The accomplishments, milestones, awards and news of UConn School of Law alumni:
The following alumni have been elected 2018 Fellows of the Connecticut Bar Foundation: Marsha Anastasia '92 of Pitney Bowes Inc; John Andreini '79 of the Law Offices of John M. Andreini; Richard Casher '76 of Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP; Edwin Colon '09 of Berchem Moses PC; Karen Dowd '91 of Horton, Dowd, Bartschi & Levesque PC; Dara Goings '05 of Ruel Ruel Goings & Britt LLC; David Hardy '99 of Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP; Karen Hart '97 of Leete, Kosto & Wizner LLP; Robert Melvin '91 of Robinson+Cole; Keisha Palmer '09 of Robinson+Cole; James Ray '92 of Robison+Cole; James Ruel '99 of Ruel Ruel Goings & Britt LLC; Dana Hrelic '08 of Horton, Dowd, Barschi & Levesque PC; Judge Joseph Schwartz '07 of the Connecticut Superior Court; Cheryl Sharp '93 of the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities; Michael Thompson '91 of Wiggin and Dana LLP; S. Dave Vatti '92 of the U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Connecticut; and Latonia Williams '09 of Shipman & Goodwin LLP. The new fellows were chosen in recognition of their exemplary professionalism and advancement of the legal practice.
Michael A. Gailor '87 has been appointed state's attorney for the Judicial District of Middlesex, Connecticut. In his new role, Gailor will serve as the top prosecutor in the district, which includes Middletown and 14 other towns. Gailor has worked as executive state's attorney for the Judicial Distroct of Hartford since 2005. Additionally, he is preseident of the Connecticut Criminal Justice Educational and Charitable Association.
Dennis A. McCormack '76, a Windsor-area lawyer for more than 40 years, died on July 16, 2018. Read his obituary.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has appointed Pedro Segarra '85 as a member of the state Workers' Compensation Commission. Segarra served as mayor of Hartford from 2010 to 2016 after serving on the city council from 2006 to 2010 and as the city's corporation counsel from 1991 to 1995. Since 2016, he has been of counsel for the firm Shimkus, Murphy and Rosenberger in Hartford. His appointment to the Workers' Compensation Commission requires legislative approval.
Homer G. Scoville '56, a long-time family lawyer and Connecticut senator, died on July 16, 2018. Read his obituary.
Radha Mohan '12 has joined Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, the firm announced. Mohan will work in Washington for the firm's Government Relations Department. She previously worked for McGuireWoods.
Halloran Sage has announced that Morris Borea '82 and Karl-Erik Sternlof '83 have joined the firm as partners. Borea will practice in the Hartford office in the areas of municipal and state government, litigation and dispute resolution. Sternlof will joins the firm's corporate business and transactions and real estate practice group, practicing in the New London office in the area of corporate business law.
Former Judge Antonio Robaina '79 has joined McElroy Deutsche, Mulvaney & Carpenter after more than 20 years as a Superior Court judge. Robaina will focus on alternative dispute resolution out of the firm's Hartford office. Before becoming a judge, he worked for 20 years in private practice.
Tom Santopietro '81 will discuss his new book, "Why To Kill a Mockingbird Matters" at the Mark Twain House in Hartford on July 23, 2018. The event will begin at 6 p.m. with Santopietro's presentation, and will conclude with a live screening of the original film.
The Bridgeport Downtown Special Services District announced Philip Pires '08 was appointed chair of its board of commissioners, effective July 1, 2018. Pires currently works as a principal attorney at Cohen and Wolf, where he specializes in land use and zoning law.