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Kathryn Emmett is a 1970 graduate of Yale Law School and received her B.A. (magna cum laude) from Harvard College (Radcliffe) in 1966. Before founding Emmett & Glander in 1989, she was a Visiting Scholar at the Yale Law School and served as Judge of the Connecticut Superior Court from 1982 to 1988 in which position she was assigned as the Presiding Judge of Civil, as well as the Presiding Judge of Criminal, in the Stamford/Norwalk Judicial District. Prior to serving as a Judge, she practiced from 1977 to 1982 as a sole practitioner in Stamford and from 1970 to 1977 as an associate at the firm of Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Ms. Emmett practices in the areas of employment law, civil rights, professional negligence and personal injury and focuses on complex litigation, as well as mediation and negotiation. She also serves as a State Trial Referee and a Federal Special Master.

Ms. Emmett has litigated numerous cases involving individual rights, including the Mory's case that resulted in the previously all male club at Yale opening to women, Abele v. Markle ("Women v. Connecticut") which declared Connecticut laws restricting a woman's right to an abortion unconstitutional prior to the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, libel and invasion of privacy cases against such defendants as Hard Copy, and employment cases against employers such as the FBI, the Otis Elevator Company, Pitney Bowes and Yale University. She has also handled several cases on appeal, including the Valerie D. case in which the Connecticut Supreme Court held that the state could not terminate a mother's parental rights based on prenatal drug use and Proffitt v. Wainwright in which the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta reversed her client's death sentence after the United States Supreme Court had upheld the constitutionality of the applicable Florida death penalty statute in his case. She has also represented the FDIC and the RTC, as well as the State of Connecticut in its lawsuit against the tobacco companies.

Ms. Emmett is admitted to practice in the states of Connecticut and California (inactive status) and to the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut, the Courts of Appeals of the Second, Fourth, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits, and the United States Supreme Court.
She serves on the Board of Governors of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association and is the President of the Board of the Center for Children's Advocacy. She is a Charter Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation and Treasurer and member of the Board of Commissioners of the Stamford Downtown Special Services District as well as Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Ferguson Library. Ms. Emmett is also a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the National Employment Lawyers Association, the Connecticut Employment Lawyers Association, the Connecticut Bar Association and the Stamford/Norwalk Regional Bar Association.

Martindale-Hubbell has given Ms. Emmett its highest rating, AV, for legal ability and adherence to professional standards of ethics.

 


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Jane Glander is a 1988 graduate of St. John's University School of Law and received both her M.A. in American Studies and B.A. in English/Secondary Education from Fairfield University. After founding Emmett & Glander in 1989, she taught Business Law as an adjunct professor at Teikyo Post University in Waterbury, Connecticut from 1992-1994.

Ms. Glander maintains a general practice with emphasis in the areas of family law, workers' compensation, real estate, employment law, personal injury, small business law and criminal litigation.

Ms. Glander is admitted to practice in the State of Connecticut and to the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. She is a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association and the Connecticut Bar Association.

 


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Christine Caulfield is a 1996 graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Law and received her B.A. (summa cum laude) in Political Science/Philosophy from Rhode Island College in 1993. Ms. Caulfield joined Emmett & Glander as an associate attorney in 1997.

Ms. Caulfield practices in the areas of employment law, civil rights, professional negligence and personal injury. She is admitted to practice in the states of Connecticut and New York and to the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. She is a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, the Connecticut Bar Association and the Stamford/Norwalk Regional Bar Association.

 


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