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Attorney DelMonico Elected to James W. Cooper Fellows Program

June 20, 2013

Hartford, Connecticut (June 12, 2013) – Attorney Jennifer Morgan DelMonico of Milford was elected a 2013 Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation James W. Cooper Fellows Program. “We are pleased to recognize our new Fellows for their distinguished services to our legal system and for their commitment to the principles of equal justice and the rule of law,” said Peter Arakas, President of the Connecticut Bar Foundation.

The Connecticut Bar Foundation James W. Cooper Fellows Program was established to honor the leading members of the legal profession and the Judiciary in Connecticut, to promote a better understanding of the legal profession and the judicial system, and to explore ways to improve the profession and the administration of justice in Connecticut.  Membership in the Fellows is by invitation only and is evidence of professional distinction.  Seventy-seven new Fellows were elected this year. 

Attorney DelMonico is a Partner at Murtha Cullina LLP in New Haven.  She received a B.A. from Northwestern University in 1994 and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1997.  She was admitted to the Connecticut Bar in 2000.  She is also admitted in Georgia; United States District Court, District of Connecticut, Northern District of Illinois and Northern District of Georgia; and the United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit. 

Attorney DelMonico is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association, New Haven County Bar Association, Georgia Bar Association and the Defense Research Institute.  She is also the Secretary/Treasurer for the Foundation of the New Haven County Bar Association.  Attorney DelMonico has been a trial lawyer for parties in complex commercial litigation disputes and defendants in tort and product liability actions for over fifteen years.  She currently serves as the Chair of Murtha Cullina’s Litigation Department, and previously served as the Partner-in-Charge of the Firm’s New Haven office.

Attorney DelMonico is a leader in the New Haven community.  She has served on several non-profit boards including: Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce, Secretary & General Counsel (2009 – present), Executive Committee (2007 – present), Board (2004 – present); Easter Seals Goodwill Industries Rehabilitation Center, Inc., Secretary (2007 – present), Executive Committee (2007 – present), Board (2004 – present), Chair of the Human Resources Committee (2009 – present), Former Chair of the By-laws Committee (2009 – 2011); Cultural Affairs Commission for the City of New Haven, Chair (2009 -2011), Vice Chair (2008 -2009), Commissioner (2002 – 2011).

Attorney DelMonico has received the following honors and awards: Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce Alumnus of the Leadership Center Award (2011); Connecticut Law Tribune – Women in the Law High Achievers (2010); MS Corporate Achiever Award (2007); New Haven Business Times “Forty Under 40” (2004).

Attorney DelMonico resides with her husband, Bruce DelMonico, in Milford.  They have three children, Emerson, Sophie & Thomas.

Attorney DelMonico was honored at a reception at the Hartford Club on May 1, 2013. 

The Fellows Program, now in its 19th year, has 960 members.  In addition to lawyers in private practice, the group consists of U.S. Court of Appeals judges, U.S. District Court judges, Connecticut Supreme, Appellate, and Superior Court judges.  It also includes corporate counsels and attorneys at corporations, heads of associations and corporations, directors and attorneys at legal services agencies, and lawyers in government.  Further, it includes the deans, former deans, and professors of law at Connecticut’s law schools, past and current leadership of the Connecticut Bar Association, and numerous present and former government leaders. 

The Connecticut Bar Foundation is a philanthropic organization which develops and administers programs to enhance the understanding and improvement of the law and legal institutions, and it sponsors educational symposia.  The Foundation administers several programs including the Interest on Lawyers' Trust Accounts (IOLTA) and the Interest on Trust Accounts (IOTA) programs which provide funds for delivery of legal services for the poor.  Also, the Foundation administers the Judicial Branch Grants-in-Aid and the Court Fees Grants-in-Aid programs for legal services.


Sandy Klebanoff, Executive Director, Connecticut Bar Foundation
Tel. 860-722-2494

Peter Arakas, President,
Connecticut Bar Foundation
Tel. 860-930-8678

Brad Saxton, Chair,
James W. Cooper Fellows Program
Tel. 203-582-3200

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