Joanna M. Targonski

Senior Associate

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Joanna M. Targonski assists clients with their trust and estate planning and related tax needs. Her Certificate in Taxation from the University of Connecticut School of Law complements her practice with a comprehensive understanding of the many facets of individual and corporate tax principles.

Prior to joining Day Pitney, Joanna served as Vice President and then President of the University of Connecticut Law Chapter of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund, and also worked pro bono for the Connecticut Urban Legal Initiative, Inc., a nonprofit law firm/clinic on the University of Connecticut Law School campus.


Education and Credentials

University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., Certificate in Taxation, 2015
University of Connecticut, B.A., summa cum laude, B.S. magna cum laude, 2011
State of Connecticut
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Hartford Bar Association
Connecticut Bar Association
American Bar Association
Polish American Bar Association

Recognition and Community


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Selected to the list of Ones to Watch for Trusts and Estates by The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.), 2021-2024

Student Animal Legal Defense Fund, UConn Law Chapter, President, Fall 2014/Spring 2015; Vice President, Fall 2013/Spring 2014

The Honorable M. Joseph Blumenfeld Award, 2015

CALI Academic Excellence Award in Tax Exempt Organizations, 2014

CALI Academic Excellence Award in Law and Psychoanalysis, 2015

Greater Hartford Campus Academic Excellence Award, May 2011

Greater Hartford Campus Scholar Award, May 2010

University of Connecticut Honors Program, New England Scholar Award, 2008-2009