Philip C. "Phil" Pires

Philip C. "Phil" Pires

Cohen and Wolf, P.C.

Recognized since 2021

Bridgeport, Connecticut

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

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A persuasive and successful litigator, Phil has handled a variety of litigation matters including complex commercial disputes, breach of fiduciary duty claims, partnership and shareholder disputes, adverse possession claims, prescriptive easement claims, quiet title actions, landlord/tenant cases, and collection actions. He frequently appears in the Connecticut Probate Court system representing beneficiaries, fiduciaries, and creditors in a variety of probate litigation matters, including contested conservatorships, trust and estate administration, will contests, contested accounting proceedings, and fiduciary removal proceedings.

In addition to litigation, Phil practices in the municipal and land use & zoning arena, regularly appearing before planning and zoning commissions, inland wetlands commissions, zoning boards of appeals, the Connecticut Siting Council, and other administrative agencies, advocating for applicants, developers, property owners, and neighborhood groups. He also regularly counsels municipalities and property owners in commercial and residential property tax appeals. As a former member of his hometown's governing board, Phil’s firsthand knowledge of the inner workings of town administration offers valuable insight to his clients.

Phil prides himself on providing responsive, efficient service and practical advice.

Contact & Links


  • 1115 Broad Street
    Bridgeport, CT 06604


  • University of Connecticut, J.D., Honors, graduated 2008
  • Haverford College, B.A., graduated 2005

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, Connecticut

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Cohen and Wolf, P.C.
Headquarters: Bridgeport, Connecticut

23 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

5 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Commercial Litigation


  • CBA Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2014-2015
  • Connecticut Law Tribune, "New Leader in the Law" Award, 2015
  • Fairfield DTC's Denise Dougiello "Young Turk" Award, 2017
  • The 200 Outstanding Lawyers of Fairfield County, Fairfield Living Magazine, 2018
  • Fairfield County Business Journal, "40 Under Forty" Honoree, 2018
  • Moffly Media's "Top Lawyers in Fairfield County", Commercial Litigation, 2021
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Peer Review Rated, 2015-present
  • Connecticut Super Lawyers®"Rising Star", Business Litigation, 2012-2021
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation, 2021-2022
  • Benchmark Litigation, "40 & Under Hot List," 2018-2022


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