Richard Paul Giarniero


Stratford, CT



(203) 386-0401


Richard P. Giarniero is a native of Stratford, Connecticut with an exceptional educational and professional background. He studied International and Comparative Law at the University of Florence, Italy; literature and philosophy at the University of Manchester in England, and ancient theatre architecture in Rome. Receiving a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Communications from Sacred Heart University, Mr. Giarniero continued his education at the University of Connecticut where he earned his Master of Arts in dramatic literature and history. He then taught speech and communications at Lake City Community College in Florida before moving on to The Pennsylvania State University as an instructor and where he secured his Master of Fine Arts Degree in dramatic writing. From 1979 through 1991 Mr. Giarniero was employed in the Entertainment and Communications industries as a writer, producer, finance and advertising executive. He accumulated numerous credits in television, film, music and advertising. During his Law School tenure Mr. Giarniero clerked for the Connecticut Attorney General's Office; he graduated with his JD from Quinnipiac College in December of 1993. Prior to forming Giarniero & Associates, LLC, he worked as a contract lawyer on several mergers and class action cases; he was a legal and marketing consultant for Alphastar satellite television and a UCC specialist for BayView Bank in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Areas Of Practice

  • Consumer Protection
  • Entertainment Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Family Law
  • Business Law
  • Divorce
  • Personal Injury
  • Auto Dealer Fraud

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut


  • Quinnipiac College School of Law, Hamden, Connecticut
    • J.D. - 1993
  • The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
    • M.F.A.
    • Major: Dramatic Writing
  • University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
    • M.A.
    • Major: Dramatic Literature
    • Major: History
  • Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT
    • B.A.
    • Major: English
    • Minor: Communications


  • Adjunct Professor, University of Bridgeport
  • Instructor, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Instructor, Lake City Community College

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • American Society of International Law
  • American Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Connecticut Attorney General's Office, Clerk
  • Alphastar Satellite Television, Legal and Marketing Consultant
  • BayView Bank, Greenwich, Connecticut, UCC Specialist
  • VICAM Productions, Westport, CT, Vice President, Development & Production
  • Producer's Brokerage, Inc. Stratford, CT & Inglewood, CA, President

Ancillary Businesses

  • Music, Theatre, Film & Television Project Development
  • Debt Reconcillation

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