Cecil J. Thomas

Cecil J. Thomas Small

CBA Offices Held:

President-elect (2020-2021); Vice President (2019-2020)

Professional Data:

Attorney Thomas is an attorney at Greater Hartford Legal Aid, Inc., where has represented thousands of low-income clients, predominantly in housing matters, since 2006. He has led appellate and class action litigation resulting in significant victories on behalf of low-income Connecticut residents.

CBA Activities:

House of Delegates District 12; Chair, Diversity and Inclusion Committee; Chair, CBA Diversity and Inclusion Pledge Signatories; Diversity and Inclusion Summit Committee; Awards Committee; Chair, Pro Bono Committee; Chair, Strategic Planning Committee; Appellate Advocacy Section; Legal Aid Subcommittee Chair, 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic Task Force; Litigation Section; Young Lawyers Section
Other Professional Activities:

President, UCONN Law School Alumni Association; Past President, South Asian Bar Association of Connecticut (SABAC); Founder/Chair, SABAC Scholarship Fund; SABAC Advisory Council; James W. Cooper Fellow, Connecticut Bar Foundation; Fellow, American Bar Foundation; Connecticut Law Tribune Editorial Board

Lawyers Collaborative for Diversity Edwin Archer Randolph Diversity Award (2021); UCONN Law School Gallery of Pioneers (2019); Connecticut Law Tribune New Leader in the Law Award (2014); Hartford County Bar Association Judge Maxwell Heiman Memorial Award (2013); Connecticut Supreme Court Law Day Award (2008).

Law School:

University of Connecticut School of Law