Dennis R. Lavette
Firm: O'Connell, Attmore & Morris, LLC
Address: 280 Trumbull Street
Hartford, CT 6103
Membership: Hartford County (Member: Real Property Committee; Closing Committee) and Connecticut (Member, Sections on: Real Property; Probate and Trust Law) Bar Associations; Connecticut Mortgage Bankers Association (Member, Closing Committee).
University: Vanderbilt University, B.A., General Biology/History, 1976, DePaul University, J.D., 1980
Admitted: 1981, Connecticut and U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
Biography: Dennis R. LaVette has practiced law in the State of Connecticut for more than 25 years. The bulk of his practice is comprised of residential and commercial real estate transactions with an emphasis in mortgaging, financing, and title matters. He also practices in the areas of probate, wills and estate planning. Attorney LaVette is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association, its Real Property Committee, and the Hartford County Bar Association. He has served on the CBA's Real Property Section Subcommittee on Closing Customs. He was formerly a member of the Closing Committee of the Connecticut Mortgage Bankers Association. He is a frequent lecturer on residential real estate matters for Real Estate Agents and The Connecticut Housing Finance Authority First Time Home Buyers Program. Attorney LaVette earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in General Biology and History from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee. He was awarded a Juris Doctor Degree from the DePaul University College of Law in Chicago. Upon graduation, Attorney LaVette returned to the Hartford area. He was a partner at Green & Kleinman prior to becoming a principal at O'Connell, Attmore & Morris. Attorney LaVette has been active in community affairs as the Chairman of the Berlin Historic District Commission, a former member and officer of the New Britain Chapter of Unico International and as an active member of St. Paul Churc. He has served as Chairman of the Finance Council of the St. Paul Church, Kensington, Connecticut and as Chairman of the Parish Council. He was Chairman of the 125th Anniversary and Capital Campaign, which raised over $1.5 million for renovations to St. Paul Church and School. In 1999, the Archdiocese of Hartford honored Attorney LaVette as a HOPES Volunteer of the Year. He serves on the Board of Directors of Xavier High School in Middletown, Connecticut and on the Board of House of Heroes a veteran advocates group which refurbishes and rebuilds homes for U.S. military veterans.