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Charlene M. Pederson

Attorney Pederson has practiced residential real estate law in Connecticut for 27 years, including 22 years running her own real estate firm.

Attorney Pederson focuses on representing clients in residential real estate closings — purchases, sales, and refinances — and has handled thousands of closings in Connecticut over her career. Her career was founded on a passion for property transfer laws and a desire to help others achieve their real estate goals. She believes that owning a home is a beautiful symbol of the American Dream, and she takes pride in being a part of her clients' homeownership journey.

Attorney Pederson was raised in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania and has lived in Connecticut since 1989. She proudly resides in Fairfield County, Connecticut, with her husband, Rev. Dr. Duane C. Pederson, pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church in Stamford, CT. Out of the office, she has been an active member in the Fairfield County community over the years. She currently enjoys volunteering in several roles at St. John's Lutheran Church and as an usher at the Westport County Playhouse.

She is the proud mother of two adult children, Mitchell and Bailey, and the grandmother of three beloved pups, Blue, Red, and Bear.


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Quinnipiac College School of Law, Bridgeport, Connecticut. Juris Doctor

Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Bachelor of Arts. Political Science & Psychology

Bar Admissions

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State Of Connecticut, November 1995

United States District Court of the District of Connecticut, January 1996

Legal Affiliations

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Connecticut Bar Association (1995-2010, 2011-2013) Member; (1999) Co-Chair of YLS-Solo & Small Firm Division).

Greater Bridgeport Bar Association (1995-2013) Member; (2006-2012) Co-Chair of Real Property Committee.

Community Involvement

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Immanuel Lutheran Church, Oxford, Connecticut. (2002-2014); President of the Congregation (2006-2008; 2009-2012); Worship Assistant, Usher, Sunday School Teacher, Choir Member, Stewardship Ministry Member, Christian Education Committee, Membership and Outreach Committee (Chairperson 2009-2012).

Seymour-Oxford Rotary Club, Seymour, Connecticut. (2009-2013); President (2011-2012)

Seymour Oxford Nursery and Child Care Association, Seymour, Connecticut (non-profit organization) (2004 to 2012) Board Member; (2006-2012) Secretary.

Fairfield County Alumnae Association of Kappa Kappa Gamma, Fairfield, Connecticut. (2005-2015) Member; (2006-2008) Philanthropy Chairperson; (2008-2012) Treasurer.

Oxford Cultural Arts Committee, Oxford, Connecticut. (2006-2010) Member; (2007-2008) Secretary; (2008-2010) Treasurer.

Valley Community Foundation, Shelton, Connecticut, Valley Small Grants Committee (2011)

New England Synod of the ELCA, Worcester, Massachusetts, Synod Council Member (2008-2012);  Synod Council Executive Committee (2008-2012); School of Lay Ministry Graduate (2009); Reference & Counsel (2010-2011); Mission Strategy Team, Co-Chairperson (2010-2012); Churchwide Assembly Voting Member (2011); Bishop’s Election Ad Hoc Committee (2011-2012); Secretary of the Synod Council (2012-2016).

Naugatuck Valley Conference of the ELCA, Oxford, Connecticut; Member (2009-2015)

Leadership Greater Valley, Valley Chamber of Commerce, Shelton, Connecticut, Graduate (2010)

Leadership Greater Valley, Valley Chamber of Commerce, Shelton, Connecticut, Graduate (2010)

Westport Country Playhouse, Westport, Connecticut, Volunteer Usher (2011-present)

Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce, Shelton, Connecticut, Member (2010-2014)