UConn Law Graduates Named Cooper Fellows

The Connecticut Bar Foundation has announced its James W. Cooper Fellows for 2023, including eight UConn Law graduates: Christine Perra Rapillo ’90, Carolyn Cavolo ’99, Natalie Braswell ’07, Sebastian M. Lombardi ’10, Yamuna Menon ’11, Cindy Cieslak ’12, Claire Howard ’13, and Alison Weir ’19. The fellows are chosen from Connecticut lawyers, judges, and teachers of law who have demonstrated extraordinary legal ability; devotion to the welfare of their community, state and nation; and devotion to the advancement of the legal profession.

Seven UConn Law Alumni Nominated to Superior Court

Seven graduates of the UConn School of Law were nominated to the Connecticut Supreme Court by Gov. Ned Lamont on April 13, 2022. They are Scott R. Chadwick ’87, a probate judge and litigator; Assistant Connecticut Attorney General Thamar Esperance-Smith ’11; Assistant Connecticut Attorney General Josephine S. Graff ’01; New Britain State’s Attorney Brian W. Preleski ’91; Charles M. Stango ’95, the supervisory assistant state’s attorney in Milford; Greater Hartford Legal Aid attorney Cecil J. Thomas ’06; and David L. Zagaja ’93, supervisory assistant state’s attorney.

Kelly Scott ’11 Named a New Leader in the Law

Kelly A. Scott ’11, who practices family law with Pullman & Comley, has been named a 2022 New Leader in the Law by the Connecticut Law Tribune. She is past co-chair of the Family Law Committee and current chair of the Professional Responsibility Committee for the Connecticut Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Section Executive Committee. Scott will be honored at the Connecticut Legal Awards on May 11.

Ali Hayter ’11 Named to Hartford Business Journal’s 2021 “40 Under Forty” Class

The Hartford Business Journal (HBJ) has announced the appointment of Ali Hayter ’11 to their annual 40 under 40 list. Hayter is a partner at Cantor Colburn, where she focuses on the preparation and prosecution of patents, while helping domestic and foreign clients figure out their options related to specific technologies. Hayter is licensed to practice law in Connecticut.