Michael D. Day, Esq., CDFA
Michael is the managing attorney and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst at The Day Law Firm, LLC. He currently represents both individuals and businesses in transactional matters. Michael has won cases on behalf of clients in state and federal trial and appellate courts and litigated cases in other parts of the country. In the recent past, he filed a petition for a writ of certiorari to the United States Supreme Court.
Michael is AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale-Hubbell® and chosen to Super Lawyers® by Thomson Reuters. These distinctions are bestowed on less than 5% of practicing attorneys. In addition, he is a member of the American, Connecticut, and Hartford County bar associations, an appointed Special Master, and a graduate of the Syracuse University, College of Law, where he was editor-in-chief of the Journal of International Law & Commerce, a member of the Law and Technology Journal, a member of the Moot Court Honor Society, and the recipient of the Gavel Award.
Michael is a happily married father of two and enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, astronomy, and birding.
• Business Law
• Estates & Probate
• Divorce Mediation
Professional Leadership & Associations
• American Bar Association (Sections: Business Law; Real Property, Trust and Estate Law; Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division)
• Connecticut Bar Association (Sections: Business Law; Estates and Probate)
• Hartford County Bar Association
• AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell®
• Super Lawyers® by Thomson Reuters, 2016-2017
• American Institute of Family Law Attorneys–10 Best, 2016-2017
• National Academy of Family Law Attorneys–Top Ten Ranking, 2017
• Phi Beta Kappa
• Chancellor’s Scholar
• Certified Divorce Financial Analyst
• Moot Court Honor Society
• Associate Editor, Syracuse Law & Technology Journal
• Editor-in-Chief, Syracuse International Law Journal
• Gavel Award, Syracuse International Law Journal
Seminars, Lectures & Publications
• Lecture: "Preserving the Record For Appeal" – 2016, Middletown, CT
• Lecture: “Preserving the Record For Appeal” – 2015, New Haven, CT
• Lecture: “Family Law for High-Net-Worth Individuals” – 2015, Farmington, CT
• Lecture: "Anatomy of the Appeal" - 2014, Wethersfield, CT
• Lecture: “Obtaining and Evaluating Financial Information” - 2009, Waterbury, CT
• Lecture: “The Paperless Law Office” - 2007, Stamford CT
• Lecture: “Connecticut Business Entities” - 2004, Waterbury CT
• Lecture: “Family Law” - 2004, New Haven CT
• Lecture: “Family Law: Custody, Visitation and Child Support” - 2003, Bridgeport CT
• Note: “Genetics and The Law: International Food Trade and Scientific Evidence”
• Publication: “The Paperless Law Office” - Connecticut Lawyer, April 2007
• Engaged in the creation and acquisition of businesses.
• Created estate plans, and served the interests of parties as an attorney, guardian and conservator.
• Handled approximately 80 trials
• Handled approximately 65 appeals
• Special Master in Connecticut Superior Court
• Successfully litigated a family law matter in federal district court under the Hague Convention
• Filed a petition for writ of certiorari to the US Supreme Court on issue of first impression
• Won family law appeal addressing third-party access to child
• Won federal interlocutory appeal in a 42 U.S.C § 1983 matter in the US Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit (St. Louis, MO)
• United States v. Hernandez (1st Cir. 2017) - Federal Criminal Law - Case Remanded
• In re Egypt E., et al., __ Conn. __ (2016) (SC 19644) – Child Protection (TPR): Judgment Reversed, Case Remanded for a New Trial.
• In re Daniel N., __ Conn. App. __ (2016) (AC 38486) – Child Protection (TPR): Judgment Reversed, Case Remanded for a New Trial.
• Diaz v. Commissioner of Correction, 157 Conn. App. 701 (2015) – Habeas Corpus: Judgment Reversed, Case Remanded.
• Olascuaga-Vasquez v. Bueno-Arce, 3:14-cv-01578-CSH (2015) – International Family Law: Successfully negotiated case thereby allowing child to remain in the US with client.
• Warner v. Bicknell, 126 Conn. App. 588 (2011) – Family Law: Third Party Access; Judgment Reversed
• Parmley v. Norris, 586 F.3d 1066 (8th Cir. 2009), cert. denied. 561 U.S. 1033 (2010) – Federal Habeas Corpus: US Supreme Court jurisdictional issue of apparent first impression; Split Decision; Review sought before US Supreme Court
• United States v. Nissen, 666 F.3d 486 (8th Cir. 2012) – Federal Criminal Law – Photographic evidence issue of apparent first impression
• Santiago v. Blair, 707 F.3d 984 (8th Cir. 2013) – Federal Civil Rights – Interlocutory appeal; Case Remanded
• Syracuse University, BA (summa cum laude; honors)
• Syracuse University, JD
• State of Connecticut
• United States District Court, Connecticut
• US Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit
• US Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit
• US Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit
• US Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
• US Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit
• US Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit
• US Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit
• US Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit
• US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
• US Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit
• US Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
• US Supreme Court