Attorneys & Counselors at Law • 386 Main Street, Middletown, CT 06457 • 860.346.1377

Civil Litigation

Representing clients in Middlesex County

We pride ourselves in our professional service and personal attention to our clients, with a history of diverse litigation cases. Our approach is client-centered – keeping you informed throughout the entire process.


Howard, McMillan & Tycz has litigated cases in all Connecticut Courts as well as the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Our approach to litigation is client-centered and practical, which means we keep our client well-informed as to the status of his or her case as well as the status of litigation costs and fees. We confer with our clients on strategy and consult with them when decisions must be made.

Our civil litigation practice is very broad and diverse, ranging from common civil matters to cases that have been assigned to the Complex Litigation Docket, and includes the following types of cases:

  • Collection actions and foreclosures
  • Land and real estate disputes, including failed transactions, boundaries and easements, and quiet title actions
  • Contract claims
  • Administrative appeals, including land use, zoning and inland wetlands, affordable housing, tax appeals, Freedom of Information appeals, etc.
  • Mandamus actions
  • Landlord/Tenant disputes, evictions or summary process actions

We also represent clients in arbitration and mediation when it is appropriate as a form of alternative dispute resolution.


Why Choose Howard, McMillan & Tycz?

Our attorneys’ previous employment by the government and their opportunities to work behind the courtroom doors and alongside state and federal judges has proved valuable in effectively representing our clients in court. Attorney William Howard was employed in the Tax Court Litigation Division of the Office of the Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service in Washington , D.C. (1967-1970), and was an Attorney Advisor (Clerk) to Hon. Samuel B. Sterrett, Judge, U.S. Tax Court (1970-1972). In 2002, Attorney David Tycz was selected to be one of twenty-five Legal Research Clerks for the Judges of the Connecticut Superior Court. While employed by the Connecticut Judicial Branch, Attorney Tycz served the Presiding Judge of the New Britain Superior Court in hearing pre-trial arguments and also assisted Judges throughout Connecticut with a variety of pending civil litigation matters.