Alexandra D. DiPentima

Chief Judge, Connecticut Appellate Court
Headshot of Chief Judge Alexandra DiPentima

Judge Alexandra Davis DiPentima was born in Sharon, Connecticut, and raised in Kent, Connecticut.  She was graduated from Princeton University, receiving an A.B. in intellectual history in 1975.  In 1979 she was graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Law.  From 1979 to 1981, she worked as a staff attorney for Connecticut Legal Services, Inc., representing low income persons in domestic and housing disputes.  In 1981, she joined the law firm of Moller, Horton & Fineberg, P.C.  While associated with the firm she litigated products liability and other personal injury actions at the trial court level and enjoyed an active appellate advocacy practice.  During her years of practice, she was an active member of the Connecticut Bar Association, serving as president of the Young Lawyers Section, and as a director of the Hartford County Bar Association.  Each year, since the late 1980s, she has written two chapters of annotations for the Connecticut Practice Book Annotated (West).  In November 1993, Governor Lowell Weicker appointed Judge DiPentima to the Superior Court bench.  She has served on the Rules Committee and the Judicial Education Committee, and as president of the Connecticut Judges Association.  Judge DiPentima received the Connecticut Bar Association’s Henry J. Naruk Judiciary Award and the Distinguished Service Award from the University of Connecticut School of Law Alumni Association.  In May 2003, Judge DiPentima was sworn in as a judge of the Appellate Court.  In June 2007, Chief Justice Chase Rogers appointed her to serve as chair of the Public Service and Trust Commission, which created a strategic plan for the Judicial Branch.  On March 29, 2010, Judge DiPentima was sworn in as Chief Judge of the Appellate Court.