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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 in 1966. Before founding Emmett & Glander in 1989, she was a Visiting Scholar at Yale Law School and served as a 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.

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; the Valerie D. case, in which the Connecticut Supreme Court held that the state cannot terminate a mother’s parental rights based on prenatal drug use; Proffitt v. Wainwright, in which the U.S. Court of Appeals in Atlanta reversed her client’s death sentence after the U.S. Supreme Court had upheld the constitutionality of the Florida death penalty statute in his case; and cases on behalf of employees against employers such as the FBI, the Otis Elevator Company, Pitney Bowes and Yale University. She was on the team of private attorneys that represented the State of Connecticut in its lawsuit against the tobacco companies and has also represented the FDIC and the RTC on behalf of the federal Government.

She is a Past President of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, a Co-Founder and Past President of the Center for Children's Advocacy, and a Charter Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation. She is Chair of the Connecticut Medical Examining Board and a member of the Federal Grievance Committee. She is Treasurer of the Board of the Stamford Downtown Special Services District as well as a member the Board of The Ferguson Library. Ms. Emmett is also a member of the American Association for Justice, the National Employment Lawyers Association, the Connecticut Employment Lawyers Association, the Connecticut Bar Association and the Fairfield County Bar Association.

Ms. Emmett is admitted to practice in the states of Connecticut and California (inactive status) and to the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Fourth, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Martindale-Hubbell has given Ms. Emmett its highest rating, AV, for legal ability and adherence to professional standards of ethics. She was featured as one of the top attorneys in New England in the 2012 edition of Super Lawyers magazine and is listed in Best Lawyers in America. She was honored in 2003 by CWEALF, the Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund, for her barrier-breaking legal work on behalf of women.

 


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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 American Association for Justice, 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 American Association for Justice, the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, the Connecticut Bar Association and the Stamford/Norwalk Regional Bar Association.

 


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Deborah McKenna received her J.D. with honors from the University Of Connecticut School Of Law in 1996 and her B.A. from Connecticut College in 1993. Ms. McKenna joined Emmett & Glander in June of 2010. Prior to joining Emmett & Glander, Ms. McKenna was Of Counsel at plaintiff's side employment law firm, Outten & Golden LLP, where she worked in the firm’s Stamford office from 2007 until May of 2010. Previously, Ms. McKenna was a partner at plaintiff's side labor and employment law firm, Livingston, Adler, Pulda, Meiklejohn and Kelly in Hartford Connecticut, where she practiced from 1996 until 2007. Ms. McKenna is admitted to practice in the state of Connecticut and the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut.

Ms. McKenna practices in the areas of employment law, civil rights and women's rights. Throughout her career, Ms. McKenna has represented employees in a wide range of employment issues, ranging from severance negotiations, breach of contract and non-competition litigation to unemployment compensation, family and medical leave issues to discrimination and labor matters. She has litigated in a wide range of administrative agencies, such as the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, the Connecticut Department of Labor, the Connecticut Office of Health Care Access, the Connecticut Department of Utilities Control, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the federal Department of Labor as well as diverse judicial venues. Ms. McKenna has a strong commitment to advancing the legal rights of women. Over the years, Ms. McKenna has devoted much of her practice to cases involving pregnancy discrimination, sexual harassment, sex discrimination and violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Ms. McKenna is a member of the Executive Committee of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association, the Women in the Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association, the Fairfield County Bar Association, the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, the Connecticut Employment Lawyers Association, and the National Employment Lawyers Association. Ms. McKenna writes and speaks frequently on issues related to employment law and is a proud participant in the domestic violence project of the Women’s Caucus of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, violence project, which provides victims who are seeking restraining orders with pro bono legal representation.

 


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