April 16, 2018

14 more CT judgeship nominees

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy nominates 14 more Connecticut jurists to fill Superior Court vacancies.

Fourteen more Connecticut jurists have been nominated to fill Superior Court vacancies.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's latest judge-nominee slate is atop the 16 he recently recommended.

If state lawmaker approve, the 30 will fill many of the 45 vacancies on the Superior Court. Malloy says he intends to leave 21 slots vacant when his term ends at yearend, partly to save the state money.

The latest court nominees include:

Michael Edward Auger of Groton, senior partner and trial lawyer at Suisman Shapiro in New London, where he has worked since 1988, specializing in personal injury cases.

Claudia A. Baio of Rocky Hill, partner at the law firm of Howard, Kohn, Sprague & Fitzgerald LLP in Hartford, where she has worked since 2014 as a litigator.

Tejas Bhatt of Hartford, an assistant public defender in Hartford.

Donna M. Wilkerson Brillant of Cromwell, managing investigator for the state Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO).

Karyl L. Carrasquilla of West Hartford, chief disciplinary counsel for the state Judicial Branch.

Robert A. D'Andrea of Litchfield, a commissioner for the state Workers' Compensation Commission.

Lisa Grasso Egan of New Haven, undersecretary for labor relations with the state Office of Policy and Management.

Barbara A. Hoffman of Clinton, supervisory state's attorney for the state's Division of Criminal Justice.

Daniel J. Klau of West Hartford, an appellate and First Amendment litigator with McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney and Carpenter, LLP in Hartford.

Ronald E. Kowalski II of Norwalk, civil-litigation partner at Cacace, Tusch and Santagata in Stamford.

Peter A. McShane of Madison, state's attorney for the Middlesex district of the state's Division of Criminal Justice.

Francis L. O'Reilly of Fairfield, partner with O'Reilly and Shaw, LLC in Fairfield.

Nada K. Sizemore of Cromwell, a former attorney for Traveler Cos. and several of its divisions.

Michael Wu of Canton, a former United Technologies Corp. lawyer who is managing attorney for the Waterbury office of Connecticut Legal Services Inc., a legal nonprofit serving the needy.

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