James F. Sullivan of West Hartford, Connecticut, an attorney in the Hartford office of Howard, Kohn, Sprague & FitzGerald, LLP was elected President of the Hartford County Bar Association at its Annual Meeting at The Hartford Golf Club on April 24, 2013. Governor Dannel P. Malloy, served as Keynote Speaker.
Attorney Sullivan held a number of leadership positions within the Association prior to being elected President. Attorney Sullivan practices in the areas of personal injury, commercial and corporate, professional and product liability, employment, consumer, construction, municipal and land use litigation. He received his J.D. with Honors from the University of Connecticut School of Law, where he was editor in chief of the Connecticut Law Review and had received numerous academic awards. He received a B.A., summa cum laude, from Boston College in its honors program and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and received the Scholar of the College Award.
In addition to the election of President Sullivan, the following Officers were elected: Mark A. Rosenblum, President Elect; Thomas A. Gugliotti, Treasurer; Anne C. Dranginis, Secretary and Debra C. Ruel, Past President.
The Judge Maxwell Heiman Memorial Award was presented to Attorney Cecil J. Thomas, staff attorney Greater Hartford Legal Aid, Inc. The Outstanding Community Service Award was presented to Elizabeth G. Shluger, Executive Director Hartford Marathon Foundation
The Hartford County Bar Association is a voluntary not-for-profit association of lawyers and judges in Hartford County, dedicated to promoting public service and advancing the principles of law and justice through its more than 2000 members. The Hartford County Bar Association, established in 1783, is reputed to be the oldest continuously operated Bar Association in the country.