The accomplishments, milestones, awards and news of UConn School of Law alumni:
Sutherland Denlinger '68, a former United States Army captain and longtime zoning specialist lawyer, died on May 15, 2019. Read his obituary.
Thomas B. Wilson '67, a U.S. Air Force veteran and longtime New London lawyer, died on May 1, 2019. Read his obituary.
James J. Gadarowski '67, a former captain in the United States Army and counsel for Phoenix Home Life, died on April 22, 2019. Read his obituary.
Gov. Ned Lamont has nominated Judge Robert Devlin '75 to the Connecticut Appellate Court. Devlin has served on the Superior Court bench since 1993. He is chairman of the Connecticut Sentencing Commission, chairman of the Criminal Jury Instruction Committee, and co-chairman of the Judicial-Media Committee. He previously served as chief administrative judge for the Criminal Division of the Superior Court. His nomination has been forwarded to the General Assembly for its advice and consent.
Richard Sanger '61, the longtime Canton-based lawyer and local activist, died on April 13, 2019. Read his obituary.
Judge Christopher F. Droney '79 announced he will retire from his post as a justice on the United State Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, effective June 30, 2019. At that time Droney will assume senior judge status, opening up the seat he currently occupies on the bench. As a senior justice, Droney will remain a member of the court but will have greatly reduced responsibilities. Droney was nominated to the Second Circuit bench in 2011 by President Barack Obama. His nomination was confirmed unanimously by the U.S. Senate. Droney is one of two justices from Connecticut serving on the Second Circuit bench.
Harry Garfinkel '77, a former NFL prospect and president of Space and Sea Systems at Hamilton Standard, died on March 16, 2019. Read his obituary.
The Connecticut Bar Association awarded Hon. Anne C. Dranginis '72 its 2018 John Eldred Shields Distinguished Professional Service Award. The award is given to a Connecticut attorney whose work has benefitted their community or the profession at large. Since her retirement from the the bench in 2006, Judge Dranginis has worked at Pullman & Comley, where she specializes in divorce law.
The Connecticut Bar Association awarded Mark A. Dubois '77 its 2018 Edward F. Hennessey Professionalism Award. The awarded is given to a Connecticut attorney whose career has demonstrated a strong commitment to the standards of the profession. Dubois has worked at Geraghy & Bonnano Attorneys At Law, LLC, since 2011, where he specializes in legal ethics.
Five UConn Law alumni were recognized for their legal work by the Connecticut Law Tribune on March 7, 2019. Kenneth J. Krayeske '10 was recognized in the "Game Changer" category; Chad A. McDaniel '01 in the "GC Impact" category; Antonio Robaina '79 as an "Officiator"; Juri E. Taalman '99 in the "Unsung Hero" category; and Sarah Stark Oldham '88 as a mentor.