Robert C. Lubus Jr. is a preeminent trial attorney who has been providing clients with knowledgeable legal counsel, comprehensive transactional service, and aggressive courtroom representation for over twenty-five years. Based in Waterbury, Connecticut, Mr. Lubus is currently a partner with Grady & Riley, L.L.P., where he leads the firm’s collections law practice in addition to working in a broad range of other matters.
A graduate of Villanova University School of Law, Mr. Lubus first became interested in the law because of his desire to help others. As he tells it:
I enjoyed learning about new people. I love hearing about what their issues are and helping them resolve those issues.
Today, Mr. Lubus is widely considered to be one of Connecticut’s paramount attorneys in the field of repossession and collections law. With a focus on creditors’ rights, he leads a talented team of attorneys who handle collections across the state, serving the needs of nursing homes and convalescent homes, credit unions, manufacturers and banks, and a variety of small and medium-sized businesses.
Additionally, Mr. Lubus’s practice with Grady & Riley includes matters in family law, personal injury law, and real estate law, among other areas. He is admitted to practice in both Connecticut and New York as well as the U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut.
A prominent member of the Connecticut Creditor Bar Association, Mr. Lubus has his finger on the pulse of prevailing trends in collections law. In particular, he notes that there have been many changes recently precipitated by judicial actions that have had a significant effect on creditors:
Collections law has undergone many changes recently, especially as it relates to collecting unsecured loans. And these changes are not favorable to the creditors we represent. Most of these changes are driven by courts rather than by legislation; courts have essentially made up rules to hinder creditors. We’ve been working to undo some of the changes.
After more than a quarter-century of success behind him, Mr. Lubus has no intentions of resting on his laurels. Looking forward, he hopes to continue increasing revenue and growing all areas of his practice, with a particular emphasis on the collections side of his work. Commenting on future plans, he said:
We already have a very strong collection practice, but we have made improvements over the last several years that have allowed us to increase our capacity. With the speed at which we can move files through the process, we can take on far more cases than we used to, and I’d like to start filling that excess capacity.