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Shelton Lawyer Appointed To Fill Vacancy On State Superior Court

Thomas J. Welch of Shelton is a partner at the law firm of Welch, Teodosio & Stanek, LLC in Shelton.
Thomas J. Welch of Shelton is a partner at the law firm of Welch, Teodosio & Stanek, LLC in Shelton. Photo Credit: Contributed

SHELTON, Conn. – A Shelton lawyer is among the 13 people who were appointed Wednesday to fill vacancies on the Connecticut Superior Court by Gov. Dannel Malloy.

Thomas J. Welch of Shelton is a partner at the firm of Welch, Teodosio & Stanek in Shelton.

For the past 27 years, Welch has focused on general practice with a concentration in litigation, municipal law, real estate, land use and the representation of small businesses.

He also serves as corporation counsel for the cities of Shelton and Derby.

He is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in history, and the University of Connecticut School of law, where he received a Juris Doctor degree.

These appointments represent only a fraction of the nearly 40 vacancies on the Superior Court.

“One of my most important duties as governor has been to nominate a selection of qualified and diverse judicial nominees who possess the qualities that mirror the residents of our state while also meeting the high principles and integrity that our citizens deserve,” Malloy said. “It is a careful, meticulous process because we want to ensure that the men and women who sit on our bench will serve our state with distinction, fairness, competence, ethics, and above all, respect for the people of Connecticut.”

Mally will be making up to four additional appointments in the coming days.

Other appointments included: Barry F. Armata of Suffield, Matthew J. Budzik of East Haddam,  John L. Cordani of Wolcott, Matthew D. Gordon of West Hartford, Ernest Green Jr. of Norwich, Kimberly A. Knox of West Hartford, Margaret M. Murphy of West Hartford, Shari Murphy of North Branford, Tammy Nguyen-O’Dowd of Bloomfield, W. Glen Pierson of Hamden, Walter M. Spader Jr., and Elizabeth J. Stewart of Hamden.

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