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.

Contact Info

  • Bridgeport
    850 Main Street
    P.O. Box 7006
    Bridgeport, CT 06601-7006
  • 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

    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 & Recognitions

    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

    News & Insights

    Case Studies

    Bar and Court Admissions

    • Connecticut
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
    • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
    • U.S. Supreme Court


    University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1973

    Yale University, B.A., 1970

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