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2022 Attorney Committee Assignments

LCO Attorney Committee Assignments for 2022









Committee
Attorney
Aging
email  Marie Grady [+/-]  

Marie P. Grady, Senior Legislative Attorney

       marie.grady@cga.ct.gov
       (860) 240-8410

Committee Assignments

  • Current: Human Services, Aging    

Education/Bar Memberships

  • Admitted: Connecticut 2010
  • Western new England School of Law, J.D., 2010

Prior to joining LCO, Marie was a daily newspaper journalist for more than two decades. She served as managing editor of The Republican newspaper in Springfield, MA., and the Connecticut Law Tribune. In addition to having her own private practice focused on appellate and federal immigration law, Marie also coordinated a literacy program in western Massachusetts before joining LCO in 2012.


Appropriations
email  Heather Bannister 
Banking
email  Patrick Deegan 
Children
email  Sarah O'Connor [+/-]

Sarah O'Connor, Associate Legislative Attorney

       sarah.oconnor@cga.ct.gov
       (860) 240-8410

Committee Assignments

  • Current: Children, Planning and Development

Education/Bar Memberships

  • Admitted: Connecticut, Massachusetts
  • Western New England College School of Law, J.D., 2013
  • Smith College, B.A., Government, 2005

Before joining LCO, Sarah was a legal research clerk in Hartford Superior Court, where she specialized in complex litigation matters. During law school, she served on the executive board of the Western New England Law Review and completed internships in the Massachusetts Attorney General's office and United States District Court. Prior to law school, Sarah was legislative director to a Massachusetts state senator.


Commerce
email  Nicholas Panzarella[+/-]

Nicholas Panzarella

       nicholas.panzarella@cga.ct.gov
      (860) 240-8339

Committee Assignments

  • Current: Commerce, Public Health

Education
email  Christopher J. Cordima [+/-]

Christopher J. Cordima, Senior Legislative Attorney

       christopher.cordima@cga.ct.gov
       (860) 240-8410

Committee Assignments

  • Current: Banking, Education, Regulation Review
  • Previous: Children, Higher Education and Employment Advancement, Program Review & Investigations

Education/Bar Memberships

  • Admitted: Connecticut 2006
  • Roger Williams University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2006
  • Gettysburg College, B.A. Political Science, summa cum laude, 2003


Energy and Technology
email  Jack Mitchell
Environment
email  Bradford M. Towson [+/-]

Bradford M. Towson, Chief Legislative Attorney

       bradford.towson@cga.ct.gov
       (860) 240-8480

Committee Assignments

  • Current: Environment, Regulation Review Committee
  • Previous: Government Administration and Elections, General Law, Commerce, Aging

Education/Bar Memberships

  • Admitted: Connecticut 1997
  • Rutgers Law School, J.D., with Honors, 1997
  • Wesleyan University, B.A. Government, 1994

Prior to joining the General Assembly in 2000, Bradford was an associate attorney with a boutique defense litigation firm specializing in insurance and medical malpractice claims. From 1997 to 1998 he served as a judicial law clerk for the judges of the Connecticut Superior Court system. Bradford has drafted model legislation concerning air emissions standards for electric generating facilities and transmission line moratoriums for Long Island Sound, as well as noteworthy legislation to overhaul the state of Connecticut's procurement process, reconstitute the state's ethics agency and implement comprehensive campaign finance reform.


Executive and Legislative Nominations
email  Heather Bannister 
Backup: Shannon M. McCarthy
Finance, Revenue and Bonding
email  Kumi Sato (Finance/Revenue) [+/-]

Kumi Sato, Senior Legislative Attorney

       kumi.sato@cga.ct.gov
       (860) 240-8415

Committee Assignments

  • Current: Finance Revenue and Bonding, Regulation Review
  • Previous: Insurance and Real Estate

Education/Bar Memberships

  • Admitted: Connecticut 2007, New York 2007
  • University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., with Honors, 2006
  • Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford, cum laude, B.Mus.Ed.

Before joining LCO, Kumi worked for the Connecticut Food Association for 13 years and spent her last year with the trade group serving as its interim executive director.


email  Christopher Reinhart (Bonding) [+/-]

Christopher Reinhart, Senior Legislative Attorney

      christopher.reinhart@cga.ct.gov
      (860) 240-8410

Committee Assignments

  • Current: Finance, Revenue and Bonding, Public Safety and Security
  • Previous: Veterans' Affairs

Education/Bar Memberships

  • Admitted: Connecticut 1997
  • William and Mary School of Law, J.D., 1997
  • Colby College, B.A., 1993

Before joining the Legislative Commissioners' Office, Chris worked in the Connecticut General Assembly's Office of Legislative Research for 18 years and led the Legislative Policy and Research Office at the Oregon Legislative Assembly. He joined LCO in 2018.

General Law
email  Brian Valko [+/-]

Brian F. Valko, Associate Legislative Attorney

       brian.valko@cga.ct.gov
       (860) 240-8391

Committee Assignments

  • Current: Insurance & Real Estate

Education/Bar Memberships

  • Admitted: Connecticut 2010
  • Quinnipiac University School of Law, J.D., 2010
  • University of South Carolina, B.A., Political Science, summa cum laude, 2007

Before joining the Legislative Commissioners' Office in 2017, Brian worked as a litigation associate at a boutique law firm in New Haven. From 2010 to 2011 he served as the judicial law clerk for Judges William J. Lavery and Francis X. Hennessy of the Connecticut Appellate Court.


Government Administration and Elections
email  Shannon M. McCarthy (Gov't Admin) [+/-]

Shannon McCarthy, Chief Legislative Attorney

       shannon.mccarthy@cga.ct.gov
       (860) 240-8496

Committee Assignments

  • Current: GAE, Housing, Regulation Review and Executive and Legislative Nominations
  • Previous: Environment, Public Safety, Veterans' Affairs

Education/Bar Memberships

  • Admitted: Connecticut 2004
  • University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., 2004
  • Saint Anselm College, B.A. History (minor in French), 1999

Prior to joining LCO in 2005, Shannon worked for multiple general practitioners in a variety of fields, including criminal law, family law, worker's compensation law and real estate law. She worked as a research assistant and assisted various firms in doing title searches and in writing motions and appellate briefs. Prior to obtaining her law degree, Shannon studied French at the Sorbonne in Paris and lived in France for two years.


email  Michael L. Tellerico (Elections) [+/-]

Michael L. Tellerico, Senior Legislative Attorney

       michael.tellerico@cga.ct.gov
       (860) 240-8410

Committee Assignments

  • Current: GAE, Veterans' Affairs, Regulation Review
  • Previous: Planning and Development

Education/Bar Memberships

  • Admitted: Connecticut 2014
  • University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., 2014
  • Fairfield University, B.A., Politics and Sociology & Anthropology (minor in Jazz/Popular Music), summa cum laude, 2005

Before joining LCO in 2014, Michael interned during law school throughout and around Connecticut state government, spending time with the Office of the Attorney General, the General Assembly and the Office of the Secretary of the State, as well as with Halloran & Sage Government Affairs. While at UConn Law, he served as Symposium Editor for the Connecticut Law Review, Vol. 46 and Litigation Director for the Connecticut Moot Court Board, earned a CALI Excellence Award in Election Law and received top marks in Justice David Borden's course on Statutory Interpretation.


Higher Education and Employment Advancement
email  Catriona N. Stratton  [+/-]

Catriona Stratton, Associate Legislative Attorney

catriona.stratton@cga.ct.gov

Committee Assignments

  • Current:
  • Previous: Public Safety, Transportation

Education/Bar Memberships

  • Admitted: Illinois; Connecticut
  • Saint Louis University School of Law, J.D.
  • Benedictine College, B.A. Political Science and History

Housing
email  Jonathan Porzuc
Human Services
email  Marie P. Grady [+/-]

Marie P. Grady, Senior Legislative Attorney

       marie.grady@cga.ct.gov
       (860) 240-8410

Committee Assignments

  • Current: Human Services, Aging    

Education/Bar Memberships

  • Admitted: Connecticut 2010
  • Western new England School of Law, J.D., 2010

Prior to joining LCO, Marie was a daily newspaper journalist for more than two decades. She served as managing editor of The Republican newspaper in Springfield, MA., and the Connecticut Law Tribune. In addition to having her own private practice focused on appellate and federal immigration law, Marie also coordinated a literacy program in western Massachusetts before joining LCO in 2012.


Insurance and Real Estate
email  Connor Herdic
email  Patrick Deegan
Judiciary
email  William F. O'Shea [+/-]

William F. O'Shea, Chief Legislative Attorney

william.oshea@cga.ct.gov
       (860) 240-8451

Committee Assignments

  • Current: Judiciary and Regulation Review
  • Previous: Public Health, Human Services, Aging

Education/Bar Memberships

  • Admitted: Connecticut, U.S. District Court of Connecticut
  • Western New England College School of Law
  • Boston College, B.A., Political Science

Before joining the Legislative Commissioners' Office, Bill was in private practice and litigated family law cases. He routinely appeared in state court representing clients on dissolution of marriage, alimony property division, custody, visitation, support and relocation matters.


email  Angela Rehm [+/-]

Angela Rehm, Chief Legislative Attorney

       angela.rehm@cga.ct.gov
       (860) 240-8312

Committee Assignments

  • Current: Judiciary
  • Previous: General Law, Banks, Education, Higher Education, Appropriations, Program Review and Investigation, Government Administration and Elections, Regulation Review         

Education/Bar Memberships

  • Admitted: Connecticut, New York
  • Cornell Law School, J.D.
  • University of Washington, B.A. History and Jackson School of International Studies

Labor and Public Employees
email  Heather Reeves
Legislative Management
email  Nicholas F. Bombace [+/-]

Nicholas F. Bombace, LCO Director

       nicholas.bombace@cga.ct.gov
       (860) 240-8410

Education/Bar Memberships

  • Admitted: Connecticut, Massachusetts
  • University of Connecticut School of Law School, J.D., 2009
  • University of Connecticut, B.A. Psychology, Summa Cum Laude, 2005

Planning and Development
email  Sarah O'Connor [+/-]

Sarah O'Connor, Associate Legislative Attorney

       sarah.oconnor@cga.ct.gov
       (860) 240-8410

Committee Assignments

  • Current: Children, Planning and Development

Education/Bar Memberships

  • Admitted: Connecticut, Massachusetts
  • Western New England College School of Law, J.D., 2013
  • Smith College, B.A., Government, 2005

Before joining LCO, Sarah was a legal research clerk in Hartford Superior Court, where she specialized in complex litigation matters. During law school, she served on the executive board of the Western New England Law Review and completed internships in the Massachusetts Attorney General's office and United States District Court. Prior to law school, Sarah was legislative director to a Massachusetts state senator.


email  Jonathan Porzuc
Public Health
email  Eileen Lawlor-Parker [+/-]

Eileen Lawlor-Parker, Senior Legislative Attorney

       eileen.lawlor@cga.ct.gov
       (860) 240-8410

Committee Assignments

  • Public Health
  • Previous: Banks, Children

Education/Bar Memberships

  • Admitted: Connecticut 2002, New York 2003
  • Admitted: U.S. District Court 2003
  • Quinnipiac University School of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • Boston University, B.A. in French Language and Literature, cum laude

Eileen brought years of legal experience with her when she began working at LCO in 2008. She was a litigation associate at Nuzzo & Roberts, LLC, for several years; a temporary assistant clerk for the Waterbury Superior Court; and a legal research clerk for the judges of the Litchfield Superior Court.


Backup: Nick Panzarella
Public Safety and Security
email  Christopher Reinhart 
Regulation Review
email  Marie P. Grady [+/-]

Marie P. Grady, Senior Legislative Attorney

       marie.grady@cga.ct.gov
       (860) 240-8410

Committee Assignments

  • Current: Human Services, Aging    

Education/Bar Memberships

  • Admitted: Connecticut 2010
  • Western new England School of Law, J.D., 2010

Prior to joining LCO, Marie was a daily newspaper journalist for more than two decades. She served as managing editor of The Republican newspaper in Springfield, MA., and the Connecticut Law Tribune. In addition to having her own private practice focused on appellate and federal immigration law, Marie also coordinated a literacy program in western Massachusetts before joining LCO in 2012.


email  Eileen Lawlor-Parker [+/-]

Eileen Lawlor-Parker, Senior Legislative Attorney

       eileen.lawlor@cga.ct.gov
       (860) 240-8410

Committee Assignments

  • Public Health
  • Previous: Banks, Children

Education/Bar Memberships

  • Admitted: Connecticut 2002, New York 2003
  • Admitted: U.S. District Court 2003
  • Quinnipiac University School of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • Boston University, B.A. in French Language and Literature, cum laude

Eileen brought years of legal experience with her when she began working at LCO in 2008. She was a litigation associate at Nuzzo & Roberts, LLC, for several years; a temporary assistant clerk for the Waterbury Superior Court; and a legal research clerk for the judges of the Litchfield Superior Court.


email  William F. O'Shea [+/-]

William F. O'Shea, Chief Legislative Attorney

william.oshea@cga.ct.gov
       (860) 240-8451

Committee Assignments

  • Current: Judiciary and Regulation Review
  • Previous: Public Health, Human Services, Aging

Education/Bar Memberships

  • Admitted: Connecticut, U.S. District Court of Connecticut
  • Western New England College School of Law
  • Boston College, B.A., Political Science

Before joining the Legislative Commissioners' Office, Bill was in private practice and litigated family law cases. He routinely appeared in state court representing clients on dissolution of marriage, alimony property division, custody, visitation, support and relocation matters.


email  Christopher Reinhart 
email  Catriona N. Stratton  [+/-]

Catriona Stratton, Associate Legislative Attorney

catriona.stratton@cga.ct.gov

Committee Assignments

  • Current:
  • Previous: Public Safety, Transportation

Education/Bar Memberships

  • Admitted: Illinois; Connecticut
  • Saint Louis University School of Law, J.D.
  • Benedictine College, B.A. Political Science and History

email  Michael L. Tellerico  [+/-]

Michael L. Tellerico, Senior Legislative Attorney

       michael.tellerico@cga.ct.gov
       (860) 240-8410

Committee Assignments

  • Current: GAE, Veterans' Affairs, Regulation Review
  • Previous: Planning and Development

Education/Bar Memberships

  • Admitted: Connecticut 2014
  • University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., 2014
  • Fairfield University, B.A., Politics and Sociology & Anthropology (minor in Jazz/Popular Music), summa cum laude, 2005

Before joining LCO in 2014, Michael interned during law school throughout and around Connecticut state government, spending time with the Office of the Attorney General, the General Assembly and the Office of the Secretary of the State, as well as with Halloran & Sage Government Affairs. While at UConn Law, he served as Symposium Editor for the Connecticut Law Review, Vol. 46 and Litigation Director for the Connecticut Moot Court Board, earned a CALI Excellence Award in Election Law and received top marks in Justice David Borden's course on Statutory Interpretation.


email  Bradford M. Towson [+/-]

Bradford M. Towson, Chief Legislative Attorney

       bradford.towson@cga.ct.gov
       (860) 240-8480

Committee Assignments

  • Current: Environment, Regulation Review Committee
  • Previous: Government Administration and Elections, General Law, Commerce, Aging

Education/Bar Memberships

  • Admitted: Connecticut 1997
  • Rutgers Law School, J.D., with Honors, 1997
  • Wesleyan University, B.A. Government, 1994

Prior to joining the General Assembly in 2000, Bradford was an associate attorney with a boutique defense litigation firm specializing in insurance and medical malpractice claims. From 1997 to 1998 he served as a judicial law clerk for the judges of the Connecticut Superior Court system. Bradford has drafted model legislation concerning air emissions standards for electric generating facilities and transmission line moratoriums for Long Island Sound, as well as noteworthy legislation to overhaul the state of Connecticut's procurement process, reconstitute the state's ethics agency and implement comprehensive campaign finance reform.


email  Nicholas F. Bombace [+/-]

Nicholas F. Bombace, LCO Director

       nicholas.bombace@cga.ct.gov
       (860) 240-8410

Education/Bar Memberships

  • Admitted: Connecticut, Massachusetts
  • University of Connecticut School of Law School, J.D., 2009
  • University of Connecticut, B.A. Psychology, Summa Cum Laude, 2005

Transportation
email  Catriona N. Stratton  [+/-]

Catriona Stratton, Associate Legislative Attorney

catriona.stratton@cga.ct.gov

Committee Assignments

  • Current:
  • Previous: Public Safety, Transportation

Education/Bar Memberships

  • Admitted: Illinois; Connecticut
  • Saint Louis University School of Law, J.D.
  • Benedictine College, B.A. Political Science and History

Veterans' Affairs
email  Michael L. Tellerico  [+/-]

Michael L. Tellerico, Senior Legislative Attorney

       michael.tellerico@cga.ct.gov
       (860) 240-8410

Committee Assignments

  • Current: GAE, Veterans' Affairs, Regulation Review
  • Previous: Planning and Development

Education/Bar Memberships

  • Admitted: Connecticut 2014
  • University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., 2014
  • Fairfield University, B.A., Politics and Sociology & Anthropology (minor in Jazz/Popular Music), summa cum laude, 2005

Before joining LCO in 2014, Michael interned during law school throughout and around Connecticut state government, spending time with the Office of the Attorney General, the General Assembly and the Office of the Secretary of the State, as well as with Halloran & Sage Government Affairs. While at UConn Law, he served as Symposium Editor for the Connecticut Law Review, Vol. 46 and Litigation Director for the Connecticut Moot Court Board, earned a CALI Excellence Award in Election Law and received top marks in Justice David Borden's course on Statutory Interpretation.


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