Durham resident’s firm named business of the year

Durham resident’s firm named business of the year

Durham resident, Attorney Renee C. Bauer, has earned the Women-Owned Business of the Year Award from the Hamden Regional Chamber of Commerce. She will be honored at a dinner on Thursday, Nov. 21 at Cascades in Hamden. 

Bauer is founder and principal of the Bauer Law Group, LLC, a law firm located in Hamden. She founded the Bauer Law Group, LLC with a mission. She wanted to help people find peace in their lives.

Her firm is family-focused, offering legal services for divorce, custody, and mediation, but it’s about more than that. Bauer prides herself on building a business that brings hope to people in one of their darkest times. 

Part of Bauer Law Group’s mission is bringing education to the community. Bauer presents legal education seminars to peers. She has appeared on WTNH, as well as on radio, to comment on current legal topics. She also speaks at workshops for teenage girls on empowerment and relationships.

"When someone is going through a divorce, they have so many questions. Sometimes they turn to their attorneys for answers. Sometimes they turn to the Internet. Sometimes they turn to friends and family,'' Bauer said. "Not all advice is good advice.”

"I hope to empower people to make sound, rational decisions throughout the divorce. Decisions that resound in knowledge are better than those decisions made from emotion and grief. Sometimes just having knowledge is power," Bauer said. 

Bauer penned the book “Divorce in Connecticut” (Addicus Books) and also authored a children’s book about divorce, “Percy’s Imperfectly Perfect Family” (Archway Publishing) as a resource for parents and children going through the divorce process.

In addition, she authored, “The Ultimate Guide to Solo and Small Firm Success” (LawFirst Publishing) to help other attorneys open their own practice. 

Bauer has received numerous awards in her industry such as Connecticut Law Tribune’s Litigator of the Year award and New Leader in the Law Award.

-- Press Release