Christopher Picard appellate attorney New Haven CT

Christopher J. Picard


195 Church Street, 13th Floor, New Haven, CT 06510

Phone: 203.821.2000 | Fax: 203.821.2009


  • University of Dayton School of Law, J.D.
  • Boston College, B.A.

Christopher J. Picard’s practice for the last 20 years has centered on handling creditor’s rights issues and real estate litigation in state, federal and bankruptcy courts inclusive of handling appellate matters. Chris will continue practicing in these areas and is expanding his practice to include commercial litigation. His clients have included national banks and servicers along with local lenders. Recently, Chris obtained two appellate decisions in favor of lenders; one involving the impact of divorce proceedings on a residential mortgage foreclosure and the other concerning to challenge the legal sufficiency of a special defense by way of summary judgment.

Chris began practicing law in 2000 after serving in the United States Navy as a Diver from 1987 to 1993. During his time on active duty, Chris participated in various salvage and recovery operations. After completion of his active duty, Chris attended Boston College where he served as President of the Boston College Men’s Rugby Team. While studying at the University of Dayton School of Law, Chris was a member of the Moot Court team winning the National Environmental Moot Court competition at Salmon P. Chase School of Law earning team honors for best brief and individual honors as Best Oralist.

Outside of practicing law, Chris is an active rugby referee and a Qualified Judicial Officer with World Rugby. Additionally, Chris enjoys spending time with his family inclusive of attending his children’s ice hockey games.

Professional Memberships
Honors & Awards
  • Member of the Order of the Coif
  • New England Rugby Referee Society, Member and Active Referee
  • USA Rugby and World Rugby, Judicial Officer
Speaking Engagements
  • Reverse Mortgage Defaults and Foreclosure Litigation, The Knowledge Group, May 2020
Representative Cases

Reported decisions:

  • Arcamone v. Kopnisky, 2021 U.S. App. LEXIS 25879, __ Fed. Appx. __, 2021 WL 3823629
  • Goshen Mortgage, LLC v. Androulidakis, 205 Conn. App. 15 (2021), cert denied, Goshen Mortgage, LLC v. Androulidakis, SC 210111
  • First Niagara Bank, N.A. v. Pouncey, 204 Conn. App. 433 (2021)
  • OneWest Bank, N.A. v. Ceslik, 202 Conn. App. 445, 246 A.3d 18 (2021), Cert denied, OneWest Bank, N.A. v. Ceslik, 336 Conn. 936 (2021)
  • U.S. Bank, N.A. v. Armijo, 195 Conn. App. 843, 228 A.3d 131 (2020)
  • Compass Bank v. Dunn, 196 Conn. App. 43, 228 A.3d 663 (2020)
  • U.S. Bank Trust, N.A. v. Giblen, 190 Conn. App. 221, 209 A.3d 1266 (2019), cert denied, U.S. Bank Trust, N.A. v. Giblen, 333 Conn. 903 (2019)
  • Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. v. Ponger, 191 Conn. App. 76, 213 A.3d 495 (2019)
  • Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Tarzia, 186 Conn. App. 800, 201 A.3d 511 (2019)
  • Seaside Nat’l Bank & Trust v. Lussier, 185 Conn. App. 498, 197 A.3d 455, 2018 Conn. App. LEXIS 397, 2018 WL 4957063, cert denied, Seaside Nat’l Bank & Trust v. Lussier, 2018 Conn. LEXIS 425, 330 Conn. 951, 197 A.3d 391
  • Santander Bank, N.A. v. Godek, 174 Conn. App. 748, 2017 Conn. App. LEXIS 299, 165 A.3d 1270, 2017 WL 2992068
  • Bank of Am., N.A. v. La Mesa, 173 Conn. App. 32, 162 A.3d 98, 2017 Conn. App. LEXIS 177
  • Yale Diagnostic Radiology v. Estate of Fountain, 267 Conn. 351, 838 A.2d 179, 2004 Conn. LEXIS 7, 52 U.C.C. Rep. Serv. 2d (Callaghan) 567
Bar Admissions
  • Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of New York
  • Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York