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C. Michael Budlong

C. Michael Budlong

Senior Partner

Tel: 860.727.9900 x 21
Fax: 860.278.8109

B.A. University of Connecticut
J.D. University of Louisville, Louis B. Brandeis School of Law

Attorney Michael Budlong has practiced law in the State of Connecticut and in other jurisdictions since 1969 when he was appointed Assistant Attorney General under Attorney General Robert K. Killian. During his service with the State of Connecticut, Mike was engaged in a wide variety of landmark litigation, which involved, to mention only a few areas of law:

  • Abatement of air and water pollution;
  • Enforcement of civil rights laws in housing and employment;
  • Reapportionment of Congressional Districts;
  • Administration of charitable trusts;
  • Representation of the Governor;
  • Representation of commissioners of the state police, state health department, and Secretary of State;
  • Representation of various licensing boards, the state Department of Consumer Protection and service to numerous other agencies.

While with the Attorney General’s Office Attorney Budlong appeared in all state courts and numerous federal courts. In addition, Michael appeared in seven cases on behalf of the state in the Connecticut Supreme Court by 1971. In addition to State Courts, Mike is admitted to the Federal District Courts in Connecticut, the United States Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, the Federal Circuit (Washington, D.C.) United States Tax Court and was admitted to the nation’s highest court, the United States Supreme Court.

In 1971, Mike entered private practice, when he became associated with the then President Pro Tem of the Connecticut Senate, Senator Charles T. Alfano. While practicing with Senator Alfano, Michael was the firm’s primary trial attorney litigating in Connecticut’s state and federal courts in a wide variety of matters, including personal injury cases, will contests, criminal defense, civil rights cases, and contract disputes. While associated with Alfano & Budlong, Michael represented businesses, banks, oil companies, and other mainstream American enterprises. He could be found attending several real estate closings in a single day, searching titles, or selecting a jury as Special Public Defender in Federal Court to mention just a few of the variety of legal undertakings. The firm ultimately became known as Alfano & Budlong.

During the 1970’s when not practicing law Mike was engaged in the collective effort at making Enfield an "All-American City". He was President of Enfield Big Brothers, Chairman of the Enfield Fair Rent Commission, Chairman of Enfield Citizens Advisory Committee for the Community Development Action Plan and Chairman of the Enfield Overall Economic Development Plan Committee. He was, during that time, nominated by the Enfield Jaycees a "Young Man of the Year". He was also nominated and ran for Enfield Judge of Probate, although unsuccessful much was learned in the process.

In 1978, Michael established his own firm – the predecessor of what is now known as Budlong & Budlong, LLC. After nearly forty years of the practice of law in diverse areas of law Mike now concentrates in the area of Family Law and Appellate Practice (before Appellate and Supreme Courts) while maintaining a presence in Personal Injury and Criminal Defense areas of practice. During his many years as a matrimonial lawyer, Michael has participated in the trial of hundreds of family law matters and the amicable resolution of literally thousands of disputes dealing with custody, alimony, support and division of marital assets in the hundreds of millions of dollars. He was on the first panel of those asked to serve as Special Masters and has served that role since having done so in no less than four different judicial districts.

Mr. Budlong has served as an Editor of The Connecticut Bar Journal, Chair of The Hartford County Family Bar Committee (several terms), taught Family Law and been principal panelist on several continuing legal education seminars. He has appeared on local television and radio numerous times not to mention national broadcasts on ESPN (legal commentary on the first baseball strike) and as a guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show on a number of occasions. Mike has been listed in Who’s Who in American Law for over 30 years and has been designated as one of "Connecticut’s Top Lawyers."