March 17, 2014

Malloy nominates slate of judges

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has nominated two appellate court judges and 16 superior court judges, his office announced.

Malloy picked Superior Court Judge Eliot D. Prescott to fill the appellate court vacancy left by Richard A. Robinson, who was named to the Connecticut Supreme Court in December.

In addition, Malloy chose Superior Court Judge Raheem L. Mullins to fill the appellate seat of Stuart D. Bear, who will reach mandatory retirement age in May.

To fill 16 of the 26 vacancies that now exist in the superior court, Malloy nominated: Anthony V. Avallone, an attorney with offices in New Haven and Milford; Timothy D. Bates, a partner with Robinson & Cole in New London; Leo V. Diana, mayor of Manchester and a partner with Diana, Conti & Tunila; Steven D. Ecker, a partner with Cowdery, Ecker & Murphy in Hartford; Tammy G. Geathers, an assistant attorney general; Jane K. Grossman, a family court magistrate appointed in 2011; Irene Prosky Jacobs, a partner with Jacobs & Jacobs in New Haven; Ingrid L. Moll, an attorney with Motley Rice; John D. Moore, associate group general counsel with Travelers Special Liability Group; Kevin J. Murphy, supervisory assistant state's attorney in Bristol; Robert Nastri Jr., a partner with Tinley, Nastri, Renehan & Dost in Waterbury; Cesar A. Noble, president and managing partner with Noble, Spector & O'Connor in Hartford; Rupal Shah Palanki, an assistant attorney general; Kevin S. Russo, a supervisory assistant state's attorney; Steven Spellman, chief of staff for the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and Erika M. Tindill, chair of the Connecticut Board of Pardons and Paroles.

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