Personalized Legal Services

At the Law Offices of Heath D. Harte, LLC, we believe that high-quality legal representation is something everyone should be able to afford. When you work with us, you receive individualized legal counsel from a lawyer with more than 25 years of experience.  Unlike large law firms, we provide cost-effective service that allows you to work directly with your lawyer from start to finish.

By running an efficient office and streamlining our technology, we have less overhead. The result is lower costs and easier access to your attorney. We guarantee that your calls will be returned, your rights will be protected and your case will receive the attention it deserves.

We offer flexible payment plans tailored to your income and budget, alternative fee structures, fixed and flat fees, contingency fees, hybrids, monthly retainers and competitive hourly rates.

We Are A Full-Service Law Firm

Attorney Heath D. Harte is extremely dedicated to his clients. He takes time to talk with them, thoroughly explaining their options and answering questions. He makes sure people have the information they need to make good decisions.

Mr. Harte is a good negotiator who often encourages mediation as a means of resolving disputes. In most cases, reaching an agreement is better for the client than going to trial.

In criminal defense, however, he will litigate aggressively if the prosecution is unreasonable. He has a reputation for protecting clients’ rights at trial in cases such as:

Drug offenses
White collar crimes
Theft crimes
Violent crimes

In Family Law, Heath will aggressively negotiate agreements that will benefit you and your children.  In most cases, agreements can be worked out without lengthy trials.  He can negotiate Divorce Settlements that are equitable to all parties.  He can work out fair child support agreements.  He is especially skilled at negotiating Fathers’ Rights.  In custody and support cases, Heath ensures the children are well taken care of, regardless of who has primary custody.

Our personal injury practice includes vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, dog bites, falls and wrongful death. We will work hard to recover damages for all of your losses. If you have been injured on the job, we will help you obtain workers’ compensation benefits.

In addition to criminal lawfamily law, and  and personal injury, the firm provides estate planning and probate services. We can draft wills, trusts and powers of attorney to protect your family in the future. If you are involved in a will contest or other probate litigation, we can protect your rights.

Criminal Law

Criminal defense incorporates hundreds of law violations/infractions. There is a wide spectrum of penalties, from fines for minor offenses, to prison, and even so far as capital punishment. Having an accusation of violating the law does not mean that you are guilty of the offense, but it would be in your best interest to seek the aid of a criminal defense attorney, at the Law Offices of Heath D. Harte LLC, to be at your side every step of the way.

Family Law

People in Connecticut and New York turn to the Law Offices of Heath D. Harte, LLC, to help them resolve their family law matters. With more than 25 years of legal experience, founding attorney Heath D. Harte and his skilled staff are prepared to help resolve even the most contentious divorce cases and all related issues.

Personal Injury

Personal injury is a legal term for an injury to the body, mind or emotions, as opposed to an injury to property. The term is most commonly used to refer to a type of tort lawsuit alleging that the plaintiff’s injury has been caused by the negligence of another. When you have experienced an injury of this nature it is important to contact the Fairfield County Law Offices of Heath D. Harte, LLC, to determine whether or not you have a viable claim.

Real Estate

The first step of a legal transaction is the contract between the seller and the real estate agent. It is a wise seller who sees a real estate attorney before engaging a real estate agent. The agent’s marketing plan, commission, length of engagement and disclosure if he or she is representing both buyer and seller need a contract.

Land Trusts

We are one of the few law firms specializing in Land Trusts in the Stamford-White Plains areas.  Trusts lawyers can help you manage your assets by placing property into trusts for purposes like reducing estate taxes, avoiding probate, and dictating how heirs get assets.

Land Trusts protect you from liability (creditors) so they cannot go after you personally.  It can also hide who really owns the property so that in the event someone obtains a judgement against you, they still cannot touch that asset.  Even if you have the mortgage in your name and the asset is found, it does not mean you are the owner, because anyone can pay another’s bills.  This can be done without triggering the due on sale clause between the bank (mortgage holder a/k/a mortgagee) and the Payor (mortgagor).  A Trust Lawyer helps you to set up such a trust.

Here at the Law Offices of Heath D Harte, we are full service Trust Attorneys.  We can help you set up a trust, prepare and file all the paperwork, and of course, review all pertinent contracts and deeds.  We can also help with all aspects of the real estate process, including closings, back to back closings, contract assignments, and so forth.

Estates, Wills & Probate

You can trust the future of your estate and family to the Law Offices of Heath D. Harte, LLC. We help individuals and families in Connecticut and New York develop estate plans that protect their assets and specify their wishes for care if they are incapacitated or when they die. In addition, we handle probate and estate administration for executors and trustees.

Workers’ Compensation

Were you injured while at work? If so, you probably have many questions about compensation and security. It is likely that you have mounting medical bills and other financial responsibilities. You may not be able to return to work for a while. For an injured person, this can be a stressful and overwhelming time. An experienced workers’ compensation attorney from the Law Offices of Heath D. Harte can assist you in seeking the recompense that you need and deserve.

Business Law

Running a business is, in no uncertain terms, a job for knowledgeable professionals. Every business has complexities, so there are situations in which deferring to other experts to handle a business issue is a valuable asset. Among the experts in other fields who you should have on your staff at all times are legal experts.