Practice Areas: Civil litigation | Real Estate Law | Probate litigation | Representing landlords in evictions
Chris Jarboe was born and raised in Norwalk, Connecticut, and has been practicing law in Norwalk since 1990. His family roots in Norwalk go back to the 1800s.
Attorney Jarboe’s law practice is primarily focused on representing individuals and small businesses in the legal matters that commonly arise in one’s life. Chances are that most people in the course of life may need a local lawyer for advice regarding things such as buying or selling a home; renting a home; taking care of an elderly parent; handling an estate for a deceased loved one; receiving an inheritance; challenging or defending a Will; forming a small business; collecting a debt; evicting a tenant; handling property disputes; pursuing an insurance claim or lawsuit for personal injuries suffered in a motor vehicle collision, a slip and fall accident, or a workers’ compensation claim; or dealing with local governmental agencies. In addition to representing individuals, Attorney Jarboe represents small businesses in debt collection and contract disputes. Attorney Jarboe strives to represent his clients effectively, efficiently, and with the care of a local lawyer who is accessible, responsive, and cost-conscious.
For most of his career, Attorney Jarboe practiced in the area of municipal law and civil litigation. He represented the Town of New Canaan as town attorney or assistant town attorney for more than twenty years, providing legal advice to elected officials, town boards and commissions, department heads, and town hall staff. This involved legal advice on a wide variety of issues, from the Freedom of Information Act and public hearing procedures, to land use appeals or enforcement cases in court or administrative agencies (planning and zoning, subdivisions, inland wetlands and watercourses, health code, building code, animal control, tax assessment and tax collection, etc.), to drafting ordinances and regulations. At other points in his career as an assistant to the town attorney, Attorney Jarboe represented the Town of Weston, and the Town of Wilton, and occasionally he did legal work on projects for the First Taxing District of the City of Norwalk, the Second Taxing District of the City of Norwalk, and the Third Taxing District of the City of Norwalk. With extensive experience in municipal law, Attorney Jarboe now advises individuals and small businesses in legal issues that arise with towns and cities, such as zoning permits and approvals, zoning variances, subdivision applications, wetlands questions, tax assessment appeals, and code enforcement. His practice also includes general civil litigation and probate litigation.
Attorney Jarboe is admitted to practice in all courts of the State of Connecticut. This includes the Superior Court, the Appellate Court, and the Connecticut Supreme Court, as well as the Probate Courts for the state. In addition, Attorney Jarboe is admitted to practice in the federal courts for this jurisdiction, including the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. These court admissions have not been for purely ceremonial purposes or for decorations on his office wall; at one point or another in his career Attorney Jarboe has represented clients in each of these courts. Currently, most of his court work is in the Connecticut Superior Court or Probate Court, with appellate work as required. Attorney Jarboe has been appointed by the Connecticut Superior Court to serve as a Fact Finder/Arbitrator for personal injury cases and contract cases (since 2000), and as a Foreclosure Committee (since 1991).
Attorney Jarboe is a member of the Fairfield County Bar Association, the Connecticut Bar Association, the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Association for Justice. These professional organizations are useful in providing continuing legal education and information on recent developments in the law.
Attorney Jarboe is a graduate of the University of Connecticut. He received his law degree (Juris Doctor) in 1989 from the University Of Connecticut School Of Law, located in Hartford, Connecticut. He received his Bachelor of Arts, cum laude (Political Science major) from the University of Connecticut (Storrs, Connecticut) in 1986. He also attended American University in Washington, D.C., for its Washington Semester Program in January–May 1985, during which time he was a student intern at the Center for National Policy Review located at Catholic University in Washington, D.C. Before college, he attended and graduated from Central Catholic High School in Norwalk, Connecticut.
Attorney Jarboe believes in the importance of community involvement, and that the health of the community depends on volunteers and good corporate citizens. The firm of Lovejoy And Rimer P.C. has always encouraged its attorneys to get involved in the community. At various times since he started practicing law in 1990, Attorney Jarboe has served as an officer, director, board member, committee member, or volunteer for several local charitable or civic organizations, including the American Red Cross, the United Way of Norwalk & Wilton (Campaign Cabinets), and the Norwalk Jaycees. Since 1993, Attorney Jarboe has served on the board of Broad River Homes (Norwalk Congregate Homes for the Elderly, Inc.), a local non-profit facility providing apartment housing and congregate services for low and moderate income elderly residents.
- Civil litigation including personal injury and business disputes
- Planning & zoning & land use applications & appeals
- Municipal law (code enforcement; tax assessment appeals, etc.)
- Probate litigation
- Real estate sales, purchases & leases
- Representing landlords in evictions