partnership with another lawyer in Suffield. After a few years, he decided it was time to come home to Windsor and joined the firm of O’Malley, Deneen.

Finding a lawyer that you can work with and who listens to your concerns can be a challenge. Unlike many in his field, Richard tends to connect with people on a personal level and empathize with them. “What really keeps me going is the opportunity to help people who are going through a difficult time. I like being able to use my knowledge and experience to put their minds at ease and handle the complexities of the law for them so they can get on with their lives,” says Richard.

And he has seen it all. Once, he worked with an older gentleman who, along with his cancer-stricken wife, was being evicted by the bank which had foreclosed on their single family home. This was the home that his wife had grown up in, and where together they had raised their family. The couple were in a difficult spot, needing to travel for cancer and dialysis treatments multiple times each week, and needed to find alternative affordable housing at the same time. Without the right lawyer, they would have found themselves quickly evicted. The pair had very little, financially, so Attorney Vassallo represented them at a reduced rate and controlled the pace of the proceedings to allow them time to find a new home where they could live out what was left of their days in peace.

On a personal note, Richard has two children, both attending UCONN as we speak. “I love being able to bring my daughters to work and show them that the law can be a great equalizer,” says Richard. His daughters, Anna and Julia, both take after their father as far as analytical thinking goes. That may be where the resemblance ends, if you ask them.

Richard is a strong supporter of his community, offering his time and expertise to various non-profit projects. He feels that Windsor is welcoming to people of all backgrounds. It has the benefits of a small town yet still offers the diversity that sustains a great community. He has been a member of the Windsor Chamber of Commerce for twelve years and was one of the founders of the Windsor Education Foundation, a grassroots non-profit organization that raises funds to provide grants to Windsor teachers.

When he’s not at work, he enjoys taking on substantial home renovation projects like the new custom bathroom he added to the lower level of his home. He also enjoys restoring his "project car”, a 1977 MGB that is, as Richard says, “many parts and labor hours away from being remotely considered ready for the road."

Three words that describe Richard: Educated. Experienced. Compassionate.


Events

Hartford Parallax
Thru Feb 23 at Windsor Art Center
Register For Summer "Camp Foxfire"
Feb 1 at Northwest Park & Nature Center
All Day Happy Hour
Fridays in February at The Tavern at Keney Park
Beer, Bourbon, and Bacon Tasting
Feb 22 at The Tavern at Keney Park
Black History Jeopardy Game Night
Feb 22 at Town Hall Council Chambers
Book Babies
Feb 22 at Windsor Public Library
Free Playgroup
Fridays at Clover Family Resource Center
WHS Drama Club Presents "OZ"
Feb 22 at Windsor High School- 50 Sage Park Road, Windsor
All you can eat Prime Rib Buffet
Feb 23 at The Tavern at Keney Park
Book signing David Kantrowitz
Feb 23 at House of Books and Games
Boy Scout Troop 203 Pasta Supper
Feb 23 at First Church in Windsor - Nelson Hall
Windsor Cadets Spaghetti Supper
Feb 23 at Trinity United Methodist Church
Boozy Brunch
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park
Fencing Class
Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
Anime/Manga Club
Last Mondays at Windsor Public Library
Monday Morning Book Club
Feb 25 at Windsor Public Library
Gut Health
Feb 26 at Windsor Public Library
Learn to Crochet
Feb 26 at Windsor Public Library
Stress Reduction Discussion Group
2nd and 4th Tuesday at 107 Palisado Ave, Windsor, CT 06095-2514
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Fencing Class
Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Feb 27 at Windsor Public Library
Ukulele for Beginners-B
Feb 27 at Windsor High School J113
Taco Thursday
Thursdays in February at The Tavern at Keney Park
Yoga--55 & Older
Feb 28 at Windsor Senior Center
calendar
Mar 1 at The Tavern at Keney Park.. 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Book Babies
Mar 1 at Windsor Public Library
Free Playgroup
Fridays at Clover Family Resource Center
Traditional and Modern Community Dan
Mar 1 at Windsor High School Cafeteria
10th Anniversary Benefit Concert
Mar 2 at First Church in Windsor, 107 Palisado Ave. Windsor, CT 06095
$5 after 5pm
Mar 2 at The Tavern at Keney Park
Boozy Brunch
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park
Boozy Brunch
Sundays in March at The Tavern at Keney Park
Guitar Society Concert
Mar 3 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Fencing Class
Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
Jolly Beggars
Mar 5 at Windsor Public Library
Learn to Crochet
Mar 5 at Windsor Public Library
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Fencing Class
Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Mar 6 at Windsor Public Library
Progressive Whist Games--55 & Older
Mar 6 at Windsor Senior Center
Wednesday Happy Hour
Mar 6 at The Tavern at Keney Park.. 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Windsor Business Connections
1st Wednesday at The Bean 226
Little Picassos
Mar 7 at Windsor Public Library
Taco Thursday
Mar 7 at The Tavern at Keney Park.. 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
calendar
Mar 8 at The Tavern at Keney Park.. 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Book Babies
Mar 8 at Windsor Public Library
Free Playgroup
Fridays at Clover Family Resource Center
Traditional and Modern Community Dan
Mar 8 at Windsor High School Cafeteria
$5 after 5pm
Mar 9 at The Tavern at Keney Park
RPG Sale!
Mar 9 at House of Books and Games
Taste of Windsor
Mar 9 at Loomis Chaffee School, Windsor
Windsor Art Center Opening Show
Mar 9 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Boozy Brunch
Sundays in March at The Tavern at Keney Park
Fencing Class
Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
Cut the Cord
Mar 11 at Windsor Public Library
Art Demonstration by Diane Caswell
Mar 12 at L.P. Wilson Community Cente
Learn to Crochet
Mar 12 at Windsor Public Library
Portugal Travel Presentation
Mar 12 at Windsor Chamber of Commerce office
Social Media 101 for your nonprofit
Mar 12 at Windsor Community Television at LP Wilson Community Center
Stress Reduction Discussion Group
2nd and 4th Tuesday at 107 Palisado Ave, Windsor, CT 06095-2514
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Fencing Class
Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Mar 13 at Windsor Public Library
Wednesday Happy Hour
Mar 13 at The Tavern at Keney Park.. 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Alzheimer's Support Group
2nd Thursdays at Kimberly Hall N.
Taco Thursday
Mar 14 at The Tavern at Keney Park.. 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
calendar
Mar 15 at The Tavern at Keney Park.. 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Book Babies
Mar 15 at Windsor Public Library
Free Playgroup
Fridays at Clover Family Resource Center
Traditional and Modern Community Dan
Mar 15 at Windsor High School Cafeteria
Memory Savers
Mar 16 at Windsor Public Library
St. Patty's Day
Mar 16 at The Tavern at Keney Park
Boozy Brunch
Sundays in March at The Tavern at Keney Park
Fencing Class
Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
Painting and Drawing 101 for Adults
Mondays at Windsor Art Center Studios
Jan's Sewing Hour
Mar 19 at Windsor Public Library
Learn to Crochet
Mar 19 at Windsor Public Library
TVCA Business After Hours
Mar 19 at Oliver Ellsworth Homestead
Windsor Diabetic Support Group
Mar 19 at LP Wilson Community Center, All Purpose One Room
Windsor Junior Woman's Club Meeting
Mar 19 at Union Street Tavern in Windsor Center
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Fencing Class
Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Mar 20 at Windsor Public Library
Lunch and Learn
Mar 20 at Homewood Suites Windsor Locks, 65 Ella Grasso Turnpike, Windsor Locks, CT 06096
Progressive Whist Games--55 & Older
Mar 20 at Windsor Senior Center
Wednesday Happy Hour
Mar 20 at The Tavern at Keney Park.. 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Hot Lunch Program-60&Up
Weekdays at the Senior Center
Little Picassos
Mar 21 at Windsor Public Library
Memory Savers
Mar 21 at Windsor Public Library
Taco Thursday
Mar 21 at The Tavern at Keney Park.. 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
calendar
Mar 22 at The Tavern at Keney Park.. 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Book Babies
Mar 22 at Windsor Public Library
Free Playgroup
Fridays at Clover Family Resource Center
Traditional and Modern Community Dan
Mar 22 at Windsor High School Cafeteria
$5 after 5pm
Mar 23 at The Tavern at Keney Park
Mary's Place Annual Wine Tasting
Mar 23 at he Riverfront Community Center, Glastonbury, CT.
Boozy Brunch
Sundays in March at The Tavern at Keney Park
Fencing Class
Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
Anime/Manga Club
Last Mondays at Windsor Public Library
Monday Morning Book Club
Mar 25 at Windsor Public Library
Painting and Drawing 101 for Adults
Mondays at Windsor Art Center Studios
Learn to Crochet
Mar 26 at Windsor Public Library
Skin Health
Mar 26 at Windsor Public Library
Stress Reduction Discussion Group
2nd and 4th Tuesday at 107 Palisado Ave, Windsor, CT 06095-2514
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Fencing Class
Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Mar 27 at Windsor Public Library
Wednesday Happy Hour
Mar 27 at The Tavern at Keney Park.. 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Taco Thursday
Mar 28 at The Tavern at Keney Park.. 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
calendar
Mar 29 at The Tavern at Keney Park.. 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Book Babies
Mar 29 at Windsor Public Library
Free Playgroup
Fridays at Clover Family Resource Center
Traditional and Modern Community Dan
Mar 29 at Windsor High School Cafeteria
$5 after 5pm
Mar 30 at The Tavern at Keney Park
Easterseals Annual Crystal Ball
Mar 30 at Hartford Marriott Downtown
Boozy Brunch
Sundays in March at The Tavern at Keney Park
Fencing Class
Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
Painting and Drawing 101 for Adults
Mondays at Windsor Art Center Studios
Learn to Crochet
Apr 2 at Windsor Public Library
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Fencing Class
Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Apr 3 at Windsor Public Library
Job Search in the Digital Age
Apr 3 at Marriott Windsor/Hartford Airport
Progressive Whist Games--55 & Older
Apr 3 at Windsor Senior Center
Ukulele for Beginners-B
Apr 3 at Windsor High School J113
Windsor Business Connections
1st Wednesday at The Bean 226
Little Picassos
Apr 4 at Windsor Public Library
calendar
Apr 5 at The Tavern at Keney Park.. 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Book Babies
Apr 5 at Windsor Public Library
Free Playgroup
Fridays at Clover Family Resource Center
Traditional and Modern Community Dan
Apr 5 at Windsor High School Cafeteria
Artifex Custom Gallery Art Showcase
Apr 6 at Nomads Adventure QUEST
Art Opening Reception
Apr 7 at Town Hall
Boozy Brunch
Sundays in March at The Tavern at Keney Park
Fencing Class
Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
Painting and Drawing 101 for Adults
Mondays at Windsor Art Center Studios
Young Artist Watercolor Bootcamp
Apr 8 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Learn to Crochet
Apr 9 at Windsor Public Library
Stress Reduction Discussion Group
2nd and 4th Tuesday at 107 Palisado Ave, Windsor, CT 06095-2514
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Fencing Class
Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Apr 10 at Windsor Public Library
Business After Hours
Apr 10 at Edward Jones, 645 Poquonock Ave, Windsor
Alzheimer's Support Group
2nd Thursdays at Kimberly Hall N.
calendar
Apr 12 at The Tavern at Keney Park.. 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
All Day Art
Apr 12 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Book Babies
Apr 12 at Windsor Public Library
Free Playgroup
Fridays at Clover Family Resource Center
Boozy Brunch
Sundays in March at The Tavern at Keney Park
Fencing Class
Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
Finding Your Dream Job
Apr 15 at Windsor Public Library
Painting and Drawing 101 for Adults
Mondays at Windsor Art Center Studios
Instagram for Small Business
Apr 16 at Windsor Community Television at LP Wilson Community Center
Jan's Sewing Hour
Apr 16 at Windsor Public Library
Learn to Crochet
Apr 16 at Windsor Public Library
Windsor Diabetic Support Group
Apr 16 at LP Wilson Community Center, All Purpose One Room
Windsor Junior Woman's Club Meeting
Apr 16 at Union Street Tavern in Windsor Center
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Fencing Class
Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Apr 17 at Windsor Public Library
Progressive Whist Games--55 & Older
Apr 17 at Windsor Senior Center
Little Picassos
Apr 18 at Windsor Public Library
Seat of Our Pants
Apr 18 at Windsor Public Library
calendar
Apr 19 at The Tavern at Keney Park.. 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Book Babies
Apr 19 at Windsor Public Library
Free Playgroup
Fridays at Clover Family Resource Center
Boozy Brunch
Sundays in March at The Tavern at Keney Park
Hot Lunch Program-60&Up
Weekdays at the Senior Center
Fencing Class
Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
Monday Morning Book Club
Apr 22 at Windsor Public Library
Painting and Drawing 101 for Adults
Mondays at Windsor Art Center Studios
Learn to Crochet
Apr 23 at Windsor Public Library
Stress Reduction Discussion Group
2nd and 4th Tuesday at 107 Palisado Ave, Windsor, CT 06095-2514
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center