JRC: Council Members and Staff

Council Members and Staff

 

The Council consists of the following:

 

Three Superior or Appellate Court judge members
Three attorney members
Six public members
Two alternate judge members
Two alternate attorney members
 
Three alternate public members
Three alternate family support magistrate members
Three alternate workers' compensation commissioner members

 

Whenever the Council considers a complaint against a workers' compensation commissioner member, an alternate workers' compensation commissioner member replaces a judge member. Likewise, when the Council considers a complaint against a family support magistrate, an alternate family support magistrate member replaces a judge member.

At the present time terms of regular members are four years. A regular member may not serve consecutive terms.

Alternate members serve terms of three years and cannot serve consecutive terms as an alternate member. An alternate member could, at the termination of his or her term, be appointed a regular member.

The Chairperson and members are appointed by the Governor with the approval of the Legislature.

The names of the present regular and alternate members of the Council and the dates their terms expire are listed on the following page.

 

 REGULAR MEMBERS

(Four-year terms)

DATE TERM EXPIRES

Attorney Members:

Martin B. Burke, Esq.

11/30/2014

Barbara D. Aaron, Esq

11/30/2016

VACANCY


 
Judge Members:

Hon. Joan K. Alexander

11/30/2015

Hon. Elliot N. Solomon 

  

11/30/2016

Hon. Julia D. Dewey

11/30/2014

 

Public Members:

VACANCY  

 

Patricia LeBel-Lasse

11/30/2016

Clarence R. Grebey, III

11/30/2014

Kenneth H. Neal, Jr.

  

11/30/2014

Jay A. Dirnberger

11/30/2016

John Soto

11/30/2016

 

ALTERNATE MEMBERS:

(Three-year terms)

DATE TERM EXPIRES

Family Support Magistrate Members:

 

Hon. Frederic Gilman

11/30/2015

Hon. Jane K. Grossman

11/30/2015

Hon. Norma I. Sanchez-Figueroa

11/30/2015

 

Workers' Compensation Commissioner Members:

WCC Scott A. Barton

12/1/2015

WCC  Randy L. Cohen

12/1/2015

WCC Jodi M. Gregg

12/1/2015

 

Judge Members:

Hon. Kevin Dubay

11/30/2015

Hon. John J. Nazzaro

11/30/2015

 

Attorney Members:

Carl M. Porto, Esq.

11/30/2015

Russell L. London, Esq.

11/30/2015

Public Members:

Ervin Gerveni

11/30/2015

Motkue Bowles

11/30/2015

David A. Roche

11/30/2015

 

**Regular/Alternate Members whose terms have expired will continue serve on the Council regular staff member of the Council until Governor Malloy has appointed their respective replacements.  **

 

BIOGRAPHIES OF COUNCIL MEMBERS
AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

 

JUDGE MEMBERS

HONORABLE JOAN K. ALEXANDER graduated from Yale University in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. In 1987, she received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law. She served as an Assistant State’s Attorney for the State of Connecticut from 1988 to 2000. In 2000, she was appointed a Superior Court Judge. Judge Alexander is currently the presiding judge in the Hartford Judicial District criminal court. She has also served as a criminal judge in New Haven, Waterbury, New Britain, and Litchfield Judicial Districts. She has been a member of the Judicial Review Council since March of 2012.

 

HONORABLE JULIA DiCOCCO DEWEY graduated in 1976 from Catholic University, the Columbus School of Law with a Juris Doctor. She served in the United States Navy as a Judge Advocate General for five years before returning to Connecticut. From 1982 - 1998 she was a state prosecutor whose primary emphasis was appellate practice. Judge Dewey was appointed a Superior Court Judge in 1998. Since then, she has served as Chief Administrative Judge for Family Matters, Presiding Judge for New Haven and Waterbury Juvenile Court, Bridgeport Criminal Court and Bridgeport and New Haven Family Court. Since September 2008, Judge Dewey has been assigned to Criminal Jury Court in Hartford. Judge Dewey has been a member of the Judicial Review Council since January 2011.

 

 

 

 

 

HONORABLE ELLIOT N. SOLOMON   Judge Solomon’s biography is currently unavailable.

 

ATTORNEY MEMBERS

 

WAYNE KEENEY, CHAIRMAN   Chairman Keeney’s biography is currently unavailable. 

 

ATTORNEY BARBARA D. AARON is a principal in the law firm of Berman, Bourns, Aaron & Dembo.  Attorney Aaron received her Bachelor’s Degree from American University and her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School. Attorney Aaron began her career as a criminal defense attorney with the Legal Aid Society in Manhattan, New York. She returned to her home state of Connecticut in 1986 and has been in private practice ever since. Currently, Attorney Aaron’s practice is exclusively in the field of Matrimonial Law, with an emphasis on Mediation and Collaborative Law. 

Attorney Aaron is a co-founder, past President and current board member of The Connecticut Counsel for Non-Adversarial Divorce. She is the former Chair of the CBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee and is on the executive committee of the CBA Family Law Section. Attorney Aaron is Vice President and a member of the Board of the Children’s Law Center and she is the Chair of the Families in Transition (“FIT”) program. She is the former Co-Chair of the Hartford Bar Association’s Family Law Section and a former board member of the YWCA in Hartford, CT.  Attorney Aaron was selected as a James W. Cooper Fellow by the Connecticut Bar Foundation and has been named a “Super lawyer” in New England and Connecticut Magazine.  She was appointed to the Connecticut Commission on Child Protection in 2009 and in 2013 to the Judicial Review Council by Governor Dannel P. Malloy. Attorney Aaron serves as a special master in Hartford and the Middletown custody docket as well as the Early Intervention Program (“EIP”).

 

MARTIN D. BURKE, member of the Bar in Connecticut, New York and Maine, has been in general practice in Vernon since 1968, concentrating in Elder Law, Veterans’ Benefits, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate.  HE has served as Town Attorney in Vernon and Ellington and is now Assistant Town Attorney in Vernon.  A former member of the General Assembly representing Vernon, he also served as a member and chairman of Connecticut Law Revision Commission.  He has served as a member of the Statewide Grievance Committee, as well as local grievance committees, and is presently a member of the Judicial Review Council. 

 

PUBLIC MEMBERS

 

 JAY A. DIRNBERGER has been a resident of Westport, CT since November 2008, where he lives with his wife Molly.  Their son Jason is an independent filmmaker and lives in Brooklyn, NY.  Jay retired from business at the end of 2011.Jay is active in several community organizations.  He is in his third year as a mentor to a freshman boy at Staples High School.   He is on the Advisory Council to the Westport Historical Society and is an active member of the Y’s Men of Westport/Weston.  He serves as the treasurer of one of the oldest commemorative military units in the United States called Gold’s Dragoons, which dates back to 1660. He has been an alternate public member on the State’s Judicial Review Council since 2009.  In that capacity he has participated in every meeting since early 2012.

Jay has over 35 years experience in the field of institutional and private investment management.  He has worked with some of the largest institutional funds in the United States and many prominent families and their financial advisors.  Notably he was Vice-Chairman of Julius Baer’s US based investment advisor, where he worked for 16 years.  Prior to his retirement in 2011, he was a managing director at Lyster Watson & Company, a New York investment advisor.

Jay received his B.A. in History from the University of Buffalo in 1966 and an MBA from New York University in 1977.   He served in the US Army from 1965 through 1970, where he was an Infantry Captain.  He flew helicopters in Vietnam with the 1st Calvary Division and was the Aide-de Camp to the Commanding General of the 18th Airborne Corp at Ft. Bragg.  He is the former Treasurer and Chairman of the Finance Committee of the United Nations International School.  He served as the president and treasurer for this New York City apartment cooperative for over 20 years. 

 

CLARENCE R. GREBEY, III was appointed to the Judicial Review Council in May 2011 by Governor Dannel P. Malloy. He currently works for a public relations agency in New York City where he specializes in strategic corporate communications, issues management, public affairs and consumer marketing. Over the course of his professional career, Mr. Grebey has directed communications across the lifespan of a company - from IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, and international brand development and marketing, to litigation, labor relations, downsizing and bankruptcies.

He began his career in Washington, D.C., serving as a press secretary and chief of staff in the U.S. House of Representatives. He also served as a political consultant to the Foreign Ministry of Japan. In 1990, he was the program director for the 20th annual Earth Day celebration in Washington, DC.

Mr. Grebey holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. He lives in Stamford, Connecticut with his wife and two children.

 





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