By Fran Wilson, Staff Writer
HARTFORD — Connecticut’s judicial system now has a more diverse group of judges.
That’s because Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Tuesday announced his choices to fill vacancies on the Superior Court bench. To date, the four nominees would bring the number of judges named to the trial bench to 47.
The first judicial nominees in Malloy’s second term are Edward T. Krumeich II of Greenwich, Alice A. Bruno of New Britain, John B. Farley of West Hartford and Gerald L. Harmon of Southington.
They are expected to be confirmed by the General Assembly by the end of the 2015 session.
“Selecting qualified, diverse nominees is not an easy task – we do it exceptionally carefully because these decisions impact our future, and we’re working to build a Connecticut for the long-run, for everyone. That’s why these selections are so important, and that’s why it’s so vital to find candidates who are representative of our diverse population,” Malloy said.
Bruno, 59, was a special counsel in the secretary of the state’s office. She is a former partner in Tyler, Cooper & Alcorn.
Farley, 56, is a partner in Halloran & Sage, where he co-chairs both the appellate and business litigation practice groups.
Harmon, 54, who has his own law office, practices criminal defense and civil litigation in state and federal courts.
Krumeich, 64, is a member of Ivey, Barnum and O’Mara. He does commercial, construction and real estate litigation in state and federal courts.
So far, there were 111 men and 59 women serving as Superior Court judges, including 13 black men and 11 black women.