Gregory D'Auria '88 was sworn in April 10, 2017, as a justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court after 23 years in the Office of the Attorney General.
D'Auria earned a bachelor's degree in political science from UConn in 1985 and juris doctor from UConn School of Law, where he was editor-in-chief of the Connecticut Journal of International Law, in 1988. He then served as a law clerk to Connecticut Supreme Court Chief Justice Ellen A. Peters and worked for four years as an associate at Shipman & Goodwin.
In 1993 he joined the Connecticut Office of the Attorney General, where he served as an assistant attorney general, associate attorney general for litigation and head of the special litigation and charities unit. In 2011, Attorney General George Jepsen appointed him the state's first solicitor general.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy nominated D’Auria to the state Supreme Court on Feb. 1, 2017 and the legislature confirmed his appointment as an associate justice on March 8, 2017.
D’Auria joins four other UConn Law alumni on the state’s highest court: associate justices Dennis G. Eveleigh ’72, Andrew J. McDonald ’91 and Richard N. Palmer ‘77, and senior justice Christine S. Vertefeuille ’75.
Watch his swearing-in ceremony on the Connecticut Network: