CHARLES HENRY is a founding partner of Henry & Giardina, LLP. He has practiced law in the State of Connecticut since his admission to the Bar in 1975. For a period of 20 years, he has been peer rated “AV” from Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating a lawyer can attain for his expertise and ethics, and which is given to less than 5% of attorneys practicing in Connecticut. Attorney Henry is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association where he is a member of the Estates and Probate Section.
Attorney Henry began his estate planning and estate administration practice in 1976 when he joined the firm of Gager, Henry & Narkis with its office located in Waterbury, Connecticut. In 1979 he became a partner in that firm’s Estates and Trust Department. In 1990 Attorney Henry left this firm and co-founded the firm of Kernan & Henry, LLP, now Henry & Giardina, LLP, where he continues to devote most of his practice in these areas. Attorney Henry also represents clients in residential real estate matters and in various transactions for corporate clients.
During his years of practice Attorney Henry has served as a member of the Board of the Trust Committee of Colonial Bank, Bank of Boston Connecticut and Webster Bank. He also served as a founding Director of Capital Management Corporation of the Northeast.
Attorney Henry serves on the Board of Directors of The Eastern Company, a publicly traded company with its office in Naugatuck, Connecticut, and various other local manufacturing companies. He serves on the Board of The White Deer Rock Land Corporation and in the past has served various positions on behalf of The Waterbury Hospital, Chase Collegiate School and The Connecticut Community Foundation where he is a past President.
Attorney Henry was born in Waterbury, Connecticut in 1949, attended McTernan School, Westminster School, Lake Forest College and Suffolk University School of Law. He is married to Lynn Franklin-Henry and they have lived at their home in Woodbury since 1978. They have two daughters, one of whom is a lawyer with a wealth management company in Boston, and the other is a counselor at The Taft School, Watertown, CT. In his spare time Attorney Henry enjoys platform tennis, tennis, golf and hiking in the Adirondacks.