By TAYLOR HARTZ
Gov. Malloy (D-Conn.) nominated four Connecticut residents to fill vacancies on the Superior Court – one of them, Gerald L. Harmon of Southington.
On Tuesday, May 12, Gov. Malloy nominated Harmon and residents from New Britain, West Hartford and Greenwich to serve on the Connecticut Superior Court. The Superior Court hears cases from 13 judicial districts in civil, criminal, family, and housing trial divisions.
The governor said the state’s goal is to choose qualified and diverse nominees who “will help deliver a brighter Connecticut,” to replace fourteen judges who are either entering retirement or have reached the end of their term.
“I am confident that they will serve the state with distinction,” said Gov. Malloy of his four nominations – Gerald L. Harmon, John B. Farley, Alice A. Bruno and Edward T. Krumeich II, who will serve the court pending approval by the legislature.
Each nominee gave a testimony to the Judiciary Committee on May 22. Following the public hearing, the Judiciary Committee voted to pass all four nominees. Harmon and his fellow nominees now await approval from the House and Senate, due by June 3rd, which will allow them to be officially confirmed.
Harmon, an 18-year resident of Southington, is the principle of the Law Offices of Gerald L. Harmon in New Haven, where he has practiced criminal defense in state and federal courts for over fifteen years.
After earning a Bachelor of Science from The University of Dayton, Ohio, a Master of Business Administration from Bentley College, and a J.D. law degree from Boston College Law School, Harmon has served as an associate for Wiggin and Dana law firm, a public defender for the State of Connecticut and on the Federal Criminal Justice Panel.
The Southington resident said he is both honored and humbled by his nomination, and that he looks forward “to serving as an advocate for justice and fairness for all parties.”