Celebrate with the Stars

Thursday, April 11, 2019
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Aqua Turf, Plantsville


"Celebrate with the Stars" was a night of inspiration. We honored this year's impressive awardees, as well as attorneys observing the 50th anniversary of their admission to practice in Connecticut.


2019 Honorees

 Judge William Garfinkel    

Henry J. Naruk Judiciary Award

Hon. William I. Garfinkel
United States District Court for the
District of Connecticut
Bridgeport
 George Jepsen   

Distinguished Public Service Award

Hon. George C. Jepsen
Former Attorney General,
Office of the Attorney General;
Shipman & Goodwin LLP
Hartford

 Judge Anne Dranginis   

John Eldred Shields Distinguished
Professional Service Award

Hon. Anne C. Dranginis (Ret.)
Pullman & Comley LLC
Bridgeport
 McLean    

Tapping Reeve Legal Educator Award

Willajeanne F. McLean
UConn School of Law
Hartford
 Mark Dubois    

Edward F. Hennessey Professionalism Award

Mark A. Dubois
Geraghty & Bonnano LLC
New London

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Citizen for the Law Award

Pastor AJ Johnson and Cori Mackey
Christian Activities Council
Hartford
 Krishna Patel    

Citizen of the Law Award

Krishna R. Patel
Grace Farms Foundation
New Canaan
 Justine Rakich-Kelly    

Charles J. Parker Legal Services Award

Justine C. Rakich-Kelly
The Children's LAW Center of Connecticut
Hartford
 Dykas    

Young Lawyers Section Vanguard Award

Melanie P. Dykas
Locke Lord LLP
Hartford
 Katz    

President's Special Recognition

Morton N. Katz
Law Office of Morton N. Katz
Avon
Rebecca Ciota
Rebecca L. Ciota

Ciota Legal Group LLC
Ridgefield
Jennifer Hluska
Jennifer L. Hluska
Prudential Financial
Shelton
Brittany Killian
Brittany A. Killian
McCarter & English LLP
Hartford
Jane I. Milas
Jane I. Milas
Garcia & Milas PC
New Haven
Stephanie Nickse

Stephanie B. Nickse
S.B. Nickse Law Offices LLC
Danbury

Thank You to Our Sponsors


Headline Sponsor

 
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Platinum Sponsor

 
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Gold Sponsors




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Silver Sponsor

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Supporters


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