PRESS RELEASE: Retired Superior Court Judge Lynda B. Munro Joins Pullman & Comley's Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice
BRIDGEPORT, October 6, 2014: Lynda B. Munro, who retired from the Connecticut Superior Court in fall 2014 after 20 years of service, has joined Pullman & Comley, LLC as a member, the law firm reported today. She will be based in the firm’s Bridgeport office.
Retired Judge Munro joins the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) practice at the firm and will focus on the resolution of family disputes, serving as a mediator, arbitrator, discovery master and private judge in financial, custody and parenting disputes involving families and children, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements.
“We are honored to welcome Judge Munro to our firm,” said James (Tim) Shearin, chairman of Pullman & Comley. “During her long career on the Connecticut bench, Judge Munro routinely dealt with difficult cases and earned an outstanding reputation for fairness and concern for the well-being of children. Judge Munro’s breadth of experience in adjudicating family matters will be a tremendous asset to our firm as our ADR practice continues to be a focal point of growth.”
Before her retirement from the bench, Judge Munro served as a Presiding Judge for the Family Division of the New Haven Superior Court. She served as Chief Administrative Judge for Family Matters from 2008-2013 and Presiding Judge of the Regional Family Docket for seven years. During her judicial career, Judge Munro assisted parties and counsel in resolving hundreds of couples and high-conflict family disputes. She heard cases in seven judicial districts including: Meriden, New London, New Haven, Hartford, Waterbury, Middlesex and Stamford-Norwalk. Before being sworn in as a Superior Court Judge in 1994, Judge Munro spent 15 years as a private practice attorney representing municipalities, individuals and business entities in municipal, land use, civil and family matters. She received her B.A. from Connecticut College and her J.D. from Case Western Reserve University Law School.
The former chair of the Judicial Education Committee, Judge Munro taught classes in civil, general and family law to the Superior Court Bench for more than 10 years. She also taught numerous courses through the Connecticut Bar Association, the New England Bar Association, the Connecticut Chapter of Matrimonial Lawyers, the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association and many other organizations, consortiums and associations. For the past six years, she has been an adjunct law professor at Quinnipiac Law School.
Judge Munro has been a staunch advocate for families’ and children’s rights and currently serves on the Child Support Guidelines Commission, the Family Commission and on the editorial board of Family Law Quarterly, a publication of the American Bar Association. She is a Trustee Emeritus of Connecticut College and was recently awarded the Connecticut College Medal, the highest honor the College can confer, for her accomplishments and service.
Judge Munro joins Judge Robert L. Holzberg (Ret.) in the firm’s ADR practice, which handles complex civil matters including personal injury, employment, construction, environmental, health care, probate and insurance disputes.
About Pullman & Comley LLC
Pullman & Comley is celebrating its 95th anniversary in 2014. With nearly 90 attorneys, it is one of Connecticut’s largest firms and provides a wide range of legal services to clients in the New England region, as well as throughout the United States and internationally. In addition to the ADR practice, Pullman & Comley’s major practice areas include business organizations and finance; environmental and land use; government finance; health care; labor, employment law and employee benefits; litigation; property valuation; real estate; regulatory, energy and telecommunications; and trusts and estates. The firm has offices in Bridgeport, Hartford, Stamford, Waterbury and White Plains. The firm is an active member of the Law Firm Alliance, an international affiliation of law firms. For more information, please visit www.pullcom.com.