Kieran J. Costello, Esq.
Kieran J. Costello, Esq. is a member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers of America, the Connecticut Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the American Association for Justice. In addition, Mr. Costello is the Co-Chair of the Family Law Section of the Greater Bar Association, a Member of the Elder Law Committee of the Connecticut Bar Association and a Member of the Trust and Estates Committee of the Greater Bridgeport Bar Association.
Mr. Costello has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at Housatonic Community College since 1993. Previously, he was a Professor of Law at Albertus Magnus College and Associate Professor at the University of Bridgeport.
Mr. Costello volunteers at Fairfield Community Services, where has served on the Board of Directors, the Domestic Violence Crisis Center of Stamford/Norwalk and the Y.W.C.A. of Greenwich. He has also served as a member of the Board of Directors at the Center for Women and Families in Bridgeport where he continues to volunteer.
Mr. Costello has served as a Court-appointed Special Master in the Bridgeport and Milford Superior Courts. He also serves as a Special Master at the Regional Family Trial Docket.
Christopher P. Brennan, Esq.
In 2014 Attorney Brennan was made a partner at Costello, Brennan and DeVidas, P.C. He concentrates in the areas of personal injury law, worker’s compensation law and criminal law. Mr. Brennan is an experienced trial attorney. During his legal career, Mr. Brennan has litigated hundreds of civil and criminal cases and has participated in worker’s compensation hearings throughout the state.
After completing law school, Mr. Brennan began his legal career as a contract specialist working for Otis Elevator, a Fortune 500 United Technologies Company focusing on commercial contract negotiation and labor litigation. After leaving Otis Elevator, Mr. Brennan became an associate at Esty and Buckmir, LLC, an insurance defense firm focusing on worker’s compensation and general insurance defense litigation for major insurance companies.
As a partner at Costello, Brennan and DeVidas, P.C., Mr. Brennan represents countless numbers of clients in areas of personal injury litigation and worker’s compensation litigation. He also represents those who are in need of criminal defense for charges ranging from minor misdemeanors to serious felonies including assault, burglary, robbery, gun possession and felony drug sales.
Mr. Brennan’s professional activities are numerous. He is Co-Chair of the Greater Bridgeport Bar Association Worker’s Compensation Committee. He is also a member of the Greater Bridgeport Bar Association and Connecticut Bar Association. Mr. Brennan also volunteers at the Domestic Violence Crisis Center in Stamford, Connecticut and provides legal advice to victims of domestic violence.
In addition to his work as an attorney, Mr. Brennan is also a lecturer at Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport, Connecticut, where he teaches college courses in the area of Business Law.
Mr. Brennan received his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Quinnipiac University School of Law in 2006, after having received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Connecticut.
Claire DeVidas, Esq
Claire DeVidas joined Costello, Brennan and DeVidas, P.C. in 2008 and practices primarily in the area of family law, including, divorce, custody, visitation, alimony, child support, restraining orders and post-judgment modification and enforcement actions. She is experienced representing high net worth individuals and those with complex compensation packages. Ms. DeVidas began her career as an Assistant District Attorney in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her experience prosecuting violent crimes, including domestic violence, provides her with unique insight into the dynamics of abusive relationships and provides her clients with an edge in court proceedings. Ms. DeVidas also offers divorce mediation services for those couples who meet certain criteria. ” She gets great satisfaction by assisting individuals preserve their hard earned savings rather than engage in costly, protracted litigation.”
Ms. DeVidas is a member of the Family Law section of the Greater Bridgeport Bar Association and the Connecticut Council for Non-Adversarial Divorce. She also accepts appointments as a Guardian ad Litem in contested custody matters.
Ms. DeVidas is admitted to practice in the states of Connecticut and Louisiana, as well as the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana.
Ms. DeVidas received her B.A. and B.S. from the College of Charleston in 1993 and her J.D. from Pace Law School in 2000. During law school, Ms. DeVidas was a recipient of the prestigious Equal Justice Fellowship for her work with women victims of domestic violence. She completed Mediation training at Quinnipiac University School of Law Center on Dispute Resolution in 2016.
Edward L. Sinclair III, CPA, Esq.
Mr. Sinclair represents clients in family matters, including divorces, custody petitions and post judgment actions. Much of Attorney Sinclair’s work has involved reviewing small business ownership interests and their potential value in property settlement or support orders. Attorney Sinclair also represents clients in matter before the Probate Court. In addition to estate administration, Attorney Sinclair has experience representing clients in conservatorship and guardianship matters. Attorney Sinclair is a member of the American Bar Association, Connecticut Bar Association, Fairfield County Bar Association, and Greater Bridgeport Bar Association.
Prior to returning to law school Mr. Sinclair was part of the business advisory and audit practice of Arthur Andersen and was the Vice President and Controller of a small professional firm.
Mr. Sinclair earned a Bachelor of Arts from Colgate University, a Master of Science in Professional Accounting from the University of Hartford, and a Juris Doctor from Quinnipiac University School of Law. While at Quinnipiac University, Attorney Sinclair was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society, where he competed and coached in family law competitions. Attorney Sinclair was a member of the Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity and offered his time to the community preparing tax returns in connection with the VITA program.
Mr. Sinclair volunteers his time at the legal advice clinic sponsored by the Domestic Violence Crisis Center in Stamford, Connecticut. Attorney Sinclair is active in his church, giving his time to mission projects, committee membership and music ministry.
Anthony Sasso, Esq.
Attorney Sasso earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Connecticut, and a Juris Doctor from The University of Connecticut School of Law. While at the University Of Connecticut School of Law, Attorney Sasso was the winner of the University of Connecticut School of Law Alva P. Loiselle competition, which is a competition in appellate advocacy.
Attorney Sasso was a member of Moot Court Board where he competed as well as coached appellate advocacy. Attorney Sasso also was a finalist in the Davis Mock Trial Competition held at the University Of Connecticut School of Law.
During law school, Attorney Sasso volunteered his time at the University of Connecticut Criminal Clinic providing legal representation to defendants. Attorney Sasso also has volunteered his time at the Center for Children’s Advocacy in Hartford, Connecticut representing under-privileged children in a wide array of legal proceedings. Attorney Sasso is active in youth sports coaching youth football teams in Cheshire, Connecticut.
Mitchell Teta, Esq.
Mitchell Teta attained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Southern Connecticut State University where he graduated magna cum laude. Mr. Teta graduated magna cum laude from the Quinnipiac University School of Law in 2012. While in law school, he received the Distinguished Academic Achievement Award, and served as an Associate Editor of the Quinnipiac Law Review.
Mr. Teta practices primarily in the areas of family law and criminal law making appearances on behalf of clients throughout the state.
Mr. Teta is admitted to practice in Connecticut and is a member of the Greater Bridgeport Bar Association, American Bar Association, the Connecticut Bar Association and the Fairfield County Bar Association.
Megan K. Leffard, Esq.
Megan K. Leffard, Esq. earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Connecticut in English and Political Science. Ms. Leffard was also a member of the Pi Sigma Alpha national honor society. In 2015, Ms. Leffard graduated cum laude from Quinnipiac University School of Law with a concentration in family and juvenile law as well as civil advocacy and dispute resolution. While in law school, Ms. Leffard earned a Distinguished Academic Achievement Award in Divorce and the Divorcing Family. She served as the Articles and Opinions Editor of the Quinnipiac Probate Law Journal and the Community Outreach Chair of the Public Interest Law Project.
Ms. Leffard practices primarily in the areas of family law and civil litigation. She is admitted to practice in Connecticut and is a member of the Greater Bridgeport Bar Association, Connecticut Bar Association and the American Bar Association.
Prior to joining Costello, Brennan and DeVidas, P.C. in 2017, Ms. Leffard was an associate attorney at a medical malpractice defense firm in Bridgeport, Connecticut.