About The Center

We Look at Resolving Disputes Differently

At Litchfield County Center for Dispute Resolution we believe that disputes between and among people are best resolved outside of a courtroom with the direct involvement of the parties. Between the founders of LCCDR sixty years has been spent litigating cases ranging from divorces and car accidents, to boundary disputes and negligent construction. Win or lose, there is an expense to all parties involved, whether it be the loss of time from work or family, payment of attorneys’ fees, or the emotional toll that exists in every case.

In our experience, the only true winners in disputes resolved through trial are the lawyers. LCCDR offers you the services – mediation, arbitration, parenting coordination – that will allow you to take control of your dispute, to actively participate in its resolution and to avoid the cost of protracted litigation. We can offer you a private means by which to find a solution to any issue relating to employment, contracts, divorce, custody, real estate, probate or personal injury. The professionals on our panel have a broad range of experience and insight from which you can draw to craft an agreement unique to your situation, free from public exposure that will effectuate a fair resolution.   

The Center's Founders

Attorney Mary Brigham

Mary Piscatelli Brigham

Mary has been practicing law for the past 33 years. She began her career in the commercial litigation department of a large firm, and later moved her practice to a litigation boutique where she continued practicing in the area of commercial litigation and employment law. She has been trained in mediation and parenting coordination and has been a solo practitioner since 1991 and has expanded her practice to include divorce, child custody and financial disputes. 

Education & Associations

Bar Admissions

Connecticut, 1986


Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, NY
J.D. (With Honors) – 1986

Tufts University, Medford, MA
B.S. (Cum Laude) – 1983

Professional Associations & Memberships

Other Professional Roles

FACT FINDER, Connecticut Superior Court

ARBITRATOR, Connecticut Superior Court

SPECIAL MASTER, Connecticut Superior Court

BOARD MEMBER, St. John the Evangelist School

BOARD MEMBER, Holy Cross High School

Picture of Attorney Stephanie Weaver dressed in black

Stephanie M Weaver

Stephanie has practiced law for over 32 years in the areas of Family Law, Commercial Real Estate, Residential Real Estate, Real Estate Litigation, Contract & Business Law, and Estate Planning. 

She established  her law practice in Litchfield, CT in 1992 and continues to help her clients resolve conflicts and get the awards they deserve.

Education & Associations

Bar Admissions

Connecticut, 1987


University of Connecticut School of Law, West Hartford, CT
J.D. – 1987

Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
B.S. (Magna Cum Laude) – 1984
Recipient:  Gunderson Prize in Government for outstanding thesis

Professional Associations & Memberships

Other Professional Roles

BOARD COUNSEL, Litchfield County Board of Realtors (1998-present)

CHAIRPERSON on BOARD OF DEACONS, Warren Congregational Church (2013-2017)

FOUNDER, Litchfield Athletic Club 
Founded in 1997 and built a 10,000 square foot full-service athletic facility, and ran the facility with a partner until 2007.

BOARD MEMBER and PRESIDENT, Northwest YMCA (1989-2000)

Heard and decided civil non-jury cases referred by the Superior Court.

Heard contract actions submitted findings of fact to Court for adoption as a judgment.

ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR, University of Connecticut 
Taught “Real Estate Law” and modules on Real Estate Finance and Foreclosure.

We look at resolving disputes differently

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