Lynda B. Munro, Connecticut Superior Court Judge (Ret.) is a member of the firm's Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and Family Law practices. Her ADR practice focuses on resolution of family and civil disputes. She serves as a mediator, arbitrator, discovery master and private judge in civil matters and financial, custody and parenting disputes involving families and children, pre-nuptial agreements and post-nuptial agreements.
Former Judge Munro retired in 2014 after 20 years of distinguished service on the Connecticut bench. Most recently, 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. She has assisted parties and counsel in resolving hundreds of couples and high-conflict family disputes.
Judge Munro has extensive experience in the area of civil matters. She has sat on the Complex Litigation Docket, special proceedings, jury and court trials. She both tried and mediated a wide array of tort and contract cases including commercial disputes, medical malpractice, legal malpractice and trade secrets matters. Additionally, Judge Munro was an affordable housing judge for many years. Judge Munro also is an American Arbitration Association (AAA)-qualified arbitrator.
Judge Munro is the only active mediator/arbitrator who sat on both the Complex Litigation Docket and the Regional Family Trial Docket in Connecticut. Because of her years of writing and trying cases to the bench, she is particularly well-suited to our Appellate practice.
During her judicial career, Judge Munro heard cases in the Meriden, New London, New Haven, Hartford, Waterbury, Middlesex and Stamford-Norwalk judicial districts. 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.
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. In addition, she provides training in best practices in ADR to law firms.
Judge Munro serves 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.
American Bar Association - Family Law and ADR sections
Connecticut Bar Association - Family Law and ADR sections; Coopers Fellow
Connecticut Bar Association - Dispute Resolution for Legal Fees Committee
Fairfield County Bar Association - board of directors; co-chair, ADR Committee
New Haven County Bar Association - Executive Committee
Collaborative Business Dispute Resolution Group of Connecticut
Connecticut Mediation Association - advisory board
Connecticut Counsel for Non-Adversarial Divorce
Association of Family Conciliation Courts
Child Support Guidelines Commission - 2010-2014
Family Commission - 2008-2015
Connecticut College - trustee emeritus and member of the Executive Committee of the Council of Former and Emeritus Trustees
Family Law Quarterly - editorial board member
Quinnipiac University School of Law - adjunct law professor; Senior Distinguished Fellow of the Center on Dispute Resolution
Honors & Recognitions
Named a Moffly Media Top Lawyer in Fairfield County, 2021 - Arbitration and Mediation
Recipient of the Connecticut Bar Association's "2019 Ladder Award" awarded by the Young Lawyer Section Women in the Law Committee
Ranked first in the 2016 "Best Individual Arbitrator" and the "Best Individual Mediator," categories Connecticut Law Tribune's annual reader's choice "Best of" award
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of family law since 2017
Connecticut College Medal - 2014
News & Insights
- Greenwich, New Canaan/Darien + Rowayton, Stamford, Westport and At Home Magazines, 03.2021
- GoodHousekeeping.com, 06.02.2020
- Norwalk Hour, 04.02.2020
- Judge Lynda B. Munro (Ret.) Speaks to ABA Symposium about Family Law During COVID-19: Challenges, Adaptations and Future Impacts04.08.2021
- Zoom, 10.13.2020
- Connecticut Convention Center, 09.14.2020
- Zoom Webinar, 08.04.2020
- Zoom Webinar, 05.12.2020
- Zoom Webinar, 05.08.2020
- Zoom Webinar, 05.05.2020
- Zoom Webinar, 04.30.2020
- Connecticut Rules Committee Suspends Time Requirements Concerning Custody and Visitation for Minor Children03.26.2020
During the past five years, members of our ADR team have conducted hundreds of mediations and arbitrations in an array of areas spanning commercial, employment and individual matters.
Pullman's Family Law Practice remains at the leading edge of Connecticut matrimonial law, regularly litigating, mediating, arbitrating, and defending and prosecuting appeals involving the most complex financial and child custody related dissolutions of marriage actions in the state.
The Connecticut Supreme Court heard only four family law cases in 2016. Of those cases, Pullman & Comley’s Family Law attorneys argued, and were victorious, in two.
Bar and Court Admissions
- U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
J.D., Case Western Reserve University Law School, 1979
B.A., Connecticut College, 1976