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Mark J. Kovack

Urban Thier Federer > Mark J. Kovack

Mark J. Kovack

Mark J. Kovack is a Senior Attorney with Urban Thier & Federer, P.A. He is based out of the Connecticut office.

Mr. Kovack’s practice focuses primarily on civil litigation with a focus on commercial and business litigation, construction litigation, personal injury law, products liability, real estate litigation, employment law, alternative dispute resolution (including arbitration and mediation), landlord-tenant/housing litigation (commercial and residential), probate litigation, and appeals.

Mr. Kovack is a member of the Connecticut Bar, the federal United States Second Circuit Court of Appeals, and the bar of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. Mr. Kovack serves as a court appointed “Special Master” to mediate disputes in litigation and offers alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services as an arbitrator and mediator. Mr. Kovack has extensive arbitration training with the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution and is able to serve as an arbitrator and mediator for domestic and international matters.

He was recently voted onto the Board of Directors of the Danbury Westerners as an Associate Director, a not for profit organization that operates the Danbury Westerners collegiate summer baseball team in the New England Collegiate Baseball League.

He has been added as of October 2016 to the list of court appointed animal advocates as part of Connecticut’s new law (effective 10/1/16) permitting superior court judges to appoint volunteers to act as advocates for the interest of justice in certain proceedings involving animals;

He has joined the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, a group of trial lawyers representing plaintiffs in personal injury, product liability and malpractice actions.

Brendan Pegg is an Of Counsel Attorney with Urban Thier & Federer, P.A. and is the managing attorney of the firm’s Los Angeles office. He is based out of the Los Angeles office.

Mr. Pegg’s practice focuses primarily on general civil litigation, surety bond loss litigation, commercial and business litigation, collections, appellate law, and defense litigation relating to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). Mr. Pegg also has extensive experience in Family Law and Construction Defect cases.

As a litigation attorney in the California Federal and State trial courts, Mr. Pegg has formally appeared and been involved in over 1000 cases. He has also handled over 100 appellate cases during his legal career in the California State Courts of Appeals resulting in many published appellate court decisions. Additionally, he has qualified as an expert witness in the Los Angeles Superior Courts on surety insurance matters.

Mr. Pegg is a member of the State of California Bar and the Federal United States District Courts for the Southern and Central Districts of California.

Mr. Pegg has taught continuing education and pre-licensing classes to insurance agents for over ten years. He also is a regular speaker at California Bail Agents Association (CBAA) conferences.

EDUCATION

Albany Law School of Union University 

  • J.D. (Juris Doctor) cum laude (with honors), 1985

St. Lawrence University 

  • B.A. Government/International Relations magna cum laude (with high honors), 1982

EMPLOYMENT

  • Senior Attorney, Urban Thier & Federer, P.A., New Canaan, Connecticut, March 2016 – Present
  • Partner, Berchem, Moses & Devlin, P.C., successor to Wake, See, Dimes & Bryniczka, Westport, Connecticut, 2000 – March 2016
  • Senior and Associate Attorney, Gilbride, Tusa, Last & Spellane LLC, Greenwich, Connecticut 1986 – 2000
  • Associate Attorney, Cummings & Lockwood, Stamford, Connecticut, 1985- 1986

EDUCATIONAL HONORS

  • Dean’s List
  • Albany Law Review
  • Justinian Society
  • Phi Beta Kappa honorary society
  • Pi Sigma Alpha honorary society

ORGANIZATIONS and MEMBERSHIPS

  • Admitted, Connecticut Bar, 1985
  • Admitted, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2005
  • Admitted, United States District Court, District of Connecticut, 1986
  • Member, Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Fairfield County Bar Association
  • Member, Connecticut Bar Association
  • Honorary Member, Turn of River Fire Department
  • Founding Director and Secretary of the Rainbow Club, Inc. (children’s diabetes charity)
  • President and Vice-President, Ridgefield High School Girls’ Softball Booster Club