Attorney John H. Grasso

AttyJohnGrassoJohn H. Grasso attended the University of Connecticut (B.A., University and Honors Scholar, 1979), Emory University School of Law (J.D., 1982), and Cornell University (Labor Relations Studies, 1987). He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. John H. Grasso was admitted to the practice of law in 1982, and is licensed in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Georgia. His principal areas of practice are estate planning, business, and litigation. He is a member of the Estates and Probate, the Elder Law, and the Commercial Law and Bankruptcy sections of the Connecticut Bar Association. He has taught business law courses at the University of Connecticut School of Business as adjunct faculty. Attorney Grasso served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney, District of Alaska 1982-1985, and as a military prosecutor as a member of the Judge Advocate General's Corps of the United States Army 1982-1988.

Attorney Grasso serves as President of the charitable nonprofit RHAM Education Foundation, Inc. and as a Director of the charitable nonprofit Connecticut National Guard Foundation, Inc. He serves as a member of the Marlborough, Connecticut Zoning Board of Appeals. His past community service includes two terms as a member of the Region 8 Board of Education, service on the Conservation (Inland Wetlands) Commission, and service on the Economic Development Commission. John H. Grasso is a longtime hike leader of the Connecticut Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club and serves on the Chapter Executive Committee.   He is a longtime volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America, having served as a Scoutmaster twice, and now serving as a unit commissioner..

Colonel (retired) John H. Grasso was commissioned as an officer of the United States Army from the R.O.T.C. program at the University of Connecticut and served in active or reserve duty status continuously for 33 years until his retirement in June 2012.  He continues in state service as a Brigadier General, Connecticut State Guard.  He is a graduate of numerous military programs, to include the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and the Joint Forces Staff College of the National Defense University.  Among his numerous duty assignments, COL (ret) Grasso served with the 172d Infantry Brigade, the 43rd Infantry Brigade, and as Chief of Connecticut's multi-agency WMD Task Force in the aftermath of the attacks of September 11, 2001, for which service he was awarded the Connecticut Medal of Merit.  His final duty assignment was as State Judge Advocate of the Connecticut National Guard.  Among his military awards is the Legion of Merit.  


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