Wm. Bruce Louden


Bruce has enjoyed a national reputation for 40 years as both an effective advocate and a pioneer in a constructive approach to divorce. Since 1977 he has had the highest rating a lawyer can have in the standard lawyers’ directory, Martindale- Hubbell, and has been listed in national publications among the top divorce lawyers in the country.

    • Listed in each edition of Best Lawyers in America* (Family Law) (1983-present).

    • Listed in Super Lawyers (Family Law, 2006 – 2010, 2013 – present).

    • Recipient of the Connecticut Law Tribune Lifetime Achievement Award (2021).

    • Listed in Town & Country Magazine among top 88 divorce lawyers nationally (1985).

    • President, Connecticut chapter, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers 

    • Cases decided by Connecticut Supreme Court–Hunter, 177 Conn. 327 (1979); Blake, 207 Conn. 217 (1988); Seymour, 262 Conn. 107 (2002).

    • Adjunct faculty, University of Connecticut Law School (Family Law Seminar and Legal Profession) (1978-1982).

    • Speaker at numerous family law seminars in Connecticut and nationally.

    • Standing Committee on Professional Discipline, American Bar Association (1973-1979).

Bruce resides in West Hartford with his wife, who is a psychotherapist, Episcopal priest, and facilitator of the Celtic spiritual community of Hartford. They have three children and three grandchildren.

*For more information about the selection process see BestLawyers.com

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