The accomplishments, milestones, awards and news of UConn School of Law alumni:
Hartford Performs has appointed Charles F. Modzelewski ‘16 to its board of directors. Hartford Performs is an organization designed to bring artists to Hartford Public Schools to teach. Modzelewski is currently an associate at Robinson & Cole, where he is a member of the firm's Insurance + Reinsurance Group.
The Connecticut Environmental Forum appointed Emily Deans '15 to its board of directors on November 26, 2018. Deans is an associate at Robinson & Cole LLP, where she is a member of the firm's Environmental, Energy & Telecommunications Group. The Connecticut Environmental Forum provides a space for sharing stories and information for environmental professionals.
Andrés Avila, LLM '17, has joined Saxe Doernberger & Vita PC as an associate in the firm's Northeast office in Trumbull, Connecticut. The firm represents policyholders in insurance coverage disputes.
Emily C. Deans '15 has been appointed to the Board of Directors of The Keney Park Sustainability Project. The project's mission is to help families become self-sustainable and environmentally conscious while preserving Hartford's Keney Park. Deans works at Robinson & Cole as an associate in the areas of environmental, telecommunications, and utilities law.
Schoonmaker, George, Colin & Blomberg, PC announced that Robert D. Vossler '17 will join the firm as an associate attorney. Vossler, who previously clerked on the Connecticut Appellate Court, will work out of the firm's Greenwich, Connecticut office.
Chrysalis Center Inc. announced that Rosendo Garza Jr. '15 will join its board of directors. Chrysalis Center Inc. is a non-profit which serves more than 4,000 Connecticut families. Garza currently works at Day Pitney's Hartford office as an associate attorney. He previously served in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Eckert Seamans announced that Winifred B. Gibbons '14 will join the firm's Boston office as an associate attorney. Gibbons will work in the lititgation department. Prior to joining the firm, Gibbons served as a judicial law clerk for the Rhode Island Trial Court.
Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP announced Jenna Montesano '16 will join the firm as a Real Estate attorney out of the firm's Hartford office. Montesano previously worked at Shipman & goodwin LLP.
Jenna M. Montesano '16 has joined Hinckley Allen as a real estate associate in the firm's Hartford office. Her practice involves real estate, land use and business matters, representing corporate and real estate clients in loan, refinancing and recapitalization transactions.
Philip Pacelli '17 has joined Day Pitney as an associate in the firm's Hartford office, where his practice will focus on intellectual property. In addition to a JD from UConn School of Law, he earned an LLM in Intellectual Propery from Cardozo Law School.