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Donald F. Houston

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Bridgeport Office
850 Main Street
P.O. Box 7006
Bridgeport, CT 06601-7006
p 203.330.2245
f 203.576.8888

Donald F. Houston focuses his practice upon preventative labor and employment counseling advice and represents both private and public sector management in all aspects of labor and employment matters.  He has significant experience in the defense of unfair labor practice, occupational safety and health and fair employment practices, as well as collective bargaining, contract administration and grievance and interest arbitration matters.

Donald has served as an arbitrator representing the interests of boards of education under the State Teacher Negotiation Act and also has served on the American Arbitration Association Labor Management Advisory Council.  He has previously served as President of the Connecticut School Attorneys Council.

Professional Affiliations

  • Connecticut Bar Association - Education Law Committee; Labor and Employment Law Section; former member of the Executive Committee, Labor and Employment Section
  • American Arbitration Association, Labor Advisory Committee, 1983 - present
  • Connecticut School Attorneys Council - member and former president
  • National School Attorneys Association
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Community Involvement

  • McGivney Community Center - board of directors, 2004 - 2012
  • Yale University, Alumni Schools Interview Committee
  • Fairfield United Soccer Association - founder, former president
  • Fairfield College Preparatory School, Board of Regents, 1980 - 1991
  • Fairfield Representative Town Meeting - member, 1977 - 1979
  • Inner City Foundation for Charity and Hope - former member, board of directors

Honors & Awards

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Employment Law Management and Labor Law Management since 1995
  • Included in New York Magazine's "New York Area's Best Lawyers" since 2006
  • Recognized as a New England Super Lawyer since 2007
  • Selected to the Connecticut Super Lawyers list since 2008 
  • Listed in Super Lawyer's "Corporate Counsel Edition" since 2010