In memory of David Belt
It is with great sadness that we share the passing of our partner and colleague, David Belt, after a dignified fight with pancreatic cancer. A brilliant advocate and scholar, David not only represented his clients zealously in a broad range of civil litigation matters, he also wrote (literally) the book on unfair trade practices in Connecticut. Having served as a military intelligence officer in the U.S. Army between college and law school, he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for Meritorious Achievement.
For those of us privileged to work with him over the years, David selflessly shared his insight and experience – often surrounded by a flurry of paper comprising the latest notes for the CUTPA treatise or from an observant viewpoint during our office meetings. He took great care to educate and mentor younger lawyers through his teaching at Quinnipiac Law School, and in the day-to-day rhythms of a busy litigation practice. We can still hear his chorus of Christmas carols at our holiday party and feel the regal and steadfast determination that marked his career.
David Belt was a great lawyer, valued colleague, and a wonderful man. We will miss him.