January 24, 2013

Christine Keller is CT appellate judge nominee

Hartford Superior Court Judge Christine E. Keller is the governor's nominee to the state appellate court. Fifteen other Connecticut attorneys are nominees for Superior Court judgeships, the governor's office says.

Keller, sworn as a judge in August 1993, would fill the potential vacancy created with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's recent nomination of state Judge Carmen Espinosa to the state Supreme Court

Keller served as a family support magistrate from 1989 to 1993, worked in private practice from 1987 to 1989, served as assistant corporation counsel for the City of Hartford from 1984 to 1987, and was a staff attorney with Neighborhood Legal Services in Hartford from 1977 to 1984.

She received her B.A. from Smith College law degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law.

The 15 Superior Court nominees would fill half the 30 vacancies on that court. Malloy said Thursday that he intends to leave the rest unfilled for the time being.

The nominees are:

• Michael A. Albis of East Haven, a principal in the firm of Hilcoff & Albis, LLC in East Haven. He is the former Judge of Probate for the District of East Haven, and is a member of the adjunct faculty of Quinnipiac University in the Legal Studies Department. He received his B.A. from Yale University, and his J.D. with honors from University of Connecticut School of Law.

• Thomas D. Colin of Ridgefield: Colin is a partner with Schoonmaker, George, Colin & Blomberg, P.C. in Greenwich. Previously, he was an associate with Cummings & Lockwood in Stamford. He received his B.S. from Long Island University and his J.D. from St. John's University School of Law.

• Melanie L. Cradle of Middlefield: Cradle is a Senior Assistant State's Attorney for the Ansonia-Milford Judicial District, where she has served since 2002. Previously, she served as an associate with Lyle Hume and Associates and as an adjunct professor at Housatonic Community College. She received her B.A. from Adelphi University, and her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law.

• Karen A. Goodrow of Chester: Goodrow is Director of the Connecticut Innocence Project. Previously, she served as a public defender for the Tolland Judicial District, as an assistant public defender for the Capital Defense and Trial Services Unit, and as an assistant public defender for the Hartford Judicial District. She received her B.A. from Southern Connecticut State University and her J.D. from Western New England University School of Law.

• Sheila A. Huddleston of West Hartford: Huddleston is a partner with Shipman & Goodwin LLP in Hartford. Previously, she served as an attorney with Aetna Life and Casualty. She received her B.A. and M.A. from Yale University and her J.D. from Yale Law School.

• Michael P. Kamp of Hamden: Kamp is a principal in the litigation department of Loughlin Fitzgerald in Wallingford. Previously, he was a principal with McNerney, Fitzgerald & Tiernan in New Haven, and an assistant corporation counsel with the Town of Hamden. He received his B.A. from Boston College and his J.D. from Emory University School of Law.

• Charles T. Lee of Greenwich: Lee is a partner with Anderson, Kill & Olick in Stamford. Previously, he was a partner with McCarter & English as well as Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker LLP. He received his A.B. from Harvard College and his J.D. from Columbia Law School.

• Jason M. Lobo of Suffield: Lobo is a Supervising Assistant Attorney General for the State of Connecticut. Previously, he was an attorney with Spruance & Associates, P.C. He received his A.B. from Dartmouth College and his J.D. from University of Connecticut School of Law.

• Shelley A. Marcus of Branford: Marcus is an attorney with the Marcus Law Firm, having experience in private practice for over twenty years. She has also served in various governmental positions including chief screening counsel to the House Democrats. She received her B.A. from Albertus Magnus College, cum laude, and her J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law with honors.

• Maurice B. Mosley of Waterbury: Mosley is counsel to the City of Waterbury's school department, and is President and CEO of Granville Academy of Waterbury. Previously, he was the owner and managing partner of the law firm Mosley & Sinclair, served five terms as a state representative in the Connecticut General Assembly, and taught elementary school in Waterbury. He received his B.S. from South Carolina State University, an M.S. from Central Connecticut State University, and a J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law.

• Thomas G. Moukawsher of Groton: Moukawsher is a founding member of Moukawsher & Walsh, LLC with offices in West Hartford and Groton. Previously, he served as a state representative in the Connecticut General Assembly. He received his B.A. from the Citadel, and his J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law.

• Andrew Roraback of Goshen: Roraback is a partner with Roraback and Roraback Law Firm in Torrington. Previously, he served as a state senator in the Connecticut General Assembly for six terms, and as a state representative for three terms. He received his B.A. from Yale University, and his J.D. from the University of Virginia Law School.

• Hope Colleen Seeley of Coventry: Seeley is a partner with Santos & Seeley, P.C. in Hartford. In addition, she has served as a long-time instructor at the University of Connecticut School of Law. She received her B.A. from the University of Connecticut, and her J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law.

• Robyn Stewart Johnson of Glastonbury: Stewart Johnson is a Senior Assistant State's Attorney for the State of Connecticut. Previously, she was an instructor with the Southern Connecticut State University's Sociology Department, was a senior research associate with American University, and was an Assistant District Attorney for the Hampden County District Attorney Office in Massachusetts. She received her B.S. from Southern Connecticut State University, and her J.D. from Western New England University School of Law.

• Anthony D. Truglia, Jr. of Stamford: Truglia is a Stamford-based attorney with diverse experience in commercial law, specializing in real estate, litigation and corporate matters. He received his B.A. from the University of Virginia, and his J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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