Felicia and her husband Steve were shocked when their planned 4th child turned out to be a 4th and a 5th.
Despite a noteworthy history of twins in the family.
Herself in the middle of a lineup with three boys and three girls, Felicia honed her negotiation skills early on. Her own five children have more than fulfilled any continuing education requirements.
Given Felicia’s commitment to family, it is no surprise that she decided to focus her practice on family law while she was still in law school. For more than a decade, she has immersed herself in trial strategy and the ins and outs of the latest developments in Connecticut marital and family law. Though primarily a litigator, Felicia recognizes the value of attempting to reach agreements outside of court when possible and is a practical and accomplished negotiator. To that end, she also represents clients in relation to prenuptial agreements and postnuptial agreements, and is a nuanced and committed collaborative divorce lawyer.
Prior to joining Freed Marcroft, Felicia was an associate at the Hartford firm Budlong & Budlong, LLC. Felicia’s time in Connecticut’s family, civil and criminal courthouses has provided a well-rounded experience she now draws upon when providing efficient and thoughtful advocacy for her clients.
Felicia graduated, cum laude, from Providence College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy, Spanish and Theology. She received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Connecticut, and is licensed to practice before Connecticut’s federal and state courts. Felicia’s degree in Philosophy was born from a love of writing, which has since led to the opportunity to co-author several briefs to the Supreme and Appellate Courts of Connecticut, as well as various trial briefs for submission to the Connecticut Superior Court.
Felicia has spoken on family law and lawyering for the Connecticut Bar Association. She is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association, CBA Family Law Section and the Hartford County Bar Association. She explores the intersection between family and career in her role as a contributing writer at Connecticut Working Moms.
Felicia and Steve were raised in Connecticut and they have chosen to raise their children here, too. They entertain themselves by bringing the children to the area beaches and aquariums in the summer, and they even venture to ski in the winter. There are limitations with five children in tow, but their sense of adventure keeps their world big.
Outside of the office and court, Felicia spends the majority of her time, obviously, mothering.