Horton, Shields & Knox is a firm with 40 years of experience in serving our clients’ appellate needs. The firm consists of a team of legal scholars, each of whom regularly handles appeals, who have shaped the law in Connecticut. In addition to our appellate work, we are also skilled trial litigators committed to zealously advocating for our clients in both state and federal courts in Connecticut.


As legal scholars and active contributors to the body of law, our attorneys author The Connecticut Practice Book Annotated, Superior Court Rules by Attorneys Horton, Knox, Dowd, Bartschi and Levesque; and the Connecticut Rules of Appellate Procedure, by Attorneys Horton and Bartschi. Attorneys Levesque and Hrelic annotate the Connecticut Practice Book Annotated Juvenile Law. Attorneys Dowd and Levesque co- authored Connecticut Insurance Law. Attorneys Horton and Bartschi annually author an appellate review for the Connecticut Bar Journal, while Attorneys Knox and Levesque annually author a review of professional ethics matters.


Our attorneys are frequent speakers on appellate practice and developments and professional ethics.