Legal Representation Since 1957

Berman, Bourns, Aaron & Dembo, LLC | Attorneys at Law

John A. Berman, Partner

John A. Berman

Contact Info:
Telephone: 860-232-4471
Fax: 860-523-9778

Practice Areas:

  • Probate Law
  • Estate Settlement
  • Mediation
  • General Practice


  • Wheaton College, Ill., A.B., 1954

Law School:

  • University of Connecticut, J.D., 1957


  • 1957, Connecticut

Memberships: Hartford County (Member, Bench-Bar Relations Committee, 1972-1976), Connecticut (Member: Executive Committee, 1971-1977; 1981-1986; Executive Committee, Estates and Probate Section, 1985-1991; Executive Committee, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section) and American (Member, Sections on: Family Law; General Practice) Bar Associations.

Biography: Attorney Berman brings perspective to the firm, having served as a probate judge in West Hartford from 1983 to 2002. He practices in the areas of probate law, estate settlement and mediation and is an active member of the National College of Probate Judges. He is a volunteer para judicial officer(mediator) for the U.S. District Court, District of Hartford, CT. He was a member of the Connecticut General Assembly’s Judiciary Committee and served as a Special Master with the Hartford Superior Court Mediation Panel. He served as Corporation Counsel for West Hartford. Attorney Berman has published widely in professional journals, including articles in the Connecticut Law Tribune, the Connecticut Probate Law Journal and the Quinnipiac Probate Law Journal. In 1996, he served as president of the Watkinson Prisoners Aid Society. He is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a James W. Cooper Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation. Attorney Berman also served on the board of the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy. His professional memberships include the Hartford County, Connecticut and American Bar Associations. He holds an A.B. from Wheaton College in Illinois and received his J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law. He is admitted to practice in Connecticut (1957).

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