Born in Middletown, Connecticut, Attorney Morello has been a lifelong resident
of the area. Attorney Morello attended Xavier High School and after graduating
from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts (B. A.
cum laude 1976) he received his law degree from Albany Law School of Union
University in Albany, New York. He returned to Connecticut and was admitted
to the Connecticut bar in 1979. He is admitted to practice before the
Federal District Court for the District of Connecticut.
For many years, Attorney Morello, worked as a civil defense lawyer for a number of insurance companies. As a result of this experience, he knows how insurance companies work and that allows him to better represent the victims of accidents in claims against insurers. He is a well respected arbitrator who is often called upon by other Connecticut attorneys to act as an arbitrator in deciding their cases. Attorney Morello is a member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association and the Connecticut Bar Association. He has served as an arbitrator and small claims magistrate for the Connecticut Superior Court. He has served as a special master for the Connecticut Superior Court and the Federal District Court for the District of Connecticut. Attorney Morello has been a member of the Grievance Committee for the Judicial District of Hartford, which handles disciplinary matters for attorneys in that judicial district.
Attorney Morello is the co-author of “The Handbook of Connecticut Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Law” previously published by The Connecticut Law Tribune; “The Misapplication of Worker’s Compensation Exclusivity to Uninsured Motorist Claims”, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Forum Volume 7, number 6; “Uninsured Underinsured Motorist Law in Connecticut”, The Connecticut Law Tribune, 11 Connecticut Law Tribune Volumes 12 and 13. He is the author of “The Problem of Multiple Uninsured Motorist Coverages: Who Pays?” 62 Connecticut Bar Journal p. 358. He has been a speaker at numerous continuing legal education seminars.
Attorney Donovan was born in New Haven, Connecticut and has been a lifelong
resident of the area. He attended Hopkins School in New Haven and graduated
from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, (B. A. with distinction
1975) He received his law degree from The University of Connecticut School
of Law and in 1979 was admitted to the Connecticut bar. He is also admitted
to practice before the Federal District Court for the District of Connecticut.
Attorney Donovan began his legal career as an assistant state’s attorney for the Meriden Superior Court becoming the chief state’s attorney for that court. After leaving that position, he was in private practice for several years practicing criminal defense law. As a result of his years as a prosecutor, Attorney Donovan has an intimate knowledge of the criminal courts which allow him to better represent his criminal clients against the state.
Attorney Donovan is a member of the New Haven County Bar Standing Committee on Bar admissions and has served as a special master for the Federal District Court for the District of Connecticut.