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Proloy K. Das Murtha Cullina LLP Counsel

Counsel

Hartford
Email: pdas@murthalaw.com
Phone: 860.240.6076
Fax: 860-240-6150

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Bar & Court Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

  • Indiana University (J.D., 2000)
  • Boston College (A.B. in Economics and Political Science, 1997)

Proloy K. Das


Proloy K. Das is the Chair of the Firm's Appellate Practice Group. In addition to appeals, he handles special litigation matters such as injunctions and declaratory judgment actions. Proloy has briefed and argued over fifty appeals in the Connecticut Appellate and Supreme Courts.

Some of his more prominent cases include:

Lawrence v. O&G Industries, Inc., et. al,  319 Conn. 641 (2015) (successfully represented power plant company before Supreme Court in defending against economic loss claims brought by uninjured displaced workers following construction site accident)

Republican Party of Connecticut v. Denise W. Merrill, 307 Conn. 470 (2012) (successfully represented GOP before Supreme Court in dispute over the order of political parties on Connecticut’s election ballots)

Town of Rocky Hill v. SecureCare Realty, 315 Conn. 265 (2014) (successfully represented town before Supreme Court in obtaining reversal of a trial court decision on sovereign immunity and zoning immunity claims by a state contractor)

Town of Marlborough v. AFSCME, Council 4, 309 Conn. 790 (2013) (successfully represented town before Supreme Court in obtaining vacatur of an arbitration award)

State v. Gault, 304 Conn. 330 (2012) (pro bono representation of sexual assault victim before Supreme Court over victim’s right to privacy in high profile criminal prosecution)

State v. Miscellaneous Fireworks, 132 Conn. App. 679 (2011) (successfully represented fireworks company before Appellate Court in dispute with Department of Public Safety over interpretation of consumer pyrotechnics statute)

Connecticut State Police Union v. Governor, et. al., HHD-CV11-6024776-S (2012) (successfully represented State Police Union in challenging layoffs of state troopers)

In re Judicial Inquiry No. 2005-02, 293 Conn. 247 (2009) (successfully represented grand jury panel before Supreme Court in dispute over sealing of grand jury records)

Vermont Mutual v. Walukiewicz, 290 Conn. 582 (2009) (successfully obtained reversal from Supreme Court on first impression insurance coverage issue regarding self-defense injuries)

Proloy has been named as one of the Connecticut Law Tribune’s New Leaders of the Law (2005),  the Hartford Business Journal’s “40 Under Forty” (2007) and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s (NAPABA) Best Under 40 (2011). He was listed in New England Super Lawyers® in the area of Appellate Law from 2013-2015 (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.) and he was listed as a Connecticut Super Lawyers® Rising Star in the area of Appellate Law from 2008-2012 (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.).

Proloy worked in the Appellate Bureau of the Chief State’s Attorneys office from 2002-2007, where he represented the State of Connecticut in criminal appeals before the Connecticut Supreme and Appellate Courts. From 2007-2015, he worked at Rome McGuigan, P.C., where he chaired the firm’s appellate department. In May 2015, the Connecticut Law Tribune named the appellate department chaired by Proloy as its “Appellate Department of the Year.” He earned his undergraduate degree from Boston College and his law degree from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law.

  • Connecticut Asian Pacific Bar Association, President (2013-2014); Board Member (2011-Present)
  • Judicial Performance Evaluation Program Advisory Panel (appointed by Chief Justice), 2009 – Present
  • Pro Bono Panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2017 - Present
  • Connecticut Law Tribune Editorial Board, Member, 2007 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association Committee on Professional Ethics, 2011 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Journal Board of Editors, Member, 2007 - Present
  • South Asian Bar Association of Connecticut, Vice-President, 2005 – 2007
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Officer, 2006 – 2009, Chair, 2009 - 2010
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Appellate Practice Chair, 2004 - 2006
  • Oliver Ellsworth Chapter of Inns of Court, Barrister, 2007 - 2010
  • Connecticut Bar Association Appellate Section, Executive Committee, 2006 – Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association Criminal Justice Section, Executive Committee, 2007-Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association Litigation Section, Executive Committee, 2010-Present
  • Connecticut Supreme Court Historical Society, Member, 2007 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court Historical Society, Member, 2008 - Present
  • Connecticut Law Tribune Litigation Department of the Year – Appellate (2015 and 2017)
  • Holds an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in New England Super Lawyers® in the area of Appellate Law (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.)
  • Listed as Connecticut Super Lawyers® Rising Star in the area of Appellate Law from 2008-2012 (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.)
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Best Lawyers Under 40 (2011)
  • Hartford Business Journal 40 Under Forty (2007)
  • Connecticut Law Tribune New Leader of the Law: Development of the Law Award (2005)
  • James W. Cooper Life Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation
Overview

Proloy K. Das is the Chair of the Firm's Appellate Practice Group. In addition to appeals, he handles special litigation matters such as injunctions and declaratory judgment actions. Proloy has briefed and argued over fifty appeals in the Connecticut Appellate and Supreme Courts.

Some of his more prominent cases include:

Lawrence v. O&G Industries, Inc., et. al,  319 Conn. 641 (2015) (successfully represented power plant company before Supreme Court in defending against economic loss claims brought by uninjured displaced workers following construction site accident)

Republican Party of Connecticut v. Denise W. Merrill, 307 Conn. 470 (2012) (successfully represented GOP before Supreme Court in dispute over the order of political parties on Connecticut’s election ballots)

Town of Rocky Hill v. SecureCare Realty, 315 Conn. 265 (2014) (successfully represented town before Supreme Court in obtaining reversal of a trial court decision on sovereign immunity and zoning immunity claims by a state contractor)

Town of Marlborough v. AFSCME, Council 4, 309 Conn. 790 (2013) (successfully represented town before Supreme Court in obtaining vacatur of an arbitration award)

State v. Gault, 304 Conn. 330 (2012) (pro bono representation of sexual assault victim before Supreme Court over victim’s right to privacy in high profile criminal prosecution)

State v. Miscellaneous Fireworks, 132 Conn. App. 679 (2011) (successfully represented fireworks company before Appellate Court in dispute with Department of Public Safety over interpretation of consumer pyrotechnics statute)

Connecticut State Police Union v. Governor, et. al., HHD-CV11-6024776-S (2012) (successfully represented State Police Union in challenging layoffs of state troopers)

In re Judicial Inquiry No. 2005-02, 293 Conn. 247 (2009) (successfully represented grand jury panel before Supreme Court in dispute over sealing of grand jury records)

Vermont Mutual v. Walukiewicz, 290 Conn. 582 (2009) (successfully obtained reversal from Supreme Court on first impression insurance coverage issue regarding self-defense injuries)

Proloy has been named as one of the Connecticut Law Tribune’s New Leaders of the Law (2005),  the Hartford Business Journal’s “40 Under Forty” (2007) and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s (NAPABA) Best Under 40 (2011). He was listed in New England Super Lawyers® in the area of Appellate Law from 2013-2015 (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.) and he was listed as a Connecticut Super Lawyers® Rising Star in the area of Appellate Law from 2008-2012 (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.).

Proloy worked in the Appellate Bureau of the Chief State’s Attorneys office from 2002-2007, where he represented the State of Connecticut in criminal appeals before the Connecticut Supreme and Appellate Courts. From 2007-2015, he worked at Rome McGuigan, P.C., where he chaired the firm’s appellate department. In May 2015, the Connecticut Law Tribune named the appellate department chaired by Proloy as its “Appellate Department of the Year.” He earned his undergraduate degree from Boston College and his law degree from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law.

Memberships
  • Connecticut Asian Pacific Bar Association, President (2013-2014); Board Member (2011-Present)
  • Judicial Performance Evaluation Program Advisory Panel (appointed by Chief Justice), 2009 – Present
  • Pro Bono Panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2017 - Present
  • Connecticut Law Tribune Editorial Board, Member, 2007 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association Committee on Professional Ethics, 2011 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Journal Board of Editors, Member, 2007 - Present
  • South Asian Bar Association of Connecticut, Vice-President, 2005 – 2007
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Officer, 2006 – 2009, Chair, 2009 - 2010
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Appellate Practice Chair, 2004 - 2006
  • Oliver Ellsworth Chapter of Inns of Court, Barrister, 2007 - 2010
  • Connecticut Bar Association Appellate Section, Executive Committee, 2006 – Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association Criminal Justice Section, Executive Committee, 2007-Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association Litigation Section, Executive Committee, 2010-Present
  • Connecticut Supreme Court Historical Society, Member, 2007 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court Historical Society, Member, 2008 - Present
Recognition
  • Connecticut Law Tribune Litigation Department of the Year – Appellate (2015 and 2017)
  • Holds an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in New England Super Lawyers® in the area of Appellate Law (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.)
  • Listed as Connecticut Super Lawyers® Rising Star in the area of Appellate Law from 2008-2012 (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.)
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Best Lawyers Under 40 (2011)
  • Hartford Business Journal 40 Under Forty (2007)
  • Connecticut Law Tribune New Leader of the Law: Development of the Law Award (2005)
  • James W. Cooper Life Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation
Bar & Court Admissions
  • Connecticut
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Education
  • Indiana University (J.D., 2000)
  • Boston College (A.B. in Economics and Political Science, 1997)
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