Arnold H. Rutkin - Rutkin, Oldham & Griffin, LLC

Arnold H. Rutkin

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1995
Phone: 203-227-7301

Executive Editor, Connecticut Family Lawyer, 1986-2001. Author: "Tax Aspects in Domestic Relations Cases," Trial Magazine, June, 1980; "When Prenuptial Contracts are Challenged in Court," The Family Advocate, Winter, 1984; "Valuation of Closely Held Corporations" [italics on]Valuation & Distribution of Marital Property,[italics off] Matthew Bender Publishing Co., 1984. Co-Author: "Lay Witnesses Can Value Assets," Trial Magazine, Vol. 22, No. 6, p. 33, June, 1986. General Editor, Family Law and Practice, Matthew Bender Publishing Co., 1985; Connecticut Practice Series, Co-Author: Family Law and Practice (3 vols.) West Publishing Co., 2000-2005. Lecturer, Connecticut Bar Association: "Child Support in High Income Cases - Relocation and Arbitration," 2001; "The Bulletproof Financial Affidavit," 2003; "The Art of Advocacy," 2005. Lecturer, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers: "Premarital and Postmarital Agreements in Connecticut," 2004; "Complex Issues in Family Law - How to Handle Tricky Issues and Sticky Situations," 2005; "Prenuptial Agreements in Connecticut In Light Of Civil Unions," 2006; "Examining the Mental Health Expert," ABA Section of Family Law, Family Advocate, Spring 2008; "Use of Mental Health Expert at Trial," Connecticut Chapter of the AAML Advanced Custody Seminar, Spring 2012. Member and Director, Bridgeport Legal Services, Inc., 1969-1971. Chairman, Greater Bridgeport Housing Council, 1970-1973. Majority Leader and Councilman, Town of Trumbull, Connecticut, 1973-1975. Member, Board of Directors, Cold Spring School, New Haven, Connecticut. Founder, Member of Board of Editors and Editor-in-Chief (1999) Connecticut Family Lawyer. Certificate of Completion GAL/AMC Comprehensive Basic Training, State of Connecticut 2012. Listed: The Best Lawyers in America, 1995- (selection criteria available at; Top 10 Lawyers, Worth Magazine, 2002-2003; Connecticut Magazine "Super Lawyers" Top 50 Lawyers in Connecticut, 2006 - (detailed more thoroughly at; Ten Leaders of Matrimonial and Divorce Law in Connecticut, 2006 (selection criteria available at; "New York Area's Best Lawyers," 2008 - (selection criteria available at

University of PennsylvaniaBS 1961Boston UniversityJ.D. 1964
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersConnecticut Chapter, American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersInternational Academy of Matrimonial LawyersAmerican Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers FoundationConnecticut Bar AssociationAmerican Bar Association

Case History

Wendt v. Wendt — A landmark case which made national headlines and set a legal precedent regarding the way that courts view the financial arrangements in marriage, especially when significant corporate employment assets are involved.

Office Location

Five Imperial Avenue
P.O. Box 295
Westport, CT 06880
United States

Practice Areas

Family Law

Other Information

Gender: Male