Christopher Winans

Attorney at Law

Experienced, Caring and Committed

In over 30 years of successful work with clients, our firm’s guiding principle is empathy – having the ability to understand their situation. We appreciate their concerns and are sincerely committed to work diligently in their best interest to resolve their issues.

 

Expertise, Advice and Advocacy

Chris Winans has the education and wide range of experience to provide superior representation.

 

Education

Rutgers University Law School,  J.D., Fairfield University, B.A.

 

Admitted to Practice

State of Connecticut 1987
District of Connecticut 1988
Second Circuit Court of Appeals 1992
Southern District of New York 1993
United States  Supreme Court 1991

Christopher Winans

Attorney at Law

 

Experienced, Caring and Committed

In over 30 years of successful work with clients, our firm’s guiding principle is empathy – having the ability to understand their situation. We appreciate their concerns and are sincerely committed to work diligently in their best interest to resolve their issues.

 

Expertise, Advice and Advocacy

Chris Winans has the education and wide range of experience to provide superior representation.

 

Education

Rutgers University Law School,  J.D., Fairfield University, B.A.

 

Admitted to Practice

State of Connecticut 1987
District of Connecticut 1988
Second Circuit Court of Appeals 1992
Southern District of New York 1993
United States  Supreme Court 1991

Primary Practice Areas

Helping clients successfully resolve disputes

Civil Law

Effective representation for businesses and individuals in litigation, arbitration, and mediation in both state and federal courts

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  • Breach of contracts
  • Personal Injury Matters
  • Consumer Litigation
  • Divorce and Family Law
  • Breach of Contracts
  • Consumer Litigation

Commercial Law

Experience and expertise to ensure that your business rights, properties and intellectual property are protected.

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  • Contract Disputes
  • Collections and Payment Disputes
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Business Litigation

Real Estate / Construction Law

Residential and Commercial knowledge and understanding will keep your real estate interests maintained.

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  • Bid Contests, Mistakes and Protests

  • Collections

  • Non-Payment for Extra Work

  • Surety Bond Claims

  • Stop Notices/Work Stoppages and Delays

  • Writs of Attachment

  • Material Supplier’s Rights/Mechanic’s Liens

  • Construction Litigation

  • Foreclosures, Landlord and Tenant Law

About Chris

Chris Winans is a highly-experienced attorney based in Danbury, Connecticut, representing a wide range of clients throughout the state with dedicated professionalism, expertise, and personal attention. Our firm is a general practice, covering virtually all areas where legal help is needed.

When you have legal issues, you want to have confidence that your attorney will properly represent those interests. Chris takes the time to listen to your concerns and helps you with clear explanations and support. He communicates regularly and fully explains the best strategy needed to get through the legal process to successfully resolve your issues.

His goal is to make sure that you achieve the best possible outcome in a timely and cost-effective way. Chris is focused on your unique situation and will work hard to determine and pursue the best means of gaining the best results – whether that entails: negotiation, mediation, arbitration, litigation or an appeal.

You can be confident working with Chris on the Primary Practice Areas our firm handles – Civil Law (Including issues of Personal Injury and more), Commercial Law (including contracts, business issues and more) and Real Estate/Construction Laws (anything pertaining to real property/buildings, and materials and related practices), Landlord-tenant, Commercial and Residential Real Estate, Commercial and Consumer Collections, Foreclosure Prosecution, and Defense, Creditors Rights in Bankruptcy.

Our Team

Cheryl Oberndorfer

Cheryl Oberndorfer

Senior Paralegal

Experienced Senior Paralegal with over 18 years of experience working with a small general practice law firm.

  • Civil Litigation
  • Collections – consumer and commercial
  • CT Personal Injury/Tort (initial claim through judgment)
  • Estate/Probate Administration (application through distribution and closing)
  • Family Law – divorce, post-judgment, divorce matters, child support, modifications
Kathleen Bohan Hlavac

Kathleen Bohan Hlavac

Senior Paralegal

Experienced Senior Paralegal with over 40  years of experience working with a small general practice law firm.

 

  • Commercial Real Estate Transactions – buy, sell and refinance
  • Residential Real Estate Transactions – buy, sell and refinance
  • Mortgage Modifications
  • Commercial Foreclosure
  • Residential Foreclosure
  • Mechanics Liens
  • Landlord-Tenant matters and evictions
  • Estate Planning including wills and trusts
  • Corporation and LLC formation
  • Real Estate Tax Appeals
  • Notary Public

Our Results

Our Results

Foreclosure Defense 

Our client, an elderly gentleman, retained us after his house was sold at a foreclosure auction. We were able to get the sale set aside over the strong objection of the bank. A new sale was ordered. That sale was also set aside (this time over the vehement objection of the bank). As a result, our client had the opportunity to move out of his property in an orderly fashion, rather than by force of a bank ejectment.

Construction

We have had several matters this year where homeowners have been the victims of unscrupulous builders. Because the builders were assetless, we were still able to get recoveries (limited to $15,000.00) from Connecticut’s Home Improvement Guaranty Fund, thus preventing our clients from total losses.

General Litigation

Our client, a notary, was accused of improperly notarizing documents. This resulted in her being sued by a person claiming that they suffered a loss as a result of the “wrongful” notarization. We were able to get the case dismissed on a summary judgment motion which ended what could have been a year-plus in litigation in just a few months.

Short Sales

We had a number of successful short sales this year. Our clients were able to shed their properties to third party buyers without further liability to their respective banks. In most of those cases, the banks paid all or substantially all of our clients’ fees associated with the sales.

Mediation

Mediation is a process where the parties to a dispute (typically one where suit has already been filed), agree to allow a third party (often a sitting or retired judge) assist them in settling the case. This process is voluntary, quick and often substantially cheaper that a fully litigated lawsuit. This year we were fortunate to settle all the cases that we submitted to mediation, which resulted in substantial savings and surety of results for all involved.

Trials

This year we had trials in Danbury, Litchfield, and Stamford, multiple appeals and defenses of appeal, and several litigated bankruptcy matters on behalf of creditors. In addition, we represented clients in many mediations and arbitration proceedings throughout the state.

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Email us at chris@christopherwinans.com, or submit your information and a brief message using the contact form and we’ll get back to you shortly.

Please do not include confidential or sensitive information in your message. The form transmits information via non-encrypted e-mail which is not secure. Submitting this form is not considered an establishment of an attorney/client relationship.

Rates are fixed hourly or on a fixed fee basis. All personal injury and workers’ compensation matters are handled on a contingency fee basis. We accept all major credit cards, PayPal, Venmo and personal checks. A free consultation may be offered not to exceed 60 minutes.

 

Contact Us – Let’s Work Together

Email us at chris@christopherwinans.com, or submit your information and a brief message using the contact form and we’ll get back to you shortly.

Please do not include confidential or sensitive information in your message. The form transmits information via non-encrypted e-mail which is not secure. Submitting this form is not considered an establishment of an attorney/client relationship.

Rates are fixed hourly or on a fixed fee basis. All personal injury and workers’ compensation matters are handled on a contingency fee basis. We accept all major credit cards, PayPal, Venmo and personal checks. A free consultation may be offered not to exceed 60 minutes.

 

Serving Clients Throughout Connecticut

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Christopher Winans, Attorney at Law
98 Mill Plain Road, Suite 2A, Danbury, CT 06811

Phone: 203-748-4888 • Fax: 203-748-6510 • Email: Chris@christopherwinans.com

Christopher Winans
Attorney at Law
98 Mill Plain Road, Suite 2A
Danbury, CT 06811

Phone: 203-748-4888
Fax: 203-748-6510
Chris@christopherwinans.com