Hartford, Conn., April 6, 2018 – Day Pitney LLP is pleased to announce that litigation partner James Sicilian, the firm's General Counsel, has been nominated for a seat on the Connecticut Superior Court. The announcement was made by Governor Dannel P. Malloy on April 5, 2018.
Sicilian joined Day Pitney as an associate in 1982 and was elected a partner in 1989. Throughout his career at the firm, Sicilian has been engaged in a commercial trial practice, primarily in the state and federal courts in Connecticut. He became the firm's General Counsel in 2014.
Previously, Sicilian worked as a law clerk from 1981 to 1982 for the Honorable Thomas J. Meskill of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Sicilian has also served on several boards, including as a member of the Board of the United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut, a member of the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Bar Foundation, a member of the Board of Directors for Community Partners in Action, and a member of the Board of Directors for the Connecticut Business and Industry Association.
He received his Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in Mathematics and Economics from Bucknell University and his Juris Doctor degree cum laude from the University of Connecticut School of Law.
If confirmed, Sicilian would join a long line of former Day Pitney lawyers who have been elevated to the bench. Among them, most notable is former U.S. Supreme Court Justice William Brennan. The list also includes Judges Michael Shea and Stefan Underhill of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut; Judge Edgardo Ramos of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York; and Judge James Tancredi, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Connecticut.