Mario F. Coppola practices in the areas of municipal law, land use and zoning, property tax assessment appeals, real estate transactions and general civil litigation. Mr. Coppola has handled hundreds of zoning and tax appeal matters from the administrative level through the Connecticut Courts.
Mr. Coppola has served as a Town Attorney for the Town of Trumbull since 2009 and an Assistant Town Attorney for the Town of Westport since 2006. Mr. Coppola regularly provides legal representation and services to other municipalities, such as the Towns of Easton, Madison and New Canaan.
Mr. Coppola is a member of the American (ABA), Connecticut (CBA) and Fairfield County Bar Associations (FCBA). Mr. Coppola currently serves as Co-Chair of the FCBA's Land Use and Municipal Law Sections and Secretary of the CBA's Planning and Zoning Section. Mr. Coppola has been appointed to the Executive Committees of the CBA's Planning and Zoning Section and the CBA's Municipal Law and Government Services Section. Mr. Coppola has served as Co-Chair of the Real Property and Zoning Committee of the CBA's Young Lawyers Section.
Mr. Coppola was selected by New England Super Lawyers Magazine and Connecticut Magazine for inclusion on the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 New England Rising Stars and Connecticut Rising Stars 2011 and 2012 lists for his work in the area of land use and zoning. These lists feature outstanding young lawyers throughout Connecticut and New England. Mr. Coppola was selected in 2012 as one of the Connecticut Law Tribune’s “New Leaders in the Law”.
Mr. Coppola is also active in the community. He has served as President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Greater New Haven Columbus Day Committee and currently serves on the Walter Camp Football Foundation's Board of Governors. He has served on the West Haven Zoning Board of Appeals.
Mr. Coppola received his Bachelors Degree in Political Science from Boston College (B.A., 2001), where he was inducted into the Golden Key National Honor Society. Mr. Coppola earned his Juris Doctor Degree at the University of Connecticut School of Law (J.D., 2004), where he was the 2003 National Italian Bar Association Scholarship winner and a Pudlin Scholar. He is admitted to practice in the State of Connecticut and United States District Court.
Professional Associations and Memberships
-American Bar Association, Member
-Connecticut Bar Association, Member
-CBA Planning & Zoning Section, Secretary and Executive Committee Member
-CBA's Municipal Law & Government Services Section, Executive Committee
-Fairfield County Bar Association, Member
-Fairfield County Bar Association's, Land Use and Zoning and Municipal Law Sections, Co-Chair
Past Employment Positions
-West Haven Zoning Board of Appeals, Commissioner
Pro Bono Activities
-Greater New Haven Columbus Day Committee (Chairman of Board of Directors)
-Walter Camp Football Foundation (Board of Directors).