Office of the General Counsel

The Office of the General Counsel is located on the 2nd floor of the Municipal Building, Room 204.  The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

Mission Statement

The Office of the General Counsel serves as a public "law firm" for the City of Middletown and as the center of its human resources and risk management operations. 

The OGC consists of three divisions: Legal, Human Resources, and Risk Management.  The goal of the Legal Division is to equal or exceed the legal abilities of any respected private law firm in the State and to be the best possible "law firm" to the City.  The goal of the Human Resources Division is to be the greatest resource for our employees and to put them in the strongest position to succeed.  The goal of the Risk Management Division is to properly manage the City’s health benefits, workers compensation, and property, casualty, and other liability in the award-winning way to which the City has become accustomed. 

Collectively, the mission of the OGC is to provide the highest quality customer service to our internal constituency and the best possible representation to the citizens of Middletown.


Contact Information

245 deKoven Drive
Middletown, CT 06457
(860) 638-4820 Phone
(860) 638-1920 Fax

Legal Division

Brig Smith
General Counsel 

Kori Termine Wisneski
Deputy General Counsel

Christopher Smedick
Assistant General Counsel

LaShauna Jones
Administrative Assistant

Human Resources Division

Justin Richardson
Director of Human Resources

Risk Management Division

Nancy Conaway-Raczka
Risk Manager

Connie Shakin
Insurance & Benefits Coordinator

Matthew Bacon
Claims Administrator