emons2BRIDGEPORT: Retired judge Jane B. Emons has joined Cohen and Wolf, P.C., with offices in Fairfield and New Haven counties, as Of Counsel to the firm.

Emons will provide Alternative Dispute Resolution, including, but not limited to, Mediation, Arbitration, Discovery and Special Mastering. The firm said in their announcement of Emmons’s appointment “her expertise will primarily include Family and Employment Law matters. She is well versed in resolving legally and financially complex and contentious issues, both in settlement and in trial settings.”

Governor Jodi Rell appointed Emmons as a Superior Court Judge in 2010 to presided over criminal and domestic violence matters and family law matters. She retired in June 2018, having served as a Presiding Family Judge in the Stamford, New Haven and Milford Judicial Districts for a period of nearly seven years. In May in a controversial and highly unusual move the Connecticut Legislature refused to reaffirm her appointment without a vote. The legislature’s Judiciary Committee endorsed her confirmation in February on a vote of 30 to 3, but Democrats reacting to critics of Emons let the session time out without a vote.

Prior to being appointed to the bench, Emons, was an Assistant Attorney General, represented the State of Connecticut for fourteen years as a litigator in both State and Federal employment law cases. She also served for ten years as an Assistant State’s Attorney in the New Haven GA and JD Courts.