Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont has nominated four UConn Law alumni to serve as judges of the Superior Court. They are Karen DeMeola ’96, a member of the UConn Law staff for 22 years who currently serves as the inaugural assistant dean for diversity, belonging and community engagement; Paul R. Doyle ’90, a partner of Kennedy Doyle LLC; Walter A. Menjivar ’12, an assistant attorney general in the Connecticut Attorney General’s Office; and Emily Wagner ’06, an appellate public defender at the Connecticut Division of Public Defender Services.
Karen DeMeola ’96, assistant dean for diversity, belonging and community engagement at the UConn School of Law, conducted a training on the topic “Slowing Down to Advance Diversity, Equity and Inclusion” on November 30, 2022, at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute on the UConn Waterbury campus.
Kevin Michael Tighe ’96, a private practioner who previously was a partner with Lowd & Ludorf LLC and spent many years with Reid and Riege P.C. in Hartford, died on September 18, 2022. Read his obituary.
Lisa Stefano ’96 has been named a partner at the litigation law firm of Gfeller Laurie LLP, based in West Hartford, Connecticut. Stefano has extensive experience managing insurance coverage, underwriting, and claim and bad faith litigation for insurers. She was previously a litigation associate with The RiverStone Group.
Jennifer B. Cona ’96 recently rebranded her law firm name. Effective immediately, the firm formerly known as Genser Dubow Genser & Cona LLP, will now be known as Cona Elder Law PLLC. Read more here.
Elizabeth O. Hoff ’15, Stacey Samuel ’17, and Melicent B. Thompson ’96 have been welcomed to Gfeller Laurie LLP. The three UConn Law alumnae have joined the insurance coverage team and will be key additions because of their knowledge and experience in handling first party coverage claims in the natural disaster context, directly relevant to the wave of COVID-19 first party coverage litigation currently before the nations’ courts.